The problem with Nicholas Bate is he writes such good stuff that it's impossible to do justice to the thoughts that arise as a result of pondering what he writes. His recent book, How to Be Brilliant, is a little gem. It is little (literally) - A5 sized and 50 points across 34 pages - but it's also a gem (figuratively). It's the kind of book I want to dip into every day, to read a page and be reminded of the foundational concepts of doing great work - such as knowing what you're on about, going the extra 1%, looking after your health, taking breaks during the day to recharge, etc................................................It's a good read, a good reminder, a good cultivator of important ideas. If you don't aspire to being brilliant, don't read the book. But if you do ... do. --http://currents.michaelsampson.net/2011/06/the-problem-with-nicholas-bate.html
About the Author
Nicholas Bate is MD of Strategic Edge Ltd a consultancy which works with some of the leading organisations in the world such as Microsoft and the BBC. He is the author of twelve acclaimed books, a visiting lecturer at one of Europe's top business schools and the author of a well-loved blog.