The gift-giving season is approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about the quantitatively inclined people on your list. A few years ago, I wrote a post offering a list of books. Many new analytical books have been published since then, and there are some classics worth revisiting. So I wanted to list some more recent books and make sure you know about the recommended reading page of the Analytically Speaking webcast series (now in its third year). Many thought leaders from this webcast series — several of whom are authors — share books they recommend, and we continually update that reading list.
The first three books on my list below are from three of our featured keynotes at Discovery Summit this past September. You can view the plenary talks for David Hand and Michael Schrage to get a sense of what their recent books cover. The recording of the speech by Jonah Berger will air in January.
For those interested in analytical concepts — “listening for the melody” versus making the music:
For those seeking more recent views on data visualization:
For big data enthusiasts:
And for those who enjoy books on methods, techniques and more focused topics:
Among the holiday catalogs (arriving since October) was a book catalog with an appropriate plaque: “Life is short. Read fast.” If you have some books you’d like to suggest, leave me a comment. Happy reading!
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