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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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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