This week’s #MakeOverMonday is in the books (so to speak). I have not read any of James Patterson’s books, but he is a prolific author. I created a simple vertical bar chart. To help validate my data, I used a list of books written by Mr. Patterson to compare the data against, and included the […]

Bill Gates’ is know for his appetite for reading. He is known to read at least one book every week. His passion for reading ranges from fiction to non-fiction, business to biographies, memoirs to science fiction. In Mr. Gates own words, You don’t start getting old until you stop learning…every book teaches me something new […]

First published in 1865, this fantastical story was all inspired by one ordinary 10-year-old girl named Alice Liddell (photo, above). The young mathematician Charles Dodgson (better known as Lewis Carroll) had a wild imagination and loved telling outlandish tales that his adult friends just couldn’t appreciate. Alice and her two sisters, however, were absorbed in […]

It’s important to never judge a book by its cover, but how do you evaluate it? It all starts by opening to the first page and reading the first line. The first line is the author’s chance to make a first impression and to capture the imagination of the reader, and the very best books […]

Readers: When I was a young lad, before all this fancy technology existed to tell and show me the wonders of our world, I loved to look at the pictures and read the articles in the National Geographic. Launched in 1888, the National Geographic’s mission was to “reveal the wonders of history, popular science, and culture […]

Information Dashboard Design: Displaying data for at-a-glance monitoring, Second Edition, Stephen Few, $40.00 (U.S.), Analytics Press, 2013 The second edition of Stephen Few’s seminal book, Information Dashboard Design, will be released on August 15, 2013. I have been waiting for this book for some time and am very excited about its pending release. Here is a […]