Going Virtual by Todd Miller Book Review, Tour and $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 8/25

Going Virtual – Part 1 & 2

In Silicon Valley, innovation is gauged by its capacity to “disrupt”. What if you could knock down every office building in Silicon Valley and plant trees in their place? Now, what if you could knock down every office building while simultaneously doubling worker productivity, saving $ billions in expenses, and half a billion tons of carbon emissions? How’s that for disruption?

Going Virtual makes a compelling case that offices are obsolete in the 21st century. The exhaustive research and case studies presented in the book dispel conventional wisdom that offices amplify resources. The findings in Going Virtual demonstrate that offices consume vast resources in terms of productivity and cash, as well as exacting a substantial toll on the environment. For example, each year, America’s 56 million knowledge workers collectively burn more than 10 million person years and 740 million barrels of oil in commute. Once these workers arrive at the office, their remaining quality work time is shredded to bits by endless interruptions.

Going Virtual demonstrates how businesses can survive and prosper in the “New Normal” economy of the 21st century. Part 2 offers practical advice on how to transition from a bricks and mortar office to a virtual one.

My Review

Disclosure: I was given a copy of each of the Going Virtual books in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Even in this challenging economy, there are many of us with great ideas and dreams of successful entrepreneurship. Anyone looking into starting their own small business with a heavy online connection will want to read this book.

Going Virtual lays out all the pros and cons of abandoning the traditional office setting in favor of the virtual approach for you so can make an informed decision. You’ll be surprised exactly how much money a person can save by getting rid of the cubicle and setting out on the virtual highway.

What I really like is that the book isn’t just based on author Todd Miller’s opinion. He’s painstakingly backed up everything he says with case studies and other solid evidence to actually prove his case every time.

This set is perfect for any entrepreneur who’s excited about the digital age and isn’t afraid to buck the system and go for something different. Todd Miller is truly an expert in his field and what he’s talking about. He’s been going virtual since 1997 and speaks not only from the heart, but from experience. We live in difficult economic times and going virtual might be just the thing for all of us who want to make our dreams of successful business ownership a “virtual” reality. (Yeah, that just happened.)

Buy Part 1 on Amazon | B&N | Escargot Books – Part 2 on Amazon | B&N | Escargot Books

Author Bio:

Serial entrepreneur and author Todd Miller is CEO and Founder of gwabbit.com, maker of the award-winning series of gwabbit contact capture and cloud products. Declared a “Head-slappingly simple solution to a grating problem” by BusinessWeek, gwabbit has received numerous awards and accolades. Prior to gwabbit, Miller was CEO and founder of WebFeat, (sold to ProQuest in 2008). WebFeat is one of the world’s first successful global 100% virtual companies, and Miller is considered a pioneer in the field. Prior to WebFeat, Miller was President of Knight Ridder Information’s SourceOne subsidiary. Early in his career, Miller was responsible for the launch and rapid growth of the hugely successful InfoTrac search system at Ziff-Davis’ IAC subsidiary (acquired by Thomson-Reuters). Miller is a contributor to The Huffington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle. Interviews include Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson, EU advisor and economist Jeremy Rifkin, Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley, Emmy and Peabody award-winning astrophysicist Brian Greene, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Miller holds four patents in the field of search technology. He has received awards from the Gartner Group, Reed Publishing, CES, The DEMO Conference, and others. Miller has been a featured speaker on IBM’s eBusiness Tour and was featured in IBM’s “Success Stories” campaign.

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