Collection of book jackets

Each of these books presents a pioneering way of thinking, with the power to transform the way we approach technology, education, the economy, the environment and even how we think. With actionable insights on every page, these reads will inspire you to make the world a better place.

The Good Ancestor by Roman Krznaric (2020)

According to philosopher, Roman Krznaric, we're currently living "in an age of pathological short-termism." It prompts the question, in what state are we leaving the world for future generations?

In The Good Ancestor, Krznaric presents six innovative ways to counteract society's short-term outlook, including how to have a "legacy mindset" (how do we want to be remembered?) and "cathedral thinking" (how can we plan ahead?).

Who Cares Wins by Lily Cole (2020)

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when confronted with a problem as huge as the climate crisis. Where do you begin? In Who Cares Wins, Lily Cole explores why an optimistic outlook is a great place to start.

With perspectives from the likes of Stella McCartney and Farhana Yamin, on issues including fast fashion, food and technology, this book will show you how having hope is the ultimate catalyst for taking action.

Accountable by Michael O’Leary and Warren Valdmanis (2020)

One of the many revealing statistics in Accountable is that, "56% of people worldwide believe that ‘capitalism as it exists today does more harm than good in the world.'" Could you change the system?

Warren Valdmanis and Michael O’Leary offer a blueprint for building a better economy using "citizen capitalism", an approach which gives our seemingly small choices as consumers, the power to hold big corporations accountable.

Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth (2018)

How do we create a system, which meets the needs of everyone on the planet, without exhausting the earth of its resources? This is the question Kate Raworth investigates using a new, doughnut shaped economic model.

Whether you’re already an expert, or an economics novice, Doughnut Economics is an accessible and much-needed vision for the future, which supports long-term survival over short-term growth.

Girl Decoded by Rana el Kaliouby (2020)

Our computers might be ‘smart’, but they aren’t emotionally intelligent. What does it mean for society, if everyone is communicating via machines that don’t recognise or respond to emotion? This is what tech entrepreneur, Rana el Kaliouby, is on a mission to understand.

Girl Decoded tells el Kaliouby's incredible story, alongside her quest to create a more compassionate and empathetic world by humanising technology, "before it dehumanizes us."

Shorter by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang (2020)

The 9-5 way of working looks quite different these days and it's as if futurist Alex Pang knew that change was afoot. In Shorter, Pang meets the companies who have long been experimenting with shorter working hours and flexible working. Have they cracked the formula for increased productivity and less stress?

This is a timely and reassuring guide that will change the way you think about the 40-hour work week and have you looking forward to the future of work.

Taking Up Space by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi (2020)

Whilst studying History at Cambridge University, Chelsea Kwakye was the only black girl out of the 200 students in her year group. Taking Up Space documents the highs and lows of her university experience as a woman of colour, and that of her co-author and fellow Cambridge graduate, Ore Ogunbiyi.

From updating our archaic curriculums, to how to educate institutions in order to make them more inclusive, this is a manifesto for change that should be read by everyone.

Humour, Seriously by Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas (2020)

If this year has prompted you to fall off a "humour cliff", you need to start taking humour seriously. Introducing Stanford University lecturers, Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas, who have written the ultimate guide to seeing the lighter side of life.

From how to be funnier at work (it has the power to boost your career), to how our brains are hardwired for humour (it makes us happier and healthier), Humour, Seriously will put a smile on your face and empower you to spread joy.

Untamed by Glennon Doyle (2020)

"Who were you before the world told you who to be?" This is the question which underpins Glennon Doyle's acclaimed memoir, Untamed.

This book is a rousing call that will wake you up to the societal conditioning, that holds so many back, in order to let-go and create a life that is completely authentic to you. As Doyle says, "if we want to build the new, we must be willing to let the old burn."

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