Favourite Quotes

These are some of my favourite quotes (/sentences that I can repeat to others to make myself sound wise) about human behaviour, creativity, innovation, personal development, and writing.

Reading List

These are the non-fiction books that have shaped my perspective on the world, all scoring very highly on the controversial ‘page-corner-folding’ rating scale.

Originals by Adam Grant

It’s always a good sign when, before finishing a book, you’ve already bought a copy for two people and recommend it to several others. Here’s the bits I enjoyed the most…

Drive by Daniel H Pink

What really motivates us at work? Competence, Autonomy, and Relatedness, according to Dan Pink…

Revealing Preferences at BX2015

This week, the biggest and brightest minds in global Behavioural Insight scurried across Westminster bridge and into the dark depths of the Park Plaza. Here’s some of the things I learnt…

Stop, Look, and Listen

What happens when you take your headphones out and listen to the world around you? If you’re on a Chiltern Railways train, quite a lot, it seems…

The News: A User’s Manual by Alain De Botton

Are we addicted to the news? How do we really understand what customers value? And where can I find a historical timeline of people mocking new technologies, only to be proved brilliantly wrong?

Deciding How to Decide

Kahneman, Gigeringzer, and Rosling all know how to make better decisions. Here’s my summary of what they say – now you just need to decide to read it…

An Evening of Behavioural Science with the ITC

On Thursday night, I had the pleasure of attending a small event in a delightful Art Gallery, hosted by the Independent Transport Commission – how can we use Behavioural Science to inform transport policy?