Book Reviews

21 May

Simple Wealth, Inevitable Wealth – Book Review

What is the best way for an individual to grow wealth in today’s markets? With the rise of digital platforms there have never been so many options. YouTube and other young, often inexperienced social media “fin-fluencers” offer their own advice about what to buy and...

26 Mar

The Mental Toughness Handbook – Book Review

How do we face life’s tough circumstances without getting overwhelmed by them? For some, the British “stiff upper lip” is the answer - repressing your feelings and putting on a brave face. However, there is a better, healthier way. The Mental Toughness Handbook, by Damon...

27 Jan

How will you measure your life? – Book Review

How do you find meaning and happiness in your life? How can you be sure, one day, that you will look back on your years - confident that you spent them well? According to Clayton M. Christensen, this is particularly difficult for “high achievers”; people...

24 Sep

12 Rules For Life: An Antidote to Chaos – Book Review

How do we live a meaningful life? In this book, psychologist Jordan B. Peterson gives some answers. Drawing upon ancient and modern wisdom - both secular and religious - as well as his own clinical practice, Peterson offers 12 principles (or “Rules”) which everyone can...

22 Jul

The One Thing – Book Review

Are you trying to “be the best” at everything? Many of us feel like we should be living life better. Meditating more, exercising more, reading more, socialising more, progressing more in our careers - and so on, and so on. Yet there are only so...

23 Mar

The Behaviour Gap – Book Review

Why do we make foolish decisions with money? For instance, why do we tell ourselves that we will save more, only to impulsively spend £100s on a luxury item only days later? In his compelling book, “The Behaviour Gap”, Carl Richards describes the reasons behind...

16 Jan

The Psychology of Money – Book Review

Money - when taught - is usually put across as a “maths-based” subject. Yet knowing about money is not just about being able to add and subtract. It is also about knowing how it impacts your mindset, beliefs and behaviour. In his hugely accessible book,...

18 Nov

Think Like a Monk – Book Review

Have you noticed that many “spiritual” people seem to have access to an inner peace, sense of meaning and happiness which many of us lack? Regardless of your religious or philosophical outlook, there is much all of us can learn from different cultures and traditions...