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The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication
The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication
by Alberto Cairo
Edition: Paperback
Price: $44.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for your Data Visualization Library, April 6, 2016
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A great follow-up to the functional art. The book is a mixture of practical advice on how to visualize data, and gives an insight into Alberto's view of the world when it comes to the do's and don'ts of data visualization. I strongly reccomend this book.


Alpha House Season 2
Alpha House Season 2
DVD

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, December 7, 2014
Great show


Masterpiece: Endeavour, Season One
Masterpiece: Endeavour, Season One
Price: $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, September 26, 2014
Great series


Return of the Crimson Guard: A Novel of the Malazan Empire (Novels of the Malazan Empire)
Return of the Crimson Guard: A Novel of the Malazan Empire (Novels of the Malazan Empire)
by Ian C. Esslemont
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $9.99
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is one of the worst fantasy books I have read - and I've read a lot., August 29, 2014
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I read a lot of science fiction and fantasy, and am always looking for a good new series. I had high hopes for Malazan series from Esslemont.
**They are really bad.**

There are too many characters, too many interweaving storylines, it's hard work to try to keep track, and the writing leaves you uninterested in the characters and frustrated in the world.

My biggest disappointment is that I bought the whole series, waded through Night of Knives, hoping it was better, and finally gave up 2/3 of the way through this one.


SkyCaddie SGX Golf GPS
SkyCaddie SGX Golf GPS

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It's great when it works., May 11, 2013
Skycaddie has a whole system that lets you select courses, get yardages etc. When you set it up and get it working, it's fine.

The problem is, every time you want to get a skycaddie to sync you end up calling technical support. I have cameras, printers, all sorts hooked up to my home network, and am a savvy enough computer user to not need that level of help. Except with Skycaddie.

I would never buy another, and never recommend it to anyone.


The Hidden Agenda: A Proven Way to Win Business and Create a Following
The Hidden Agenda: A Proven Way to Win Business and Create a Following
by Kevin Allen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $24.95
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for anyone with a product to pitch or bring to market, July 14, 2012
Full Disclosure. I know Kevin and have worked with him over the years. He has run workshops for us to help us do what he does best: figure out a way to pitch and win business. In person, Kevin is a master of his craft and full of practical advice that gets to the root of your issue. This book is the same.

It's a great step by step guide filled with how-to's and anecdotes that can help you flip the way you traditionally think about product development and marketing, and produce a winning pitch. If you're a product manager, sales professional, or marketer, this is a book you should read.


The Graphic Facilitator's Guide: How to use your listening, thinking and drawing skills to make meaning
The Graphic Facilitator's Guide: How to use your listening, thinking and drawing skills to make meaning
by Brandy Agerbeck
Edition: Paperback
Price: $26.99
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Essential Book for the aspiring or practicing Graphic Facilitator, July 14, 2012
If you like meetings with lively interaction, productive conversations, connecting of dots, shared understanding and a plan to go forward this book's for you. If you're a visual thinker, if you've picked up a copy and liked Dan Roam's Blah Blah Blah; this book will help you further explore that world.

According to Agerbeck, "Graphic Facilitation works for anyone who values being listened to, teams who want to understand each other -- those who want to see their work made transparent and tangible." I first learned graphic facilitation at the Grove several years ago, and have used it ever since. It's simple to do, but hard to perfect. It takes time and practice. The Graphic Facilitators Guide is full of practical, simple advice, useful for practitioners as well as those that want to dip their toe in the water. It's structured around 25 guiding principles. I found myself chuckling over the field guide to speakers, having come across the motivational speaker, who wanders and weaves passionately through their topic and is sometimes difficult to follow, and the detail oriented person who spouts facts and figures and can drive a graphic recorder crazy, I've fallen in love with the big picture person who can help in neatly summarizing what's going on.

The Guide is chock full of useful tips. The first thing novice graphic facilitators notice is how the world speed up when you have a marker in your hand. Brandy shows you how to be quick like a bunny. She lists the qualities of a successful graphic facilitator. (Most people think it's about being able to draw well. I've found it's more about being able to spell well.) We all make mistakes, Brandy has advice about how to overcome that, from the obvious -- pack some tape or sticky labels to use like correction fluid to the sublime -- draw a red squiggly line under a misspelled word to imitate spell-check.

Apart from the practical advice, there is deeper wisdom in the pages. Graphic Facilitation, According to Agerbeck, is equal parts Listening, Thinking and Drawing. Not Listening, Thinking and DRAWING. That said, people are still drawn to the Draw. But one of the biggest fears that people have is picking up a marker and showing off your drawing skills in public. People don't like public speaking, yet everyone speaks every day. When it comes to public drawing, most of us haven't done that since kindergarten. Fear not. Agerbeck shows you the building blocks of her own unique drawing style -- The Essential Eight -- and breaks down the logic of when and how to apply them.


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