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Martin White's Review of Collaboration Roadmap

Martin White from Intranet Focus in the UK has just published his review of my new book – Collaboration Roadmap:

I suspect that many SharePoint implementations are justified on the basis of improving collaboration, even though there is usually only at best anecdotal information about poor outcomes of collaborative working. Anecdotes usually form the basis of most books offering advice on collaboration, and the result that it is difficult to take advantage of the advice in your own organisation. This excellent book takes a different perspective. Michael Sampson’s latest book, Collaboration Roadmap, comes with the strap line “You’ve got the technology – now what?” and is full of practical advice and (just as important) encouragement to do collaboration better. Michael has been studying the technology, business implications and cultural aspects of collaboration for nearly two decades, integrating information, experience and knowledge about effective collaboration into a book full of wisdom. Collaboration Roadmap will tell you all you need to know about how to get the best from the technology.


Michael has self-published this book but the production quality is higher than many commercial publishers achieve. The cover artwork alone will make you want to have this book on your desk to show that you (thanks to Michael) really do know how to get the best out of the teams you work on, or work with. The book is full of charts and diagrams that will soon find their way onto a whiteboard in your office. At just $39 it is excellent value for money. Why not buy one for each of your team leaders and one for your CIO?

As Martin says in paragraph three, the book is not about SharePoint per se. It’s about collaboration, and how that can be brought to life regardless of the collaboration technology you are using – SharePoint, Connections, Jive, Central Desktop, and more.

– If you don’t have a copy of this book – please see the ordering page for details about how to fix that problem 🙂
– If you do have a copy of the book, would you consider writing and publishing a blog post about the book? That would definitely help me get the word out, sell more copies of this book, and give me the space to write another book for you.

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  1. I just completed reading Michael’s new book ‘Collaboration Roadmap’ and it’s a great book that all professionals (including IT professionals and Mgt) dealing with intranet/collaboration/KM should grab and read it!
    We always wonder how nice if the IT folks can understand these other aspects of collaboration (it’s not just about technology as technology is only an enabler) and it would make our jobs easier.
    Michael has captured many practical stuff in this book which I have been discussing with others and looking for answers to. This book has moved away from concentrating on Sharepoint capabilities only and covers more aspects of collaboration (beyond technology).
    I ordered this book many months in advance (before the book was published) and have no regrets in waiting for it.
    Thank you Michael for the great collaboration book! 🙂