48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read


This is why my team and I put together this list of forty-eight books. The books are organized by category: Books recommended by training experts (4). Learning books (4). Corporate training books (3). Instructional design books (6). Learning books.

Our Must-read Books on Business, Marketing and Beyond


One of the key elements of this is learning, and that’s why every staff member must read a relevant book per Read More. One of the eight values that the Administrate team live by is ‘always improving’ This value applies to everything we do – our product, people and the company in general. All Training Tips

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eLearning Book Review: The Accidental Instructional Designer

Web Courseworks

Instructional designers and eLearning managers can learn something from Cammy Bean’s book. I am promoting the book (despite considering Cammy a “frenemy”) because it represents the eLearning journey many of us have been on since the beginning of this century.

Office Influence, a New Book!

AXIOM Learning Solutions

He’s published another book and we’re proud to be able to share it with you! AXIOM Updates News boardroom book influence ITIL kindle leadership learning mailroomCongratulations to our friend and partner Eric Bloom!

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Gamification Books

Kapp Notes

Here are some books that can be read that discuss different elements of “Gamification.&#. Total Engagement: Using Games and Virtual Worlds to Change the Way People Work and Businesses Compete by Byron Reevers and J. Published by Harvard Business Press. This book primarily focuses on massively multiplayer online role play games (MMORPGs) and is focused toward a business audience. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses by Jesse Schell.

Book Review: Disrupted – The Dark Side of Silicon Valley

Web Courseworks

I gave this book five stars not because I enjoyed the authors negative attitude or focus on himself, but because it is an easy, fun read for those of us in the business of developing software delivered on a SaaS basis over the Internet.

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Book review: Corporate universities. Drivers of the learning organization

Challenge to Learn

In this book Martyn and his co-writers give a great example of the Metropolitan Opera. The book focuses on the role a corporate university can (must) play in this kind of processes. . Business system. I do like this book but there is a but.

Projects, Book Lists and Interviews

Kapp Notes

It’s been a busy summer. In the midst of all these projects, I was happy to discover that two of my books were featured on the list of The 48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read.

Business Is Learning

CLO Magazine

Now before we go too far, I am not saying corporate learning should ignore the business outcomes of what you do. Perform sophisticated statistical modeling, use a regression analysis and continue to do all the things a modern data-driven business function should be expected to do.

Book review: REWORK. 12 quotes and comments

Challenge to Learn

A book straight from my heart: Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hanson. A fresh view on business and success. I want to share some interesting quotes from the book. There are a lot more great one liners in the book, so read it!

Free book on business & learning

Jay Cross

Download your copy here: Learning is Business. 27 pages. Just Jay

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A Conversation about New “Agile Courseware” Book

Kapp Notes

I received a notice in my in-box the other day about a new self-published book that discussed the idea of something called Lean-Agile Courseware by Raytheon. Kapp: You’ve just released an eBook called Lean-Agile Courseware, what is the book about?

27 Books for L&D Folks.

ID Reflections

I have listed down a few books that have shaped my thinking over the last one year. 7 Knowledge Management/Workplace learning/Innovation/Business Collaboration Morten Hansen. 10 Design/Communication/Business/Presentation The Back of the Napkin Dan Roam.

eBooks and Printed Books

Moodle Journal

For my own classes this academic year, I have provided links to both eBook libraries and specific publications with the result that predictably, perhaps, very little by way of actual physical books appearing, but is this always the case.

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The Purpose Effect – Book Review & Interview With Dan Pontefract


We, at Learnnovators, are privileged to review Dan Pontefract ‘s second book, “ The Purpose Effect ” that is scheduled to release on May 10, 2016. Below is our review of the book and an insightful interview with Dan… THE PURPOSE EFFECT – REVIEW. In his book, The Purpose Effect , Dan Pontefract brilliantly distils the malady that pervades many corporations today. What inspired you to write this book? a nod to my first book, Flat Army ).

OpenSesame Books' CEO Book List


OpenSesame is very excited to be offering ebooks with OpenSesame Books. Now, businesses have access to 40,000 ebooks and elearning courses with OpenSesame. With over 150 publishers and 20,000 books, it can be a daunting task to find the right book for your employees. To help start the book searching process, we’re taking advice from famous CEOs. To learn more about OpenSesame Books, check out the new webpage ! .

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Book Review: Love is the Killer App

Learning Visions

So Tim Sanders’ 2002 treasure, “ Love is the Killer App : How to Win Business and Influence Friends”, resonates with me in a big way. Lots of books in your area of expertise. Write book reviews (hey, like this one!). Be so bold as to buy the book as a gift for your clients.

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Book Review: Visual Design Solutions by Connie Malamed

Learning Visions

I got started in the business because I can write. Connie Malamed has written a book just for us: Visual DesignSolutions: Principles and Creative Inspiration for Learning Professionals. I know that Connie is not someone to delve lightly into the task of writing a book.

The Art of Business Writing

Your Training Edge

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of business writing? Business used to be done face to face. Clients sought out the business they wanted using either the phone book or through word of mouth, and they showed up at the door.

How Ensuring Business Compliance Can Be Your Startup’s Backbone?

Your Training Edge

Have you ever sat down and thought, “How I wish I had a business of my own”? There comes a time in almost everyone’s life where we think about the if’s and how’s of starting a small but our very own business. Without this, there is absolutely no way your business will last.

Continuous Learning is strategic to business

Origin Learning

‘Small Is Beautiful’ – A popular quote, derived from the book of the same name, is synonymous with the world-renowned British Economist E F Schumacher,who picked it up from his teacher Leopold Kohr.

Join the Club … the Book Club, That Is

CLO Magazine

As professional development programs focus more on giving learners exactly what they need to know in the shortest amount of time, it may come as a surprise that traditional books, the kind with a few hundred pages, are welcomed by employees as part of their professional development.

4 Must-Have Books for Learning Game Designers

Knowledge Guru

This week, we’re going to focus on the “old school” information resource: books. The Knowledge Guru team is always reading up on games and gamification, so we thought we’d curate some of the best books for anyone interested in learning game design.

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Blog Book Tour Recap Week Four: Interesting

Kapp Notes

Week four was a busy week with an interesting development in the virtual world space. In the book tour we had some interesting stops but a few stops were missed as well. Day Seventeen Over at Koreen Olbrich's Learning in Tandem she discussed her interesting and, as she calls it, "fanatical rantings" about about the future of virtual worlds and how those view fit into the context of the book in her post Why You Should Be Learning in 3D.

Mobile Learning: Book Review

Kapp Notes

Recently, I was sent a copy of Gary Woodill’s latest book, The Mobile Learning Edge. One interesting discussion in the book revolves around the combination of the use of a mobile device and the use of Tags. This book provides a nice overview of the field of mobile learning and contains many resources and lists to help you discover the vendors who are creating innovative products in the area of mobile learning. This is not a “how-to” book.

The Business Case for Online Training

Association eLearning

As proof we learned something, we filled out a work book for each section and signed it at the end to demonstrate that we’d completed the training. Training employees online results in 26% higher revenue generated per employee (The Business Impact of Next Generation eLearning, 2011).

The Nature of Business Tribes

CLO Magazine

In business, tribes are often social groups linked by a leader, shared purpose or goal, common culture or organizational boundary. Belonging to a tribe in business can infuse hope among team members and awaken collaborative instincts. Tribal Forces in Business.

Top 10 learning theory books

Sponge UK

Finding relevant research and studies has become easier, but relating them to the way your business works can be more of a challenge. These 10 learning theory books offer a range of approaches and specialities. Formats : Hardcover, ebook, audio book.

ASTD's TechKnowledge Book Discount

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

What's more, the bookstore quickly sold out of our Captivate books! Orders must be placed before close of business Friday, February 4th.). We are having a really great time at ASTD's TechKnowledge conference in San Jose!

5 Best Employee Training Books

WalkMe Training Station

Books are an excellent way of learning techniques involving training, and new ways of connecting with your employees. They can range in topics from practical business practices with case studies and research, to more subjective insights into human behavior.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject.

Blog Book Tour Recap Week Six::Impressive

Kapp Notes

This week, the final week of the blog book tour, we had some impressive comments and thoughts about the book and the meaning of 3D in terms of learning and development. In the post Chris states that the book is in shifting the discourse forward from the ‘what is 3D’ to the ‘why, ‘when’ and ‘how’ to use it. Day Twenty-Nine 02/18/10 Robyn DeFelice of DishingDesign wrote a post Hosted Event: Learning in 3D Blog Book Tour. Tags: 3D Book 3D Book Tour

Towards a “Maturity Model” for Learning Businesses

Web Courseworks

I’ve interviewed them and reviewed their books for this blog. Jeff’s book Leading the Learning Revolution is a reflective masterpiece that touches those of us who have been in educational technology since the pre-dot-com days.

Agile eLearning development: business goals and road map

Challenge to Learn

This series is sparked by the book ‘Leaving ADDIE for SAM’ by Michael Allen and Richard Sites. I wrote a book review on it (and it love it). Michael told me that he is working on a new book on agile project management, that will also address this. Business goals and road map.

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BOOK: The Little Book of Talent

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I really like @danielpink and his books. But that's the beauty of his book. He gave high marks to @danielcoyles's book, The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills.and that's where this blog post begins.

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Best books

Jay Cross

Last month, I asked “What books would you recommend to someone who’s new to organizational learning and wants a feel for what’s going on?” Michael: 9780917917080: Amazon.com: Books. One of my many seminal books. The Business of Learning: David L.

Top 12 Books Every L&D Manager Needs to Read!

Growth Engineering

We’re going to navigate you through the latter and point you in the direction of the best L&D books! How We Learn: Throw out the rule book and unlock your brain’s potential’. As employee engagement experts with a penchant for gamification , we can’t recommend this book enough!