One of the many decisions to make when writing a book is who to ask to write the Foreword. I had a few ideas in my head as I was preparing Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365, but one name was consistently on the list: Ruven Gotz.
I first met Ruven virtually through Paul Culmsee back in late 2010; Paul had lined up quite the group of SharePoint business activists around the world, and Ruven was in the inner circle. We first met in person at the SHARE 2011 conference in Sydney, where Ruven was keynoting and I was delivering a post conference workshop on User Adoption Strategies. So many common interests; so many shared viewpoints on what was required to make SharePoint a business success for organisations.
Fast forward a few years and Ruven was the only person I actually asked to write the Foreword for this book, and despite his crazy-busy schedule in New York he agreed – for which I was very grateful.
Here’s what he wrote … Ruven’s Foreword.