I often get asked for podcast and book recommendations, so here are some of my favourites. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
The Diary of a CEO, Steve Bartlett
Good for - Honest and brutal conversations around what it actually takes to build the world’s most successful businesses.
Slo Mo, Mo Gawdat
Good for - Inspiring conversations by the world’s greatest happiness thinkers, with an encouraging message at its heart - to take the time to slow down.
On Purpose, Jay Shetty
Good for - Navigating relatable, real life topics we all struggle with as humans, such as confidence, ego and relationship struggles.
Huberman Lab, Dr Andrew Huberman
Good for - Understanding the neuroscience behind the brain and how this impacts or controls our perceptions, decisions and our overall health.
Beyond the Self, Africa Brooke
Good for - Brilliant, thought provoking conversations around the topics of identity, self-censorship and the dangers of cancel culture and polarisation.
Solve for Happy, Mo Gawdat
Good for - A must read and great starting point for anyone looking into what makes us happy.
The Surrender Experiment, Michael A. Singer
Good for - A beautiful narration of what is possible when you surrender - ignoring ego based desires and fears.
The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, Debbie Ford
Good for - Shadow work, understanding the dark side of your gifts or parts of yourself you don't quite yet accept and love.
Listen to Your Body, Your Best Friend on Earth, Lise Bourbeau
Good for - Understanding the link between body and mind, and how the body stores all of our emotions.
mindset & psychology
Mindset, Carol Dweck
Good for - Understanding the differences between a fixed versus growth mindset.
The Chimp Paradox, Prof Steve Peters
Good for - Understanding the breakdown of different parts of the brain, and how to explain human reactions, impulses and decision making, in a very relatable, digestible way.
The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks
Good for - Exploring the concept of the Zone of Genius, which is where each individual thrives in everything they do.
A Path through the Jungle, Prof Steve Peters
Good for - A practical guide to navigate our minds and making them work in our favour.
The Courage to be Disliked, Ichiro Kishili and Fumitake Koga
Good for - Understanding Adlerian psychology, which puts forward the idea of not being controlled and identified by our past, but rather focusing on our future oriented goals.
Quiet, Susan Cain
Good for - Embracing the power of introversion in a world which seems to constantly value extroverts.
relationship with time
New Earth, Eckhart Tolle
Good for - a classic and great starting point for anyone new to the idea of embracing the present moment.
Four Thousand Weeks, Oliver Burkeman
Good for - letting go of the constraints that link us to the construct of time.
growing a business & leadership
Brand Thinking, Debbie Millman
Good for - An eye opening book on what the word “brand” actually entails and so many other interesting topics around the role design, strategy and marketing play within a business.
A Book about Innocent, Innocent
Good for - understanding the ingredients needed to build a successful, thriving multinational business. And the power of never giving up.
Legacy, James Kerr
Good for - The essential traits needed in people to build high achieving, extraordinary teams, based on the story of one of the biggest sports teams in history - the All Blacks.
Start With Why, Simon Sinek
Good for - The importance of knowing your WHY (your purpose) in order to inspire world-changing leadership, with studies of some of the world's greatest leaders from Steve Jobs to Martin Luther King.
Unbound, Kasia Urbaniak
Good for - A must read for women who want to learn how to ask for what they want, and get exactly that. All while understanding the real dynamics and energetics behind power.
escapism & mind openers
Alamut, Vladimir Bartol
A metaphorical story about a mysterious, adored figure who lives at the top of a tower, who very few have actually met, but that everyone dedicates their life to.
Scary Smart, Mo Gawdat
A terrifying, yet very real scenario of what’s to come with the rise of AI. Poses questions around machines becoming sentient, having their own code of ethics, emotions and feelings. Simply brilliant.
1Q84, Haruki Murakami
A fictional story which follows the lives of two characters, destined to meet but that are living in parallel worlds to the rest of their peers around them.
The 40 Rules of Love, Elif Shafak
40 powerful life (& love) lessons we should all aspire to live by, to reach inner peace. A beautifully written novel based on the teachings and poetry of Rumi, the great Sufi mystic.
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