Book Title : Good Charts

good charts

Release Date : 2016-04-26
ISBN Code : 9781633690714
Book Author : Scott Berinato
Book Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press
Total Pages : 264

Book Summary :

Dataviz—the new language of business A good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of information and ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication. For a long time “dataviz” was left to specialists—data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new generation of tools and massive amounts of available data make it easy for anyone to create visualizations that communicate ideas far more effectively than generic spreadsheet charts ever could. What’s more, building good charts is quickly becoming a need-to-have skill for managers. If you’re not doing it, other managers are, and they’re getting noticed for it and getting credit for contributing to your company’s success. In Good Charts, dataviz maven Scott Berinato provides an essential guide to how visualization works and how to use this new language to impress and persuade. Dataviz today is where spreadsheets and word processors were in the early 1980s—on the cusp of changing how we work. Berinato lays out a system for thinking visually and building better charts through a process of talking, sketching, and prototyping. This book is much more than a set of static rules for making visualizations. It taps into both well-established and cutting-edge research in visual perception and neuroscience, as well as the emerging field of visualization science, to explore why good charts (and bad ones) create “feelings behind our eyes.” Along the way, Berinato also includes many engaging vignettes of dataviz pros, illustrating the ideas in practice. Good Charts will help you turn plain, uninspiring charts that merely present information into smart, effective visualizations that powerfully convey ideas.

Book Title : Good Charts for Persuasive Presentations

good charts for persuasive presentations

Release Date : 2017-04-25
ISBN Code : 9781633694064
Book Author : Scott Berinato
Book Publisher : Harvard Business Press
Total Pages : 520

Book Summary :

The right visual revealed at the right time can turn an unremarkable presentation into a resonant, emotional experience. This two-book collection provides you with the tools you need to craft and deliver presentations that will impress your audience, increase your influence in your organization, and advance your career. Good Charts: The HBR Guide to Making Smarter, More Persuasive Data Visualizations shows how a good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of information and ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication. For a long time "dataviz" was left to specialists--data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new generation of tools and massive amounts of available data make it easy for anyone to create visualizations that communicate ideas far more effectively than generic spreadsheet charts ever could. What's more, building good charts is quickly becoming a need-to-have skill for managers. If you're not doing it, other managers are, and they're getting noticed for it and getting credit for contributing to your company's success. In Good Charts, dataviz maven Scott Berinato provides an essential guide to how visualization works and how to use this new language to impress and persuade. Dataviz today is where spreadsheets and word processors were in the early 1980s—on the cusp of changing how we work. Berinato lays out a system for thinking visually and building better charts through a process of talking, sketching, and prototyping. This book is much more than a set of static rules for making visualizations. It taps into both well-established and cutting-edge research in visual perception and neuroscience, as well as the emerging field of visualization science, to explore why good charts (and bad ones) create "feelings behind our eyes." Along the way, Berinato also includes many engaging vignettes of dataviz pros, illustrating the ideas in practice. Good Charts will help you turn plain, uninspiring charts that merely present information into smart, effective visualizations that powerfully convey ideas. HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations will teach you to how to take the pain out of presentations. Terrified of speaking in front of a group? Or simply looking to polish your skills? No matter where you are on the spectrum, this guide will give you the confidence and the tools you need to get results. Written by presentation expert Nancy Duarte, the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations will help you: (1) Win over tough crowds, (2) Organize a coherent narrative, (3) Create powerful messages and visuals, (4) Connect with and engage your audience, (5) Show people why your ideas matter to them, and (6) Strike the right tone, in any situation.

Book Title : Good Charts Workbook

good charts workbook

Release Date : 2018-11-06
ISBN Code : 9781633696181
Book Author : Scott Berinato
Book Publisher : Harvard Business Press
Total Pages : 144

Book Summary :

Are you ready to create your own "good charts"--data visualizations that more effectively communicate your ideas and research and that advance your career? The original Good Charts has changed the dataviz and management landscape by helping readers understand how to think visually, and by laying out a process for creating powerful data visualizations. Since its publication, the market has consistently demanded more practical content and tools to help people in all kinds of enterprises gain the skills they need to get started. The Good Charts Workbook extends the usefulness of Good Charts by putting theory into practice and helping readers to apply its principles. Author, HBR editor, and dataviz expert Scott Berinato leads you, step-by-step, through several example datasets and basic charts, providing space for users to practice the Good Charts talk-sketch-prototype process for improving those charts. Users are prompted at each step with reminders and hints about how to proceed. Examples will include a "Discussion Key" showing how to approach the challenge and why. Each challenge focuses on a different, common visualization problem such as simplification, storytelling, creating conceptual charts, and many others. Good Charts Workbook is the must-have complement to Good Charts, helping you become more sophisticated in understanding the dataviz around you and more effective in using dataviz to make your case.

Book Title : Great Companies Great Charts

great companies great charts

Release Date : 2004-05
ISBN Code : 9780595312757
Book Author : Andy Dunn
Book Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages : 132

Book Summary :

Investment | Stock Trading Screen For Winners, Hold Them Longer, Realize Higher Returns Great Companies, Great Charts Great Companies, Great Charts is a simple and logical approach to stock trading that can help you beat the indexes and achieve great returns. Andy Dunn teaches you his trend-following, self-disciplined trading style. Dunn uses online stock-screening tools to find fundamentally excellent companies with technically attractive charts. This double-barreled approach identifies stocks more likely to grow at a faster rate than the market. Great Companies, Great Charts covers the investment process, including how to: Scan for the best stocks Enter trades with buy stops Exit trades with sell stops Protect equity with trailing stops Adjust for volatility with the trading range Reduce risk with portfolio allocation

Book Title : Graphing Statistics Data

graphing statistics data

Release Date : 1996-06-25
ISBN Code : 0761905995
Book Author : Anders Wallgren
Book Publisher : SAGE
Total Pages : 94

Book Summary :

How can you present or organize your statistical or numerical data so that it is accessible and meaningful for your readers or audience? Graphing Statistics & Data introduces the technique and art of producing good charts. Carefully written with many examples and illustrations, the book begins with an introduction to the building blocks of charts (axes, scales, and patterns) and then describes each step involved in creating effective and easy-to-read charts. Throughout the book, the authors use numerous examples of real data as a basis of the maps and charts. They also include a chapter that shows step-by-step how to work from the data to the finished chart. Practical textual information serves as a guide for executing each stage of preparing a chart or graph.

Book Title : 101 Excel 2013 Tips Tricks and Timesavers

101 excel 2013 tips tricks and timesavers

Release Date : 2013-06-10
ISBN Code : 9781118642320
Book Author : John Walkenbach
Book Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 312

Book Summary :

Get the most out of Excel 2013 with this exceptional advice from Mr. Spreadsheet himself! Excel 2013 is excellent, but there's lots to learn to truly excel at Excel! In this latest addition to his popular Mr. Spreadsheet's Bookshelf series, John Walkenbach, aka "Mr. Spreadsheet," shares new and exciting ways to accomplish and master all of your spreadsheet tasks. From taming the Ribbon bar to testing and tables, creating custom functions, and overcoming "impossible" charts, mixing nesting limits, and more, 101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers will save you time and help you avoid common spreadsheet stumbling blocks. Reveals ways to maximize the power of Excel to create robust applications Draws on John Walkenbach's years of experience using Excel and writing more than 50 books Shares tips and tricks for dealing with function arguments, creating add-ins, using UserForms, working with dynamic chart data, and changing data entry orientation Provides shortcuts and helpful techniques for sorting more than three columns, entering fake data for testing purposes, and setting up powerful pivot tables 101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers is packed with information that you need to know in order to confidently and seamlessly master the challenges that come with using Excel!

Book Title : Excel 2013 Charts and Graphs

excel 2013 charts and graphs

Release Date : 2013-02-20
ISBN Code : 9780133259513
Book Author : Bill Jelen
Book Publisher : Que Publishing
Total Pages : 464

Book Summary :

Use Excel 2013’s radically revamped charting and graphing tools to communicate more clearly, powerfully, and quickly… so you drive your message home, and get the decisions and actions you’re looking for! This book reveals data visualization techniques you won’t find anywhere else and shows you how to use Excel 2013 to create designer-quality charts and graphs that stand out from the crowd. It will help you make the most of new features ranging from Power View to Recommended Charts, and instantly share your insights with anyone, anywhere–even on the Web and social networks. Learning advanced Excel techniques has never been easier. You’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions, real-world examples and case studies, and more than a dozen YouTube videos, straight from MrExcel! • Create stunning data visualizations instantly with Excel 2013’s new Recommended Charts • Use charts to instantly reveal trends, differences, and relationships • Map your data with Excel 2013, MapPoint, and the new GeoFlow add-in • Quickly generate combo charts that once required complex, frustrating procedures • Use sparklines to imbue worksheets with more context and insight • Highlight and clarify the meaning of data with DataBars, color scales, icon sets, and other conditional formatting tools • Post charts to Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, directly from Excel • Build stock charts that help you make smarter investments • Solve “non-standard” problems such as noncontiguous data or custom data sequences • Generate new charts automatically with Excel VBA • Uncover visual tricks that people use to lie with Excel About MrExcel Library: Every book in the MrExcel Library pinpoints a specific set of crucial Excel tasks and presents focused skills and examples for performing them rapidly and effectively. Selected by Bill Jelen, Microsoft Excel MVP and mastermind behind the leading Excel solutions website MrExcel.com, these books will: • Dramatically increase your productivity–saving you 50 hours a year or more • Present proven, creative strategies for solving real-world problems • Show you how to get great results, no matter how much data you have • Help you avoid critical mistakes that even experienced users make

Book Title : Data Fluency

data fluency

Release Date : 2014-10-10
ISBN Code : 9781118851005
Book Author : Zach Gemignani
Book Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 288

Book Summary :

A dream come true for those looking to improve their data fluency Analytical data is a powerful tool for growing companies, but what good is it if it hides in the shadows? Bring your data to the forefront with effective visualization and communication approaches, and let Data Fluency: Empowering Your Organization with Effective Communication show you the best tools and strategies for getting the job done right. Learn the best practices of data presentation and the ways that reporting and dashboards can help organizations effectively gauge performance, identify areas for improvement, and communicate results. Topics covered in the book include data reporting and communication, audience and user needs, data presentation tools, layout and styling, and common design failures. Those responsible for analytics, reporting, or BI implementation will find a refreshing take on data and visualization in this resource, as will report, data visualization, and dashboard designers. Conquer the challenge of making valuable data approachable and easy to understand Develop unique skills required to shape data to the needs of different audiences Full color book links to bonus content at juiceanalytics.com Written by well-known and highly esteemed authors in the data presentation community Data Fluency: Empowering Your Organization with Effective Communication focuses on user experience, making reports approachable, and presenting data in a compelling, inspiring way. The book helps to dissolve the disconnect between your data and those who might use it and can help make an impact on the people who are most affected by data. Use Data Fluency today to develop the skills necessary to turn data into effective displays for decision-making.

Book Title : The Good Humor Man

the good humor man

Release Date : 2009-04-15
ISBN Code : 9781616960759
Book Author : Andrew Fox
Book Publisher : Tachyon Publications
Total Pages : 282

Book Summary :

In this satiric romp inspired by Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, set in 2041, government-sanctioned vigilantes—the Good Humor Men—ruthlessly patrol the streets, immolating all fattening food products as illegal contraband. A pound of real chocolate is worth more on the black market than a kilo of cocaine. Evil “nutraceutical” company MannaSantos controls the food market with genetically modified products, such as “Leanie Lean” meats. But the craze for svelte healthfulness has reached a critical turning point, as a mysterious wasting plague threatens to starve all of humanity. A lone ex-plastic surgeon and founding Good Humor Man, whose father performed a secret liposuction surgery on Elvis Presley, holds the key to humanity’s future. In a mad dash to retrieve his family heirloom—the mortal remains of the King’s belly fat—Dr. Louis Shmalzberg becomes entangled with a civil servant of questionable motives, an acquisitive assassin from a wealthy Caliphate, a power-mad preacher evangelizing anorexia, a beautiful young woman addicted to liposuction, and a homicidal clone from a MannaSantos experiment gone terribly wrong. Can Elvis save the world sixty-four years after his death?

Book Title : Charts for a Theology of Evangelism

charts for a theology of evangelism

Release Date : 2007-07-01
ISBN Code : 9781433671272
Book Author : Thomas P. Johnston
Book Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages : 160

Book Summary :

Like no other book before it, Charts for a Theology of Evangelism gathers ninety-three unique charts based on author Thomas P. Johnston’s twenty-three years of practicing and teaching personal evangelism. This excellent classroom, preaching, or personal study resource features nine major sections, and each chart from "The Urgencies that Drive Evangelism" to "Five Interpretations of ‘Salt’ in Matthew 5-13" to "Biblical Stages in Theological Drift," includes an explanation and contextual set-up from the author.

Book Title : Charts Graphs

charts graphs

Release Date : 2012-12-06
ISBN Code : 9789401179003
Book Author : D. Simmonds
Book Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 93

Book Summary :

This book has been compiled by professional members interesting journey. If this initial and fleeting moment, of the Institute of Medical and Biological Illustration. It in which the eye 'questions' the object is lost the data is intended as a guide for persons preparing charts and or information may be shunned for ever as being graphs for publication or teaching slides by listing and boring. Good design aids the selection of a prime point describing some of the major limitations which must be and assists the journey all the way to its conclusion. observed if the visual presentation of data is to be Even tables can be made interesting by applying some legible and easily comprehended. The application of of the principles described in this book. standards to the production of medical and biological graphics is long overdue and it is hoped that this book An illegible or badly designed illustration antagonizes will not only help the amateur who is preparing his or the reader or viewer and can thus be a serious her own illustrations, but that it will also serve as a disadvantage to its author. A bad reputation is always reminder to the professional illustrator. We hope also hard to lose. It is most important to realize right from the that the publication of these standards might en start that legibility in one form does not automatically courage the editors of journals to standardize on their imply legibility in another.

Book Title : iWork 09 The Missing Manual

iwork 09 the missing manual

Release Date : 2009-04-23
ISBN Code : 9780596555733
Book Author : Josh Clark
Book Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages : 890

Book Summary :

With iWork '09, Apple's productivity applications have come of age. Unfortunately, their user guides are stuck in infancy. That's where iWork '09: The Missing Manual comes in. This book quickly guides you through everything you need to know about the Pages word-processor, the Numbers spreadsheet, and the Keynote presentation program that Al Gore and Steve Jobs made famous. Friendly and entertaining, iWork '09: The Missing Manual gives you crystal-clear and jargon-free explanations of iWork's capabilities, its advantages over similar programs -- and its limitations. You'll see these programs through an objective lens that shows you which features work well and which don't. With this book, you will: Produce stunning documents and cinema-quality digital presentations Take advantage of Mac OS X's advanced typography and graphics capabilities Learn how to use the collection of themes and templates included with iWork Get undocumented tips, tricks, and secrets for each program Integrate with other iLife programs to use photos, audio, and video clips Learn why iWork is the topic most requested by Missing Manual fans. One of the few sources available on Apple's incredible suite of programs, iWork '09: The Missing Manual will help you get the best performance out of Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and more in no time.

Book Title : Stock Market Trading for Beginners

stock market trading for beginners

Release Date : 2014-01-20
ISBN Code : 9781491885345
Book Author : Irvin Tarr
Book Publisher : AuthorHouse
Total Pages : 80

Book Summary :

Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing This bit of wisdom comes from the most successful investor the world has ever known – Warren Buffet (Otherwise known as, “The oracle of Omaha”) This book was written to give the non-professional trader a better chance to be successful and save them the crippling cost of entering the market in a wild and undisciplined manner. Above all, it can open the possibility for the readers to make gains beyond their wildest dreams. Whenever technical terms are first used in this book they are followed up by an explanation or definition of that term. In this guide the author has avoided using abbreviations except when they are used frequently or have been repeated many times previously. A dictionary of the more common technical words used in stock market Jargon can be found in the appendix. How to find all the others can also be found in the book. Explanations are in plain English. A dash of humor and fun is included. Don’t ask why when there seems to be a bit of magic here and there.

Book Title : Weather Forecasting for Aeronautics

weather forecasting for aeronautics

Release Date : 2014-05-12
ISBN Code : 9781483258607
Book Author : Joseph J. George
Book Publisher : Academic Press
Total Pages : 684

Book Summary :

Weather Forecasting for Aeronautics provides forecasters and pilots wanting to study more about the art and science of predicting weather with the essential aids and methods for making practical application of their knowledge of the fundamentals of the science of meteorology. The publication first underscores the forecast problem, construction of the prognostic pressure chart, and prediction of cyclogenesis. Discussions focus on forecasting information concerning new cyclogenesis, making operational and planning forecasts, cyclogenesis off the east coast of Asia, application of weather forecasts to operational problems, and cyclogenesis in the eastern United States. The text then ponders on forecasting the movement, deepening, and filling of cyclones and movement of anticyclones in North America. The manuscript takes a look at the movement of cold lows at the 500-millibar level and their influence on surface lows, displacement of surface cold fronts, and warm frontal analysis and movement. Topics include movement of warm fronts, identification and location of warm fronts, East Coast wedge type, and warm frontogenesis. The text then examines the movement of tropical cyclones, prediction of very low ceiling and fogs, and prediction of severe weather. The publication is a dependable reference for weather forecasters and pilots.

Book Title : Chart Patterns

chart patterns

Release Date : 2010-05-13
ISBN Code : 9780470883266
Book Author : Bruce M. Kamich
Book Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 208

Book Summary :

The Bloomberg Market Essentials: Technical Analysis series covers the key elements of the most widely used technical analysis tools. Using these fast-track resources, traders can come up to speed quickly on each method—what it is, how it works, and how to use it. The third book in this series, Chart Patterns, gives traders the first step toward applying one of the oldest and most widely used tools in the market. Flags, head-and-shoulders patterns, double bottoms, and more are detailed to help the trader know when a breakout is coming or when a trend is continuing. Bruce Kamich is a highly respected voice in the technical analysis community, coauthoring the widely read Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Daily Technical Market Letter publication.

Book Title : Agile

agile

Release Date : 2014-04-03
ISBN Code : 9783319051550
Book Author : Bertrand Meyer
Book Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 170

Book Summary :

Are you attracted by the promises of agile methods but put off by the fanaticism of many agile texts? Would you like to know which agile techniques work, which ones do not matter much, and which ones will harm your projects? Then you need Agile!: the first exhaustive, objective review of agile principles, techniques and tools. Agile methods are one of the most important developments in software over the past decades, but also a surprising mix of the best and the worst. Until now every project and developer had to sort out the good ideas from the bad by themselves. This book spares you the pain. It offers both a thorough descriptive presentation of agile techniques and a perceptive analysis of their benefits and limitations. Agile! serves first as a primer on agile development: one chapter each introduces agile principles, roles, managerial practices, technical practices and artifacts. A separate chapter analyzes the four major agile methods: Extreme Programming, Lean Software, Scrum and Crystal. The accompanying critical analysis explains what you should retain and discard from agile ideas. It is based on Meyer’s thorough understanding of software engineering, and his extensive personal experience of programming and project management. He highlights the limitations of agile methods as well as their truly brilliant contributions — even those to which their own authors do not do full justice. Three important chapters precede the core discussion of agile ideas: an overview, serving as a concentrate of the entire book; a dissection of the intellectual devices used by agile authors; and a review of classical software engineering techniques, such as requirements analysis and lifecycle models, which agile methods criticize. The final chapters describe the precautions that a company should take during a transition to agile development and present an overall assessment of agile ideas. This is the first book to discuss agile methods, beyond the brouhaha, in the general context of modern software engineering. It is a key resource for projects that want to combine the best of established results and agile innovations.

Book Title : Basic Statistics for Social Research

basic statistics for social research

Release Date : 2012-11-15
ISBN Code : 9781118234150
Book Author : Robert A. Hanneman
Book Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 560

Book Summary :

A core statistics text that emphasizes logical inquiry, not math Basic Statistics for Social Research teaches core general statistical concepts and methods that all social science majors must master to understand (and do) social research. Its use of mathematics and theory are deliberately limited, as the authors focus on the use of concepts and tools of statistics in the analysis of social science data, rather than on the mathematical and computational aspects. Research questions and applications are taken from a wide variety of subfields in sociology, and each chapter is organized around one or more general ideas that are explained at its beginning and then applied in increasing detail in the body of the text. Each chapter contains instructive features to aid students in understanding and mastering the various statistical approaches presented in the book, including: Learning objectives Check quizzes after many sections and an answer key at the end of the chapter Summary Key terms End-of-chapter exercises SPSS exercises (in select chapters) Ancillary materials for both the student and the instructor are available and include a test bank for instructors and downloadable video tutorials for students.