Another month is coming to an end. And for many parents, September has likely been a whirlwind, with back-to-school shopping, seeing kids off for their first day of school and coordinating extracurriculars. Perhaps all of this back-to-school prep is the reason why one of our most popular “Books to Read” this month is about helping to unleash children’s program developer potential.
In fact, a theme among two of our top three resources deals with helping others. Books and videos this month cover helping children with problem solving and critical thinking, and helping adults make changes.
So, if you haven’t already submerged yourself in this month’s top content, we certainly suggest diving in on your computer, tablet or cellphone.
September’s popular ‘Books to Read’:
- Swift iOS Programming for Kids, by Steffen D. Sommer and Jim Campagno
- How to Change Minds: The Art of Influence without Manipulation, by Rob Jolles
- Strategy by Design, a training video with IDEO Founder Tim Brown (Yes, a video is thrown into the mix)!
More on September’s ‘Books to Read’:
Ok, so saying “books” may be a little misleading! We have a slew of great business-related videos in our library, too. Strategy by Design, a training video with IDEO Founder Tim Brown, advocates for using the three stages of “design thinking” to create successful innovations. These innovations aren’t just successful, but they’re also desirable to consumers, technically feasible and viable from a business point of view.
So, what are the three stages of design thinking?
View Strategy by Design to find out how to best tackle these three stages to help build your greatest success yet.
Swift iOS Programming for Kids, by Steffen D. Sommer and Jim Campagno, helps you unleash your child’s developer potential through fun projects. In addition, the book helps kids learn how to create iOS apps in the Swift programming language.
Learning programming basics can help children gain confidence in problem solving. And, this book includes great visuals and projects to teach children to express their creativity. At the same time, they’ll learn to code and think critically about problem solving. No prior programming experience is needed!
People fundamentally fear change. So, persuade, don’t push! Rob Jolles, a salesman, father, friend and consultant, draws on his highly successful sales background and decades of research in How to Change Minds: The Art of Influence without Manipulation. In this book, Jolles outlines a simple, repeatable, predictable, and ethical process that will enable you to lead others to discover for themselves what (and why) they need to change.
Illustrated through a bevy of sometimes funny, sometimes moving, but always illuminating stories, Jolles’ advice helps you ensure that changing someone’s mind is never an act of coercion. Rather, it’s one of caring and compassion.
What books have you read in September?
Have you watched any striking business-related videos? If so, share your favorite content with us in the comments. Or, share with us in BlueBottleBiz. There are a number of groups you can join!
Speaking of groups, we invite all L&D pros, HR pros, learning technologists and learning enthusiasts to join our new LinkedIn Group: Collaborative Online Learning. In this group, you’ll learn from peers and experts about where our industry is headed and how to keep employees engaged.
We look forward to hearing your thoughts about the future of learning. Until next month!