The Neuroscience of a Successful Working Day

BOOK REVIEW: In the tradition of Montaigne’s Essays this book is a profound manual for life, in this case with a particular focus on our working lives. The French philosopher’s years of enquiry were based on the premise that “Everyman has within him the entire human condition.” Four centuries after Montaigne, the advantage Caroline Webb has is her ability to draw on the recent advances in neuroscience, behavioural economics and psychology, which now enable us to see more clearly what we really have within us. Montaigne reached his conclusions through immersing himself in reading the classics and in self-discovery. Webb appears to have done the much the same having read hundreds of academic papers to add to her own experience as a management consultant and support her analysis.However a great…


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