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How to be Interesting Author

You want to leave a mark, not a blemish. Be a hero, not a spectator. You want to be interesting. (Who doesn’t?) But sometimes it takes a nudge, a wake-up call, an intervention!—and a little help. This is where Jessica Hagy comes in. A writer and illustrator of great economy, charm, and insight, she’s created How to Be Interesting, a uniquely inspirational how-to that combines fresh and pithy lessons with deceptively simple diagrams and charts.

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The Art of War, Visualized: The Sun Tzu Classic in Charts and Graphs Author

It’s the perfect meeting of minds. One, a general whose epigrammatic lessons on strategy offer timeless insight and wisdom. And the other, a visual thinker whose succinct diagrams and charts give readers a fresh way of looking at life’s challenges and opportunities. A Bronze Age/Information Age marriage of Sun Tzu and Jessica Hagy, “The Art of War Visualized” is an inspired mash-up, a work that completely reenergizes the perennial bestseller and makes it accessible to a new generation of students, entrepreneurs, business leaders, artists, seekers, lovers of games and game theory, and anyone else who knows the value of seeking guidance for the future in the teachings of the past.

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Data Points: Visualization that Means Something Contributor

Whether it’s statistical charts, geographic maps, or the snappy graphical statistics you see on your favorite news sites, the art of data graphics or visualization is fast becoming a movement of its own. In Data Points: Visualization That Means Something, author Nathan Yau presents an intriguing complement to his bestseller Visualize This, this time focusing on the graphics side of data analysis. Using examples from art, design, business, statistics, cartography, and online media, he explores both standard-and not so standard-concepts and ideas about illustrating data.


Work for Money, Design for Love Contributor

Unlike other dry business books, this refreshing, straightforward guide from Logo Design Love author and international designer David Airey answers the questions all designers have when first starting out on their own. Designers will find this book invaluable in succeeding in today’s hyper-networked, global economy.


I Love Charts Contributor

Based on the highly successful website, I Love Charts. It uses the book format to explore charts from a human perspective, creating an experience entirely different from the blog. The central question: Why do we chart?
The book includes never-before-seen charts and essays, ranging across many subjects, from the absurd and ironic to the starkly literal, with charts dedicated to love, loss, art, culture and the minutiae of every day life.

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Indexed Author

Indexed captures in pictures what is difficult for most of us to express in words, graphs, and Venn diagrams drawn on index cards that reveal in a simple and intuitive way the large and small truths of modern life.


So Einfach Ist Das (As Simple As That) Author

The German edition of Indexed.


Beautiful Visualization: Looking at Data Through the Eyes of Experts Contributor

This book examines the methods of two dozen visualization experts who approach their projects from a variety of perspectives — as artists, designers, commentators, scientists, analysts, statisticians, and more. Together they demonstrate how visualization can help us make sense of the world.


The Indexed Postcard Book Author

Wry drollery, based on charts and Venn diagrams, is highlighted in 30 different postcards, just right for sending a knowing chuckle to friends and family.


Breakthrough!: Proven Strategies to Overcome Creative Block and Spark Your Imagination Contributor

A lively compilation of strategies for combating creative block offered by a who’s who of leading graphic designers, typographers, cartoonists, photographers, illustrators, musicians, writers, and other creative professionals.


The Decision Book Contributor

Whether you’re a newly minted MBA, a chronic second-guesser, or just someone eager for a new vantage point, The Decision Book presents fifty models for better structuring, and subsequently understanding, life’s steady challenges. Interactive and thought-provoking, this illustrated workbook offers succinct summaries of popular strategies.


Linchpin Contributor

A linchpin, as Seth Godin describes it, is somebody in an organization who is indispensable, who cannot be replaced—her role is just far too unique and valuable. And then he goes on to say, well, seriously folks, you need to be one of these people, you really do. To not be one is economic and career suicide.


Dataflow: Visualizing Information in Graphic Design Contributor

On 256 pages, Data Flow introduces a comprehensive selection of innovatively designed diagrams. This up-to-date survey provides inspiration and concrete solutions for designers, and at the same time unlocks a new field of visual codes.


What Matters Now Contributor

Now, more than ever, we need a different way ofthinking, a useful way to focus and the energy to turn the game around. I hope this book will get you started on that path. It took months, but I think you’ll find it worth the effort.
—Seth Godin


End Malaria Contributor

Editor Michael Bungay Stanier envisioned End Malaria as a book that would marry the best writers of the business world to a deserving cause. Michael assembled and edited this collection with a goal to leverage that breadth of expertise these writers represent for an issue of global importance.


Standards and their Stories Contributor

Explores how we interact with the network of standards that shape our lives in ways both obvious and invisible.


The Age of Conversation Contributor

If ideas are the currency of our times then this is, undoubtedly, the Age of Conversation, for without the art of dialog, the cut and thrust of debate and discussion, then the economy of ideas would implode under its own heavy weight.


The Age of Conversation 2: Why Don’t They Get It? Contributor

This book is a daring challenge to the business community. Gone are the top-down, command and control messages that held sway through the 20th Century. In are a raft of new techniques that start with listening, responding and action.


The Age of Conversation 3: It’s Time to Get Busy! Contributor

Following the success of the first two editions, Age of Conversation 3: It’s Time to Get Busy! again kick-starts the discussion about how the global marketing landscape is changing.