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Review: Fortitude by Bruce Daisley

Book release date: 25 August 2022 Book blurb: Resilience is the buzzword of the moment. We’re told that if we have it, our lives will be happy and successful ones. If we don’t, we need to acquire it. But what if the version of resilience we’ve been peddled is a myth? Here, Sunday Times bestsellingContinue reading “Review: Fortitude by Bruce Daisley”

Review: Myths of Management by Stefan Stern and Cary Cooper

Book release date: 3 October 2022 (2nd edition) Book blurb: Is it really true that working longer hours makes you more successful? Are millennials self-obsessed and frightened of hard graft? Do you really need to hide your emotions in order to gain respect as a manager? Does higher pay really always lead to higher performance?Continue reading “Review: Myths of Management by Stefan Stern and Cary Cooper”

Review: Unnatural Causes by Dr Richard Shepherd

Book release date: 20 September 2018 Book blurb: Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd. He solves the mysteries of unexplained or sudden death. He has performed over 23,000 autopsies, including some of the most high-profile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, the Princess Diana inquiry, and 9/11. He has faced serial killers, naturalContinue reading “Review: Unnatural Causes by Dr Richard Shepherd”

Review: Unleashed by Frances Frei and Anne Morriss

Book release date: 16 June 2020 Book blurb: Leadership isn’t easy. It takes grit, courage, and vision, among other things, that can be hard to come by on your toughest days. When leaders and aspiring leaders seek out advice, they’re often told to try harder. Dig deeper. Look in the mirror and own your natural-bornContinue reading “Review: Unleashed by Frances Frei and Anne Morriss”

Review: Humour, Seriously by Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas

Book release date: 8 October 2020 Book blurb: When was the last time you really laughed? When we laugh, our brains release a cocktail of hormones that make us feel happier (dopamine), more trusting (oxytocin), less stressed (lowered cortisol), and even slightly euphoric (endorphins). Laughter produces protective hormones, regulates blood pressure, reduces the effects ofContinue reading “Review: Humour, Seriously by Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas”

Review: Do/Story by Bobette Buster

Book release date: 5 July 2018 Book blurb: In eleven compelling chapters, Bobette Buster shares a variety of storytelling styles and subjects; taken together they demonstrate a range of effective narrative techniques. With profiles of ground-breaking luminaries like tech visionary Steve Jobs, chef Alice Waters, and Patagonia founder, Yvon Chouinard, explorations of famous speeches, andContinue reading “Review: Do/Story by Bobette Buster”

Review: Reputation Management by Tony Langham

Book release date: 21 December 2018 Book blurb: A good reputation is vital to success in business and in life. Organisations with the best reputations outperform rivals in a myriad of tangible ways; they recruit higher quality staff, succeed with smaller marketing budgets, and exert greater influence over Governments. Although in the long term reputationContinue reading “Review: Reputation Management by Tony Langham”

Review: Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed

Book release date: 10 September 2019 (hardback) Book blurb: Matthew Syed’s phenomenal bestseller will change the way you think about success – forever. Rebel Ideas examines the power of ‘cognitive diversity’ – the ability to think differently about the world around us. It explains how to harness our unique perspectives, pool our collective intelligence andContinue reading “Review: Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed”

Review: The Storyteller by Dave Grohl

Book release date: 5 October 2021 Book blurb: So, I’ve written a book. Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities (‘It’s a piece of cake! Just do four hours of interviews, find someone else to write it, put your face on the cover, and voila!’), I have decided toContinue reading “Review: The Storyteller by Dave Grohl”

Review: Before & Laughter by Jimmy Carr

Book release date: 30 September 2021 Book blurb: Cheaper than Scientology, quicker than therapy and much less boring than church – this is the hugely funny and insightful book about happiness by top comedian Jimmy Carr, and anyone feeling stuck in a rut should devour it. In his mid-twenties, Jimmy was bored, boring, unfulfilled andContinue reading “Review: Before & Laughter by Jimmy Carr”