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Marshall Kirkpatrick is a co-founder and the CEO of Little Bird, a social marketing platform. Previously, he was the vice president and lead writer at ReadWriteWeb. Prior to joining RWW in September 2007, Marshall was the director of content at SplashCast Media. He also served as a lead blogger at TechCrunch.
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Winning The Room
Creating and Delivering an Effective Data-Driven Presentation
Bill Franks - 2022-02-17
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If you work with data, buying this book will be money well-spent. I just got it and it looks really good.      source
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Win Forever
Live, Work, and Play Like a Champion
Pete Carroll, Yogi Roth, Kristoffer A. Garin - 2011-08-02 (first published in 2010)
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Updated with a new chapter on Carroll's successful first season with the Seattle Seahawks Pete Carroll is one of the most successful coaches in football today. As the head coach at USC, he brought the Trojans back to national prominence, amassing a 97-19 record over nine seasons. In this book he shares the championship-winning philosophy that led U...
Marshall Kirkpatrick
Currently reading, and enjoying, this book.      source
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The Premonition
A Pandemic Story
Michael Lewis - 2021-05-04
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For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about.Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis’s taut and brill...
Marshall Kirkpatrick
This book is a great prompt to appreciate people who are good at their jobs; diverse life stories where people bring foresight, learning, & risk taking to the serious things they’re responsible for. It’s great.      source
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Decolonizing Methodologies
Research and Indigenous Peoples
Linda Tuhiwai Smith - 2012-05-10 (first published in 1999)
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"A landmark in the process of decolonizing imperial Western knowledge."Walter Mignolo, Duke UniversityTo the colonized, the term "research" is conflated with European colonialism; the ways in which academic research has been implicated in the throes of imperialism remains a painful memory.This essential volume explores intersections of imperialism ...
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That’s what comes to mind while reading this amazing book today. If you’re interested in learning about learning, and creating a more just and sustainable world, it’s an inspiring classic.      source
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The Overstory
A Novel
Richard Powers - 2019-04-02 (first published in 2018)
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The Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wa...
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Reading this amazing book about trees, a novel filled with stories and information about trees, and really enjoying it      source
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The Technology Fallacy
How People Are the Real Key to Digital Transformation (Management on the Cutting Edge)
Gerald C. Kane - 2019-04-16
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Why an organization's response to digital disruption should focus on people and processes and not necessarily on technology.Digital technologies are disrupting organizations of every size and shape, leaving managers scrambling to find a technology fix that will help their organizations compete. This book offers managers and business leaders a guide...
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@skipwaltersky @profkane Jerry’s book is great. I’ve shared a bunch of my favorite highlights here      source
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Obviously Awesome
How to Nail Product Positioning so Customers Get It, Buy It, Love It
April Dunford - 2019-05-14
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You know your product is awesome—but does anybody else? Forget everything you thought you knew about positioning. Successfully connecting your product with consumers isn’t a matter of following trends, comparing yourself to the competition or trying to attract the widest customer base.So what is it? April Dunford, positioning guru and tech exec, wi...
Marshall Kirkpatrick
@skipwaltersky @aprildunford So glad you saw this tweet! Very helpful book!      source
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The Data Journalism Handbook
Towards A Critical Data Practice (Digital Studies, 1)
Liliana Bounegru - 2021-03-23
The Data Journalism Handbook: Towards a Critical Data Practice provides a rich and panoramic introduction to data journalism, combining both critical reflection and practical insight. It offers a diverse collection of perspectives on how data journalism is done around the world and the broader consequences of datafication in the news, serving as bo...
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@chrisbrogan @aboutaaron The stories in this book are excellent, Chris. It’s really just full of stories from 70 data journalists, with related advice, as far as I can tell.      source
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Between Earth and Empire
From the Necrocene to the Beloved Community
John P. Clark - 2019-07-01
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Between Earth and Empire focuses on the crucial position of humanity at the present moment in Earth History. We have left the Cenozoic, the “new period of life,” and are now in the midst of the Necrocene, a period of mass extinction and reversal. It is argued that an effective response to global crisis requires attention to all major spheres of soc...
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@thisisneer @reframerefine Agreed! As described in this amazing book.      source
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The Wisdom of Crowds
James Surowiecki - 2005-08-16 (first published in 2004)
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In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant–better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, S...
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Want to understand the GameStop situation? Here's a good explanation & analysis by the author of the best selling book "The Wisdom of Crowds" @JamesSurowiecki      source
The Green New Deal by Jeremy Rifkin
White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
The Challenger Customer by Brent Adamson
Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows