Here’s the stuff currently being read, been read or on the “to read” list…

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Pixar’s Ed Catmull explores how the animation studio explores and creates ideas. (To read)

Dark Money: how a secretive group of billionaires is trying to buy political control in the US

Jane Mayer explores how generations of inherited wealth on the far right of US politics have used think tank charities to both promote their ideology and produce tax-efficient inheritance strategies…

Building a Better Business Using the Lego Serious Play Method

Per Kristiansen and Robert Rasmussen explain the history and the method behind the Lego techniques for adults in organisations. Yet to read beyond the history part so far. I love Lego, but increasingly it does feel to have the aura of cult around it…

Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

Stephen Johnson explores how so much innovation in human history goes into producing things that seem trivial or luxury… How musical instruments led to computing is a really interesting logical chain.

The Neo-Generalist: Where You Go is Who You Are

I hang my head in shame that I still haven’t started chum Richard Martin and co-author
Kenneth Mikkelsen’s exploration of comb-shaped humanity.

Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade

Robert Cialdini’s follow up to seminal text Influence, this book explores what leads up to the circumstance where someone will have already made up their mind. Cracking stuff.

Alan Partridge: Nomad

Nomad me, nomad you. Ah-ha! The man from Norwich travels. Not too far, mind.

The Wellness Syndrome

How the pressure to live a fit, healthy and happy life might be making up ill. (To read)

City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire

Roger Crowley explores the rise and fall of the city state. They invented production lines, don’t you know…

Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now?: Everything You Need to Know about Britain’s Divorce from Europe

Ian Dunt bursts the bubbles of Brexit Bullshit.

Messy: How to Be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World

The awesome Tim Harford explores how being neat and tidy might not be all it’s cracked up to be…

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