6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Informative, but tediously boring,
This review is from: Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies (Hardcover)
The book covers all aspects of understanding and participating with the groundswell, providing case studies and demographics in each section so you can get a full understanding of what's being discussed. It stats by explaining what the groundswell is and makes the important point that while there are many key technologies (blogs, wikis, etc) it's more about people, conversation and interaction. There are then several sections explaining how to work with the groundswell from different perspectives in order to benefit from it. Finally, a few sections explain how the groundswell will affect your organisation.
However, I must deduct 2 stars for the fact that this is one of the most tediously boring books I've ever read. In the time it took me to read Groundswell I managed to read 7 other management books. I really wish the authors had spent some time to inject some humour in to the book and improve it's readability. When I finally reached the last 30 pages I prayed for someone to staple my kneecaps together in order to relieve the boredom. I'm writing this review as a break before forcing myself to read the last 5 pages. I'm pretty sure they could have condensed this book in to about 1/4 the content by weeding out all the dull chaff.