In May 2011, I wrote a blog post that discussed the importance of reading. In it I quoted the U.S. Labor Department, ”According to the U.S. Labor Department, business people who read at least seven business books per year earn over 230 percent more than people who read just one book per year.“ Well, I have certainly done my share of reading in the past year. I have tried to support my reading habit with book reviews in this blog.
Over the past year, I have written 12 book reviews spanning four major topics: Evernote, game design and gamification, leadership, and learning in a digital age.
Evernote is one of those power tools that I am relying more and more on. These couple of books have helped me develop a strategy for using Evernote.
|Evernote: The Unofficial guide to capturing everything and getting things done
|Evernote for Lawyers: A Guide to Getting Organized and Increasing Productivity
Gamification and Gaming
These couple of books have helped peel another layer of the onion back in terms of understanding gamification and game design.
|A Theory of Fun for Game Design
|The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education
These two books have provided me with more insight into running an organization and getting things done while working with others.
|Turn the Ship Around! How to Create Leadership at Every Level
| Six Thinking Hats
Learning in a Digital Age
Finally, these books discuss the important of learning and the use of technology to learn. The majority of them point to the future where learning is a mobile device away.
|10 Ways to Be a Better Learner
| The mobile academy: mLearning for higher education
|Social media for trainers: Techniques for enhancing and extending learning
|The Connected Educator – Learning and Leading in a Digital AgeThis book really spoke to me because it reinforces my thoughts on learning and professional development. The authors were quick to point out that we have entered an age where we can learning virtually anything, anywhere, and anytime. They also actively supported the ideas presented by Dewey and Lindeman — learning is a social activity.|
|Google+ for BusinessThe title is a little deceptive because I believe this book would be enlightening for everyone interested in how to get the most out of Google+.|
What have you been reading? What recommendations do you have for me?