Book Reviews

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Do you truly understand what motivates you? And as a career changer, do you need to? In 'Drive', Daniel H. Pink argues you can't create meaningful work without knowing why you're doing it. But Louise FitzBaxter wasn't so sure. Here are her takeaways on this fascinating but theory-heavy guide to doing work you love.

Elle Luna's 'The Crossroads Of Should And Must'

The crossroads of should and must

Do you feel like you're doing what you 'should' be with your career, rather than what you truly want to do? In 'The Crossroads of Should and Must', Elle Luna explains how to create greater fulfilment by steering your own course. Here's what Louise FitzBaxter thought of the book.

The Pathfinder: How To Choose or Change Your Career

The Pathfinder

Bold, challenging and comprehensive, The Pathfinder is about as close as you’ll get to being coached without booking a session with a professional. And you’ll need some serious stamina to make it to the end. Natasha shares her thoughts on Nicholas Lore’s extensive book, and picks out its best lessons for your career change.

Decisive: How To Make Better Decisions In Life And Work

Decisive-book

What tough decisions are you facing right now in your career change? How are you going to make them? Decisive shows how our decision-making processes are often deeply flawed and offers a powerful new approach to making big choices. Natasha tell us what she thought of of the book (hint: she loved it) and shares the key lessons she learned from it.

Chris Guillebeau's 'The Happiness of Pursuit'

The Happiness of Pursuit

Feeling dissatisfied with the daily grind? Craving a sense of purpose and meaning in your life? According to Chris Guillebeau, you might need to go on a quest. Natasha reviews his latest book, The Happiness of Pursuit, and shares its key lessons.

Seth Godin's 'Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?'

Seth Godin's Linchpin

If you just want to get the mortgage paid without too much discomfort, this book is not for you. Challenging, razor-sharp and unabashedly passionate, Linchpin is a must-read for anyone who’s serious about doing great work (whether you’re already in a great job or not). Natasha shares what she thought and her top take-aways.

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