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Tuesday March 18th, 2014, 11:45 am

In February and March a number of good books have been published.  Those on my desk include:

Stack of Library Books

  • It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, by Danah Boyd.  An insight into the world of the hyper connected youth of today and indeed tomorrow’s employees.
  • Talk Like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds, by Carmin Gallo.  Especially compelling is the 18 minute rule and learning to wrap key information up as a memorable story.
  • The Triple Package by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfield.  The key ingredients for success: a superiority complex, insecurity and impulse.  Not convinced about these qualities but it provides some food for thought about one’s strengths and weaknesses and how we operate at work and socially.
  • Letters of Note, by Shaun Usher. A compilation of letters which demonstrate the power of the written word. Authors include the Queen to President Eisenhower and Mick Jagger to Andy Warhol.

What’s on your reading list?