最近才拜讀 巴菲特 搭檔 查理蒙格的繁體版新書 蒙格之道，想不到前幾天傳出作者過世消息，
這本書收錄了近12年間蒙格在股東會上與股東的問答，整體來說雖然討論話題比較零散一點，但依然可從此書中看見蒙格的犀利觀點，以及他追求人生的基本原則，我覺得很管用，如果想看更多作者的人生觀、投資、學習方法，建議可以先閱讀 窮查理的普通常識 。
Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
Will spend more time on social media make us live a meaningful life?
If not, we should better off considering to use it seriously.
The best-selling author of “Deep Work” proposes a philosophy of digital minimalism. Simplicity gives us the ability to think clearly in a focused way and select activities we value most in a noisy world. This kind of living style is not a whole new concept which has existed for a long time.
There’re three core principles behind the idea of digital minimalism.
- More could be less.
- Effectiveness is imperative.
- To live deliberately.
In the 19th century, Henry Thoreau made an experiment of making a living by cultivating the farms. The research showed he could live what he wished with fewer desires even the earnings were below the average. However, Henry Thoreau observed that his neighbor farmers gained little profit that could not help them escape their poor condition.
The same situation occurs today. While we think we could acquire more values from using lovely mobile application, we waste more time and attention compared to the amount we receive. Could we select tools intentionally and optimize our digital life, you will reach more meaning life. This book contains much practical advice everyone could implement.
Tell a story like a script director. Present a slide like a designer.
The author, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, uses simple examples and explains to every reader about how to communicate to audience using data.
You could implement these concepts by hand. Learning how to use PowerPoint well doesn’t mean you could give an excellent presentation to the audience. You must display your idea like a well-trained designer and tell a story like a Hollywood script director.
So, the author borrows some professional elements from design and script-writing such as affordance, acceptance and storyboarding. In the chapter of “case studies”, the author demonstrates how she would fix the not-so-good graphs by the concepts covering in this book.
Telling an emotional or persuasive story using data is a hard work. If we don’t consciously recognize that this takes time to do well. We run the risk of losing the potential opportunity to drive change and action.
This is the final step the audience will see. We should devote our time to storytelling with data.