Books that influenced you
Writing well is a useful skill in almost any career. Not only for what you produce, but because to write well you first have to
Refreshing, funny, thought provoking and liberating for your attitude. A must for anyone interested in creativity and chutzpah.
I read this book in my first year at Uni. It might sound a bit clichéd; but really had quite a profound effect on my
Design Driven Innovation: Changing the Rules of Competition by Radically Innovating What Things Mean by Roberto Verganti (2009)
Verganti makes an attempt to penetrate how design actually works in the traditional sense that stems from architecture. It takes a few reads to understand
Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant by Kim & Mauborgne (2015)
Again, favorite class in my MBA program. Used same tactics in global competition game called BCG which is played among all graduate classes, used all
I think this was the very first book I read as a graduate. It made me see the difference in the way companies are run
There are a lot of books about negotiation, but this one is quite stellar. It really focuses on emotional intelligence, and how to approach negotiations
The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness by Prof Steve Peters (2012)
The Chimp Paradox is one of those books that explains so many questions you never thought you had about yourself… In short, it makes you
I was on my placement year at Uni and was asked to look into this World Wide Web stuff and HTML, this book was published
Compelling framework for strategy that has stood the test of time. No pretence to prescribe a path to success but a focus on the basics
When I first read this book, it made so much sense in terms of the steps needed to create a truly great strategy by leveraging
Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life by Jim Kwik (2020)
An owner’s manual for your brain … the book will literally open up your mind to a new mindset for learning.
It’s a very engaging and well written overview of the power of collective intelligence and how to harness it.
The classic book on challenger brands, their behaviour and how to disrupt established markets. I love it.
Our lives are full of changes. We transition through periods in our personal and professional lives, yet we understand so little about how those transitions
The Essentials of Job Negotiations: Proven Strategies for Getting What You Want by Terri Kurtzberg (2011)
It is full of practical wisdom. If you are fortunate enough to have options in the job market, taking a new job is still a
An eye-opener on how to use the gift of our brain power more effectively. Especially good on developing memory.
It’s a book about looking at problems in a slightly different way and how that opens up many more creative solutions.
It was a relatively early example of a hands-on CEO who questioned orthodoxy. It seemed to offer evidence of someone who actually did what Tom
This was one of the first books I read early on in my career which made a real impact. I quickly recognized the ‘dilemma’ of