Saffron Book Shelf, March: A time for reflection

With more time spent at home on the horizon, this is certainly a time for reading and reflection.

Concerns around health, humankind and how we may have to change our behaviour are front of mind at the moment.

Chief Strategy Officer Fernando Ortiz-Ehmann has compiled a recommended reading list to prompt some thoughts on how to look after ourselves and plan for the future.

Brain Surfing: The Top Marketing Strategy Minds in the World, by Heather LeFevre
LeFevre persuaded 9 world-class strategists to allow her to embed herself in their lives and work so she could apprentice with them. The results of this year-long journey are collated in this engaging book.

Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams, by Matthew Walker
This book has achieved cult status for good reason. Walker’s book is a revelation for those who thought success lay in minimising sleep to maximise productivity.

The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness, by Steve Peters
Using scientific research, psychiatrist Peters investigates how the mind works, and how understanding its processes can help us to achieve our goals.

Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity and the Power of Change, by Beth Comstock
Comstock describes her 25-year career at GE where she committed to try to instigate change at every level of the business. An inspirational look at why overcoming stasis is essential to remain relevant in a fast-changing world.

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells
The apocalyptic title may be off-putting, but the content is pressing and important. As we have been forced in the recent weeks to change our lifestyles through necessity, what impact will the current pandemic have on our approach to tackling climate change with lifestyle change?

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