This is The Elements of Style for the digital age.
- Seth Godin, author, The Dip
Mark Hurst has written the indispensable guide to the digital era. Instead of a mere "how-to" guide, Hurst shows what's really going on when we struggle with e-mail and todo lists. For anyone who has ever used a computer, this will not just wildly increase their productivity (as it has for me!) - it'll also let their ideas fly.
- David Bodanis, author, E=mc2 and Passionate Minds
An informative and clear step-by-step guide on how to turn the ever-increasing avalanche of bits into a force that will propel your life and career.
- Tom Hughes, Chief Design Officer, Idealab
Mark Hurst is the smartest person thinking about ways technology can make our lives easier rather than harder. If you're willing to give up some of your useless bytes for true knowledge and crowded RAM for zen clarity, then get bit-literate today.
- Douglas Rushkoff, author, Get Back in the Box
A lot of people feel left out of the whole Internet and computer thing, but realize it could be really valuable for them. Bit Literacy provides the basic skills required for anyone to engage the wave of informational change.
- Craig Newmark, founder, craigslist.org
Most of us learned how to deal with digital technology in piecemeal fashion. We developed habits that served us well for a time. But for the modern digital age, almost all of our habits are bad. In Bit Literacy, Mark Hurst provides brief, no-nonsense, clear, and unbelievably helpful advice on how to replace those bad habits with good ones. Take his advice and instead of being tyrannized by the overload that comes at you daily, you'll be liberated.
- Barry Schwartz, author, The Paradox of Choice
The word 'empowerment' should be included in the subtitle of this book, as I believe reading it reduces the hypertension involved in our daily journey through the flotsam and jetsam of life. Bit Literacy helps make the complex clear.
- Richard Saul Wurman, author, Understanding USA
As the founder of Creative Good and Good Experience, and host of the renowned Gel conference (Good Experience Live), Hurst and his companies help organizations work more productively and create better customer experiences. Hurst holds bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science from MIT. He lives in New York City with his wife.
From what I read about the book it seemed like an interesting read.
This book is quick and easy to read and I believe everyone who works with emails and computers will find something within that can benefit them.
This book gives very detailed guildelines into every day work life and how you can make your emailing much more effective.
Philosophically I agree with most of the book, but he gets really into specifics that just wouldn't work for everybody. The book is also a little dated at this point.Published 11 days ago by Patrick E Wagman
It has a lot of useful and actionable information which we can leverage to get things done.Published 2 months ago by BABA
One of the questions that I fill out on my BetterBookClub.com report for cj Advertising is "Give one quote from the book that impacted your thought process and describe... Read morePublished 2 months ago by lauren head
A must-have in today's information-overloaded world. This book gets right to the point in helping people get back to controlling their productivity at home and work, by using... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Francisco Solano
Item delivered on time, was as described, great customer servicePublished 8 months ago by JANET S. EDWARDS
This book helped me to put my life on track again. E-mails were a big problem and stolen my time. Now I can breath !Published 10 months ago by hnlucas
This is good information - I've had it on my wish list for a few years now, finally picked up a copy. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Bradley Bevers
Very well written and understandable without being overly technical. Most of the solutions to info overload are easily doable as long as you are willing to put in the time and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by beth hanson
For me, I must admit that I just had too many OLD emails in my InBox and even in my sub folders! And the list kept growing more each day. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Daisy