Forewords are an important consideration when writing any kind of book. The foreword should set the stage for the body of work, and the author passes a strong endorsement for the book.
For the first edition of The Art of Community, Leo Laporte, founder and chief broadcaster for the TWiT Network provided the foreword. Leo’s foreword was personal, spoke well to the subject, and was a great start for the book. Leo set the stage perfectly for the goals of the first edition and what we were striving to accomplish.
When the second edition was confirmed I started thinking who I would like to approach for a new foreword. There was always a first choice in mind, and that person was Chris Anderson.
Chris is the current editor of Wired magazine, winning the National Magazine Award for general excellence three times as part of his tenure. He is also the author of the New York Times best-seller The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More. Chris also wrote Free: The Future of a Radical Price and has also been part of The Economist, Nature, and Science. Outside of writing he is actively involved in DIYDrones.
Chris highlighted the first edition of The Art of Community as a book he was enjoying when talking about what he reads in an interview with The Atlantic Wire. I am delighted that he will be setting the stage for the second edition in his unique style.