Book Reviews

Pamela Slim’s ‘Body Of Work’: A New Perspective On Your Career

Pamela Slim Body Of Work

The world of work is changing, and there are hundreds of career change books out there professing to give you the tools and techniques necessary to navigate it. But what’s truly necessary to operate effectively in a shifting career landscape is a new perspective on what a career is, and what it can be. Pamela Slim’s ‘Body of Work’ gives you exactly that, in a fresh, down-to-earth and accessible way.

Steven Pressfield's 'The War of Art'

The War Of Art

If you’ve ever started a new year in a slight state of shock that you’re still in a job you don’t enjoy, berated yourself for not doing more to change your career, or decided to ‘just do it tomorrow’, there are few pieces of writing as valuable for you as Pressfield’s ‘The War of Art’.

Arnold Bennett's 'How To Live On Twenty-Four Hours A Day'

how-to-live

You have to live on twenty-four hours of daily time. Out of it you have to spin health, pleasure, money, content, respect, and the evolution of your immortal soul. Arnold Bennett’s ‘How To Live On Twenty-Four Hours A Day’ is a practical, funny and inspiring exploration of how to do it effectively – a brief, brilliant read for career-changers and the happy-at-work alike.

Jane Barrett and Camilla Arnold’s ‘If Not Now, When?’ (The IKEA Approach To Career Change)

If Not Now, When?

I hate IKEA. Building your own furniture could be a blast; there’s potential for the process to be fun and challenging. But instead, thanks to IKEA, you find yourself counting 324 wooden pegs, starting again at least four times because you dared to deviate from the ‘process’, and growing a deep, acidic resentment for those smug little bubble-men in the illustrations. Jane Barrett and Camilla Arnold’s book left me feeling the same way.

Marianne Cantwell’s Free Range Humans

Free Range Humans

What if you could do work you loved, on your own terms, from anywhere in the world? What if you had someone on hand to guide you, who had not only done this themselves, but also helped thousands of others to do it too? AND, what if this person was straight-up fun to hang out with and learn from? Does that sound a bit too good to be true? Well, it’s your lucky day.

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