Book List

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2020

  1. Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds – David Goggins (January)
  2. Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead – Sheryl Sandberg (January)
  3. Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Handbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell – Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle (January)
  4. Sabotage – Emma Gannon (January)
  5. Reasons to Stay Alive – Matt Haig (February)
  6. Notes on a Nervous Planet – Matt Haig (February)
  7. Shoot for the Moon: Achieve the Impossible with the Apollo Mindset – Richard Wiseman (February)
  8. Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking – Matthew Syed (February – March)
  9. Personal Learning Journeys: The Definitive Guide to Creating Personal Learning Journeys and Why They’re the Future of L&D – Sean McPheat (March)
  10. The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Mathematics, from One to Infinity – Steven Strogatz (March)
  11. The Life Changing Magic of Numbers: How Maths Shapes Everyday Life – Bobby Seagull (March)
  12. The Essential Digital Detox: How to Achieve Balance in a Digital World – Orianna Fielding (March)
  13. Hyperfocus: How to Work Less and Achieve More – Chris Bailey (March)
  14. How to Deal with Power and Manipulation by Performance Consulting – Nigel Harrison (March)
  15. How to Be a True Business Partner by Performance Consulting – Nigel Harrison (March)
  16. This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor – Adam Kay (March)
  17. Workplace Learning: How to Build a Culture of Continuous Employee Development – Nigel Paine (April)
  18. No One is Too Small to Make a Difference – Great Thunberg (April)
  19. Seven Types of Atheism – John Gray (April)
  20. Gung Ho!: How to Motivate People in Any Organisation – Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles (April)
  21. How People Learn: Designing Education and Training that Works to Improve Performance – Nick Shackleton-Jones (April)

2019

  1. Work Like a Woman: A Manifesto for Change – Mary Portas (January)
  2. Informal Learning at Work: How To Boost Performance in Tough Times – Paul Matthews (January)
  3. Happy: Finding Joy in Every Day and Letting Go of Perfect – Fearne Cotton (January-February)
  4. Coming to Term: Uncovering the Truth About Miscarriage – Jon Cohen (February)
  5. Quiet: Silencing the Brain and Believing That You’re Good Enough – Fearne Cotton (February-March)
  6. The Miracle Morning: The 6 Habits That Will Transform Your Life Before 8am – Hal Elrod (March)
  7. Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart and Mind – David J. Linden (March)
  8. The Sleep Book: How to Sleep Well Every Night – Dr. Guy Meadows (March)
  9. The Luckiest Guy Alive – John Cooper Clarke (March)
  10. Calm: Working Through Life’s Daily Stresses to Find a Peaceful Centre – Fearne Cotton (March)
  11. The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution – Walter Isaacson (March-May)
  12. And Still I Rise – Maya Angelou (May)
  13. Talking to My Daughter: A Brief History of Capitalism – Yanis Varoufakis (May)
  14. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t – Jim Collins (May)
  15. The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google – Scott Galloway (May)
  16. Shop Girl: A Memoir – Mary Portas (May)
  17. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World And Why Things Are Better Than You Think – Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund (May-June)
  18. Learning Transfer at Work: How to Ensure Training > Performance – Paul Matthews (June)
  19. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics – Carlo Rovelli (June)
  20. The Power of No: Take Back Control and Find Time for You – Abbie Headon (June)
  21. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life – Mark Manson (June)
  22. The Other Side of Happiness: Embracing a More Fearless Approach to Living – Brock Bastian (July)
  23. Crushing It: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Confidence and Influence – And How You Can, Too – Gary Vaynerchuk (July-August)
  24. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment – Eckhart Tolle (August-September)
  25. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge (September)
  26. The Pomodoro Technique: The Life-Changing Time-Management System – Francesco Cirillo (September)
  27. The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead – Richard Branson (September)
  28. Every Tool’s a Hammer: Life is What You Make of It – Adam Savage (October)
  29. Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Heart. – Brene Brown (October-November)
  30. How to Stop the Bullsh*t and Create F*cking Good Content – Dan Kelsall (November)
  31. The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too) – Gretchen Rubin (November)
  32. First Man In: Leading from the Front – Ant Middleton (November)
  33. A History of Women’s Lives in Coventry – Cathy Hughes (November-December)
  34. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance – Angela Duckworth (December)
  35. WTF? – Robert Peston (December)
  36. A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind – Shoukei Matsumoto (December)
  37. Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…and Maybe the World – Williams H. McRaven (December)
  38. Failed It! How to Turn Mistakes into Ideas and Others Advice for Successfully Screwing Up – Erik Kessels (December)

2018

  1. Crush It: Why Now is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion – Gary Vaynerchuk (January)
  2. Single-Minded: My Life in Business – Claude Littner (January)
  3. The Thank You Economy – Gary Vaynerchuk (January)
  4. My Story – Cyrille Regis (February)
  5. A Journey- Tony Blair (February-March)
  6. On the Shortness of Life – Seneca (March)
  7. The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (March)
  8. Notes From A Friend – Anthony Robbins (March)
  9. 10 Types of Innovation: The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs – Larry Keeley, Ryan Pinkel, Brian Quinn, Helen Walters (March)
  10. Warren Buffett’s Management Secrets: Proven Tools for Personal and Business Success – Mary Buffett and David Clark (March)
  11. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE – Phil Knight (March-April)
  12. Resilience: How to Cope When Everyone Around You Keeps Changing – Liggy Webb (April)
  13. Creativity Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand In the Way of True Inspiration – Ed Catmull (April-May)
  14. Speed Reading In A Week – Tina Konstant (May)
  15. How To Be Compassionate: A Handbook for Creating Inner Peace and a Happier World – Dalai Lama (May)
  16. Coventry Through Time – Jacqueline Cameron (May)
  17. Think Like a Freak: Secrets of the Rogue Economist – Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (May)
  18. Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World – Tim Ferriss (May)
  19. The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance and The Art of Living – Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman (May)
  20. Static Contraction Training – Pete Sisco and John R Little (May)
  21. Successful Assertiveness In A Week – Dena Michelli (June)
  22. Hustle: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning and Momentum – Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits and Jonas Koffler (June)
  23. Edge: What Business Can Learn from Football – Ben Lyttleton (June)
  24. Originals: How Non-Conformists Change the World – Adam Grant (June-July)
  25. David and Goliath – Malcolm Gladwell (July)
  26. The Intelligent Investor – Benjamin Graham (July)
  27. A Whack to the Side of the Head – Roger Van Oech (July)
  28. To Sell is Human – Daniel Pink (July)
  29. The Greatest – Matthew Syed (July)
  30. The Culture Code – Daniel Coyle (July)
  31. Super Genes – Deepak Chopra & Rudolph Tanzi (July)
  32. The Motivation Manifesto: 9 Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power – Brendon Burchard (July)
  33. The Blended Learning Cookbook – Clive Shepherd (July)
  34. How We Learn: Throw Out the Rule Book and Unlock Your Brains Potential – Benedict Casey
  35. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful – Marshall Goldsmith (August)
  36. The Six Value Medals: The Essential Tool for Success in the 21st Century – Edward De Bono (August)
  37. The Golden Rules of Blogging (and When to Break Them) – Robin Houghton (August)
  38. The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well – Louisa Thomsen Brits (September)
  39. Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction – Margaret A. Boden (September)
  40. The Little Book of Yes: How to Win Friends, Boost Your Confidence and Persuade Others – Noah Goldstein, Steve Martin and Robert Cialdini (September)
  41. Ideas Are Your Only Currency: 100 Creative Projects to Open Your Mind and Inspire Great Ideas – Rod Judkins (September)
  42. The Change Book: Fifty models to explain how things happen – Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschappeler (September)
  43. Breaking Bad Habits: Defy Industry Norms and Reinvigorate Your Business – Freek Vermeulen (October)
  44. The Happiness of Pursuit: Find the Quest that will Bring Purpose to Your Life – Chris Gillebeau (October)
  45. The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life – Richard Bandler, Alessio Roberti & Owen Fitzpatrick (October)
  46. How to Become a Blended Learning Chef with the Inspiring Learning Cookbook – A New Spring; Johannes Vinke and Marten de Prez (October)
  47. Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness – Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein (October)
  48. Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle – Paul Matthews (November)
  49. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life – Jen Sincero (December)
  50. How to Sleep Well: The Science of Sleeping Smarter, Living Better and Being Productive – Dr. Neil Stanley (December)
  51. How to be Successful by Being Yourself: The Surprising Truth About Turning Fear and Doubt Into Confidence and Success – David Taylor (December)
  52. The End of Average: How to Succeed in a World that Values Sameness – Todd Rose (December)
  53. Designing Your Life: Build a Life That Works for You – Bill Burnett and Dave Evans (December)
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