WLP192 Happy World Book Day!


Today’s episode is all about books!

We’re celebrating World Book Day!
Pilar gives you a few titles that others recommended on Twitter; she then speaks to Maya, who talks through her book recommendation, and the episode ends with an in-depth chat with Theresa Sigillito Hollema on “The Culture Code”.

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Part 1
Here are the books recommended by others on Twitter:
Company of One: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business by Paul Jarvis
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
The Startup Way: How Entrepreneurial Management Transforms Culture and Drives Growth by Eric Ries
Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization? by Aaron Dignan
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Where the Action Is: The Meetings That Make or Break Your Organization by Elise Keith
Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy by Jutta Eckstein and John Buck
The Job: Work and Its Future in a Time of Radical Change

Also, don’t forget our very own Thinking Remote: Inspiration for leaders of distributed teams (now available to order in print, if you prefer a hard copy version).

And here’s a long list of books…

Part 2
Maya recommends The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything by Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna and she explains what she liked about it most.

Part 3
Pilar recommends:
Radical Candor: How to Get What You Want by Saying What You Mean by Kim Scott
The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business by Erin Meyer
Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal
Work Together Anywhere: A Handbook on Working Remotely—Successfully—for Individuals, Teams, and Managers by Lisette Sutherland
Help Me!: One Woman's Quest to Find Out if Self-Help Really Can Change Her Life by Marianne Power
Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive and The Power of HabitThe Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change by Charles Duhigg
Under New Management: How Leading Organisations Are Upending Business as Usual by David Burkus
On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser

Part 4
Theresa Sigillito Hollema recommends The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups. Her and Pilar have a long chat about what the book covers and how what the author discovered in high performing colocated cultures, can be applied to virtual teams and remote organisations. We’re all people after all!

Don’t forget our very own Thinking Remote. Inspiration for leaders of distributed teams and Pilar’s Hi, I’m Here for a Recording. The ordinary life of a voiceover artist, where she also explains how this podcast was born.

Thank you for listening!

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