Back in 2015 I decided as part of my annual pledge to try and read at least 12 books during the course of the year.    I have maintained this over the last few years and therefore thought I would share my list in case it might be useful to others, and also as a record for myself.


  • The Paradox of choice by Barry Schwartz
  • Social by Matthew D. Liberman
  • The Gray Rhino by Michele Wucker
  • The Four by Scott Galloway
  • Surrounded by idiots by Thomas Erikson
  • Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed
  • My Secret #EdTech Diary by Al Kingsley

The below books are still to be read, however I intend to read before the end of 2021:

  • Why we sleep by Matthew Walker *Currently Reading
  • The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhuo
  • Skin in the game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Sprint by Jake Knapp
  • Innovators by Walter Isaacson
  • Moral Tribes by Joshua Greene
  • The power of us by David Price
  • Quiet by Susan Cain


  • Compassionism by Kavitha Chahel
  • The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle
  • Start with why by Simon Sinek
  • Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
  • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
  • The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
  • Reaching down the rabbit hole by Allan Ropper & B.D Burrell
  • I’m worth more by Rob Moore
  • Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark
  • Factfulness by Hans Rosling
  • Enlightenment No by Steven Pinker


  • Originals by Adam Grant
  • Hamlets Blackberry, William Power
  • Declutter your life, Gill Hasson
  • Twitter Power 2.0, Joel Comm and Anthony Robbins
  • Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman
  • Dare to Lead, Brené Brown
  • The power of meaning, Emily Esfahani Smith
  • The chimp paradox, Steve Peters
  • Mistakes were made (but not by me), Carol Tavris and Ellior Aronson
  • 10 mindframes for visible learning, John Hattie and Klaus Zierer
  • New Dark Age by James Bridle
  • When the adults change everything changes by Paul Dix
  • Everything is F*cked by Mark Manson
  • Radical Candor by Kim Scott
  • Sway by Pragya Agarwal


  • The fourth education revolution, Anthony Seldon
  • Make it stick, Peter C Brown, Henry L Roediger and Mark A McDaniel
  • SUMO (Shut up and move on), Paul McGee
  • The upside of rationality, Dan Ariely
  • Open, David Price
  • The gift of failure, Jessica Lahey
  • Change, Richard Gerver
  • The Cyber Effect, Mary Aiken
  • The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau
  • The marshmallow test, Walker Mischel
  • Mindfulness, Gill Hasson
  • The Art of balance, David J Bookbinder
  • Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, Kathryn Schulz
  • It’s complicated, Danah Boyd
  • Twitter Power 3.0 by Jim Taylor and Joel Comm
  • Daily Rituals by Mason Currey


  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown
  • Herd by Mark Earls
  • Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  • Grit by Angela Duckworth
  • Focus by Daniel Goleman
  • The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker
  • Being Brilliant by Andrew Cope
  • Learning with e’s by Steve Wheeler
  • Culture Map by Erin Meyer
  • The subtle art of not giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
  • Bounce by Matthew Syed
  • Moving Toward Global Compassion by Dr. Paul Ekman
  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  • The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
  • Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell


Other Books worth note

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