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Staff Review: The Talented Manager

The Talented Manager: 67 Gems of Business Wisdom
Adrian Furnham
Palgrave Macmillan

The notion of business wisdom gems was enough for me to add this book to my reading list: category ‘productive read’. Access to 67 of them seemed like excellent value for money and time invested. With chapters like ‘blamestorming’, ‘could do better’, ‘nutters at work’, ‘protecting vulnerable customers’, and ‘writing your own obituary’ how could I go wrong?!
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Staff Review: The Particle at the End of the Universe

The Particle at the End of the Universe
Sean Carroll
Oneworld Publications

If you have a burning curiosity about the mechanics of the universe and the world of physics, or are simply after a book to read that will give you a little bit of context in which to watch The Big Bang Theory TV show, then this is the book for you. The Particle at the End of the Universe by Sean Carroll charts the historic journey, subsequent discovery and evidence of the Higgs boson particle, sometimes referred to as the God particle (however, referring to it as such will not endear you to many physicists).

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Staff Review: The Small Planet Vegetarian Cookbook

The Small Planet Vegetarian Cookbook
Troth Wells
New Internationalist

The Small Planet Vegetarian Cookbook   introduces ‘small dishes, lots of them, for our small planet’.

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