If you feel like some reading over the break, here are our current favourite books to help you get ahead in 2018.

Give and Take: Why helping others drives our success

For generations, we have focused on individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent and luck. But in today’s world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. Give and Take opens up an approach to work, interactions and productivity based on giving in the workplace.

Reinventing Organizations

The way we manage organisations seems increasingly out of date. Multiple surveys show that a majority of employees feel disengaged from their companies. Reinventing Organizations shows that every time humanity has shifted to a new stage of consciousness, it has invented a whole new way to structure and run organisations, each time bringing breakthroughs in collaboration.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens covers the whole of human history. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology and economics, it explores how the currents of history have shaped the world we live in today. Understanding our past is the first step to making sense of what the future might hold. 

55 Ways to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

A really easy-to-understand book giving you practical, simple ways to improve your emotional intelligence. This booklet is structured to reflect Goleman’s original five ‘competencies’ of emotional intelligence, with tips in each.

Validating Product Ideas: Through Lean User Research

Want to know what your customers are thinking? This book, written with step-by-step guidance, will help you learn the techniques for finding the answers to your most burning questions about your customers.

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World

When facing life’s questions, who do you turn to for advice? The author, Tim Ferriss tracked down more than 100 eclectic experts to get the answers. In concise, action-packed profiles, he shares their secrets for success, happiness, meaning, and more.