Someone once said that copying from one person is plagiarism, copying from many people is research. For a long time I’ve read, listened, and watched a whole variety of material and in time some of it comes together to produce ideas. It’s rarely the case that one comment then becomes one idea and so directly quoting a source isn’t always possible especially as I often start to form the ideas whilst out running. To recognise the contributions of many this page will be a list of sources that will have influenced me.



Microsoft Research

Hired Thought

TED Business

Institute for Government — Inside Briefing

TED Tech

Guardian Today in Focus


Wired Podcast

Cheerful Book Club

HBR Exponential View with Azeem Azhar

Chair in the Digital Economy

Government Digital Service

Science Disrupt

The Behaviour Business

Institute for Government Live

How to Fail

FT Culture Call

The Retirement Cafe

On the Edge

Hashtag Authentic

The Peaky Agilist

Kindle Books

· The 1% rule: How to fall in love with the process and achieve your wildest dreams. — Tommy Baker

· 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works — A True Story — Dan Harris

· 2 Weeks a Year? Finding Humor while deployed to Iraq — Trent Cherin

· 21 Projects Guaranteed to Keep Your Kids Occupied This Weekend — Instructables Authors

· A Life of Crime: The Memoirs of a High Court Judge — Harry Ognall

· Alchemy: The Surprising Power of Ideas That Don’t Make Sense — Rory Sutherland

· All That Remains: A Life in Death — Sue Black

· Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup — John Carreyrou

· Billy Graham: Leading with Love: 5 Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders — Matt Woodley

· Business Reimagined: Why work isn’t working and what you can do about it — Coplin Dave

· Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators — Ronan Farrow

· Charity Begins with Murder — Annie McDowall

· Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking with People Who Think Differently — Dawna Markova

· Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead — Brené Brown

· Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently — Beau Lotto

Digital Minimalism — Cal Newport

· Fathomless Riches: Or How I Went From Pop to Pulpit — Richard Coles

· First Man In: Leading from the Front — Ant Middleton

· Go Fund Yourself: What Money Means in the 21st Century, How to be Good at it and Live Your Best Life — Alice Tapper

· Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine — Hannah Fry

· Hit Refresh: A Memoir by Microsoft’s CEO — Satya Nadella

· How Britain Really Works: Understanding the Ideas and Institutions of a Nation — Stig Abell

· How I Roll: Life, Love, and Work After a Spinal Cord Injury — J. Bryant Neville Jr.

· How NOT to be a Football Millionaire — Keith Gillespie My Autobiography — Keith Gillespie

· How to be right. James O’Brien

· How to fail: everything I’ve learned from. Elizabeth Day

· How To Win Good to Great Friends With Seven Habits and In One Minute Learn The Secret To Think and Grow Rich — Tom Nardone

· It’s not about you. A brief guide to a meaningful life. Tom Rath

· Leadership is Simple, Stupid — Ben H. Hugh

· Legacy — James Kerr

· Lessons I’ve Learned — Davina McCall

· Managing people for the first time — Infinite Ideas

· Monday to Friday Man — Alice Peterson

· NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently — Steve Silberman

· Outliers: The Story of Success — Malcolm Gladwell

· Outstanding leadership — Molly Harvey

·Pig Wrestling. Pete Lindsay

· Red Notice: A True Story of Corruption, Murder and One Man’s Fight for Justice — Bill Browder

· Rubbernecker — Belinda Bauer

· Small Great Things: The bestselling novel you won’t want to miss — Jodi Picoult

· Spycraft Rebooted: How Technology is Changing Espionage (Kindle Single) — Edward Lucas

· Stab Proof Scarecrows — Lance Manley

· That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix by the first CEO and co-founder Marc Randolph — Marc Randolph

The Bullet Journal Method — Ryder Carroll

· The Courage To Be Disliked: How to free yourself, change your life and achieve real happiness — Ichiro Kishimi

· The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups — Daniel Coyle

· The CV — Alan Sugar

· The Doctor Will See You Now — Max Pemberton

·The Future of Feeling. how to build empathy in a Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips

· The Heathrow Doctor: The Highs And Lows Of Life As An Airport Doctor — Stephanie Green

· The Irrational Ape: Why Flawed Logic Puts us all at Risk and How Critical Thinking Can Save the World — David Robert Grimes

· The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Oliver Sacks

· The Participation Revolution: How to ride the waves of change in a terrifyingly turbulent world — Neil Gibb

· The Perfect Close: The Secret To Closing Sales — The Best Selling Practices & Techniques For Closing The Deal — James M Muir

· The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact — Chip Heath

· The Prison Doctor: My time inside Britain’s most notorious jails. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER — Dr Amanda Brown

· The Relationship Economy: Building Stronger Customer Connections in the Digital Age — John R. DiJulius III

· The Sheriff of Nowhere — Henry G Radcliff

· The Six Conversations of a Brilliant Manager — Alan J. Sears

· The Talent Code: Greatness isn’t born. It’s grown — Daniel Coyle

· The Tour According to G: My Journey to the Yellow Jersey — Geraint Thomas

· The Trusted Advisor — David H. Maister

· The Year Without Pants. Scott Berkun

· This is How You Lose the Time War: an epic time-travelling love story — Amal El-Mohtar

· Trust Me, I’m a (Junior) Doctor — Max Pemberton

· Undivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole, and Living Free From Shame — Vicky Beeching

· Up: My Life’s Journey to the Top of Everest — Ben Fogle

· We Were Warriors: A Powerful and Moving Story of Courage Under Fire — Johnny Mercer

· What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions — Randall Munroe

· WHO CUT THE CHEESE? An Amazing Parody About Change And How We Can Get Our Hands On Yours — Stilton Jarlsberg

· Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race: The Sunday Times Bestseller — Reni Eddo-Lodge

· Wilful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious — Margaret Heffernan

· WTF?: A Times top 10 bestseller — Robert Peston

Real Books

Disruption — James McQuivey
Change Management — Hiatt, Creasey
The Coaching Habit — Michael Bungay Stanier
Tribal Leadership — Dave Logcan, John King & Halee Fischer-Wright
The Silo Effect — Gillian Tett
Turn the Ship Account — David Marquet
Relationology — Matt Bird
Inferior — Angela Saini
Simpler — The Future of Government — Cass R Sunstein
The Pheonix Project — Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford
The First 90 days — Watkins
The five dysfunctions of a team — Patrick Lencioni
Business Relationship Management for the Digital Enterprise — Vaughan Merlyn
IT Business Partnerships — Joseph Topinka
Forged in Crisis — Nancy Koehn
Riddle of the Waves — Steven Price Brown
Why should anyone be led by yout — Goffee and Jones
Your life in my hands — Rachel Clarke
Digital Transformation at Scale — Tom Loosemore
Weapons of Math Destruction — Cathy O’Neil
You are awesom — Matthew Syed
Make Space — SJ Asquith
Rising Strong — Brene Brown
Uncharted — Erez Aiden
Deep Work — Cal Newport
The Chimp Paradox — Prof. Steve Peters
Our Iceberg is melting — John Kotter
Loonshots — Safi Bahcall
The little big things — Henry Fraser
Leaders Eat Last — Simon Sinek
The 4 Disciplines of Execution — Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jum Huling
Start with Why — Simon Sinek
Black Box Thinking — Matthew Syed
The Circle — Dave Eggers
Close to the Wind — Pete Goss
The Black Swan — Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Strenghts Finder — Tom Rath
Dark Matters and Trojan Horses — Dan Hill
The greatest — Matthew Syed
The salespersons secret code — Ian Mills
Do no harm — Henry Marsh
Brag — Peggy Klaus
Lean In — Sheryl Sandberg
The Structure of Scientific Revolution — Thomas Kuhn
Radical Candor — Kim Scott
The Industries of the Future — Alec Ross
The Challenger Sale — Matthew Dixon and Brent Adamson
Six Thinking Hats — De Bono
Suddenly In Charge — Roberta Chinsky Matuson
Future Smart — James Canton
From Good to Great — Jim Collins
The New IT — Dyche
If we can put a man on the moon — Eggers O’Leary

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