July was the month for autobiographies.  I’m fascinated by other peoples’ lives and how they got to where they are and even after this month’s binge I still have a stack of autobiographies and biographies waiting to be read. Here’s a selection of my best reads...

My June book review is up on the blog  [4 min read] What did Sir John Templeton really mean when he said four of the most dangerous words in investing were ‘This time it’s different’? [3 min read] The most important requirement for a successful investment experience? Know thyself [2 min read] The future...

From a reading perspective, June was a month which contained some unexpected surprises. That’s one of the things I love about reading, you don’t always know what you’re going to get.* The Boys in the Boat – Daniel James Brown This book was recommended to me by...

My book choices this month were a lot more upbeat than my April selection, which made for a happier month all round.  Something I think I need to bear in mind! Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic (Inside one of the World’s most admired service organisations) – ...

I don’t know what I was thinking when I compiled my reading list for April – let’s just say there weren’t many laughs in my selection. Nevertheless, there were some excellent reads. THE TIPPING POINT: MALCOM GLADWELL After reading and enjoying Outliers a couple of months ago, I was...

I think some of my reading choices this past month have reflected how I am processing and trying to understand what is going on in the wider world.  Here’s a selection of some of the best. All that I am – Anna Funder (Fiction) What happens when someone...

“An individual without information cannot take responsibility; an individual who is given information cannot help but take responsibility.” Jan Carlzon “Imagine that there is a loose panel in the passenger compartment of the New York to Los Angeles airplane.  The panel has a sharp, protruding edge that...

Short days, long evenings, frost and fog, when all you I want to do is to curl up by the woodburner with a good book.  Here’s a selection of some of the books I read this month. The Silk Roads: A new history of the World, Peter Frankopan History...