Hey! Who wants to read along with me? I’m downloading this book and starting to read it this weekend. Want to Read-A-Long? Leave a comment to let me know you’re along for the ride.
- Things a Little Bird Told Me (website)
- Things a Little Bird Told Me (Amazon US)
- Things a Little Bird Told Me (Amazon AU)
Review (of sorts)
This was a quick read though I don’t think I’d recommend it to anyone. Perfectly nice guy rights a perfectly nice book which could have done with a darn good edit. Biz has had an interesting life, and he has tales to tell, trouble is he’s not really a storyteller when typing. Maybe he can recount a story verbally with great timing and interesting tone, but that didn’t really follow him into the written word.
The overall feeling I came away with was “Well, if he can do it…” because Biz presents as ordinary, just like you and me. He’s lucky that Ev Williams could see through Biz’s constant chatter to be able to pluck the nuggets, I think. Biz is completely on target with his focus on the human side of the technology equation, and his need to communicate certainly helped Twitter users feel like they were part of the product. Which we are and which we do - or did.
Biz offers a few other ideas like “fake it til you make it” and “grow into your ideal you” and “grab those chances with both hands” and “be kind” are all good to be reminded about.