What drives people and the economy?

What drives people and the economy?

I’ve been really enjoying reading a few books over the last couple of years about behaviour (see my blog on intrinsic motivations and what drives…

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Creative Work

Creative Work

I really loved the classic book on happiness: Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi so decided to follow it up by reading two of his other works:…

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Flow

Flow

I just finished reading Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. As its the classic work on happiness, and given my interest in the subject (see my blogs…

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Quiet – the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking

Quiet – the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking

I absolutely loved reading Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking by Susan Cain. It is definitely one of the…

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Happier at Home

Happier at Home

September definitely is the new January. Every year September gives me that new stationery back-to-school feeling and has always felt like a much better time…

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What drives us?

What drives us?

Drive by Daniel Pink draws on the tradition of behavioural economics and psychology to argue that business has not caught up with what we now know…

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Intrinsic motivations

Intrinsic motivations

I’ve just finished reading Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky as it relates to some work we’re doing at Nesta on…

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Can you learn how to be happier from a book?

Can you learn how to be happier from a book?

I have been reading around the subject of happiness for about the last five years to see whether it’s possible to learn how to make…

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Why start a ‘Reading Project?’

Why start a ‘Reading Project?’

The title of this blog is a homage to The Happiness Project which inspired me to think about what I really love doing and that’s…

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