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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Networks of Innovation

Networks of Innovation

In the Autumn I read three really interesting books on the importance of networks in our understanding of innovation: Too big to know  by David Weinberger,…

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Being a (working) woman in 2013

Being a (working) woman in 2013

In the last few weeks I’ve read two excellent books on what it means to be a woman in 2013 – How to be a…

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Big Data

Big Data

I’ve recently read two great books about Big Data as it’s something we’re thinking about more and more at Nesta when we design our research…

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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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Lean In

Lean In

I read the reviews of Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, many pretty scathing, before I read the actual book. I’m glad I reserved judgement and…

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We are all makers now

We are all makers now

Reading Makers: The new industrial revolution by Chris Anderson is like stepping into the future, except that this future is actually happening now. This is…

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Flight reading: innovation and evidence

Flight reading: innovation and evidence

On my evening flight to New York on Monday I decided to save the pile of work for my day flight on the way home…

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