Reading List

Books that I have enjoyed reading.

Being Mortal

Being Mortal

by Atul Gawande

The Brain: The Story of You

The Brain: The Story of You

by David Eagleman

When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air

by Paul Kalanithi

A deeply moving account of a neurosurgeon's battle with cancer. This book will have you questioning what it means to live.
Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice

Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice

by Clayton M Christensen, Taddy Hall, Karen Dillon and David Duncan

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World

by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler

How to Make a Spaceship

How to Make a Spaceship

by Julian Guthrie

An interesting tale of Peter Diamandis and Burt Rutan's journey to winning the X-Prize with SpaceShipOne.
Deep Work

Deep Work

by Cal Newport

Lots of great tips on how you can cut out the distractions in your day and get more focussed work time.
Gliding: From Passenger to Pilot
Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut
Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
Gut

Gut

by Giulia Enders

A thoroughly interesting exploration of how our gut works and the effect it has on our wellbeing.
2016
Reach for the Skies

Reach for the Skies

by Sir Richard Branson

A history of flight from balloons to spaceships. Branson interweaves his own experiences with flight throughout to make this a great page-turner.

Turn the Ship Around

Turn the Ship Around

by L. David Marquet

Great advice and examples of cultivating a culture of leadership within an organisation.
Shoe Dog

Shoe Dog

by Phil Knight

Confessions of an Advertising Man
Atmosphere of Hope

Atmosphere of Hope

by Tim Flannery

Pretty Much Everything

Pretty Much Everything

by Aaron James Draplin

Human Universe

Human Universe

by Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen

The Technological Singularity

The Technological Singularity

by Murray Shanahan

Chernobyl Prayer

Chernobyl Prayer

by Svetlana Alexievich

Creativity, Inc.

Creativity, Inc.

by Ed Catmull

The Laws of Simplicity

The Laws of Simplicity

by John Maeda

A Fine Line: How design strategies are shaping the future of business
Change by Design

Change by Design

by Tim Brown