101 books to dive into this summer: A reading list

Editor’s note: Okay so this is a mega list but worthy of a scan as it has been compiled by TED speakers and offers a broad range of topics and styles.

Did technology kill the book or give it new life?

Editor’s note: You go to conferences and hear people talk about the likes of Kodak – killed off by technological innovation. It has been said that books would got he same way but they haven’t. The story of how print and tech work together is interesting – the devil is in the detail!

Books worth reading, recommended by Bill Gates, Susan Cain and more

Editor’s note: TED Talks speakers share the books that are in their domain that are worth reading. This looks like an amazing reading list covering creativity, design, happiness and much more . . .

The best psychology books of 2013

Editor’s note: The British Psychology Society recommends the best psychology books of the year.

The books that inspire America’s CEOs

Editor’s note: Useful list of books. if your CEO is reading them, then maybe worth having a look too . . .

8 awesome books on algorithms and big data

Editor’s note: Does what it says on the tin. Get up to speed on big data with this reading list.

E-books could be the future of social media

Editor’s note: A look at the Readmill app that turns every book into a social network. Could this be the future of ebooks? And how could L&D use this approach to content?

Three brainy books reviewed

Editor’s note: The elearning coach reviews three books on neuroscience and cognition.

Social science insights for HR and L&D – a reading list

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Following on from Dr John McGurk’s recent webinar on social science insights for HR, we share the reading list from the webinar. The list falls into the following five categories: Economics 50 Economics Ideas You Really Need to Know: your really need to know, Edmund Conway Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness, Richard […]

Subjective impressions do not mirror online reading effort: concurrent EEG-eyetracking evidence from the reading of books and digital media

Editor’s note: Older people tend to dislike e-readers, but expend less cognitive effort using them than when reading real books. This research looks into how we perform as readers across different devices.

Neural networking: online social content easier to recall than printed info

Editor’s note: Recollecting Facebook posts is easier than recalling the same information in a book. It also takes less effort to remember posted patter than someone’s face, according to new research.

Open collections program: reading, choosing books

Editor’s note: So how did Victorians deal with the fire hose of information that was the explosion in book publishing?

What’s informing your thinking: the CIPD’s John McGurk

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Kickstarting a new series on What’s informing your thinking? we ask learning professionals to share new influences on their current thinking. Our aim is to highlight new influencers on L&D. First up is the CIPD’s learning and talent development advisor John McGurk. John’s work spans L&D and HR strategy. You can find John on Twitter […]