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 somehow helped me professionally, and were also simply interesting and rewarding. For each, I’m listing a summary, a choice quote or two, and something about how I’ve used it. I will also try to update this post from time-to-time with more.
(Quick aside: here’s a tip about reading on the Kindle – I create Highlights and Notes on the Kindle all the time but until recently found it very hard to access them easily. Now I’m using a website service called Clippings.io which organises them in a much cleaner and more accessible way so, if you’re also a habitual Kindle clipper, check it out.)
Books covered so far:
- Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First 2,000 Years by Tom Standage
- The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction by Nate Silver
- Time to Think by Nancy Kline
- Don’t Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate by George Lakoff
- Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee
- Also a special ‘best bits’ post about Switch, a really useful book by the great Chip and Dan Heath.
…and more to come soon(ish)!