April Reader’s Corner

Welcome to our April Reader’s Corner, dedicated to all book-lovers!

We have some brilliant must-reads this month, featuring best-selling, award-winning authors.

These picks are sure to interest you:

Firstly, The Earth Transformed – a brand new release by one of the world’s leading historians, that’s quickly gained notoriety and skyrocketed to the top of the charts.

Our next pick is Fortitude – a Sunday Times bestseller revealing the true secrets of inner strength.

Finally, Future World Order – an award winning bestseller on how geopolitics, politics, economies and societies will change in the coming decades.

Featured below are some of our favourite books, chosen monthly from our global network of speakers. These experts inspire audiences on a global scale – their books provide a deeper look into their brilliance and insights.

Peter Frankopan

Peter Frankopan

The Earth Transformed: An Untold History

No.1 best-selling author Peter Frankopan, is Professor of Global History at Oxford University and regarded as a world-leading historian.

His recent anticipated release, The Earth Transformed, immediately grabbed attention, becoming an instant #2 Sunday Times Bestseller. In this groundbreaking read, Frankopan shows that the natural environment is a crucial, if not the defining, factor in global history – and not just of humankind.

Taking us from the Big Bang to the present day and beyond, The Earth Transformed forces us to reckon with humankind’s continuing efforts to make sense of the natural world.

He is the author of New York Times Bestseller, The Silk Roads, which topped the Non-Fiction charts all around the world, including in the UK, India and China.

“This is epic, gripping, original history that leaps off the page. I wanted to buy everyone I know a copy”
- Sathnam Sanghera, author of Empireland
“All Historians aiming to tell a narrative face the problem of when exactly to start it. Only Peter Frankopan would go back 2.5 billion years to the Great Oxidation Event”
- Tom Holland

In a world where building resilience has never been more necessary or relevant, the former European boss of Twitter – Bruce Daisley – challenges the traditional approach in a ground-breaking way. Resilience is the buzzword of the moment. We’re told that if we have it, our lives will be happy and successful ones. If we don’t, we need to acquire it.

But what if the version of resilience we’ve been peddled is a myth?

Offering empirically tested advice, Fortitude sets out a practical path to greater self-confidence and courage for us all.

Described as “an absolute revelation”, his latest bestselling book Fortitude, received brilliant reviews, including “book of the year” by The Financial Times. He shares well researched points on the pillars of resilience as well as explaining the biggest barriers to finding inner strength.

“'This is a truly refreshing, captivating and important book that shifted my perception on a topic I thought I knew! A must read.”
- Steven Bartlett, entrepreneur and host of 'The Diary of a CEO'
“It hooked me right in... A fantastic book.”
- Chis Evans
“Entertaining. Engaging. Educating.”
- Professor Damian Hughes, co-host of the 'High Performance' podcast

Award-winning author, Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz, is an expert on global risk and future trends. The NYU professor leads the annual global risk prediction project with Wikistrat. For two years she served on the Global Future Council on Risk at the World Economic Forum.

In a post-pandemic era characterised by risk and uncertainty, Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz informs us on how these risks will change over time – including for individuals, companies and governments.

Norms in geopolitics, politics, economics and society will continue to be challenged, yet there will be no consensus. If it is not a US-led world anymore, who’s in charge of the international system? If democracy is weakening, is there a better system to replace it? If globalization is failing some, is populism the answer? If liberal values are in decline, will xenophobia dominate? Dr Aziz argues that tech has already worsened all aspects of this unique global legitimacy crisis. But she also offers hope that in the future tech can be creatively leveraged to be part of the cure.

Future World Order aims to serve as a guide for all audiences to make better sense of the world at this sensitive global turning point. The sequel, A Global Spring, will be released this summer, so keep an eye out!

“A must-read”
- Dr Ian Bremmer
“A global thinker to watch”
- Dr Nouriel Roubini (NYU Professor and CEO of Roubini Macro Associates)
“An engaged scholar activist”
- Dr Parag Khanna

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