My Top Three Reads

Last week, Management Today asked me to share my top three favourite reads with them. Here’s a quick breakdown of the books that made the short-list, and why I think they’re important:

1. Winners and How They Succeed by Alastair Campbell, Hutchinson, 2015

Campbell’s insightful book examines what it takes to be a winner in sport, politics and business. With inspiring accounts by everyone from Floyd Mayweather to Nelson Mandella, this book took first place on my list.

 2. Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914 by Max Hastings, William Collins, 2013

In Catastrophe, Hastings gives a moving account of how Europe’s Great Powers precipitated their own destruction in 1914. This book puts the continent’s current problems into sharp perspective.

3. The Use of Life by Sir John Lubbock, BiblioBazaar, 2009

My final choice is a little different, but nonetheless full of words that encourage you to make the most of life. Even though Lubbock wrote this book in 1894, it contains plenty of good advice for the contemporary reader.


To find out more about why these books made my top three, read the full article here.