Summer Reading

Summer is here. Can you suggest a few books for us to read this summer? Here are a few of my recommendations:

1.The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures by Dan Roam- This book teaches readers how to think with simple tools and how to think creatively.
2. Influence: Science and Practice by Robert B. Cialdini – My favorite book this year.

3.Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery by Garr Reynolds – Have you seen enough boring PowerPoint presentations and charts lately? Escape the madness by reading this book.

4.How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff, Irving Geis -A quick and easy read about how to avoid being lied to by statistics. Even though the book was published over 60 years ago, its message is still relevant today.

5.Power Talk: Using Language to Build Authority and Influence by Sarah Myers McGinty – Whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert, you could learn a bit from this book about leading from the edge or from the center.

6. Excel Dashboards and Reports by Michael Alexander and John Walkenbach – Don’t forget to pick up a book on Excel that could show your boss you’re truly a star at synthesizing data. This book could help.

What are your some of your summer readings? I have a good list of books on LinkedIn. Find me there and check it out yourself

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