What the Chet Team is Reading this Month
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Chris, CEO- On Writing: A Memoir of Craft, Stephen King
“ This book should be required reading for anyone interested in writing, written by a master author. The art of writing is one of the most effective modes of communication and everyone could learn from this book.”- Chris
“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the best-selling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999 — and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who listens to it — fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
Saurabh, CTO- Measure What Matters, John Doerr
“Setting goals and understanding how to measure things using data is one of the most important things a business needs to accomplish. This book is an excellent guide on how to do so!”- Saurabh
Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth — and how it can help any organization thrive.
Adam, Head of Design- Seventy-Nine Essays on Design, Michael Bierut
“This book is an amazing collection of stories about how design can permeate all facets of life. As a designer, that’s super important for me to always be aware of.”- Adam
Focusing more on the culture of design than its principles, Beirut blends history, ethics, and experience through stories that range from comical and witty to clever and serious. While the title itself alludes to a design-focused collection of essays, it is as much about life and the lessons we learn through it as anything else. Each chapter presents a new story set in a different typeface and offers a range of advice, insights, and musings from an industry pro that brings together designers and non-designers alike.
Zaid, Marketing Lead- Red River, Lalita Tademy
“This generational look at the impacts of slavery and the Civil War is both incredibly fascinating and equally important to read in what I think is very important cultural moment in our country’s history”- Zaid
Hailed as “powerful,” “accomplished,” and “spellbinding,” Lalita Tademy’s first novel Cane River was a New York Times bestseller and the 2001 Oprah Book Club Summer Selection. Now with her evocative, luminous style and painstaking research, she takes her family’s story even further, back to a little-chronicled, deliberately-forgotten time…and the struggle of three extraordinary generations of African-American men to forge brutal injustice and shattered promise into a limitless future for their children…
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