#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:

📖 True or False by Cindy L. Otis
📖 Info We Trust by RJ Andrew
📖 Tools and Weapons by Brad Smith
📖 Data Science for Business by Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett
📖 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 this #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 The education system, which is the backbone of our future, is outdated.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: