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Renowned neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen includes cutting-edge research and scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work.  more about the book >>

Why are we recommending this book?
Read the blog post – What exploding mice have to do with executing a plan


This unusual fictional account, in good part autobiographical, narrates without self-pity and often with humor the adventures of a penniless British writer among the down-and-out of two great cities.  more about the book >>

Why are we recommending this book?
Read the blog post – The secret to getting good customer service that computer nerds having been trying to tell you for years


A unique American chronicle of a navy family's life during the Vietnam war years, this widely acclaimed memoir has been updated to include an outspoken account of the Stockdale's experiences in the seventeen years since Jim's release from a Hanoi prison.  more about the book >>

Why are we recommending this book?
Read the blog post – Why reckoning on everything and expecting everything is a good plan


Along with the gift of creativity come the obstacles to making ideas happen: lack of organisation, lack of accountability and a lack of community support  more about the book >>

Why are we recommending this book?
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David Ogilvy

A candid and indispensable primer on all aspects of advertising from the man Time has called "the most sought after wizard in the business"  more about the book >>

Why are we recommending this book?
Read the blog post – The big rigmarole about creating infographics


Richard De Crespigny

On 4 November 2010, a flight from Singapore to Sydney came within a knife edge of being one of the world's worst air disasters.  more about the book >>

Why are we recommending this book?
Read the blog post –


Danny Meyer

Is the customer always right? According to Danny Meyer, one of America's leading restauranteurs, the answer is no--but "they must always feel heard."  more about the book >>

Why are we recommending this book?
Read the blog post – Would you let your clients set your pricing?


In his latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it.  more about the book >>

Why are we recommending this book?
Read the blog post – Behind the scenes - Summer Timetables


Twyla Tharp

The Creative Habit isn't about getting the lightning bolt of inspiration but rather the artistic necessity of old-fashioned virtues such as discipline, preparation and routine  more about the book >>

Why are we recommending this book?
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First, businesses discovered quality as a key competitive edge; next came service. Now, Donald A. Norman, former Director of the Institute for Cognitive Science at the University of California, reveals how smart design is the new competitive frontier. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.  more about the book >>

Why are we recommending this book?
Read the blog post – How design can change the world, just a little bit


Allain de Botton

The news is everywhere. We can’t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds?  more about the book >>

Why are we recommending this book?
Read the blog post – Why the News and rubbish infographics both make us anxious


Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.   more about the book >>

Why are we recommending this book?
Read the blog post – About getting organised with habits and processes


Are you a heroic leader? Or are you a passive follower? Chances are you act like one or the other, and it's doing serious damage to your company, your customers, and your colleagues.  more about the book >>

Why are we recommending this book?
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David Marquet

David Marquet imagines a work place where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work-a place where everyone is a leader  more about the book >>

Why are we recommending this book?
Read the blog post – Colour coding maps in a submarine


John Clarke

Workplace psychopaths exist in a variety of workplaces. They are individuals who manipulate their way through life and leave an indelible mark on both their victims and society.  more about the book >>

Why are we recommending this book?
Read the blog post –


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