Charts for charts sake
Ah, what a pleasant surprise to go with my mid-morning coffee: a copy of Our World in Charts: Understanding The Economy & Money arrived in the morning post.
The book is the brainchild of the legendary Alan Kohler and Stephen 'Kouk' Koukoulas.
As someone who naturally obsesses daily over finance, markets, charts, demographics, and the quirks of the world around us, if ever there was a book after my own heart, this one is it!
The book covers everything from the serious topics - China's economy, Australia's economy, property and share markets, jobs markets, and productivity - to AFL, hotdogs, smoking trends, and the rather unnerving correlation between Valentine's Day weddings and divorce rates...
There is even a chart or three of mine featured in the 150 or so graphics discussed, each of which is explained with characteristic good humour.
A cracking, rollicking read this one...and hand on heart I say that not just 'cos I'm in it!
Grab your copy direct from Wilkinson Publishing here, or in good ol' Aussie bookstores.