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Why the fast pace of modern life could be good for us

Why the fast pace of modern life could be good for us

By Richard Reeves Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The Great Acceleration is a timely book on how the world is speeding up. But do the opportunities of running faster outweigh the downsides?

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What does a meaningful life and career look like?

What does a meaningful life and career look like?

06 May 2016

BUSINESS CLASSIC: In his book Chasing Daylight, the terminally ill boss of KPMG Eugene O'Kelly set out his views on how to lead a purposeful life. His lessons are still pertinent today.

 
 
Why don't we value non-conformists in business?

Why don't we value non-conformists in business?

05 May 2016

If you aspire to be a change-maker, Originals has some refreshing advice. But why can't organisations make it easier for mavericks?

 
 
Caroline Plumb's three top reads

Caroline Plumb's three top reads

04 May 2016

The CEO and founder of FreshMinds enjoys reading about the art of rhetoric, Paula Radcliffe and Genghis Khan.

 
 
How to achieve your ambitions

How to achieve your ambitions

29 April 2016

AUTHOR Q&A: Rachel Bridge on keeping your eyes on the prize.

 
 
Can we avert another financial crisis?

Can we avert another financial crisis?

26 April 2016

The Only Game in Town's arguments on how to avoid another global economic collapse make sense, but the political will is not there.

 
 
How to go with the flow

How to go with the flow

04 April 2016

The business classic Flow describes how you can reach new heights of creativity and purpose when you're in the zone.

 
 
Mark Horgan's three top reads

Mark Horgan's three top reads

01 April 2016

The CEO of Moneycorp is fascinated by leadership and how businesses achieve success.

 
 
Drug cartels and big business have much in common

Drug cartels and big business have much in common

01 April 2016

Narconomics is an exhilarating trip into the heart of the illegal narcotics industry, revealing that it operates much like a legitimate global corporation.

 
 
How India has changed

How India has changed

31 March 2016

Rebooting India is an uplifting account of a transformative government IT project. It makes The Tears of the Rajas about imperial rule in India feel a long time ago.

 
 
Why businesses fall from grace

Why businesses fall from grace

30 March 2016

Pariahs argues that self-serving leaders combined with an omnipresent media are the cause of companies becoming outcasts, but this isn't always the case.

 
 
Disrupting gender stereotypes

Disrupting gender stereotypes

02 March 2016

What Works is a must-read manual for promoting gender equality in the workplace - where you can really make a difference and where you can't.

 
 
Why the rich are getting richer

Why the rich are getting richer

01 March 2016

Equal is Unfair argues that efforts to solve economic inequality are actually hindering the American Dream, while in contrast, Wealth Secrets of the 1% reveals how far the super-wealthy rig the system.

 
 
Want to be more productive in the office?

Want to be more productive in the office?

29 February 2016

How to Have a Good Day is overflowing with self-help tips, even if it's not easy to wade through. But it would make perfect corporate toilet reading.

 
 
How to make a good first impression in a new job

How to make a good first impression in a new job

26 February 2016

Read the advice in the business classic The First 90 Days and you won't put a foot wrong.

 
 
Poppy Mitchell-Rose's three top reads

Poppy Mitchell-Rose's three top reads

24 February 2016

The associate director of freuds and former special adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer is intrigued by the Nudge Unit, Alastair Campbell and the influence of alcohol in politics.

 
 
There's no room for fluffiness if you want to get things done

There's no room for fluffiness if you want to get things done

03 February 2016

Straight talk and robust action are the watchwords in the business classic Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan.

 
 
Will the robot revolution bring economic meltdown?

Will the robot revolution bring economic meltdown?

01 February 2016

The doomsday scenario of machines taking our work and destroying society as we know it is not new, but The Rise of the Robots cranks up the debate.

 
 
The changing face of the capital

The changing face of the capital

28 January 2016

The positive impact of immigration on London's economy also has a darker side. In This is London, Ben Judah goes behind the statistics to discover the stories of the city's migrants.

 
 
Sir John Egan picks his top reads of 2015

Sir John Egan picks his top reads of 2015

10 December 2015

The former chief executive and chairman of Jaguar chooses his favourite books from the past year.

 
 
Galahad Clark picks his top reads of 2015

Galahad Clark picks his top reads of 2015

09 December 2015

The founder and CEO of Vivobarefoot chooses his favourite books from the past year.