Rapid Fire – Tuesday, December 11

How To Get Your Client To Sing Your Praises Louder Than Usual

Interesting look at the reason why third-party endorsements are so powerful for you and your business.

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How to Change the World: The Six Lessons of Kiva

If you’ve not seen Kiva.org, check it out. It’s an absolutely fantastic concept, and is truly one of those world-changing Web applications. From Guy Kawasaki, here are some lessons that any entrepreneur can learn from the Kiva phenomenon.

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In Japan Half The Top Selling Books Are Written On Mobile Phones

Still think the world isn’t changing around you?
“With all the talk about Amazon’s Kindle, there’s a bigger revolution taking place and those who studied classic literature will be horrified. In Japan, half of the top ten selling works of fiction in the first six months of 2007 were composed on mobile phones.”

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, mobile phone novels (keitai shousetsu) have become a publishing phenomenon in Japan, “turning middle-of-the-road publishing houses into major concerns and making their authors a small fortune in the process.”

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