Training, social media books worth a read

Here are some good, industry-related books that have recently been published that I thought I would share.


  1. Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance by Jay Cross
  2. A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change by John Seely Brown and Douglas Thomas
  3. The New Learning Architect by Clive Shepherd
  4. The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today by Karie Wilyard and Jeanne Meister
  5. Waiting for “Superman”: How We Can Save America’s Failing Public Schools by Carl Weber
  6. Working Smarter Fieldbook, September 2010 edition by Jay Cross

Social Media

  1. The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media by Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham
  2. Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning by Jane Bozarth
  3. Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business by Erik Qualman
  4. The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick
  5. Social Learning Handbook by Jane Hart

2 thoughts on “Training, social media books worth a read

  1. Elliot, I’m honored to pop up on on both the bottom and the top of your list. Thanks. Permit me to suggest you add the co-authors of several books…

    John Seely Brown wrote The New Culture of Learning with Doug Thomas.

    Marcia Conner wrote The New Social Learning with Tony Bingham.

    Karie Wilyard wrote The 2020 Workplace with Jeanne Meister.

    BTW, The Working Smarter Fieldbook is available on Lulu.

  2. Elliot, Thanks for mentioning my book, the Social Learning Handbook, which is available via Lulu. The Working Smarter Fieldbook is actually a compilation of the writings from my colleagues in the Internet Time Alliance – Jay Cross, Harold Jarche, Charles Jennings, Clark Quinn and myself – and was actually put together by Jay, rather than me.

    Best wishes Jane Hart

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