Steve Jackson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (11 of 11)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 434,662 - Total Helpful Votes: 11 of 11
How to Find Fulfilling Work (The School of Life) by Roman Krznaric
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
With a headline like that and five stars, then it's fairly obvious I love this book. I have a number of the "School Of Life' series and find them to be highly thought provoking and invariably motivate me to make changes in my life. As they say, they don't give all the answers, merely provide the toolkit for you to create your own ideas.
This book is no exception (it has already prompted me to change role within my current organisation), it is an interesting read and provides some great ideas and exercises to get you thinking about what you want from a career. There are a number of exercises which I highly recommend completing - the exercise to understand what motivates you is… Read more
How to Thrive in the Digital Age  (The School of L&hellip by Tom Chatfield
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I found on first reading this book, I was a little disappointed. I think I expected more depth from a series called 'The School of Life'. However, upon a second read of the book, I realised the power of the book is to act as a springboard to generate your own ideas and conclusions. As such, this is a great book. I found it to be an interesting (and quick) read that made me think about how much my digital world intrudes into my real world. My main take-out was to consider how much time I spend in front of shiny gadgets vs. time with friends and family, then take steps to redress the balance. As the publishers say, it won't give you all the answers, but it will stimulate you to form your… Read more
SHINE: How To Survive And Thrive At Work by Chris Barez-Brown
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
At the time of writing this, there are 49 other reviews of this book ranging from love to hate. I read many of these prior to buying the book and admit the negative reviews nearly put me off buying it. However, I did buy it as I was looking for inspiration for defining a 'personal brand' at work. I should say upfront that I take the corporate life, books on success in business and even the concept of 'personal brand' with a heavy pinch of salt, but I was impressed with this book. Both the positive and negative reviews are fair; the book can be inspirational but it can also be pithy. However, what the book doesn't do is take itself too seriously and that's why it works.

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