Just finished the book Why Business People Speak Like Idiots: A Bullfighter’s Guide today, after reading it off and on for the last week and a half. The book read very easily and while I probably need to read it again after a year or so, I’ve already tried to adopt to several of the good habits proposed in the book. While I feel that I usually get down to earth and try to communicate clearly in my E-mails, I’ve become much more aware of my weasel words and my use of jargon where none is needed. The short read means that the book communicates effectively, and I’d advice anyone who’s going to hold a presentation or write a business related memo or article to at least read it once.
Add it to your wishlist now! (I prefer linking to the original, american Amazon store instead of the UK one, as the US store usually is cheaper. The delivery takes a bit more time, but if you’re in Norway you order loads of books at the same time anyways because of shipping..)
New book: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company