Squirrel, Inc. by Stephen Denning: My Book Reading Notes

Business needs more storytelling. It needs more storytellers. This book has taught me the basic elements of a story, and it gave me specific examples of the situations and the kinds of stories a business should tell to inspire change. The book is written as a parable itself. It’s a story of how squirrels wanted to switch to nut storing, instead of starving every winter. So, with this book you get 2 things in 1: the actual story, and the explanation why the story worked, and how it worked. »

Everybody Writes by Ann Handley: My Book Reading Notes

This would be a good first book to read on the subject of writing for business. The book has got the right mix of writing advice, grammar tips, links to tools, and inspiration. Probably the book that inspired me to create my writing credo I call “Data, Proof, Examples” for writing persuasive, human-centered content. What My Book Reading Notes Are About I’m a compulsive note taker. I can’t read a non-fiction book without taking notes - that’s why it takes me so long to finish a book. »

The Book on Writing by Paula LaRocque: My Book Reading Notes

About This Book Very practical book, with plenty of examples - it’s the examples that make this book worth buying. The book taught me how to edit my own writing, cut it short, say it more clearly. Most importantly, this book taught me what it really means to “show, don’t tell” in writing - the book showed me, rather than told me. What My Book Reading Notes Are About I’m a compulsive note taker. »

The Habit Guide by Leo Babauta: My Book Reading Notes

The book is a wonderful compilation of tactics which create positive habits. I’m a big fan of Leo Babauta not only because his writing is short and effective, but because his habit tactics worked for me in the past as well. Book parameters Title: The Habit Guide / book website, Goodreads profile Author: Leo Babauta I read the book in: 2016 My Book Reading Notes This is the first book for which I’m publishing my personal notes. »