The Visual Display of Quantitative Information: Edward Tufte

Years of working with clients on presentations of their business data have made us keenly aware that numbers won’t do it alone. This is the classic guide by a US statistician, and only the first of a series of excellent books where he develops his ideas and provides hundreds of illustrations and examples. If you find your audiences glazing over with anxiety and boredom when you are presenting urgent figures and are keen to understand what is going wrong, this is a great place to start.