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Shawee Recommends: Books!
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Shawee Recommends: Books!

Last Tuesday (April 23rd) we celebrated World Book Day! And, good readers that we are, we decided to share with you what the team here at Shawee have read lately.

The first “Shawee Recommends” of all time will increase your literature wishlist, but knowledge is always a good investment, right?

Our list it’s separated by categories, ok? Check it out:

Business:

Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur | Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

If you need a strategy to stand out among competitors in the digital environment, this is your book! The kind of reading that will help you not only deal better with obstacles but also plan better your steps in the media business universe.

Sprint: How To Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days
Jake Knapp | Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Nothing like receiving advice from successful professionals, right? Sprint is a method that was created by designer Jake Knapp while he worked on Google. The technique was used (and still is!) to develop and test ideas in just 5 days.

Need to put an idea into practice, but don’t know where to start? Go deep into this book and find out!

Game Theory 101: The Complete Textbook
William Spaniel | Publisher: Game Theory 101: The Complete Textbook

Just like in any game, to have a strategy is very important to a business. This book challenges you to see the market as a game and, if you want to win, read it!

UX:

Design Social Interfaces
Christian Crumlish e Erin Malone | Publisher: Editora O’Reilly

One more writing by experts, this time by the same creators of Yahoo’s Design Pattern Library. This book has more than 100 standards, principles, and advice for the common challenges in the life of those who decide to create a website.

Did you see yourself in this? Read!

Personal growth:

Business Model You: A One-Page Method For Reinventing Your Career
Alex Osterwalder e Yves Pigneur | Wiley

From the same “Business Model Generation” family we mentioned above, “Business Model You” introduces a one-page method for you to reinvent yourself as a professional and as a person!

Perfect for those who want to adapt their skills to the requirements of the market and/or for those looking for new career possibilities.

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
Jeff Sutherland | Publisher: Currency

In a world that seems more and more accelerated every day, we must keep up with it!

If you are looking for a more efficient way to manage any field of your life, Scrum is the technique you need. Institutions that have adopted the method have already registered surreal increases in productivity.

Presentations:

HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations
Nancy Duarte | Harvard Business Review Guides

If Harvard liked it, we like it too! With the Harvard Business Review quality label, this book is for those who suffer every time they need to public speak and present ideas.

It will give you the confidence you need to throw your projects for the world!

TED Talks: The official TED guide to public speaking
Chris Anderson | Publisher: Mariner Books

Don’t have problems with presentations, but want to improve your skills? Love the inspiring and incredible TED Talks lectures? This is the definitive guide for you to make presentations as good and unforgettable as them.

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
Timothy Ferriss | Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcour

If the phrase “a New York Times bestseller” does not entice you to read, maybe know something about the author will! Tim Ferriss has interviewed hundreds of guests on his podcast and collects over 200 million downloads!

The book is a compilation of tips he has received from the celebrities he interviewed and tested on his routine. Tim says the method helped him double his income, his flexibility, and his happiness. Oh! And this tip is from one of our C-levels…so…go for it!

Liked our recommendations? Send for that friend who needs to read more, tell us which of these you’ve read or if we need to add any more to the list.

“Shawee Recommends” will come back soon with more enriching tips from our team.

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