The end of absence

I am 51. I was alive before the internet. When I read “The Shallows”, I get concerned about what the internet does do to the brains of our children. A start to feel old. Thankfully I picked up “Originals”, where old people are more creative than the internet generation. From that perspective, this is an […]

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The neuroscience behind selling

In Bookbuzz, we are always on the look out for good books about selling. I think we found one. Neuroscience is the new black Neuroscience is starting to appear in lots of books. In books about marketing, ICT, HRM, leadership, technology, etc. Surprisingly less so in sales. Even more surprising, if you know that one […]

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Mental vagabonding

Tim Ferris We are huge fans of Tim Ferris. He is one of our VUCA gurus. I was looking forward to his new book “Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers”. Listen to the podcasts instead Just finished the book and it has been a struggle. Not sure […]

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Follow your heart

Random books About 2.2 million books are published each year, and 1% are business books. The chance of picking books outside of the best sellers is sometimes tough. Because of the reviews we do on www.Bookbuzz.biz and LinkedIn, we get introduced to authors, and that brings us into contact with books we would otherwise never have […]

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The book to read for Xmas

Lots of briefings This time of year we are busy briefing companies on trends in innovation, technology, work, strategy and marketing. Using the books of the best business minds to help you make better business decisions on those topics. Business books 2016 It is also the time to write about the best business book in […]

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Digital versus human

As part of my research for “Future proof you”, I have been reading buckets of books on future trends. I nearly missed Richard Watson’s “Digital vs. Human”. It is a cracker. Because it goes far beyond the technology and focusses more on the potential social implications of the speed of change.  And we are running […]

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We understand your pain

For a long time, I have been trying to figure out why companies are not acting faster. They know They know the wave of creative destruction is coming. They know their business model is being disrupted. They know that their organisational model is not fit for purpose. They know that their internal clock speed is […]

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Are you a hen or an eagle?

I was invited to speak at a Great Place to Work event. We have been fans for a long time. Time to fly! At the event, I had the pleasure to meet Neil O’Brien. He did a cracking talk from his book “Time to fly”. Some quotes from his talk: “physical is the new mental.” […]

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The future of work and the future of HRM

Next week we are delivering a question storming session to a number of senior HR professionals on the future of work and the role of HRM. The Second Machine Age The book we are using is “The second machine age”. A cracking book about the impact of exponential changes in technology on work, business, life […]

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Why sustainability is more important than your business

Climate change will have a bigger impact on your family and friends and all of humanity than the Internet has had. This is from “Climate Change” by Joseph Romm. The scariest book I have ever read. Scarier than “Future crimes“. Scarier than “Overconnected“. This is existential and it involves our children. We are near tipping […]

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