Thrive

Thrive

I knew I didn’t really need to read Thrive by Arianna Huffington, having read so many books on happiness already (see my various blogs on…

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How to have a good day

How to have a good day

How to have a good day: think bigger, feel better and transform your working life by Caroline Webb is all about making life at work…

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Grit: The power of passion and perseverance

Grit: The power of passion and perseverance

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth is a great book if you want to do some deep thinking about your goals…

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Criminal: the truth about why people do bad things

Criminal: the truth about why people do bad things

Criminal: the truth about why people do bad things¬†by my colleague Tom Gash is great and you should read it. It’s well written, persuasive and…

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The score takes care of itself

The score takes care of itself

A few months ago I went to an evening¬†talk on leadership by Sir Ian Blair, which was excellent, and he recommended reading The score takes…

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The confidence code

The confidence code

The confidence code by Kitty Kay and Claire Shipman is a fantastic book, which examines both confidence in general and nature and nurture differences in…

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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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Some innovation reading

Some innovation reading

I’ve read a few books I haven’t quite got round to blogging about over the past few months so thought I’d bring them together here…

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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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The role of institutions and governments in innovation

The role of institutions and governments in innovation

There is increasing interest in the role of institutions and governments in driving innovation, so I’ve recently been reading a few books that make the…

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