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Best of TOC

by Joseph J. Esposito Tim O'Reilly Andrew Savikas Mac Slocum Liza Daly Kate Eltham James Bridle Bob Stein Peter Brantley Kassia Krozser Bill Mccoy Sara Lloyd Adam Hodgkin

Best of TOC is a collection of essential posts from the last 12 months, selected from the TOC blog and a number of external sources.One of the mantras at Tools of Change is "fail forward fast," which is an alliterative way of encouraging experimentation. That's why we felt it appropriate to use Best of TOC as a testing ground for a "Web-to-book" process. As we hoped, experimentation led to lessons we wouldn't have learned otherwise.The material in Best of TOC is a small part of an ongoing dialog. We hope you'll join us on the TOC blog and the TOC Community as we collaboratively discuss the tools, developments, and organizations that are shaping the future of publishing.

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