Generally, at this time of the year I post a blog about books I’ve read over the last little while, mostly because Seth Godin does this too and some people do come back to me through the year and tell me that they picked stuff up.
So, stuff that I’ve been reading or listening to this year which might be of help to you is listed below, give me a shout if you like any of these or if you have a go at any:
- The Infinite Game – Simon Sinek
If you’re looking at something long-term, particularly a business or an organization this is for you (he is always brilliant).
- Angrynomics – Eric Lonergan and Mark Blyth
Utterly brilliant description of what’s going on in the world and how austerity effected everyone and everything and how it will effect them again soon.
- To Sell is Human - Daniel H.Pink
I have returned back to this again, mostly because I’m doing a Master Class in consultations for The Campbell Academy this year. One of the most important books I’ve ever read in terms of how to interact with people on a day-to-day basis.
- The Practice – Seth Godin
Seth Godin’s new book about how to turn up everyday and make things a little bit better. That’s what I’ll be trying to do this year.
- The 100-Year Life - Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott
Utter brilliance in future planning. I’ve blogged about this quite a lot but it’s absolutely changed the way I look at the future and moving forwards.
- Digital Minimalism – Cal Newport
On how to get off your phone
- From the Oasthouse – Alan Partridge
Completely ridiculous and vintage Alan Partridge stuff but really kept me going on dog walks.
- Red Storm Rising – Tom Clancy
From years ago I returned back to Red Strom Rising, this is the most extraordinary thriller about a future third world war without nuclear weapons. It follows the main protagonists in the battle and is stunning.
- Utopia Avenue – David Mitchell
Is a joy and a beautiful paperback thing (Thanks Ross).
The next book I’ll be doing is Range by David Epstein. This is recommended to me by John Gibson and any recommendation by John Gibson needs to be read but it’s also recommended and reviewed by Malcolm Gladwell. I’ll let you know how I get on.
If you want to get ahead of the curve this is probably the one for you.
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