Splash into Summer with our Bucket and Spade List – Part 1


July 25th, 2019

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The summer holidays can be a great time to detach from day to day life and spend time with family and friends. It can also be a time, for many of us to catch up with a good book or some music. Whilst many love a riveting biography or a romcom, it’s also an opportunity to stretch your brain and explore something that can provoke your thinking. To help you with this our team at Roffey Park have compiled a series of poolside books that have a soft focus on Roffey Parks expertise in leadership and management, looking at them both now and in the future. So put an umbrella in that pina colada and take in the first of our Roffey Park Summer Bucket and Spade List – here’s our first top 5.

1           READ: The Passengers by John Marrs. A near future thriller. Hackers crack the systems of 8 self-drive cars setting them on a terrifying collision course – Suggested by Janice McBrown

2           WATCH:  What to do if your Boss is an Algorithm.  Creative thinking from BBC Ideas. Could the future of work look like this? – Suggested by Alison Hoare 

3           READ – Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neill – Illuminative text about how AI algorithms are not as value-neutral as we may like to believe. –  Suggested by Ana Karakusevic

4           LISTEN – Human by Rag’n’Bone Man – a reminder to consider other people’s vulnerabilities, sung by Rag’n’Bone Man – a previous care worker from West Sussex. – Suggested by Ana Karakusevic

5           READ – This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay: Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable. (Stephen Fry) – Suggested by Sarah Prior-Jones 

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