Review: Permission to Screw Up

Permission to Screw Up: How I Learned to Lead by Doing (Almost) Everything Wrong by Kristen Hadeed My rating: 5 of 5 stars Oh man I loved listening to this book. Kristen Hadeed tells her own story, from feckless student who cleans a house to earn the money to buy a pair of jeans to […]

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Review: Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brené Brown My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the first time I’ve listened to Brené Brown read her own book, and quite honestly, I suspect that’s the real reason I enjoyed it so much. There’s no question that there’s much here that’s a […]

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Review: The Choice Factory

The Choice Factory: 25 Behavioural Biases That Influence What We Buy by Richard Shotton My rating: 5 of 5 stars Fascinating, well written, and super-practical: Shotton walks us through a series of cognitive and behavioural biases that leave us in no doubt that we are not the rational beings we like to think we are. […]

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Review: Shoe Dog

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE by Phil Knight My rating: 5 of 5 stars Most business biographies are interesting but not necessarily helpful. They can feel remote from the front-line experience of most of us. This one is different. Nike is a global phenomenon, of course, and it’s easy to see […]

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2 Review: Everybody Writes

Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content by Ann Handley My rating: 5 of 5 stars Writing about writing is just about the most cripplingly self-conscious activity you could undertake (trust me on this) but Ann Handley carries it off magnificently. This is superb practical instructional stuff, delivered in the manner of […]

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Review: To Sell Is Human

I was experimenting with listening to this book on Spotify, which was wonderful in some ways (I enjoyed having Dan Pink in the kitchen with me while I made my son’s birthday cake) and frustrating in others: turns out there’s no Spotify equivalent of the bookmark or post-it flag. It’s hard to know exactly how […]

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Review: Superfast

Before the 20th century, no human ever experienced speed. By the end of it, it seemed we couldn’t get enough of it. Fast food, fast lane, fast track, fast buck. But fast just doesn’t cut it these days: welcome to superfast.  Ironically enough, this is not a particularly quick read: it comes in at a […]

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1 Review: Key Person of Influence

This year I’ve committed to reading 100 business books – my to-read pile was becoming dangerously high with so many superb recommendations from Extraordinary Business Book Club podcast guests. You can see the full list as it evolves on Goodreads – feel free to read along with me if any take your fancy. The first […]

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