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Wisdom at Work: the Making of a Modern Elder

Chip Conley, Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, Airbnb

At the age of fifty-two, after selling the boutique hotel company he founded and ran for twenty-four years, Conley joined Airbnb as Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy. He quickly discovered that he'd been hired as a teacher and mentor, but was also in many ways a student and intern. What emerged is the secret to thriving as a midlife worker in today's world: learning to marry wisdom and experience with curiosity, a beginner's mind and a willingness to evolve.

Do Something, Activism for Everyone

Kahal Odedra, UK Director of Change.ORG

Having worked as a campaigner for the last 11 years, Kajal Odedra of change.org - which is used by 15 million people in the UK - has learned the tricks of the trade that have traditionally been held in circles of power, and believes that everyone should know how to speak up and be heard. Her mission is to show people how to use their voice to make their community, politicians and CEOs take notice.

In Praise of Walking: The New Science of How We Walk and Why its Good for Us

Shane O'Mara, Professor of Experimental Brain Research at Trinity College Dublin

Celebrates this miraculous ability. Incredibly, it is a skill that has its evolutionary origins millions of years ago, under the sea. And the latest research is only now revealing how the brain and nervous system performs the mechanical magic of balancing, navigating a crowded city, or running our inner GPS system.

Sur/Petition:The New Business Formula to Help You Stay Ahead of the Competition

Edward De Bono, bestselling author of Serious Creativity and inventor of lateral thinking

1. Why most fundamental habits of management thinking maybe inadequate and even dangerous for your business
2. The difference between traditional competition and sur/petition
3. The meaning of ‘valufacture’ and how to create value for your business

Language Unlimited : The Science Behind Our Most Creative Power

David Adger

Unlocks some of the deep mysteries of the human capacity for language
Examples are drawn from the worlds of AI, the animal kingdom, emojis, and Harry Potter
Based on research in neuro and cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, and sociology

Where Power Stops; The Making and Unmaking of Presidents and Prime Ministers.

David Runciman, Professor of Politics at Cambridge University

Tackles the limitations of high office and how the personal histories of those who achieved the very pinnacles of power helped to define their successes and failures in office. These portraits show what characters are most effective in these offices. Could this be a blueprint for good and effective leadership in an age lacking good leaders?

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