Innovation

Chocolate is delicious, but books are fat free!

April 1, 2015

Easter basket with decorated eggs and the Easter bunny

Easter is a great time to reflect on the first few months of the year, and to set yourself up for the next few. What better way to reflect than with a chocolate egg and a good book!

 

Here are our recommendations for the best bank holiday reads:

 

Made to Stick, by Chip and Dan Heath – Malcolm Gladwell fans will love this. The Heath brothers explore why some ideas stick in your mind, whilst others are forgotten in the blink of an eye. They recommend 6 essential principles for persuading people to pay attention, care and believe in your idea. Perfect persuasive reading!

The Small Big by Martin, Goldstein and Cialdini a more scientific look at the art of decision making. Three heavyweights from the world of persuasion science and practice describe how in today’s information overloaded world, it’s often the smallest changes that can have the biggest influence. 

The Advantage, by Patrick Lencione  Lencione is a master. This book argues that organisational health will one day surpass all other disciplines in business as the greatest opportunity for improvement and competitive advantage. To you and me, that means culture and behaviours.

Conscious Capitalism by John Mackey and Raj Sisodia  if you are a CEO or an entrepreneur, don’t miss this blueprint for a new system of doing business. This book is for anyone hoping to build a more cooperative, humane and positive future, based on real examples from some of the world’s greatest companies.

Winners: And How They Succeed, by Alistair Campbell  how do sports stars, entrepreneurs and politicians achieve their ambitions? Can everyone develop the same mind set? Alistair Campbell explores the heart of success…and it’s very readable.

 

Finally – when you’re finishing that final egg and looking for inspiration as you return to work, try Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson – a genuinely amazing read. 

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