Purpose:
How can one add value to a career or industry in an economy where things and values change so quickly?

Central Message:
1. Showing love, or sharing your intangibles for the benefit of others, makes you valuable in our rapidly changing world!
2. Intangibles are your knowledge, network and compassion.

Validations:
Knowledge and understanding of the world around us through good books makes us walking libraries. We become valuable in many settings and accross multiple companies.
People matter more than corporations. Corporations used to be a stronghold but folks change jobs so many times in life today that corporations are no longer a stronghold. Relationships transcend organizations. They become a stronghold.

Applications:

Value:
Nice guys don’t finish last. They rule!

Although Love Is the Killer App focuses on building one’s career, I think it teaches a principle similar to one Paul tries to teach the Corinthians in the New Testament:

24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another’s wealth.

Of course, Paul is speaking of things of a person’s salvation rather than their career:

33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

However, I think the two are closely interrelated.

(1 Corinthians 10)

http://www.familylearn.com/familyhistory/RETURN-OF-THE-ARMY–MARRIAGE–ORDERED-TO-THE-PACIFI_t90_s2_c14.html#2-14
http://www.familylearn.com/familyhistory/The-building-of-Roberts-house–The-General-as-a-rai_t91_s1_c19.html#1-19
http://www.familylearn.com/familyhistory/This-day-John-Stewart-and-I-had_t246_p22014.html
http://www.familylearn.com/familyhistory/GAGES-MILITARY-MEASURES–REMOVAL-OF-GUNPOWDER-FROM-_t88_s1_c36.html#1-36
http://www.familylearn.com/familyhistory/1898-Letters_t89_s3_c13.html#3-13
http://www.familylearn.com/familyhistory/Lincons-second-autobiography-written-for-Jesse-Fell_t86_s1_c2.html#1-2

I’m posting these to try to get search engines to find some new content on FamilyLearn.
Public Library of Family Histories
Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
Family History
Family Tree
Online Family Tree
Genealogy
Make a Family Tree

Google Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools
I enjoyed this book but it had no overriding theme except finding better ways to extract info from the world’s largest search engine.
Searches
Some searches I’d never used:
inurl:
intitle:
* (wildcard for words)

SEO Content and Suggestions:
Search Engine Optimization Template
26 Steps to 15k per day (visitors)

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

Purposes:
1. Why Don’t Most Small Businesses Work?
2. How do you make them work?

Central Messages:
1a. People work IN their business rather than ON their business mostly as Technicians and as a result their businesses cannot grow.
1b. Most small businesses do not make it past Infancy and even fewer past adolescence and those that make it to maturity do so because they do things differently.
2a. People who work ON their business make their business work for them rather than work for the business.
2b. A business succeeds by balancing the Technician, Manager and Entreprenuer in each of us and balance comes naturally when we envision and work towards a Turnkey business – otherwise known as the Business Development process.

Validations:

Applications:
This book was written to be an example of application as it follows the “All About Pies” experience of a friend. “All About Pies” is a business that grew, tried to move from infancy to adolescence and then fell back. The owner learns from Gerber principles that get her excited about working on her business rather than working in it.

Value:
Entreprenuers who succeed do so because they have an insatiable desire to know and get it right. This nation needs a new group of entreprenuers who don’t allow a curtain to fall between themselves and the world. We need to see ourselves as who we really are. We are usually the problem. But if we find the courage to lift the curtain and really engage the world, we will grow and adapt to the world as well as make our business work for our primary aim in life.

When I read Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means, I felt strongly that I am to work towards being a “connector” or a “hub,” one who brings people and organizations together. I’m beginning to look at my life differently after reading this book.
Purpose:
How is everything connected to everything else?
What does it mean for science, business and everyday life?

Central Message:

The Nature of Networks

Barabasi, a physicist, discovered that networks use logarithmic distribution, highly-linked nodes grow faster, and networks undergo phase transitions.

http://www.andreas.com/faq-barabasi.html

Validations:

Applications:

Value:
Barabasi feels like Networks will be the central science of the 21st century.

I just purchased Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends and I’ve noticed many good books to read that are not listed in Tim Sanders’ appendix. I’m going to list them here so that I remember to read them:

The Love Cat Way

Knowledge

The 4 steps of Application:

  1. Own the book’s Big Thought
  2. Visualize a Discussion

Ten Must Read Books for “Lovecats”

When John Jonas, a Search Engine Marketing guru, carefully notiiced that his google adsense pages were getting hit by Mediapartners-Google, he thought that maybe hitting your adsense pages would get google to index the pages faster. I wondered if John was onto something but a quick search for “google adsense google index” yielded a negative response. Still, I wanted to try it to see if it would work because John was claiming otherwise. Well, I’ve very carefully tested it with new pages at www.familylearn.com and the verdict is in. John, it seems, is not right. This was my test. I added a few thousand new pages of content on FamilyLearn on July 6, 2004 and then set up a script to call the pages so that they would serve adsense one time. Then I very carefully watched the logs for Googlebot. Well, Mediapartners-Google came on schedule but Googlebot didn’t follow. I figure John must be incorrect because over a week later, there are still no pages indexed that were not hit directly by the Googlebot. Also, Googlebot hasn’t showed up searching content that Mediapartners-Google hit. I could still be wrong, but my impression after this test is that Adsense doesn’t help your pages get indexed any faster. Perhap’s John’s success was Googlebot finding a bunch of his pages at the same time that he tried the Adsense test?