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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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Unsafe Thinking – Jonah Sachs

The one sentence summary Most thinking is too safe so to be properly creative we need unsafe thinking. WHAT THE

Multipliers – Liz Wiseman

The one sentence summary Good leaders are multipliers who develop, explore, challenge, consult and support people, getting twice as much

Scramble – Marty Neumeier

I have abandoned my normal format to summarise this intriguing book and give more detail than usual. Anyone interested in

Think Again: How To Reason And Argue – Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

The one sentence summary Don’t simply declare what you believe – offer arguments. WHAT THE BOOK SAYS  Arguments are not

Beyond Default – Trafford & Boggis

The one sentence summary You can determine the trajectory of a company by understanding its default future and the forces

Bullshit Jobs – David Graeber

The one sentence summary Up to 40% of us secretly believe our jobs probably aren’t necessary – they are bullshit

The Choice Factory – Richard Shotton

The one sentence summary There are at least 25 behavioural biases that influence what we buy.  WHAT THE BOOK SAYS 

Never Split The Difference – Chris Voss

The one sentence summary Years of experience from the toughest negotiations in the world can help in business and life

The Art & Craft of PR – Sandra Stahl

The one sentence summary Decent PR needs curiosity, message and motive integrity, empathy, agility, crisp, clean, complete sentences, and not

Creative Superpowers – Bambach, Earls, Fiandaca, Morrison

The one sentence summary If you want to equip yourself for the age of creativity, you need to be a

Great At Work – Morten Hansen

The one sentence summary Do less, work hard on fewer things, learn diligently, and debate properly to generate better work

Radical Candor – Kim Scott

The one sentence summary Bosses can get what they want by saying what they mean – if they do it

The Influential Mind – Tali Sharot

The one sentence summary When trying to change others’ beliefs and behaviour, many of our actions are ineffective because they

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 

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