Interesting book by law firm management consultant Patrick McKenna: First 100 Days: Transitioning a New Managing Partner. In addition to some of his own useful observations about law firm management, McKenna also offers real-world commentary of leaders from firms like Baker & McKenzie, Morgan Lewis, Pillsbury Winthrop, Ropes & Gray and Sonnenschein.
The format of the e-book is interesting too, but I’d rather not have to navigate a ‘clever interface’ to gather information about McKenna’s book. How about a simple website? Or a blog? Mr. McKenna’s book has great information and I’d like to get at it more easily. Why not do something like what Daniel Gilbert did to promote his book, Stumbling on Happiness?
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That being said, we’ve actually got a few features inside theproduct that are specifically designed to help bloggers likeyourself. If you press the link button, you can easily track downthe permalinks to pages or post page links directly to del.icio.us (just as you offer on your blog). This type of functionalitydoesn’t exist with PDFs or other digital publishing formats.
In the end, you’re right: you have to get at the info easily, andwe’re always looking at ways to make it easier.