excellent presenter and software expert. He has got actually a mainstream novel that is out on www.amazon.com and he has been doing a book tour. I am waiting to see him on Rosie O'Donnell, David Lettermen, Jay Leno, and at the top of the New York Times Bestseller List.
TOM: But not on Oprah, because Oprah only has depressing books and this is a comedy; it's the story of a house party that takes place on a little island off the coast of Maine in the late 1940s. It's called Dark Harbor House.
CAROL: And you can actually download Chapter One, which is intriguing and has a wonderful review at the end of it. That is available off of the Atlantic Systems Guild Web site. The other book that's coming out, I guess in April...
TOM: It is in April, yes.
CAROL: Okay - It's called Slack, Getting Beyond Burnout, Busy Work, and the Myth of Total Efficiency. The Dark Harbor House is a completely nonsoftware, totally fiction book, and Slack gets back into some of the things that are very near and dear to all of our software development hearts. So, I'd like to say thank you to Tom for being on the show. I'd like to tell you a little bit about who is coming up on next week's show. We have Dr. David Zubrow, who is with the Software Engineering Institute, and this week he is actually at the Software Engineering Process Group Conference in India. So, he will be fresh back from the Indian Conference, hopefully over his jet lag. He will be talking to us about high maturity organizations, a world-wide perspective. So, that's Level III's and up. We've also got Dr. Alan Davis, who is going to be on March 8 and talk about requirements in Internet time. Dr. Davis has been an IEEE software editor for a number of years and is quite well known in the requirements area. We've also got coming up on March 15, Jim Highsmith; we've got on March 22 a treat for you which is standards in laymen's terms, "How to choose a process standard in layperson's terms." And we are also going to be having the famous, or infamous, I guess, Elisabeth Hendrickson interview, which was supposed to be broadcast last week, so we'll have it at the end. Tom, any final five-second words to our audience?
TOM: Just that risk is something you can't run away from, you've got to run toward it. And if you run toward risk and take on risky projects, you have to manage your risks.
CAROL: And risk, as Tom said, "is always packaged with opportunity." So, I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you to have a wonderful week, a wonderful week of embracing risk, embracing change, and do visit our Web site and take a look at our articles. We will E-talk to you next week with David Zubrow. Thanks for listening. This is Carol Dekkers signing off for now.
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