A few months ago, I created a private wiki for those who wanted to help me with CRM at the Speed of Light, 4th Edition. I got a nice rush of people who wanted to join it and I thought, "hey, very, very cool. Gonna get some help. They like me, they really like me!!" Imagine my sadness, my crushed heart, my wall of hurt, when all those who signed up contributed literally absolutely nothing to the wiki. Nada. Nunca. Nothing. I still....tear.....up....when.....I (I won't cry, I WON'T). The only explanation that can sooth my brow is that there is some technical issue, but then why wouldn't somebody have emailed me and told me that.
I'm making it public for ANYONE who wants to contribute to the book. What I'm looking for is ideas and pointers to research. I'm looking for vendor companies I should consider and why I should. Vendors are free to make appointments with me to talk as long as they put themselves in the wiki and the appropriate chapter(s) they think they belong in. Give me a vendor name, a person, a phone number and a reason to call and we'll talk.
ANY contribution or suggestion I use from wiki contributors will be attributed in the book somewhere (usually in the acknowledgments). In a rare case or two, I'll be looking for writers who will have their own conversation with the readers of the book. I'll explain if you are a writer. There won't be many of those only because I can't muddy the voice of the book with too many voices. But I'm willing to listen to why you should write a piece. Just realize its here in particular I'm going to be tough - really tough.
I'm also willing to quote key folks in the book too - either you or people you know IF IT MAKES SENSE.
This is wide open. CRM at the Speed of Light has been the best selling CRM book ever. This edition is going to break new ground because its devoted to CRM 2.0 and what it means in the new world of the social customer. So not only comprehensive but entirely cool. Style will matter as well as what always has - substance.
Help me create it.
My deadline for manuscript submission is a HARD August 1, 2008. Nothing will be considered after July 20, 2008. The wiki will go private again that day.
I WOULD LOVE YOUR HELP. I WOULD ADORE YOU FOREVER AND EVER. THERE WILL BE PRIZES!!! AND FUN AND PARTIES AND.....
Okay, its a wiki, not spring break.
If you'd like to work with me on the book, please go to this wiki:
The invite key is: