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Information technology is often a “third rail” of small business planning. IT is empowering …until it’s crippling. Planning and managing IT infrastructure in a small business usually seems massively distracting and expensive, right?
If you’re one of the rare companies that doesn’t even need a computer, read no further. On second thought, how are you reading this in the first place? For the rest of us business owners who need a little or a lot of IT to get our job done, I found a great book.
Leslie Knight recently published a book called “Navigating the IT Minefield“. It’s a very readable font size – 11 chapters and 150 pages of useful information for us small business owners who want a framework to address our technology needs and keep us from getting swindled by consultants. It’s not full of jargon. It’s full of useful and well-organized information. It’s not available in stores or Amazon as of this post, but you can find it here.
How about this scenario:
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
“I don’t much care where.”
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
While this is actually an excerpt from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, it could be a conversation between a small business owner and an IT consultant (with the last statement likely being what the consultant is thinking, not saying out loud).
Leslie’s 19 years of IT experience (Amoco and Gartner Group) is just part of where the value of this book is derived. Her work in management consulting and involvement in “CEO Space” helps her relate to the rest of us who aren’t IT gurus.
What is the value of a fire extinguisher? That somewhat depends upon if you use it, but investing in a fire extinguisher is no different than investing a couple of hours reading Leslie’s book and having it handy for reference.
I’m not paid to promote Leslie’s book, nor is ActSeed an affiliate marketer of this book. It’s just a book I definitely believe is worth a few of your shekels.