#datamustread 2022 Essentials: How to Level Up In Your Data Journey

#datamustread 2022 Essentials

For some time now, I have been using the hashtag #datamustread on LinkedIn and Twitter to regularly recommend books that are essential for a data journey. At the end of this year, I would like to put together some absolute highlights that I consider to be absolute #datamustread books:

๐Ÿ“– True or False by Cindy L. Otis
๐Ÿ“– Info We Trust by RJ Andrew
๐Ÿ“– Tools and Weapons by Brad Smith
๐Ÿ“– Data Science for Business by Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett
๐Ÿ“– Decisively Digital by 24 thought leaders interviewed by me

True or False: A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Spotting Fake News

True or False by Cindy L. Otis covers the entire spectrum of misinformation and disinformation, why we fall for it, and what we can do about it. Even though some concepts are familiar to me, I still learned quite a lot. The book contains a wealth of unexpected examples, current and from history, and is more relevant than ever in today’s world.

Get True or False on Amazon.

Info We Trust: How to Inspire the World with Data

Info We Trust by RJ Andrews is an inspiring journey of data storytelling, but it’s also written in an extremely entertaining way, making thisย #datamustread the perfect companion for relaxing days. RJ’s enjoyable writing style, by the way, has been a guiding light for my own books.
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10 Lessons the Post-Pandemic Era has taught us

Decisively Digital book
Decisively Digital book

10 lessons the post-pandemic era (PPE) has taught us:

    1. Most office work can be done from anywhere.
    2. Face-to-face meetings can be avoided in 90% of cases.
    3. Most meetings can be reduced to 30 minutes.
    4. Breaks between meetings are important to stay focused.
    5. Important decisions for society (politics and economy) are made by non-experts out of fear.
    6. Social media is increasingly used for spreading disinformation. Countermeasures are currently ineffective.
    7. Four-day weeks are not only feasible but will become inevitable to avoid layoffs.
    8. The education system, which is the backbone of our future, is outdated.
    9. Investments in digital infrastructure bring humanity forward in a sustainable way.
    10. It is essential to secure this digital infrastructure comprehensively so as not to expose society to dangers such as nationwide blackouts.

Many of these points are covered in depth in the Decisively Digital book.

What are your personal learnings from the pandemic and beyond? Join the discussion on LinkedIn:

Join the #bookaweekchallenge for a Chance to win a copy of Decisively Digital

Join the #bookaweekchallenge with 7 days of Decisively Digital
Join the #bookaweekchallenge with 7 days of Decisively Digital

My book Decisively Digital: From Creating a Culture to Designing Strategy (โžก๏ธAmazon) is guest at Christina Stathopoulos and her #bookaweekchallenge on LinkedIn. Join Christina as she reflects on her journey through the book with several LinkedIn posts.

Christina’s posts can be found further down this blog along with a variety of interesting comments and opinions. Feel free to join the discussion on LinkedIn! You also have the chance to participate in our raffle and win one of three copies of Decisively Digital! Good luck!

Now I’ll turn it over to Christina, who kicks off the challenge with the following introduction to Decisively Digital (day 1):

No one can argue that today’s business landscape is DIGITAL, you’ve got to stay ahead of the curve or you’ll quickly fall behind. It’s Digital or… Disappear.

Jam-packed with insights, this book includes 24 interviews with leaders of the digital revolution covering:

๐Ÿ’ป Digital Culture & Modern Work (day 2)
๐Ÿ“Š Data Democracy & Analytics (day 3)
โ˜๏ธ Big Data Processing & Cloud Computing (day 4)
๐Ÿค– Artificial Intelligence (day 5)
๐Ÿ“ณ Process Automation, Blockchain & IoT (day 6)

Plus:

๐Ÿ’ก Wrap-up and Raffle (day 7)
๐ŸŽ Announcement of Winners (day 8)

Day 1: ๐Ÿš€ Introduction to Decisively Digital

Day 2: ๐Ÿ’ป Digital Culture & Modern Work

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Thank you fellow Microsofties, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022

โค My dear fellow Microsofties, I have learned a lot from you and would like to thank you for the great teamwork, it was a lot of fun! This year I was able to achieve an incredible amount thanks to your support and the omnipresent growth mindset at Microsoft.

๐Ÿ”ฌ We took mixed reality to a new level for our life sciences customers (such as Ottobock), making the world more inclusive and healthier.

๐Ÿ“š As you may know, I love to write. I was able to finish two book projects: for the book Decisively Digital, I interviewed 24 thought leaders on Digital Transformation. We also finished the German-language book Datenvisualisierung mit Power BI.

๐ŸŽ“ I graduated from the Technical Leadership Development Program (TLDP), a sort of mini MBA with next-gen tech focus.

๐Ÿ‘พ Together with over 40 colleagues, we won an award at Microsoft Global Hackathon, the world’s largest privately-organized hackathon. Patent pending.

๐ŸŽ„ Now it’s really time for some reflective days. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you! I’m sure 2022 will be a blast…

15,000 Followers on Twitter!

My Twitter profile when reaching 15,000 followers. Thank you very much!
My Twitter profile when reaching 15,000 followers. Thank you very much!

Just over 2 months after my new book Decisively Digital became a #1 New Release on Amazon, and shortly after the newspaper article about my data journey, I have now reached the 15,000 follower mark on Twitter.

I am overwhelmed and delighted that my shared content on data and digital strategy is attracting so much interest.

Thank you all so much!