Lazy Book Club

How Not To Plan: A Lazy Book Club discussion about how not to screw it up

How Not To Plan: A Lazy Book Club discussion about how not to screw it up

We were at the Barley Mow in Shoreditch with 15 other planners to talk about How Not To Plan, the new book by Les Binet and Sarah Carter, published by the APG. Here’s a summary of our conversation.

Four key ideas from Decoded: The Science Behind Why We Buy, by Phil Barden (a Lazy Book Club summary)

Four key ideas from Decoded: The Science Behind Why We Buy, by Phil Barden (a Lazy Book Club summary)

In our latest Lazy Book Club, we had Phil Barden talk about his fantastic book Decoded: The Science Behind Why We Buy. In what ended up being an almost two-hour long conversation, Phil shared the story behind the book; his role as MD of consultancy Decode and some of the most significant decision-making bits of knowledge we could use in our daily job as strategists.

Homo Stratēgós: Four ideas on the (possible) future of strategy

Homo Stratēgós: Four ideas on the (possible) future of strategy

We recently hosted another one of our Lazy Book Club sessions. This time, we covered Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari’s widely acclaimed follow up to Sapiens (which we also discussed earlier this year), and asked ourselves: 'What can the future of humanity teach us about the future of strategy'?

4 provocations from Lazy Book Club #3: Sapiens

4 provocations from Lazy Book Club #3: Sapiens

In our latest Lazy Book Club, we brought to the table (literally, it was on a pub table) Yuval Harari’s ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’, and discussed its implications for how we see our species as a whole, but also some elements of strategy in particular. Now, granted, this is a huge book, and one hour of debate doesn’t do it proper justice, but still we managed to condense it into four provocations that the next generation of strategists should consider.