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You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters

Kate Murphy

In a world of increasing distraction and disconnection, the patience and curiosity required to tune in to one another is at greater risk than ever of being lost. New York Times contributor Kate Murphy shows us the transformative power of listening, pooling from a range of far-reaching conversations with priests to CIA interrogators to focus group moderators, and offers tools for us to become better listeners, and in doing so, improve our self-knowledge, creativity, and happiness.

A World Without Work; Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond

Daniel Susskind

New technologies have always provoked panic about workers being replaced by machines. In the past, such fears have been misplaced, and many economists maintain that they remain so today. Yet in A World Without Work, Daniel Susskind shows why this time really is different. Advances in artificial intelligence mean that all kinds of jobs are increasingly at risk.

The Unfair Advantage: How You Already Have What It Takes to Succeed

Hasan Kubba, Ash Ali

The Unfair Advantage seeks to teach us how to leverage, rather than apologize for, the internal and external biases we have that can positively impact our careers. Startup Strategist Hasan Kubba and First Marketing Director of Just Eat UK Ash Ali ask us to approach the candid and cut-throat world of business with awareness of both our obvious and more untapped advantages, and work to amplify these traits for greater success.

The Passion Economy: the New Rules for Thriving in the Twenty-First Century

Adam Davidson

Award-winning New Yorker staff writer and creator of NPR’s Planet Money Adam Davidson has created a revitalizing account of the modern day economic model, and how endless opportunities awaits those curious, ambitious, and creative enough to seize them. Combining academic research with stories of ingenuity amongst the globe, Davidson shows us that there are fresh and exciting paths through which we can combine careers with the things we love and create positive change in the process.

Basic Blockchain: What it is and How it Will Change the Way We Work

David L. Shrier

David L. Shrier, one of MIT and Oxford University's leading futurists, provides a thorough, coherent, and digestible explanation of the 'new internet' set to transform our economy and society, Blockchain. He explains the history of its creation, its operating system, and the various areas of our lives it has the potential to influence, from health services, to anti-fraud, to the voting process.

Witches: the Transformative Power of Women Working Together

Sam George-Allen

Writer and musician Sam George-Allen explores the numerous networks and societies that women have formed throughout history in recreational, protective, professional, and political settings, and the ways in which these groups have go on to create profound change within society. This is an inquisitive and enlightening series of tales of the power and benefit of these female communities in fields from culture to politics to science.

The Reality Game: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break The Truth. And What We Can Do About it

Samuel Wooley

Founding Director of Digital Intelligence Lab (DigIntel) Samuel Woolley explains the impact, and potential threat that virtual and augmented reality poses to humankind. With strategy rooted in detailed research, Woolley offers means through which we can use the powerful wave of new technologies being created worldwide to empower humankind.

Grub Street: the Origins of the British Press

Ruth Herman

Ruth Herman recounts the formation and early days of the press in Britain. From the struggles between journallists and governments, to stories of insider trading and the evolution of advertising, this is an educating account of how the papers of today came to be.

Brain Wash: Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships and Lasting Happiness

David Perlmutter

David Perlmutter is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain, the book exposing the impact of carbohydrates and sugar on brain function. In Brain Wash, David and his son Austin expose the impact of modern culture and its expected lifestyle on our day-to-day decisions and long-term health and happiness, and offer practical solutions through which to consciously rewire our brains to make better choices, form smarter habits, and improve our mind-body connection. ,dA

Dark Data: Why What You Don't Know Matters

David J. Hand

Senior Research Investigator and author of The Improbable Principle David Hand offers insight into all the information we don't see. Comparing the missing dark data within statistical analysis to the dark matter of the universe, Hand uses a range of case studies from space missions to financial crisis to show the perils of allowing crucial information to slip by our radar, providing better understanding to how to recognise and minimise the negative consequences of dark data.

Why We Dream: The Science, Creativity and Transformative Power of Dreams

Alice Robb

Alice Robb is a leading science journalist and one of only 10% of the world's population able to tap into lucid dreaming, in which humans have the ability to control their actions whilst in a dream state. Robb explores the new findings in dream research and reveals numerous incredible insights into the power of dreaming, and how we can use and our improve our 'dreams lives' in order to aid athletic performance, process grief, and generate innovative and original problem-solving skills.

Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work

Robert H. Frank

Economics columnist and New York Times bestselling author Robert Frank addresses the profound influence of social environments on our behaviour. The more people that have done the things we hope to do, the more likely we are to do so, for both good and bad. Under The Influence encourages us to use the power of our social and professional circles to create brighter and better environments for future generations.

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