During the course of dozens of episodes I’ve read some fantastic books on work culture. Here’s my top 10 – and then a wider list of more.

1. Alive at Work – Daniel Cable

2. Quiet – Susan Cain

3. The Good Jobs Strategy – Zeynep Ton

4. Why We Sleep – Matthew Walker

5. Social Physics – Sandy Pentland

6. Drive – Dan Pink

7. Scrum – Jeff Sutherland

8. The Happiness Track – Emma Seppala

9. Deep Work – Cal Newport

10. Give and Take – Adam Grant

 

The Progress Principle – Teresa Amabile

Gone For Lunch – Laura Archer

Quiet – Susan Cain

One Step Ahead – Stevyn Colgan

Daily Rituals (2014) – Mason Currey

Principles – Ray Dalio

Happiness by Design (2015) – Paul Dolan

How Emotions Are Made (2017) – Lisa Feldman Barrett

Rework (2010) – Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Lean Out (2017) – Dawn Foster

The Checklist Manifesto – Atul Gawande

Solve for Happy – Mo Gawdat

Give and Take (2013), Originals (2017) – Adam Grant

Deep Survival – Laurence Gonsalves

The Power of Moments (2018) – Chip & Dan Heath

YES is More – Bjarke Ingels

Whiplash – Joi Ito

Obliquity – John Kay

Happiness – Richard Layard

The Advantage – Patrick Lencioni

The Organized Mind – Daniel Levitan

Disrupted – Dan Lyons

Powerful – Patty McCord

Deep Work (2016) – Cal Newport

Social Physics (2015), Honest Signals (2010) – Sandy Pentland

Power – Jeffrey Pfeffer

Drive (2011), When (2017) – Daniel Pink

Laughter (2001) – Robert Provine

A Book About Innocent – Richard Reed

Happy Mondays – Richard Reeves

Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It – Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson

Doctors at War (2017), The Last Amateurs (2008) – Mark De Rond

Lean In (2015) – Sheryl Sandberg

The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working – Tony Schwartz

Learned Optimism – Martin Seligman

The Happiness Track – Emma Seppala

Rest – Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Business Bullshit (2017) – Andre Spicer

The Upstarts – Brad Stone

Scrum (2015) – Jeff Sutherland

Do What You Love – Miya Tokumitsu

The Good Jobs Strategy – Zeynep Ton

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended on It, 2016
by Chris Voss  (with Tahl Raz)

People Analytics (2013) – Ben Waber

Why We Sleep – Matthew Walker

A Technique for Producing Ideas (1939) – James Webb Young