Reading Time: 3 minutes Here’s a few of my top recent highlights for you, a few that are on the go, and a few I’m lining up for that summertime reading list. The Bond King (Mary Childs). Exhilarating, pacy and balanced romp through the weird and wonderful world of Bill Gross and PIMCO from the 70’s to the present … More So, what are we reading this summer?
Reading Time: 3 minutes One Way Ticket: Nine Lives on Two Wheels Compelling reading for cycling fans – a refreshingly blunt review of the last two decades of bike racing from an insider’s viewpoint. Rare to see a geneuinely new narrative emerge in such a well-covered area. amazon.co.uk The Biggest Bluff by Maria Konnikova Poker as a metaphor … More My Summer Reading 2020
Reading Time: 3 minutes Realise I’m a little late with this list this year, but here’s what I’ve enjoyed most so far this year … you’ll see I’m showing my normal bias toward non-fiction, and in fact haven’t included any fiction in this list (although I have read some). Enjoy, and let me know what you think Bad Blood … More Summer Reading 2019
Reading Time: 5 minutes Wiser – how group decisions can let us down 50 years since the term “groupthink” was first coined it is still alive and well in the corridors of power in government, business, finance and elsewhere. This readable book by Cass Sunstein & Reid Hastie systematically unpicks the aspects of human nature that can lead … More 15 Things that changed my perspective so far this year
Reading Time: 6 minutes Sure, Ray Dalio is well known for his approach to “radical transparency” and the uncompromising way he has implemented that (as well as the extraordinary investment success of his firm, Bridgewater), but his recent book Principles held learnings for me in a number of unexpected areas including: mistakes and failure , the art of disagreement … More Five unexpected learnings from Ray Dalio’s Principles
Reading Time: 4 minutes Do you know a company that defies comparison and exists in a category all by itself …. a “Category of One” as author Joe Calloway puts it? Are there common, repeatable features of “category of one” firms? The answer to this question from Joe Calloway’s book is emphatically yes – here are the top nine … More Becoming a Category of One
Reading Time: 5 minutes My beachside reading on the recent winter trip to Australia was the excellent “The Undoing Project” by Michael Lewis. Obviously when it comes to Michael Lewis expectations are high, both for the quality of the writing and depth of the research behind it. This is no exception. Some of the specific elements are familiar but … More Books – The Undoing Project