In no particular order, here are the ten books that had the most effect on me in 2022. [Feels like it was a good year…]
‘Sand Talk’ by Tyson Yunkaporta
This wonderful book is a reminder that the wisdom we need is out there – we just need to listen to the right people.
‘Thinking in Systems’ by Donella Meadows
Once we start seeing in systems, we can’t unsee it. Simple, insightful, and paradigm-altering.
‘Chaos’ by James Gleick
A fascinating journey into how simple systems can give rise to complex results.
‘At Home In The Universe’ by Stuart Kauffman
I may have only understood about half of this … but that was enough to make me see the world differently.
‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat’ by Oliver Sacks
Stories from his patients with neurological disorders – and the gifts they bring to the world.
‘The Wizard And The Prophet’ by Charles C. Mann
There are always [at least] two sides to every story. This book changed my thinking on climate change.
‘Net Positive’ by Paul Polman and Andrew Winston
If you read one business book in your life, make it this one.
‘Dare To Lead’ by Brené Brown
Effectively a summary of Brené’s work on courage and vulnerability – and how it applies to leadership.
‘Endurance’ by Alfred Lansing
The astonishing true story of Shackleton’s ‘failed’ Antarctic expedition.
‘Two Years On A Bike’ by Martijn Doolaard
Big, beautiful, and inspiring on so many levels.