MOST WANTED
FEBRUARY 2022

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Daniel H. Pink - The Power of Regret: How Looking Backwards Moves us Forward

"I love that Daniel Pink is taking on one of the best (and toughest) teachers in my life - regret." - Brene Brown

Dan is an A-list author and always produces well-researched, insightful books that have immediate impact on readers' lives. Drive, To Sell is Human and When have all been bestsellers because he manages to distill complex ideas into simple narratives and concepts.

We will be hosting a members' Books for Breakfast event with Dan at Soho House. Contact us for more details.

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Larry Miller - Jump: My Secret Journey From The Streets To The Boardroom

"A fascinating look at how the hero and villain inside us all can be entwined in pursuit of the American dream"- Bookomi

One of the most successful Black businessmen in the country, who has led Nike’s Jordan Brand from a $200M sneaker company to a $4B global apparel juggernaut, tells the remarkable story of his rise from gangland violence to the pinnacles of international business.

 

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Joanna Zylinska - The Future of Media

"An experiment in collaborative modes of thinking and working. Co-authored by theorists and practitioners from one of the world's most established media departments, it offers a radical, creative and critical take on media industries--and on world affairs." 

Joanna Zylinska is Professor of New Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. The author of a number of books, including AI Art: Machine Visions and Warped Dreams, The End of Man: A Feminist Counterapocalypse, and Nonhuman Photography (MIT Press), she is involved in experimental and collaborative publishing projects

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Jonah Berger - The Catalyst: How To Change Anyone's Mind

"One of those rare thinkers who blends research-based insights with immensely practical guidance. I am grateful to be one of the many who have learned from this master teacher." - Jim Collins, author Good to Great.

Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and internationally bestselling author of Contagious, Invisible Influence, and The Catalyst. He's a world-renowned expert on social influence, word of mouth, and why products, ideas, and behaviors catch on and has published over 50 papers in top-tier academic journals. 

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Peter Mead - Nice is Not a Biscuit: How to Build a World Class Business by Doing The Right Thing

Thought-provoking and thoroughly enjoyable.'

GARY SAVAGE, CEO of Mercedes-Benz UK

 

'Pearls of wisdom.'

SIR PETER WOOD, founder of esure Group

 

'Good advice and a good read.'

ANITA FREW, Chair of Rolls-Royce

Peter Mead's spectacular career in advertising began when he joined the despatch department of a large agency straight from school at the age of 16. He fell in love with the business and his ambition and drive led him in 1977 to co-found Abbott Mead Vickers, which grew into one of the industry's most respected and highly awarded agencies. In 1995 AMV BBDO became the largest advertising agency in the UK, a position it has held ever since.

 

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Rachel Bowlby - Back to the Shops: The High Street in History and the Future

"A timely indicator of how our town centres could develop over the next 50 years" ― Sir John Timpson

Shops are are local community hubs and dreamlands of distraction. They reflect the culture we live in as individuals and society at large. Rachel is a multi-talented academic who can leap between the past, present and future to change your perspective on the everyday act of going to the shops. 

 

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Jimmy Soni - The FoundersElon Musk, Peter Thiel and the Company that Made the Modern Internet

"Deeply reported and bracingly written, this book is an indispensable guide to modern innovation and entrepreneurship." - Walter Isaacson

New York journalist Jimmy Soni tells the gripping story of how the so-called PayPal Mafia turned a scrappy start-up into one of the most successful businesses of all time, worth over $70 billion today. 

 

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Julia Hobsbawm - The Nowhere Office: Re-inventing Work and the Workplace of the Future 

"If you are one of the millions who can't decide whether working-from-home is a pandemic silver lining or just another disaster, this book is for you." - Robert Peston

An analysis of this pivotal moment in the history of work. Julia Hobsbawm, a leading voice on the social health of businesses offers a strategic and practical guide, voicing the problems that beset work –the endemic stagnant productivity and stress crisis that predated the pandemic – and asks: isn’t now the time to develop something better, something more meaningful, something more workable?.

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Richard Firth-Godbehere - A History of Human Emotion: How the Way We Feel Built the World We Know

"A fascinating look at the profound ways in which the harnessing of human emotions has shaped world-wide history and culture."  - Gina Rippon

Richard Firth-Godbehere takes readers on a fascinating and wide-ranging tour of the central and often under-appreciated role emotions have played in human societies around the world and throughout history – from Ancient Greece to Gambia, Japan, the Ottoman Empire, Britain, and beyond.

 

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Gabriella Braun- All That We Are: Uncovering The Hidden Truths Behind Our Behaviour at Work

"This powerful, sensitive and timely book reveals what really happens within and between people at work." - Mike Brearley

Workplace psychoanalyst Gabriella Braun will help you understand seemingly unfathomable behaviour at work through a series of real-life examples: For instance, why a man lets his organisation push him around, a lawyer becomes paranoid, a team repeatedly creates scapegoats, and the cause of a literary agency feud.