I love books that challenge my thinking or open my mind to new ideas. In 2013 I read widely (as usual) but my key themes were : Aboriginal Australia , ancient wisdom & vernacular architecture, how cities work (or not), Public Transport, Sustainability & Regeneration and Economics : Past, Present & Future.Here’s a summary of […]
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Expert on working hours and lifestyles, Economist Schoe argues that our Consumption Model of the last 30 years is broken and that we need to head to a Post-Materialistic World. This need not be all lentils and hessian clothing – Schor argues that if we are clever and use technology well this could mean a […]
Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich. A How to manifesto from chief lifestyle design seagull Tim Ferris.
By Malcolm Gladwell ISBN 0316346624 This is the book that brought Malcolm Gladwell to global prominence. He is a brilliant observer and his unexpected insights are extremely powerful. I first read this book several years ago and it really changed the way I look at many things. I reread it in the last few months […]
About 4 Billion people exist on less than $2 per day. They are at the Bottom of the Pyramid. This fantastic book examines businesses that survive and propser servicing these markets. These markets are a pressure cooker of Business Model Innovation and some time soon one of these businesses will be iin the West and […]
This book examines the concept of idea “stickiness”, that is why some ideas are unforgettable and others aren’t. The authors boil it down to 6 key principles. If you are more than 20 years old – you are probably making a mess of your communication because of “The curse of Knowledge”. All this and more.