Business Book Breakfast Club-'Collaboration 2.0'




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    SDForum is pleased to announce the “Business Book Breakfast Club”, a new quarterly breakfast series in partnership with Happy About (, and sponsored by Frank, Rimerman + Co.,  LLP - Certified Public Accountants, one of the largest locally owned accounting and consulting firms  in California.

    The second book, 'Collaboration 2.0' presented by author David Coleman will be, on Wednesday, April 30, 2008.

    Most people today can't do their work without collaborating with one or more people. Collaboration is more than just communication; it involves trust, coordination and context. David Coleman and Stewart Levine in their new book on Collaboration 2.0 take a holistic look at collaboration (people, process and technologies) to show how people can be successful with a wide variety of new technologies available to all of us. This book covers a wide swath of technologies; everything from blogs and wikis to 3D collaborative environments and virtual worlds.

    But collaboration is more than just these enabling technologies; it is mostly about people and process, since collaboration is actually a behavior and not a technology. How do you get people to work with you across time and space over the computer? What are some of the best practices for reaching agreement, and what things should you never do in an interaction over the Internet? Attendees to this talk will take away:

    • A wide knowledge of which technologies are available for computer-based collaboration, especially how the new Web 2.0 tools apply
    • Understand 10 trends that are currently driving collaboration and what their roles might be in these trends
    • Why we as humans have a need to be social and collaborate and how that effects how we extend trust virtually 
    •  Understanding many of the critical aspects of human-to-human interpersonal interactions and applying this to why teams fail.
    • How to apply these technologies and techniques for the greatest success in the enterprise.

    Authors' Bios:

    David Coleman is the founder and Managing Director of Collaborative Strategies ( and he has been speaking and writing about electronic collaboration, social networks and online communities for the last 20 years.  Along with being the co-author of Collaboration 2.0 he is also the greatest contributor to The Collaboration Blog and is an advisor to a number of collaboration start-ups as well as sitting on a variety of conference advisoryboards. 

    Stewart Levine is a the founder of ResolutionWorks ( .) A creative problem solver he is recognized for creating agreement and empowerment in the most challenging circumstances. His innovative work with Agreements for Results and his Resolutionary conversational models (selected for inclusion in the Change Handbook) are unique. Previous books include: "Getting to Resolution, an Executive Book Club Selection; Featured by Executive Book Summaries; named one of the 30 Best Business Books of1998; and called a marvelous book by Dr. Stephen Covey. The Book of Agreement was called more practical than the classic Getting to Yes; and named one of the best books of 2003 by CEO Refresher (  


    Dates for 2008:
    Wednesday April 30, 7:30am – 9am
    Wednesday, August 13, 7:30am – 9am
    Wednesday, November 19, 7:30am – 9am

    The host sponsor of this business book breakfast series is:


    Frank, Rimerman + Co., LLP 
    1801 Page Mill Road
    Palo Alto, CA


    The cost includes a copy of the book:
    SDForum members: $25
    Non-members: $35
    Platinum Pass: $10

    Please note that the price will increase $5 when you register on the day of the event.


    7:30-8:00 Registration, networking and food

    8:00-8:45 Discussion

    8:45-9:00 Author Signing and networking