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THE FOCUSED READING LIST

AIM:  to provide a targeted - and READABLE - reading list - to provide a proper context from where ANALYTIC EXCELLENCE comes.  I have selected chapters of books for initial reading; however, it goes without saying I highly recommend each of the following books in their entirety.

A Reader's Note ... If the Author / Book ended up on this page, then a reason "why" is in order.  By that, I do not mean what does the book say.  The book says that.  What I mean is "What specifically has this author - book - meant TO ME!"

See HERE for the start of a tribute series ...

 

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THE GOAL OUT OF THE CRISIS VISUAL DISPLAY of QUANTITATIVE INFORMATION ATLAS SHRUGGED THE NEW ECONOMICS THE TIMELESS WAY of BUILDING ZEN and the ART of MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE THE DESIGN of EVERYDAY THINGS
Eli Goldratt W. Edwards Deming Edward Tufte Ayn Rand W. Edwards Deming Christopher Alexander Robert Pirsig Donald Norman

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Ch 09:

Operational Definitions

                               Ch 11:

Common Causes and Special Causes

Ch 05:

Chartjunk

                               Ch 01:

Graphical Excellence

Whole Book

Ch 07:

The Red Bead Experiment

 

Ch 10:

Some Lessons in Variation

Whole Book

Whole Book

 

Ch 01:

The Psychopathology

of Everyday Things

                                 Ch 02:

The Psychology of Everyday Things

 

 

 

 

the "autoSOCRATIC Library" grows!

 

 

 

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