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November 2018 TD Authors: What's on Your Bookshelf?

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Contributors to the November 2018 issue of TD magazine offer their book recommendations.

John McDermott
The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human by Jonathan Gottschall
This book explores the theory and practice of storytelling and how stories impact our lives and our thinking. Gottschall presents both the art and science of stories.


Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte
Duarte looks at the structure of stories and links that to presentations. This book has great examples and ideas.

Interactive Storytelling by Sivasailam Thiagarajan
There is more to storytelling than just standing there talking. Thiagi shows how to make stories engaging and interactive.

Marilyn A. Feldstein
In My Wildest Dreams: Simple Steps to a Fabulous Life by Gail Blanke
It's wonderful to share in others' dreams while observing how they create and live their career passions.

Hard Won Wisdom by Fawn Germer
It’s inspiring to learn from other women, and we don’t have to make the same mistakes.

Broad Influence by Jay Newton-Small
It’s refreshing to learn that we can be on different sides and still work together to accomplish great things for women.

Paul Signorelli
Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina
This is a fun, engaging reminder of how one of the most important tools in our trade works: the brain of a learner.


The Adult Learner by Malcolm Knowles, Elwood Holton III, and Richard Swanson
This serves as a well-researched reminder to keep our learners at the center of our talent-development efforts.

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter Brown, Henry Roediger III, and Mark McDaniel
A well-researched, evidence-based approach to learning.

How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens by Benedict Carey
A first-rate resource that further helps us understand how the brain of a learner works.

Millennials, Goldfish & Other raining Misconceptions: Debunking Learning Myths and Superstitions by Clark Quinn
It questions much of what talent development professionals might mistakenly take for granted, and suggests how we can better serve our learners and the organizations with which we work.

Revolutionize Learning & Development: Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age by Clark Quinn
This is a first-rate manifesto for better doing what we do in our work as talent development professionals

About the Author

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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