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”

Review: Panic As Man Burns Crumpets by Roger Lytollis

Book release date: 1 July 2021 Book blurb: You dreamed of being a journalist and the dream has come true. You love working for your local paper . . . although not everything is as you imagined. You embarrass yourself with a range of celebrities, from John Hurt to Jordan. Your best story is ‘TheContinue reading “Review: Panic As Man Burns Crumpets by Roger Lytollis”

Review: The Devil You Know by Dr Gwen Adshead and Eileen Horne

Book release date: 27 May 2021 Book blurb: Serial homicide. Stalking. Arson. Gang crime. Who are the people behind these acts of terrible violence? What are their stories? And what is it like to sit opposite them? Dr Gwen Adshead is one of Britain’s leading forensic psychiatrists, and she has spent thirty years providing therapyContinue reading “Review: The Devil You Know by Dr Gwen Adshead and Eileen Horne”

Review: Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

Book release date: 5 July 2018 (audiobook) Book blurb: The world is messing with our minds. Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected yet feel more alone. And we are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our bodyContinue reading “Review: Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig”

Review: One of Them by Musa Okwonga

Book release date: 15 April 2021 Book blurb: Musa Okwonga – a young Black man who grew up in a predominantly working-class town – was not your typical Eton College student. The experience moulded him, challenged him… but also made him wonder why a place that was so good for him also seems to contributeContinue reading “Review: One of Them by Musa Okwonga”

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