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The Back of the Napkin by Dan Roam
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Jan 21, 12

Read from January 17 to 21, 2012

I read The Back of the Napkin (Expanded Edition) on my Amazon Kindle Basic. While I love to read books on my Kindle, I would have to say that charts and most pictures are basically lost when using the Kindle. That being said, I have to say I enjoyed the book.

This book takes the reader on a little journey. Dan Roam shows us how he came up with the concept of using simple, basic, pictures drawn by hand to illustrate the concepts he was wishing to convey to his audiences.
Our author gives us several examples of how to illustrate problems and offers some interesting anecdotes to help make his point.

I think that The Back of the Napkin would be worthwhile reading, but I suggest reading it in the print version rather than on a book reader.

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Reading Progress

01/17/2012 page 47
16.0% "you saw a jack and a queen of hearts"
01/19/2012 page 98
34.0% "How many people can attend each lesson"
01/20/2012 page 121
42.0% "It is a rare pilot who can fly both ways."
01/21/2012 page 159
55.0% "As a baseline, we're not yet talking about where we'd like to go or how to get there"
01/21/2012 page 182
63.0% "We've all seen org charts"

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