How to Argue and Win Every Time, by Gerry Spence - This is a great book on how to frame your points in terms of others' interests. It was the most influential book that I have read and really changed the way that I communicate with others.
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, by Edward Tufte - This is a simply fabulous book on how (and how not) to make graphs, charts, and tables that most efficiently and effectively convey your ideas. Despite the horrendously boring title, the book is quite an easy read and was very insightful even a few years into my career. I have reread it a couple of times. He has two follow-up books, Envisioning Information and Visual Explanations, that are also good but not as essential as the first one.
Getting to Yes, by Fisher, Ury, and Patton - This introduces some key concepts that can help anyone go from haggler to negotiator. Terms like "principled negotiation" and BATNA (Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement) can help immediately and pave the way for more detailed study in negotiation.
Difficult Conversations, by Stone, Patton, and Heen - I consider this great follow-up reading to How to Argue and Win Every Time. It helps frame the thought process for a number of difficult conversations, from feedback to family conversations to apologizing or even expressing affection. This is not your typical "soft skills" book and was crafted by the team of the Harvard Negotiation Project. It is very underrated and a practical book that would benefit anyone.
That's a blast from the past. I'll bet I still have the PDF of that book on my hard drive. We used that in my MBA investments class.
Investments - Bodie, Kane, Marcus
If you still have the PDF of Investments 9th ed. can you shoot it my way. firstname.lastname@example.org TIA
quote:Looks like mine is 5e, but I sent it anyway. You could probably get that edition for $10 if half.com if it is anything like the way old editions of textbooks used to be (which is why I bought old editions of textbooks when I was in school).
I'm starting my MBA's investments class Monday. If you still have the PDF of Investments 9th ed. can you shoot it my way.