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Resilience and inner strength: how to build it – Bruce Daisley, Author, Fortitude

About This Episode

“Never in the history of resilience, has someone become more resilient by being told to be more resilient.”

After 12 years running Twitter in Europe and YouTube in the UK, Bruce turned to writing and speaking about one of the topics of our time, the modern workplace. His first book, The Joy of Work, was the Sunday Times number one business best seller and draws on the experiences of psychologists, neuroscientists, and workplace experts to understand how we can improve our jobs. It was to go on to inspire the creation of his podcast, Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat. 

Now, his attention is on the topic of resilience in fortitude, and unlocking the secrets of inner strength. Bruce seeks to disprove the myth that only extraordinary people are successful, and demonstrate how we can draw on those around us to empower ourselves and build our inner strength.

Bruce Daisley, Author, Fortitude

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Lockdown List

What is a book that has changed your life?

I wish more people would list novels when asked questions like this. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey was wonderful and has had way more impact me than any business book.

In non fiction, I adored Humankind by Rutger Bregman. Thoughtful, convincing and makes you want to gift it to friends.

What are you watching at the moment?

The answer to this for 25 weeks of the year is tennis. The squeaky floor hard court tennis of the second half of the year is a true delight and is a much more interesting strain of the sport.

Who is your biggest inspiration?

Tony Blair achieved more than his critics will ever dream of accomplishing.

What tracks are you listening to right now?

  • Tove Stryke – YouYouYou
  • Murkage Dave – I had a nice time but I won’t be back
  • Rina Sawayama – This hell
  • Calvin Harris & Busta Rhymes – Ready or Not
  • Rex Orange County – Open a window

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