Books of note

Wednesday July 2nd, 2014, 5:23 pm

As the holiday season approaches, these are a few of the books going in the tote bag.

The Conductor by Sara Quigley. Fiction based on fact about a conductor’s drive to play Shostakovich’s music in Leningrad during the German invasion of Russia during WWII.  Wise words on how to motivate people even during the most dire circumstances.

Books for the tote bag

Books for the tote bag

The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters.   Mind Management techniques to improve your confidence through understanding that we have two competing brains – the Chimp which is emotional and irrational and the Human brain which is rational and  makes evidence based decisions.

A Spy Amongst Friends by Ben Macintyre. Much has already been written about Kim Philby, but this is now seen as the definitive book.

Creativity Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Innovation by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace.  Based on Ed’s experiences of working with Steve Jobs it pulls out lessons on how to harness the power of the creative, obsessive perfectionist who might otherwise be a business liability.

What is going in your tote bag this summer?

PS if you are still stuck for some good reading here are ten technology related books



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