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The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life

In The Vital Question, biochemist Nick Lane radically reframes evolutionary history, putting forward a solution to conundrums that have puzzled generations of scientists. All complex life, from mushrooms to man, shares puzzling features, such as sex, which are unknown in bacteria. How and why did...

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Many modern knowledge workers now spend most of their brain power battling distraction and interruption, whether because of the incessant pinging of devices, noisy open-plan offices or the difficulty of deciding what deserves your attention the most. Newport uses principles of psychology and...

Theory of Nothing by Russell Standish

The “Theory of Nothing” explores the radical idea that the reality we see around us is but one of an infinite “library” of alternate realities, the sum of which contains no information and is in fact “Nothing.” The necessity for observed reality to be consistent with the observer’s existence...

Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Everyone wants to succeed in life. But what causes some of us to be more successful than others? Is it really down to skill and strategy – or something altogether more unpredictable? This book is the bestselling sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. It is all...

Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book...

Irrational Man by William Barrett

Widely recognized as the finest definition of existentialist philosophy ever written, this book introduced existentialism to America in 1958. Barrett speaks eloquently and directly to concerns of the 1990s: a period when the irrational and the absurd are no better integrated than before and when...

First, Break All The Rules

Great managers do not help people overcome their weaknesses. They do not believe that each person has unlimited potential. They do play favourites and they break the ‘Golden Rule’ book everyday. This amazing book explains why great managers break all the rules of conventional wisdom. The front-line...