book banner

I review the books I have read on the themes of leadership, innovation, digital transformation or communications. I’ve reviewed books in the past, you can find them in the book review category.

Feel free to add your book recommendations in the comments.

Book Review Summary
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck currently reading
Weird Ideas That Work Packed with evidence and examples, the ideas are counter-intuitive but convincing.
Rebels At Work A handbook for everyone trying to change a company for the better from within.
Non-Obvious 2016 Edition – How To Think Different, Curate Ideas & Predict The Future A guide to curating trends for your own use, and an analysis of trends from 2015 and 2016
Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus Why we need to reform the world economy.
Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble Entertaining book, with interesting commentary on the startup industry. Good companion reading to Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus.
Leadership BS Thought provoking; calls for the change in how we assess and measure leaders, and leadership training
How to Fly a Horse Worth reading; fascinating histories of inventors,  and encourages everyone to practise their creativity, setting out the work needed, and showing the challenges you’ll face.
Creativity Inc. A glimpse inside Pixar, at what makes a company truly creative.
Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It: The Results-Only Revolution Using a “results only” approach to revolutionise how we work, in a post-industrial workplace.
The Year Without Pants How WordPress started to scale their open workplace philosophy as the company grew.
Social Media is Bullshit A reality check on the miracle of free social media for businesses. It’s funny and true.
Going APE Guy Kawasaki’s guide to self-publishing a book.
Keystone Habits How making a tiny change to one habit can change whole routines.
Revolution 2.0 An ‘on-the-ground’ account of the Arab spring as it played out on social media.
Judgment Calls: Twelve Stories of Big Decisions and the Teams That Got Them Right Why not all bankers are evil and other stories of moral courage in business.
Enchantment The softer side of change management
Ignore Everybody Inspiration and advice here for those of us wanting to spice up our day jobs with a dash of creativity. Plus cartoons.
Caffeine for the Creative Mind A rich source of fun challenges to wake up your brain. Also a useful resource for team/brainstorm exercises.
Drive Turns out, it’s not money that motivates us.
What the Dog Saw Malcolm Gladwell’s essays on offbeat topics including hair dye, dog psychology and Enron.
Yes We Did An inside look at how Social Media built the Obama Brand.
Buy-ology An interesting and thought provoking book, challenging a lot of current thinking on how we experience brands.
The Art of Possibility The leadership book I recommend the most often, powerful lessons on personal development and leadership.
The Logic of Life The rational, logical thinking that leads to odd results in real life.
Outliers Why the amazingly successful are so successful, it’s luck, talent and incredible hard work
The Cult of the Amateur A tirade against the free content era that social media enables.