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On the reading list: Books recommended by DBA members

Looking for a good book to get stuck into? We’ve been asking DBA members to share their recommendations and these titles made the reading list for this month: 

immo-wegmann-5pqbcwutybo-unsplashSapiens: A brief history of humankind


With fans including Barack Obama, Sapiens explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going.


Author: Yuval Noah Harari | Pick up a copy.


Need some colour? Pick up a graphic novel version illustrated by David Vandermeulen here.

chenyang-gao-0-sariqx6ne-unsplashMyths of Branding: A Brand Is Just A Logo, and Other Popular Misconceptions


Explore the huge number of misguided, mistaken and blatantly false myths that are abound in the branding arena. 


Author: Simon Bailey | Pick up a copy.

ma-kl-9onskfx0inc-unsplashCompany of One: Why staying small is the next big thing for business


Exploring the case for making your business better instead of bigger. 


Author: Paul Jarvis | Pick up a copy here.

vitaliy-zamedyanskiy-tnxwwi03qye-unsplashUnchartered – How to map the future together 


Taking a look into the people and organisations that aren’t daunted by uncertainty. 


Author: Margaret Heffernan | Browse here.

josep-martins-lhh_8buvqta-unsplashSelf compassion


Offering a powerful solution for combating the current malaise of depression, anxiety and self criticism that comes with living in a pressured and competitive culture.


Author: Kristin Neff | Pick up a copy here. 



Tips to guide you through your agency growth journey and to help you tackle the challenges faced in scaling your business. 


Authors: Spencer Gallager and Peter Hoole  | Pick up a copy here.

hello-i-m-nik-t65kpft2p-4-unsplashDeep work: Rules for focused success in a distracted world


Exploring reasons to cultivate a deep work ethic and how to master the skill to achieve extraordinary results.


Author: Cal Newport | Take a closer look here.

dan-gold-ddwev2swz1i-unsplashCreative process design: A methodology for team ideation and co-creation

A book about simple and intuitive methodology that allows you to design any creative process you need.

Author: Alejandro Masferrer | Pick up a copy here.

greg-rosenke-xngzy8ieu-k-unsplashDigital minimalism: Choosing a focused life in a noisy world


How to digitally de-clutter to feel less overwhelmed and more in control. 


Author: Cal Newport | Pick up a copy here

dan-gold-dzlv9k-7day-unsplashWho moved my cheese: An amazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life


Learn how to anticipate, adapt to and enjoy change and be ready to change quickly whenever you need to.


Author: Dr Spencer Johnson | Pick up a copy here.

ed-robertson-eesdjflfx1a-unsplashGo local


If you want to support local bookshops, order your next read through

Thames & Hudson lockdown promotion


Shop on Thames & Hudson’s website for other titles and enjoy 25% off until 12 February 2021. Choose from stunning books on art, architecture, fashion, photography, design and more.

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