Book of the Week – 5 steps to a winning mindset

5 steps to a winning mindsetWhat sport can teach us about great leadershipDamian HughesMacMillan Press 5 S.T.E.P.S SimplicityThinkingEmotional intelligence PracticalStory telling For anything to change someone needs to start acting differently. Leaders bring out the most in their team. Like the all blacks mottos “pass the jersey on in a better state than you got … Continue reading Book of the Week – 5 steps to a winning mindset

Book of the week – Notes from a nervous planet

Notes from a nervous planet Matt haigPenguin How can we live in a mad world without going mad. Every thing is faster than it used to be. Our concerny about the future slows us down. So many things to worry about in a world full of pain. We are living twice as long and have … Continue reading Book of the week – Notes from a nervous planet

Book of the week – Lights in the distance

Lights in the distanceExile and refuge at the borders of Europe Daniel trillingVerso books I have been going through a bad time for the past 12 months. When my father died last February I was 49. I had a lifetime of memories of him. A life of sporting events we travelled together to. A lifetime … Continue reading Book of the week – Lights in the distance

Book of the Week – Office Girl

Office GirlJoe MenoAkashic Books This is a love story with a difference. Two individually unassuming people with lives heading down blind alleys. Their paths cross one day and keep crossing. As a reader you want to jump in and say what you think their next steps should be. These steps don’t necessarily happen. As a … Continue reading Book of the Week – Office Girl

Book of the Week – Burning Down George Orwells House

Burning down George Orwell’s HouseAndrew ErvinSoho Press Hard to 1984 was 35 years ago. Even harder to comprehend that the book was written 36 years previously. You know all those tales of people throwing caution to the wind and picking a direction with your life? As a settled worker with the same employer for three … Continue reading Book of the Week – Burning Down George Orwells House

Book of the Week – The Brave Athlete

The Brave Athlete Calm the fxxk down Lesley Paterson and Simon Marshall Velopress I’m a sucker for self help books. If they can help my mind be more positive in any aspect of life then they’ve done the trick. Ironically though any good book helps my mind be more positive. Learning is a positive experience … Continue reading Book of the Week – The Brave Athlete

Book of the week – the gunk punk undergut

We never LearnThe gunk punk undergut 1988-2001Eric DavidsonBackbeat Publishing What is this punk rock monster that has evolved? So many different interpretations to a form of music and a word that was meant as a derogatory put down towards a fellow human. So many different forms and so many directions and tangents. I’m often accused … Continue reading Book of the week – the gunk punk undergut

Book of the week – the first Sunday In September

the first Sunday in September Tadhg Coakley Mercier press Sport is a leveler they say. When I was an idealistic teenager getting ready to change this world I stopped playing sport and went in protest marches. My training ground became gigs or rehearsal rooms as I planned on moving our nuclear clock away from 7 … Continue reading Book of the week – the first Sunday In September

Book of the week – A year with the Dubs

A year with the dubsDaire Whelan Gill and Macmillan I love reading history books. Of course what defines history? Yesterday? Last century? If it happened it’s history as far as I’m concerned so a book about dublin gaa in 2008 is an historical artifact. This book was written in a different era, the tiger in … Continue reading Book of the week – A year with the Dubs