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Reading list: Don’t Think of an Elephant!

Don’t Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate by George Lakoff My rough summary: If you’re a ‘progressive’ (American for lefty-liberal, I think…) then you need this book. In fact, the Democratic party in the U.S…. Continue reading →

Reading list: Time to Think

Time to Think by Nancy Kline My rough summary: I needed this book, and still do – in the right (or wrong) circumstances I can talk all the legs of several donkeys and tend to interrupt people when I’ve had a (supposedly) good idea! Time… Continue reading →

Reading list: The Signal and the Noise

The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction by Nate Silver My rough summary:From the man that predicted a safe win for Obama when others foretold defeat, a book that makes probability interesting and isn’t just about politics,… Continue reading →

Reading list: Story

Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee My rough summary: In Hollywood Robert McKee is so famous for his crotchety screenwriting masterclasses he was portrayed in the film Adaptation. In some ways he is the… Continue reading →

Reading list: Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First 2,000 Years by Tom Standage My rough summary: This is an informal history of peer-to-peer communication, hypothesising that we coped just fine without mass media for about 2,000 years until industrialisation, newspapers and… Continue reading →

My reading list…

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I gave a presentation recently that referred to three books I’ve found particularly useful – and afterwards was asked if I had a recommended reading list on my blog. Well, I didn’t until now! Here are some books that have… Continue reading →

9 great things from the book Switch by Chip and Dan Heath

I love Chip and Dan Heath, as is noted elsewhere in this blog, so I hope that they won’t mind me pulling out a few tiny (ish) chunks from their change management book Switch for this piece. There’s some great stuff… Continue reading →

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