These books all share something in common – they hardly mention computers. Find out what you should do before worrying about how to do it on a computer.
The list is not in any order of preference.
How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff (1999, Penguin)
A quick, short, entertaining paperback that talks in lay terms about the tricks people play with numbers.
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information (2001, Graphics Press)
Envisioning Information (1990, Graphics Press)
The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint (2003, Graphics Press)
all by Edward Tufte
Two of Edward Tufte’s books helped get me into the topic about 14 years ago, so I have a soft spot for them. Neither book is specifically about business information – but this makes ...