We wanted to share a few suggestions for your summer holiday reading and listening lists. So here are our favourite books and podcasts – from our team to you!
Top five (and more) to read
Richard: My favourite book is “Long Way Round“ by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman
Tomas: I always come back to the “7 habits of highly effective people” by Stephen R. Covey. It’s been several years since I read this book the first time but the overall takeaways about managing your time are still relevant, especially when you do have some downtime and a chance to reflect.
Ray: I’ve been reading quite a lot by George Orwell lately in particular I’ve enjoyed “The road to Wigan Pier”. In general, however, I flit between mindless adventure novels and Charles Dickens (not sure what that says about me though)
Izzy: The Comfort Book by Matt Haig
Sally: I always have several books on the go. I’m currently re-reading “e” by Matt Beaumont; a tale of back-stabbing and corporate shenanigans in a London advertising agency that unfolds in a succession of escalating e-mails. Another recommended leisure read is “The Nightingale” by Kristen Hannah. For a business read, I frequently return to “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell and found Ross Edgley’s “The Art of Resilience” contained some useful lessons for work (and life).
Richard: Coffee Break French
Tomas: I came across the Training Industry’s podcast a while ago. I think that they have a good variation of training related topics that are suitable both for newcomers and for those of us who have been around for a while.
Ray: either Kermode and Mayo’s films or Desert Island Discs
Izzy: Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster
Sally: I love a good TEDTalk and this one from Alex Honnold provided some thought-provoking lessons (El Capitan, without ropes, anyone?). I always find myself giggling when listening to “That Peter Crouch podcast”.