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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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Do Nothing! – Keith Murnighan

The one sentence summary Hands-off leadership works best – work less and achieve more by getting the right team and

The Power Of Moments – Chip & Dan Heath

The one sentence summary Elevation, insight, pride and connections contribute to defining moments that have disproportionate impact, so by paying

When – Dan Pink

The one sentence summary You can live a richer, more engaged life by paying attention to how time works. WHAT

Business Bullshit – André Spicer

The one sentence summary Most organisations are flooded with empty talk and it’s killing them because management speak has become

Myths Of Leadership – Jo Owen

The one sentence summary We don’t really know for sure what leadership is, and many of our beliefs and theories

The Salesperson’s Secret Code – Mills, Ridley, Laker, & Chapman

The one sentence summary The most successful salespeople have specific belief systems based on fulfilment, control, resilience, influence and communication.

Post-Truth – James Ball

The one sentence summary Bullshit has hugely devalued truth, but there are ways to tackle it. WHAT THE BOOK SAYS 

System 1 – Kearon, Ewing & Wood

The one sentence summary Feeling is at the heart of system 1 – if you feel good about something, then

How To Have A Good Day – Caroline Webb

The one sentence summary It is possible to have fulfilling and productive days when you understand the psychology and neuroscience

The Asshole Survival Guide – Robert Sutton

The one sentence summary Bad behaviour is on the rise, but there are some ingenious approaches you can use to

Metaskills – Marty Neumeier

The one sentence summary As the robot age decreases the value of much work, we need to enhance our metaskills

The Acceleration Of Cultural Change – Bentley & O’Brien

The one sentence summary Cultural transmission is now mainly broad, shallow and fast, and has little connection with traditional knowledge.

The Effortless Experience – Dixon, Toman & Delisi

The one sentence summary The idea that delighting customers increases loyalty is wrong – it’s all to do with delivering

Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy – Tim Harford

The one sentence summary The world economy is a weird and wonderful thing, interconnected in billions of ways, understood by

The Designful Company – Marty Neumeier

The one sentence summary Old thinking will not solve modern complex business problems, so we now need to design our

Grit – Angela Duckworth

The one sentence summary People with grit start with interest, practice hard, ally it to a common purpose, and retain

The Brand Flip – Marty Neumeier

The one sentence summary Customers now run companies, so you need to flip your brand their new orientation WHAT THE

Mindsets – Glen Fisher

The one sentence summary Mindset factors such as social structure, institutions, and value orientations can explain different patterns of perceiving

The Art Of Doing Business Across Cultures – Craig Storti

The one sentence summary There’s always a reason why people do the strange things they do, the reason is almost

Cultures And Organizations – Hofstede & Hofstede

The one sentence summary Where we grow up constrains the way we think, feel, and act. WHAT THE BOOK SAYS 

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