Friday, August 21, 2015

Book Review: Mindsharing by Lior Zoref


Title: Mindsharing: The Art of Crowdsourcing Everything

Author: Lior Zoref

Publisher: Penguin Random House LLC

Publication Date: April 28, 2015

Length: 272 Pages

About The Author
Lior Zoref is a crowd wisdom researcher, an international speaker, former Microsoft executive and private consultant for crowdsourcing and digital strategy. 

Are You Alone?
Decision-making can be very difficult. It is especially difficult when our health, finances, career or relationship is involved. In this book, Mr. Zoref explains how we can find advice and wisdom from our social networks. He believes "mindsharing" is a simple way to use the tools and technology already in place to access and share our greatest human another.

"We are stronger than me". This is the theme of "Mindsharing" and Mr. Zoref instructs the reader on the most effective ways and places to use social networks to educate, involve and enrich ourselves and our online contacts.

My Thoughts
When I first heard about this book, I thought it might be about the popular practice of "crowd sourcing" to finance creative projects. This book is SO MUCH MORE than getting financial contributions from your social networks.

Mr. Zoref goes into great detail in sharing how mindsharing has played a tremendous part in his life since he left Microsoft. Many of his life dreams have come true as a direct result of mindsharing

An amazing example of mindsharing in the author's life happened when he was suffering from a persistent cough. He went to five different doctors but could not get an accurate diagnosis or relief from the cough. He finally went to his "crowd" on Facebook and described his systems. After two hours, he had many different replies to his request for advice. He found it interesting that eleven of his Facebook friends suggested that it might be whooping cough. He went back to his doctor and insisted that they test him for whooping cough. The diagnosis was clear: whooping cough.

This book is an excellent educational tool to build or improve your social network. Highly Recommended!

My Rating - 5 STARS OUT OF 5

FYI ~ I received a print copy of this book from the author's publicist to read and review.

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