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Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds

Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery by Garr Reynolds (2008)
Spice up your presentations and avoid the pitfalls of the deadly, dull bullet point PowerPoint presentation. The author introduces ways to rethink your PowerPoint approach so that you create a visually appealing presentation that supplements your lecture. Learn creative ways to stimulate your audience so that they listen to what you say and don’t end up merely reading bullet points.  Recommended for anyone who uses PowerPoint.

For more ideas on how to spice up presentations, visit the Presentation Zen website.

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy by Pietra Rivoli

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of World Trade by Pietra Rivoli (2005)
A Georgetown University professor traces the life of her souvenir cotton t-shirt to guide readers through global trade issues.

Visit the book’s official website for an excerpt and other info. Find an original essay by the author available only at Powell’s site. Check out NPR’s three-part series inspired by the book. Look at a review from Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge or from the New York Times.

The Trader Joe’s Adventure by Len Lewis

The Trader Joe’s Adventure: Turning a Unique Approach to Business into a Retail and Cultural Phenomenon by Len Lewis (2005)
An enjoyable examination of the underlying customer service principles and business philosophy that has turned Trader Joe’s into a retail success.

You can find a Trader Joe’s near you, or read more about the supermarket phenomenon in a February 2008 Business Week article.