Unlocking the Secrets of Inner Strength


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We're endlessly being told that if we want to be successful in life we have to be tough and stubborn. If we struggle, it's because we're weak and uncertain. Bruce Daisley thinks this is simply untrue, and in his new book the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Joy of Work takes the notion of resilience apart, explains how it really works, and puts forward a new programme for building self-confidence and tenacity. He calls it Fortitude.

In this book, Daisley disproves the myth that only extraordinary people are successful, shows how to achieve a sense of control through simple mind exercises, and, above all, demonstrates how we can draw on those around us to empower ourselves and build our inner-strength. Offering empirically tested advice, Fortitude sets out a practical path to greater self-confidence and courage, not just for the elite few, but for us all.

© Bruce Daisley 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022


  • This is a truly refreshing, captivating and important book that shifted my perception on a topic I thought I knew! A must read.
    Steven Bartlett, entrepreneur and host of 'The Diary of a CEO'

About the author

Bruce Daisley

Bruce Daisley is a writer, consultant and one of the UK's most influential voices on the intersection of life and work. His research into better working practices has featured in publications including the Guardian, the Telegraph, Wired UK, Washington Post, Harvard Business Review and the Wall Street Journal. His podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat has been an Apple number one business podcast and has featured psychologists, neuroscientists and workplace experts including Daniel Pink, Scott Galloway, Noreena Hertz and Rutger Bregman. He was previously the European Vice-President for Twitter, the firm's most senior employee outside of the US. His first book, The Joy of Work, was a Sunday Times bestseller and has been translated into sixteen languages.
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