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Work Smarter

Change the way you work with our collection of work-related nonfiction. Our office essentials will give you the advice and tools you need to work smarter in 2022. Here are some recent highlights:

Out of Office by Anne Helen Petersen and Charlie Warzel is a book for every office worker — from employees to managers — currently weighing up the pros and cons of returning to the office or working from home; in Brain Rules for Work bestselling author Dr John Medina turns his expertise to the professional world, exploring office space, work–life balance, power dynamics, and work interactions; in The Momentous, Uneventful Day, Gideon Haigh reflects on our ambivalent relationship to office work and office life, how we ended up with the offices we have, how they have reflected our best and worst instincts, and how these might be affected by a world in a time of contagion; and Becoming Aware is a 21-day mindfulness program for reducing anxiety and cultivating calm from the New York Times bestselling author of Aware, Daniel J. Siegel.

Out of Office

The future isn’t about where we will work, but how. For years we have struggled to balance work and life, with most of us feeling overwhelmed and burned out because our relationship to work is broken. This “isn't just a book about remote work. It's a book that helps us imagine a future where our lives — at the office and home — are happier, more productive, and genuinely meaningful” (Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit).

Out of Office is a book for every office worker — from employees to managers — currently facing the decision about whether, and how, to return to the…

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Brain Rules

An updated and expanded edition of the international bestseller

Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details that every business leader, parent, and teacher should know — for instance, that physical activity helps to get your brain working at its best.

How do we learn? What do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multitasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget — and so important to repeat new information?

In Brain Rules, Dr John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in brain science, and how it can influence…

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Brain Rules for Work

Bestselling author Dr John Medina turns his expertise to the professional world, guiding the reader through what brain science and evolutionary biology have to say about topics ranging from office space and work—life balance to power dynamics and work interactions.

Medina discusses vital questions to do with the workplace in the time of COVID-19, such as how to keep people interested in a presentation, how to keep oneself engaged in work and the office, and how to be productive — all based on scientific peer-reviewed research. He also covers topics such as why taking breaks in nature during the…

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The Momentous, Uneventful Day

Has COVID-19 ushered in the end of the office? Or is it the office’s final triumph?

For decades, futurologists have prophesied a boundaryless working world, freed from the cramped confines of the office. During the COVID-19 crisis, employees around the globe got a taste of it. Confined by lockdown to their homes, they met, mingled, collaborated, and created electronically. At length, they returned to something approaching normality. Or had they glimpsed the normal to come?

In The Momentous, Uneventful Day, Gideon Haigh reflects on our ambivalent relationship to office work and office life, how we ended…

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Aware

This ground-breaking new book from New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Siegel, MD, introduces readers to his pioneering, science-based meditation practice.

Aware provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one’s day-to-day life.

An in-depth look at the science that underlies meditation’s effectiveness, this book teaches readers how to harness the power of the principle ‘Where attention goes, neural firing flows, and neural connection grows.’ Siegel reveals how developing a Wheel of Awareness…

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Becoming Aware

This hands-on user’s guide to the groundbreaking Wheel of Awareness meditation practice featured in the bestseller Aware takes readers step-by-step through a 21-day journey to discover what it means to be truly present and aware in our daily lives.

In today’s increasingly fast-paced world it can be difficult to find moments to catch your breath, regain inner balance, and just … be. This simple yet profound guide shows readers how to strengthen their minds by learning to focus attention, open awareness, and develop a positive state of mind — the three pillars of mindfulness practice that research…

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Out of Office

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Brain Rules

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Brain Rules for Work

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The Momentous, Uneventful Day

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Aware

Daniel J. Siegel

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Becoming Aware

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