Sidestep and Twist

Yesterday, I finally agreed with my publisher the name of my new book. Previously, I’ve been calling it “How hits work”, and while that’s a reflection of the content, its kind of boring.

So the new name is Sidestep and Twist, which is much catchier.

The basic premise of the book is here.

In the meantime, I’ve put The Little Vendor Book, which I was also working on, on hold. There are two reasons: the first is the deadline for Sidestep and Twist is March, so I don’t have much time spare.

The second reason is, this: I’ve been rereading all the stuff I’ve written over the last year or so, and concluded it’s all pretty negative. I have hardly anything positive to say any more, and am thinking I don’t really need to bash a few vendors out of habit.

When I fix my attitude so I’m more constructive, then I might write about being on the customer side of sales experience. Hope those of you who were so interested won’t mind too much.

4 Responses to“Sidestep and Twist”

  1. December 7, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

    James
    Being negative about the Vendors isn't necessarily a bad thing, maybe they deserve it?
    Perhaps if you put it in context of emphasising where they could improve.
    My suggestiong si concentrating on something longer than a quarter and look to delivering a good service rather than massive margin. They could also spend more time in delivering the service rather than trying to avoid service credits or blame the customer for their failings.
    This isn't just about my current experiences but from last 15 years dealing with the major IT suppliers and working for one (which is even worse when you want to deliver a decent service but margin/profit dictates and the CEO stock option is paramount).
    Cheers and if you want any whisky for Xmas please follow the link

  2. December 7, 2010 at 3:11 pm #

    James,
    happy to hear about your new book.
    Sad to hear about the vendor book. I was really hoping to read it.
    It's good your book finally got on the Kindle (yet, a bit expensive for something with no manufacturing cost… somehow i don't think hardcover book manufacturing amounts to an extra of US $ 3 compared to bits and bytes).
    http://www.amazon.com/Innovation-Future-Proof-Ban
    Regards and happy holidays.
    José Luis

  3. Thelema321@aol.com
    December 24, 2010 at 11:26 pm #

    I think its great you are going with Side Step and Twist having heard you trail some of the ideas. I cant wait! Yours Thelema
    Maybe you could sidestep vendors and go with the Innovation Economy – new paradigms in Global Business

  4. December 30, 2010 at 6:19 am #

    So nice of you to say that. I really appreciate it.

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