Category: Communication

The Elements of Style

William Strunk Jr.
Rating: 6.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:2 hours

The elements of style is a guide to set your writing voice free by removing obstacles, like bad grammar, misuse of words, and guiding you with a set of fundamental rules and writing reminders to make it easier for the reader [...]

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

Chip Heath, Dan Heath
Rating: 6.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:7 hours

In a similar fashion to the Heath brother’s other two books Made to Stick and Decisive, using a core analogy, they write a simple, story-driven narrative, backed with years of research in psychology, sociology and other [...]

Slide:ology

Nancy Duarte
Rating: 6/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:8 hours

Slide:ology is about creating a captivating presentation based on ideas, and crafted with a design mindset to help you truly connect with an audience. Duarte provides five theses for the power of a good presentation: Treat [...]

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

Robert B. Cialdini
Rating: 7.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:9 hours

Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. Influence describes the six categories of techniques that have the potential to influence [...]

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

Roy Peter Clark
Rating: 8/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:9 hours

Writings Tools is a writer's of writer to be's toolbox for improving upon their craft. The book covers 50 Tools (tips) organized by four categories, Grammatical Reminders, Stylist Elements, Planning and Structure and General [...]

The Trusted Advisor

David H. Maister
Rating: 6/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:7 hours

The Trusted Advisor opened with a powerful point; people don't want you to solve their problems unless they give you the right to solve them. The right to solve problems is earned by informed listening, with in turn is driven [...]

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

William Knowlton Zinsser
Rating: 8.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:9 hours

Writing is a craft that can be improved; you aren't born with superb writing abilities. This book is a good start to improving your writing. One central point of the book is that good writing comes from a desire to write [...]