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Football is the perfect barometer for British society

Football is the perfect barometer for British society

By Jim White Friday, 27 March 2015

As well as being an exciting, brilliantly researched exploration of English football, the superbly written The Game of our Lives is a vivid snapshot of 21st-century life.

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How to Win Friends and Influence People is still relevant today

How to Win Friends and Influence People is still relevant today

02 April 2015

Manners, courtesy and tact could hold the key to your fortune, says Stefan Stern.

 
 
Zaggora and Bijoux Place founder Dessi Bell's three top reads

Zaggora and Bijoux Place founder Dessi Bell's three top reads

01 April 2015

The founder of fitness-wear company Zaggora and jewellery brand Bijoux Place takes lessons from the Wal-Mart patriarch.

 
 
Will Hutton and Eve Poole's new books are arrogant left-wing tomes

Will Hutton and Eve Poole's new books are arrogant left-wing tomes

30 March 2015

These two polemicists of the left share the same self-satisfied worldview, although Hutton is acute about the digital revolution, says Chris Deerin

 
 
'You can be serious without a suit' - Laszlo Bock

'You can be serious without a suit' - Laszlo Bock

28 March 2015

Google's HR boss and author of Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google explains why accessible information doesn't stop at maps and cat videos.

 
 
Letssavemoney.com founder Sarah Willingham's top three reads

Letssavemoney.com founder Sarah Willingham's top three reads

27 February 2015

The founder of the money-saving site is a fan of Paulo Coelho and a classic account of a brutal corporate takeover.

 
 
Can PR win back our trust?

Can PR win back our trust?

25 February 2015

The comms industry has had it, says the author. Not so, says Kitty Owen, so long as companies take advantage of new ways to reach out to people.

 
 
The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People - 15 years on

The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People - 15 years on

25 February 2015

BUSINESS CLASSIC: 15 years and countless inferior imitations later, Stephen Covey's personal development book still stands up as a serious piece of work.

 
 
Why you should have several careers instead of one

Why you should have several careers instead of one

25 February 2015

The Second Curve's author may be 83 but he is still challenging our ideas about work and society. We should listen to his gentle, incisive voice.

 
 
The hard facts about half-truths

The hard facts about half-truths

04 February 2015

BUSINESS CLASSIC: After reading this, you won't trust your gut feeling until you've got some facts to back it up, says Stefan Stern.

 
 
Thor Bjorgolfsson: How I made and lost $4bn

Thor Bjorgolfsson: How I made and lost $4bn

02 February 2015

The autobiography of Iceland's first billionaire, ruined in the Landsbanki collapse, is a gripping and unsparing account of an entrepreneur's life, says Nick Leeson.

 
 
Why Michael Tobin abducted his staff

Why Michael Tobin abducted his staff

30 January 2015

The former TelecityGroup boss and author of Forget Strategy, Get Results has a 'radical' approach to management. Here he explains it.

 
 
Labour turned a golden age of culture into lead

Labour turned a golden age of culture into lead

30 January 2015

Publicly funded art lost its credibility thanks to Blairite neo-liberalism, claims the author of Cultural Capital. But that's no bad thing, says Stephen Bayley.

 
 
The human urge to hoard is not on the way out

The human urge to hoard is not on the way out

29 January 2015

It's an illusion that owning more things will fulfil us, argues Stuffocation. But, to Andrew Wileman, the acquisitive urge is better understood as an endless search for perfection.

 
 
Olympic rower Steve Williams' three top reads

Olympic rower Steve Williams' three top reads

28 January 2015

The former British rower and double Olympic champion is a big fan of Arnie's success tips and books about the perils of the seas

 
 
Why top leaders get it wrong

Why top leaders get it wrong

02 December 2014

BUSINESS CLASSIC: Even good leaders make bad decisions; this book will help you choose the right call, says Stefan Stern.

 
 
Matthew Taylor picks his top reads of 2014

Matthew Taylor picks his top reads of 2014

01 December 2014

Matthew Taylor, the chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts, on his favourite books of the year.

 
 
Heather McGregor picks her favourite books of the year

Heather McGregor picks her favourite books of the year

01 December 2014

Mrs Moneypenny, broadcaster and MD of Taylor Bennett Heather McGregor on her pick of the year.

 
 
Tracey Follows picks her top reads of 2014

Tracey Follows picks her top reads of 2014

01 December 2014

The strategist and chair of the Account Planning Group, Tracey Follows, chooses her favourite books from the past year.

 
 
7 mistakes entrepreneurs make when selling their business

7 mistakes entrepreneurs make when selling their business

27 November 2014

AUTHOR Q&A: Many entrepreneurs don't know how to set about selling their businesses, says Finish Big author Bo Burlingham.

 
 
London: The Information Capital is a book you'll never tire of

London: The Information Capital is a book you'll never tire of

27 November 2014

The graphical exploration of London's infinite variety is endlessly fascinating - and it's funny and original too, says Chris Blackhurst.

 
 

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