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This is where I read and summarise all the best business books so you don’t have to.

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Too Fast To Think – Chris Lewis

The one sentence summary If you want to be creative, remove yourself from technological distractions and give yourself time to

Reorg – Heidari-Robinson & Heywood

The one sentence summary A reorg is like any other business problem, so you need to understand the benefits, risks,

The 12 Powers Of A Marketing Leader – Barta & Barwise

The one sentence summary The power of marketing leaders lies in the space where customer and company needs overlap, and

Talkability – James Borg

The one sentence summary There are some secrets of effective conversation that you can perfect. WHAT THE BOOK SAYS This

The Negotiation Book – Steve Gates

The one sentence summary You can be a better negotiator by preparing properly, holding your nerve, staying calm, and making

The Workshop Book – Pamela Hamilton

The one sentence summary Workshops can be a success if you design them properly and use the right techniques. WHAT

Value Proposition Design – Osterwalder et al.

The one sentence summary You can design robust value propositions by using a proven mapping technique.   WHAT THE BOOK

The Stupidity Paradox – Alvesson & Spicer

The one sentence summary Many organisations are caught up in a stupidity paradox: they employ smart people who end up

The Yes Book – Clive Rich

The one sentence summary Negotiation now requires a more sophisticated, collaborative approach. WHAT THE BOOK SAYS Few people enjoy going

Organizations Don’t Tweet – Euan Semple

Organizations don’t generate social media, people do. WHAT THE BOOK SAYS This book is a manager’s guide to the social

#Now – Max McKeown

The one sentence summary You can’t change the past, but you can change the future, and now is where everything

The Ideal Team Player – Patrick Lencioni

The one sentence summary There are three essential virtues that make someone the ideal team player: being humble, hungry and

Smarter Faster Better – Charles Duhigg

The one sentence summary It is possible to work smarter, faster and better by improving motivation, goals, team dynamics, decision-making,

The Organized Mind – Daniel Levitin

The one sentence summary Shift the burden of organizing to the external world, thereby freeing up thinking capacity. WHAT THE

Connect – John Browne

The one sentence summary Companies can succeed better by radically engaging with society WHAT THE BOOK SAYS Companies can succeed

Why Should Anyone Work Here? – Goffee & Jones

The one sentence summary Successful company cultures need honesty and meaning, allowing people to be themselves and do work that

The No Asshole Rule – Robert Sutton

The one sentence summary Assholes should not be tolerated – at work or anywhere else. WHAT THE BOOK SAYS This

The Culture Map – Erin Meyer

The one sentence summary Global business is a great deal easier if you pay attention to how other cultures work.

Applied Imagination – Alex Osborn

The one sentence summary Brainstorming is the best way to generate lots of fertile ideas. WHAT THE BOOK SAYS This

Leadership BS – Jeffrey Pfeffer

The one sentence summary There is no evidence that the advice peddled by the leadership industry actually works – doing

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