Daniel Pink has a new book out and I am planning on reading it but until I can get an actual copy in my hand here are goodies to share. Garr Reynolds has created a presentation with an overview and a few of his own ideas. It is definitely worth the watch. The book is The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You Will Ever Need.
An article in Business Week says this:
In Japan, no subject is too serious or too pedestrian for manga. Comic books about financial management are popular. The True Life of Carlos Ghosn, a series about the head of Nissan Motor (NSANY), sold well. And a two-volume manga account of the country’s economic development has become a classic.
As for those who are still dubious about the, uh, value proposition of a business comic book, Pink offers this pitch for manga: It provides maximum efficiency of expression.
You can watch Garr Reynolds presentation here and also download a pdf if you prefer a paper copy.
I have not been a big fan of manga but as I read more online and the pile of books next to my bedside table grows taller than the table, it may be worth a second look. My experience thus far has been the kind that high school students want to read and is often not appropriate for school. I am interested to know if anyone knows of more manga style books that are reference or informational. If you have any suggestions I’d love to hear about them.