DataMustRead Book Club Pick: Discover the Art of Data Visualization with Show Me the Numbers

Discover the Art of Data Visualization with Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten
Discover the Art of Data Visualization with Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten

This month’s #DataMustRead book club selection is Show Me the Numbers (Amazon) by Stephen Few. In my ongoing mission to explore and share the most insightful resources in the field of data, I’ve chosen this exceptional guide on how to effectively present quantitative information.

Data Visualization with Show Me the Numbers

Data visualization is an essential skill in today’s data-driven world. It’s about translating complex data into an easy-to-understand visual format that helps us make sense of the numbers and tell compelling stories. It’s an area I’ve explored in my own recent book, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Power BI (Amazon).

Show Me the Numbers is a master class in the principles and practices of data visualization. It’s an ideal guide for anyone involved in communicating with numbers – whether you’re a business professional, analyst, researcher, or student. And if you’re a fan of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Power BI, you’ll find Show Me the Numbers a complementary read.

Gleaning Insights from Data

The book starts with the basics, explaining the types of data and which tables or graphs are best for communicating them. But it doesn’t stop there. It builds on these insights by delving into more creative elements of data visualization. The beauty of this book is its broad appeal – it’s as accessible to beginners as it is enlightening to seasoned data professionals.

Stephen Few is a renowned expert in the field of data visualization, and his expertise shines through in this book. He shows us how to choose the right chart type, how to use color and text effectively, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Throughout the book, he supports his teachings with relevant examples and exercises that allow readers to apply the concepts to their own data.

Show Me the Numbers: A Practical Approach to Data Visualization

Show Me the Numbers is refreshingly practical. It offers sensible advice that you can apply directly to your work using modern tools and practices. Unlike some books that present unusual and pretty charts for unusual cases, Show Me the Numbers focuses on functional, effective visualization techniques that can be used in real-world scenarios.

One of the most appreciated aspects of this book, as mentioned in several reviews, is its readability. Even the statistical explanations are simple, yet accurate. It’s a technical book that you can comfortably read in your backyard and relax with while learning valuable skills.

Join the #DataMustRead Book Club

In conclusion, Show Me the Numbers is a highly recommended read for anyone interested in data visualization. It’s a book that takes the wisdom of classic authors in the field and builds on it with practical, up-to-date advice.

Ready to dive in? Order your copy of Show Me the Numbers and support both me and the author. Join the #DataMustRead book club, share your thoughts, and let’s continue our journey to master the world of data together!

Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn for more insights into the world of data visualization. As always, happy reading, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section of this LinkedIn post or with a reply on this Twitter thread.

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Discover the Power of Honest Data Visualization: Elevate Your Data Storytelling Skills with The Truthful Art

Truthful Art, The: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication
Truthful Art, The: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication

Welcome to the #datamustread book club, where we dive into the world of data with compelling and informative reads. This month, I’ve chosen a book that will revolutionize the way you approach data visualization: The Truthful Art by Alberto Cairo. In this blog post, I’ll provide you with an in-depth look at the book and its valuable lessons, as well as examples and anecdotes that demonstrate its relevance to data enthusiasts like you.

Unleashing the Storytelling Potential of Data

The Truthful Art delves into the principles and practices of data visualization, teaching you how to create graphical representations of information that are both effective and honest. By viewing data visualization as a tool for communication, the book emphasizes its potential to convey stories, arguments, and insights to a diverse audience.

A Comprehensive Guide to Data Visualization

This book provides readers with a deep understanding of data analysis, design, storytelling, and the ethical and practical challenges that accompany working with data. Throughout the book, Alberto draws from his experience as a journalist, professor, and consultant to offer practical advice and insights on creating and evaluating data visualizations.

Real-World Examples and Exercises with „The Truthful Art“

What sets The Truthful Art apart from other data visualization resources is its use of real-world examples and exercises. The book goes beyond theoretical concepts by demonstrating how to apply these ideas to your own projects. This hands-on approach ensures that you can readily implement the techniques you learn, making your data visualizations more effective and honest.

A Manifesto for the Truthful Art of Data Communication

The Truthful Art is more than just a guide to data visualization. It’s a call to action, urging readers to think critically and creatively about data and communicate their findings in a clear and compelling way. The book challenges you to reflect on your biases and assumptions and to consider the ethical implications of your work.

Don’t Miss This Essential Read for Data Enthusiasts

If you’re passionate about data visualization and want to take your skills to the next level, The Truthful Art is a must-read. By offering valuable insights, practical examples, and a focus on ethics, this book is an essential resource for anyone who wants to use data to inform, persuade, or inspire others.

Ready to dive into The Truthful Art and transform your approach to data visualization? Order your copy of The Truthful Art today and support both me and the author in our quest to spread the power of honest data visualization.

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section of this LinkedIn post or with a reply on this Twitter thread. Stay connected with me on Twitter and LinkedIn, and don’t forget to explore my new book, Teach Yourself Visually Power BI.

Decisively Digital is the #1 Best-Selling Digital Transformation Book on Amazon

Decisively Digital is an Amazon Best Seller. Experience a completely rewired perspective on digital transformation with 'Decisively Digital', a book that intricately navigates the complexities of today's technological landscape.
Experience a completely rewired perspective on digital transformation with Decisively Digital, a book that intricately navigates the complexities of today’s technological landscape.

It’s been an incredible start to the year, and I’m overjoyed to announce that my book, Decisively Digital, has reached a significant milestone. It has risen to become the #1 bestselling book in the computer and technology industry on Amazon. This achievement is not only a personal victory but a reflection of the growing interest and need for knowledge in the field of digital transformation.

Navigating Digital Transformation with Decisively Digital

When I embarked on the journey of writing Decisively Digital, I was driven by a strong belief in the power of digital transformation. I was eager to share my wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience on how organizations, regardless of size or industry, can leverage digital technologies to drive growth and achieve unprecedented success.

I had the unique opportunity to conduct insightful interviews with thought leaders across industries, delving deep into the strategies and methodologies that have propelled them to the forefront of digital innovation. These conversations weren’t just enlightening, they were transformative, providing a holistic view of digital transformation that goes beyond the surface layers.

Empowering Readers in the Digital Age: A Rewired Approach

My vision for Decisively Digital has always been clear: to serve as a beacon of knowledge and inspiration for readers seeking to navigate the complexities of the digital age. The book is designed to empower you, giving you the tools and insights you need to harness the full potential of technology for your business or organization, effectively rewiring your approach to digital challenges.

As we stand at the crossroads of a digital revolution, Decisively Digital aims to be more than just a book. It is a guide, a companion, and a catalyst for change, encouraging readers to embrace digital transformation and drive innovation within their own spheres of influence. With a rewired mindset, you can unlock unprecedented opportunities and forge ahead confidently in this ever-evolving digital landscape.

A heartfelt thank you

I am deeply grateful for the overwhelming support that Decisively Digital has received. This accomplishment is not mine alone; it is a testament to the power of community, collaboration, and the indomitable spirit of innovation that resides within all of us.

I extend my heartfelt thanks to every reader, supporter, and advocate of Decisively Digital. It is your belief in the book’s message, and your commitment to advancing digital transformation, that has brought us to this remarkable milestone.

Join the Digital Transformation Movement

As we celebrate this achievement, I invite you to spread the word about Decisively Digital. Share your thoughts, experiences, and insights with the broader community. Together, we can continue to foster a culture of innovation, learning, and transformative growth.

Feel free to share this post, recommend the book to your network, and engage in conversations about digital transformation. Let’s continue to empower and inspire each other on this journey to a digitally savvy future:

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 (➡️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:

💻 Digital Culture & Modern Work (day 2)
📊 Data Democracy & Analytics (day 3)
☁️ Big Data Processing & Cloud Computing (day 4)
🤖 Artificial Intelligence (day 5)
📳 Process Automation, Blockchain & IoT (day 6)


💡 Wrap-up and Raffle (day 7)
🎁 Announcement of Winners (day 8)

Day 1: 🚀 Introduction to Decisively Digital

Day 2: 💻 Digital Culture & Modern Work

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Decisively Digital is nominated for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2021

The publisher of Decisively Digital, Wiley, has informed me that our book is now officially nominated for the prestigious Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2021.

The nomination itself is a very big achievement. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that we win this award!

Thank you, everyone, for making this possible — and for the uplifting and inspiring words: