Books on my bedside table
Posted Tuesday March 18th, 2014, 11:45 am by Dr Monica Seeley
In February and March a number of good books have been published. Those on my desk include:
- 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?