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Topics span leadership, behavioural economics, ethical strategy, creativity, innovation, and much more.
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Toxic – Clive Lewis
The one-sentence summary The modern workplace has become a hotbed of toxicity, but this can be alleviated by intelligent mediation
Racism: A Very Short Introduction – Ali Rattansi
The one-sentence summary Racism is a poorly understood concept but with careful thought and unbiased analysis it can be demystified
Prosperity Without Growth – Tim Jackson
The one-sentence summary Building a post-growth economy is a precise, definable and meaningful task. Can't be bothered to read it?
The 6 Types Of Working Genius – Patrick Lencioni
The one-sentence summary There is a better way to understand your gifts, your frustrations, and how to interact as a
Surrounded By Narcissists – Thomas Erikson
The one-sentence summary It is possible to outwit narcissists if you understand what makes them tick and tackle their objectives
Dealing With Difficult People – Harvard Business Review Press
The one-sentence summary By understanding the research behind emotional responses, it is possible to build empathy and resilience to make
The Climate Book – Greta Thunberg
The one-sentence summary We urgently need to start treating the climate crisis like a crisis, face the emergency, admit failure,
How Charts Work – Alan Smith
The one-sentence summary You can understand and explain data with confidence by mastering the principles of how best to represent
Climate Change And The Road To Net-Zero – Mathew Hampshire-Waugh
The one-sentence summary We need to break down the engrained idea that fossil fuels are cheap and zero carbon is
Economics For A Fragile Planet – Edward Barbier
The one-sentence summary Managing an increasingly fragile planet requires new thinking on markets, institutions and governance - we need to
Climate Change: A Very Short introduction – Mark Maslin
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Speed & Scale – John Doerr
The one-sentence summary This is a global action plan for solving our climate crisis now. Can't be bothered to read