Most Wanted - April 2019

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The Science of Storytelling

Will Storr, award-winning writer for The Guardian, Sunday Times, New Yorker and New York Times.

Applying dazzling psychological research and cutting-edge neuroscience to the foundations of our myths and archetypes, Will Storr shows how we can use these tools to tell better stories – and make sense of our chaotic modern world.

Tim Cook: The Genius who Took Apple to the Next Level

Leander Kahney, the editor and publisher of CultofMac.com

Drawing on authorised access with several Apple insiders, Kahney, the world's leading reporter on Apple, tells the inspiring story of how one man attempted to replace the irreplaceable and succeeded better than anyone thought possible.

Adventures with Risk Economist - How to use risk to get what you want

Allison Schrager, PhD in economics from Columbia University, where she specialized in pensions and the future of the labour market

Award-winning journalist and economist Allison Schrager introduces a new framework that will transform how we think about risk and make decisions in life.

How They Rule the World: The 22 Secret Strategies of Global Power

Pedro Banos, colonel in the Spanish Army and was formerly the Chief of Counter-Intelligence and Security for the European Army Corps

Reveals that however it might be smoothed over by the PR of political diplomacy, the world of geopolitics is one of war and conflict by strategic means, where countries have sought dominion and power over their rivals since the dawn of time.

Social Butterflies: Reclaiming the positive power of social networks

Michael Sanders and Susannah Hume, Chief Scientist and Head of Research and former Principal Research Advisor at the Behavioural Insights Team.

Shows how small changes in our environments can have a huge impact on where our instincts lead us, from helping us to run more cohesive and effective organisations, to building important relationships that make us, and those around us, happier and healthier.

Alpha Girls: The Women Who Challenged Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Pioneered the Future

Julian Guthrie, multiple Pulitzer Prize nominee

Intimately details the women's victories and defeats, their struggles to juggle work and family, and the broadsides they suffered when they least expected it. Despite the setbacks, they would rise again to rewrite the rules for an industry they love. In Alpha Girls, Guthrie reveals their untold stories.

Walking: One Step at a Time

Erling Kagge, a philosophical adventurer - or perhaps an adventurous philosopher (New York Times)

From the bestselling author of Silence comes an illuminating examination of the joy of walking. From those perilous first steps as a toddler, to great expeditions, from walking to work to trekking to the North Pole, Erling Kagge explains that he who walks goes further and lives better.

The Moment of Lift: How empowering women changes the world

Melinda Gates

A personal statement of passionate conviction, this book tells of Gates’ journey from a partner working behind the scenes to one of the world’s foremost advocates for women, driven by the belief that no one should be excluded, all lives have equal value, and gender equality is the lever that lifts everything.

Lost in a Good Game: Why we play video games and what they can do for us

Pete Etchells, Reader in Psychology and Science Communication at Bath Spa University

A very unusual memoir by a writer coming to terms with his grief (his Dad died of Motor Neuron disease) via virtual worlds, as he tries to work out what area of popular culture we should classify games (a relatively new technology) under.

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