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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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The Long Game
How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World
Dorie Clark - 2021-09-21
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Rachel Botsman
2021-12-22T14:29:17.000Z
THREAD Short-term goals lead to focusing on what we want to do versus what kind of person we want to be (@dorieclark has written a wonderful book on this topic called The Long Game.)      source
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Factfulness
Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Hans Rosling - 2020-04-07 (first published in 2018)
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates“Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent...
Rachel Botsman
2021-08-16T12:54:20.000Z
Factfulness, by Hans Roslin is one of the most important books I’ve ever read. In a world of distorted facts, the frames this book gives you are a game-changer.      source
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Joyful
The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness
Ingrid Fetell Lee - 2021-05-04
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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!" Inc's "10 Most Inspiring Books of 2018"Real Simple's "Best Books of 2018"Elle's "29 Best Books of 2018" TechCrunch's "Favorite Things of 2018" "This book has the power to change...
Rachel Botsman
2021-03-08T11:25:02.000Z
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
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Quiet
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Susan Cain - 2013-01-29 (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
2021-03-08T11:25:02.000Z
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
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The Broken Ladder
How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die
Keith Payne - 2017-05-02
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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
2021-02-26T09:08:35.000Z
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 - 2017-02-07
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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
2021-01-06T16:21:11.000Z
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
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Writers & Lovers
A Novel
Lily King - 2020-03-03
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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
2020-06-11T08:06:27.000Z
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 - 2019-09-24
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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
2020-06-11T08:06:27.000Z
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 - 2019-05-02
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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
2020-06-11T08:06:27.000Z
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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Why We Sleep
Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Matthew Walker - 2018-06-19 (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
2020-03-02T22:12:41.000Z
@MikeRenner59 @kathrynschulz @simonsinek @KateMurphyNews @JamesClear I loved that book!      source
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Nervous States
William Davies - 2020-02-18
You're Not Listening by Kate Murphy
The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
Hello World by Hannah Fry
New Power by Jeremy Heimans
Silence by Erling Kagge
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
PEOPLE VS TECH, THE by J. Bartlett
Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
The Panama Papers by Frederik Obermaier
The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
Being Wrong by Kathryn Schulz