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Our Christmas Reading List for 2017

December 11, 2017

“Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” (Washington Irving)

Here are some stocking fillers for when you stop opening presents, but instead open your heart and minds as you relax by the fire, with a sherry and a mince pie, to enjoy your favourite book from the gunnercooke Christmas Reading List.

A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink. Drawing on research from around the World, Pink outlines six fundamental human abilities that are essential for professional success and personal fulfilment and revealing how to master them.

Getting Things Done by David Allen. This book was hailed as the definitive self -help book of the decade when published some 15 years ago. Allen’s premise is simple – our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax.

Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture by Greg Bustin. With example after example, Bustin demonstrates a culture where accountability is embraced and not feared.

The Greatest by Matthew Syed. A collection of award winning writing by Matthew Syed that explores how sport can teach us how to be the best that we can be.

The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. A compelling day to day guide and calendar to living a good life and focusing on the things that you can control.

And finally, a book that will change your view of the World recommended by inspire*, our foundation that aims to change the lives of everyone on the planet, Half the Sky: How to Change the World by Pullitzer winning journalists Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn. Full of inspiring stories of courage and determination. Your life will never be the same again.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at gunnercooke.

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