Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 10 minutes every week – about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on i Heart Radio, if you’re interested in hearing more of me blathering away about what’s going on in the digital world. I’m really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.
This week we discussed:
- Let’s take a look at five new business and/or technology books that everyone should be checking out (or that will make a great gift for the upcoming holiday season) – all of the descriptions below are from the book publishers:
- The Jackass Whisperer – Scott and Alison Stratten – “A rallying cry for everyone tired of keyboard commandos and people who use speakerphones in open plan offices, The Jackass Whisperer is your guide to dealing with the worst people on earth. Jackasses are those who make our lives needlessly harder. They drive too slowly in the fast lane and too quickly in the slow lane, reply all, heat up fish in the microwave at work and share way too much information about their cleanse on Facebook. They live in our homes, work in our offices and shop at our stores. Jackasses are among us, and we have some bad news for you: if you can’t spot the Jackass at the (enter literally any place on the planet), then the Jackass is you.”
- Think. Do. Say – Ron Tite – “People today are inundated with non-stop content, broken promises, endless product extensions-and pressure from articles titled, ‘The 7 Things That Successful People Do Every Day.’ They don’t know where to look or who to trust. So how do you win their time, and their confidence? From renowned advertising creative director Ron Tite comes a powerful approach to cutting through the noise-three words: Think. Do. Say. Ditch the jargon, and start making good things happen for you and your organization.”
- DataStory – Nancy Duarte – “DataStory teaches you the most effective ways to turn your data into narratives that blend the power of language, numbers, and graphics. This book is not about visualizing data, there are plenty of books covering that. Instead, you’ll learn how to transform numbers into narratives to drive action.“
- You Are Awesome – Neil Pasricha – “We’re living in an era with highest-ever rates of longevity, education, and wealth. Cars drive us home as our phones entertain us before we arrive to food delivered to the front door. We have it all! But there’s just one side eﬀect. We no longer have the tools to handle failure…or even perceived failure. We are turning into an army of porcelain dolls. What do we desperately need to learn? Resilience. Because the truth is, you really are awesome.”
- Because Internet – Gretchen McCulloch – A Montrealer! “Because Internet is for anyone who’s ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message or wondered where memes come from. It’s the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that’s a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are.”
- App of the Week: GoodReads.
You can also listen in via I Heart Radio.