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Rachel Botsman is a leading expert and author on trust in the modern world. As the first Trust Fellow at Oxford University's Saïd Business School, she aims to challenge and change the way people think about trust and related topics such as power, influence, truth and beliefs.
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Joyful
The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness
Ingrid Fetell Lee - May 04, 2021
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Next Big Idea Club selection -- chosen by Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Dan Pink, and Adam Grant as one of the "two most groundbreaking new nonfiction reads of the season!" ...
Rachel Botsman
Mar 08, 2021
On International Women’s Day, I thought I share 3 books from the past decade that have made me #Rethink something important. #ChooseToChallenge 1/4      source
Quiet
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Susan Cain - Jan 29, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society.In Quiet, Susan...
Rachel Botsman
Mar 08, 2021
On International Women’s Day, I thought I share 3 books from the past decade that have made me #Rethink something important. #ChooseToChallenge 1/4      source
The Broken Ladder
How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die
Keith Payne - May 02, 2017
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A timely examination by a leading scientist of the physical, psychological, and moral effects of inequality. The levels of inequality in the world today are on a scale that have not been seen in our lifetimes, yet the disparity between rich and poor has ramifications that extend far beyond mere financial means. In The Broken Ladder psychologist Kei...
Rachel Botsman
Feb 26, 2021
Some books are so good you have to read them again. Keith Payne’s #brokenladder changed my understanding of the psychology of inequality and the connection between the feeling of powerlessness and control. It’s a must #rethinkreading recommendation.      source
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Originals
How Non-Conformists Move the World
Adam Grant - Feb 07, 2017
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The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideasand how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option BReading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully ne...
Rachel Botsman
Jan 06, 2021
Slowing down can help us to be more creative. It took Leonardo da Vinci 16 years to paint the Mona Lisa! @AdamMGrant 's wonderful book Originals shows that people who come up with great new ideas often start quickly, but finish slowly.      source
Writers & Lovers
A Novel
Lily King - Mar 03, 2020
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Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman.Blindsided by her mother's sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Massachusetts in the summer of 1997 without a plan. Her mail consists o...
Rachel Botsman
Jun 11, 2020
Three fiction books that have given me a wonderful mental escape: The Dutch House, Ann Patchett Writers & Lovers, Lily King (couldn't put it down) Girl, Women, Other, Bernadine Evaristo Any recommendations?      source
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The Dutch House
A Novel
Ann Patchett - Sep 24, 2019
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At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets i...
Rachel Botsman
Jun 11, 2020
Three fiction books that have given me a wonderful mental escape: The Dutch House, Ann Patchett Writers & Lovers, Lily King (couldn't put it down) Girl, Women, Other, Bernadine Evaristo Any recommendations?      source
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Girl, Woman, Other
Bernardine Evaristo - May 02, 2019
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Joint Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2019Teeming with life and crackling with energy — a love song to modern Britain and black womanhoodGirl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through t...
Rachel Botsman
Jun 11, 2020
Three fiction books that have given me a wonderful mental escape: The Dutch House, Ann Patchett Writers & Lovers, Lily King (couldn't put it down) Girl, Women, Other, Bernadine Evaristo Any recommendations?      source
Why We Sleep
Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Matthew Walker - Jun 19, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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“Why We Sleep is an important and fascinating book…Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect his book will do the same for you.” —Bill Gates A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this “stimulating and important book” (Financial Times) is a fascinating dive into the purpose and po...
Rachel Botsman
Mar 02, 2020
@MikeRenner59 @kathrynschulz @simonsinek @KateMurphyNews @JamesClear I loved that book!      source
You're Not Listening
What You're Missing and Why It Matters
Kate Murphy - Jan 07, 2020
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At work, we’re taught to lead the conversation.On social media, we shape our personal narratives.At parties, we talk over one another. So do our politicians.We’re not listening.And no one is listening to us.Despite living in a world where technology allows constant digital communication and opportunities to connect, it seems no one is really listen...
Rachel Botsman
Mar 02, 2020
“What are you reading?” I’m surprised by the number of people that ask me for book recommendations and tips to read more. So to kick-off each month, I thought I’d recommend four recent reads: @kathrynschulz @simonsinek @KateMurphyNews @JamesClear      source
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The Infinite Game
Simon Sinek - Oct 15, 2019
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Do you know how to play the game you're in? In finite games, like football or chess, the players are known, the rules are fixed, and the endpoint is clear. The winners and losers are easily identified.In infinite games, like business or politics or life itself, the players come and go, the rules are changeable, and there is no defined endpoint. Th...
Rachel Botsman
Mar 02, 2020
“What are you reading?” I’m surprised by the number of people that ask me for book recommendations and tips to read more. So to kick-off each month, I thought I’d recommend four recent reads: @kathrynschulz @simonsinek @KateMurphyNews @JamesClear      source
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Atomic Habits
An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
James Clear - Oct 16, 2018
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The instant New York Times bestseller. Over 1 million copies sold! Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad o...
Rachel Botsman
Mar 02, 2020
“What are you reading?” I’m surprised by the number of people that ask me for book recommendations and tips to read more. So to kick-off each month, I thought I’d recommend four recent reads: @kathrynschulz @simonsinek @KateMurphyNews @JamesClear      source
Being Wrong by Kathryn Schulz
Hello World by Hannah Fry
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
PEOPLE VS TECH, THE by J. Bartlett
Nervous States by William Davies
Silence by Erling Kagge
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
New Power by Jeremy Heimans
Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
The Panama Papers by Frederik Obermaier