Earlier this month, BusinessWeek revealed its list of 10 best innovation and design books for 2008. Before I looked at the list, I wondered if I would recognize the titles of any of the books or by chance if I had read any.
Well, I had only heard of one book on the list and I already read it:
The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures by Dan Roam
I really enjoyed the book. Dan talks about visual thinking and explains how to solve business problems with pictures. Speaking of pictures, the book is packed with them. Most times no more than 2 pages go by before you encounter the next drawing. But this is not just a book filled with pictures, the text supports the learning very well. From this book, I gained better confidence so that I don’t worry so much how my pictures look as long as they keep the communication going.
Now I have to decide which of the other nine I will read next.
For those interested in innovation in general or those looking to innovate in the world of genealogy, check out the list.