Books

100 4923 300x225 Books Here is a list of some books I would like to recommend. Some of those books are about social media applications, social media marketing, personal development, or simply something interesting:

Social Media:

      People 55 & better were the fastest-growing user group on Facebook in the first half of 2009. Now they are adding Twitter to the list of social media platforms they are on (and they are doing that with a speed faster than their under 20 grandchildren). It’s time to learn more about social media!

    • “The Facebook Guide for People Over 50″ by Paul McFedries
      Step by step how to setup your Facebook account but also tons of Facebook links (Facebook pages, etc.).
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “Is This Thing On?: A Late Bloomer’s Computer Handbook” by Abby Stokes
      It’s never too late to love a computer.
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “Facebook and Twitter For Seniors For Dummies” by Marsha Collier
      Step-by-step guide how to get online, set up a Facebook profile, locate friends, post public and private messages, share photos, create events, follow local businesses and friends on Twitter, create a blog, play games, and more.
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “Facebook for Seniors QuickSteps” by Carole Matthews
      Authors provide hands-on guidance to seniors who want to enjoy the social interaction offered by the world’s most popular social network. The book addresses seniors in a voice that is their own—written by a senior talking to other seniors about how take advantage of the full spectrum of Facebook apps and tools without mistakenly sharing the wrong data with the wrong people. Color screenshots with explanations show exactly what you’ll see on your computer screen while you’re doing a task.
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “AARP Facebook: Tech to Connect” by Marsha Collier
      link to this book on amazon.com
    • “Facebook for Grown-Ups” by Michael Miller
      Facebook for Grown-Ups shows you how to open a Facebook account, find new friends, post status updates, and share family photos and videos. You’ll learn how to become a fan of your favorite performers, join a business network, and create your own topic-specific groups. And if you’re worried about privacy, Facebook for Grown-Ups shows you how to keep your personal information from becoming public knowledge. You’ll even learn how to keep track of what your kids are doing on Facebook–without them knowing it.
      link to this book on amazon.com
    • “Computing for Seniors QuickSteps” by Marty Matthews, Carole Matthews, Gary David Bouton, Bobbi Sandberg
      Follow along and quickly learn how to navigate the Windows operating system; get online; use core programs such as Word, Excel, and Quicken; and secure your computer. Fun activities, such as genealogy, photo editing and management, social networking, and online dating are covered, plus you’ll get tips for enjoying music, ebooks, and videos. Written by seniors for seniors, this practical, fast-paced guide helps you get the most out of your computer.
      link to this book on amazon.com
    • “Problogger. Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income.” by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett
      …so you want to become a great blogger?
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog” by Thord Daniel Hedengren
      css, html, plug-ins, functionality, cms, themes.
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business (New Rules Social Media Series)” by Ann Handley, C.C. Chapman, David Meerman Scott
      Content is king! A lot of interesting ideas how you can present a content in interesting way.
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability” by Steve Krug
      Simple guidebook what to do with your website.
      link to that book on amazon.com

Social Media Marketing/Strategies:

    • “Smarter, Faster, Cheaper: Non-Boring, Fluff-Free Strategies for Marketing and Promoting Your Business” by David Siteman Garland
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “Engage: The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web” by Brian Solis
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “Social Media Marketing: Strategies for Engaging in Facebook, Twitter & Other Social Media” by Liana Evans
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook” by Dave Kerpen
      Use social media to listen and response.
      link to that book on amazon.com

Personal Development:

    • “Amazing Life After 50″ by Karen Batchelor
      Get ready to make the next half of life the best half
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “70 is the new 40″ by Barbara Penn-Atkins
      It’s a life planning guide to staying young in the mind, overcoming obsticles, and mastering your time.
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “Made to Stick. Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die” by Chip & Dan Heath
      Tips how to transform the way you communicate ideas.
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “I Can Make You Confident: The Power to Go for Anything You Want!” by Paul McKenna
      Few useful techniques how to become more confident person.
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?” by Seth Godin
      Seth Godin about what we can better with our lives.
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life” by by Spencer Johnson, Kenneth Blanchard
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard” by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
      don’t be afraid of change, you new to have a plan.
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “The Art of War” by Sun-tzu
      Absolutely ‘must’ read! One of the greatest guidebook for everyone. 2 thousand years old and still great.
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “Super Rich: A Guide to Having it All” by Russell Simmons, Chris Morrow
      What does it mean to be super rich?
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions” by Guy Kawasaki
      Of course I recommend this book. Guy Kawasaki teaches how to become an effective practitioner.
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance” by Tony Schwartz, Jean Gomes, Catherine McCarthy
      I really don’t know what to say – it’s Tony Schwartz so it’s great.
      link to that book on amazon.com
    • “The Everything Practice Interview Book: Make the best impression – and get the job you want!” by Dawn Rosenberg McKay
      Why not to prepare yourself for the interview …you never know when you might need it.
      link to that book on amazon.com

Other:

  • “The Thank You Economy” by Gary Vaynerchuk
    link to that book on amazon.com
    Here’s my post with review of that book: Interesting Book to Read – Part 3
  • “Shortcuts to Poland”
    What Americans think about Poles and the other way around icon wink Books interesting (funny) cultural differences.
    link to that book on amazon.com