#PulpNonFiction: Leadership lessons from terrible people

Bronwyn Williams spends a lot of time reading, thinking and talking about leadership - what makes leaders effective, what makes them loved and what inspires people to follow someone else into an unknown future...

By Bronwyn Williams 2 days ago

#PulpNonFiction: Advertisers, be clear about what you want to say and why!

This week, Bronwyn Williams read Richard Feynman's QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter...

By Bronwyn Williams 3 May 2021

#PulpNonFiction: Things fall apart (when you focus on the loudest voices)

Bronwyn Williams says she finally got around to reading China Achebe's Things Fall Apart, that most well renowned and highly regarded work of African literature which brought the last days of pre-colonial Africa into light for the world at large...

By Bronwyn Williams 26 Apr 2021

#PulpNonFiction: An ideal customer

Bronwyn Williams has been re-reading the plays of Oscar Wilde over the last few weeks and what she noticed was that a common trope he used to its full effect with his trademark wit was the idea of characters seeing others as who they wanted them to be rather than as who those others really are...

By Bronwyn Williams 19 Apr 2021

#PulpNonFiction: The lessons we never learn

This week, Bronwyn Williams has been reading a version of Aesop's Fables written for adults and her favourite of these is the one about the frog king...

By Bronwyn Williams 12 Apr 2021

#PulpNonFiction: Wisdom or made of crowds?

This week Bronwyn Williams read two books, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Financial Panics and Manias by Charles Mackay, and The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki...

By Bronwyn Williams 29 Mar 2021

#PulpNonFiction: Future you; is personal identity even a thing anymore?

Who are you? This sounds like a simple question, but really it's just about the hardest question there is. Philosophers have wrestled with it for millennia, and have still not settled on a definitive answer...

By Bronwyn Williams 22 Mar 2021

#PulpNonFiction: Standing up in flatland

This week, after listening to a podcast on rational (and not quite so rational) morality, Bronwyn Williams was reminded of a strange, skinny little book called Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott...

By Bronwyn Williams 15 Mar 2021

#PulpNonFiction: Glamorama and our digital double lives

Like everything he writes, Bret Easton Ellis' Glamorama is a wild ride. The novel, which is set in the 1990s, is said to have been the (unofficial) inspiration for the (much tamer, by comparison) cult-classic Zoolander movie franchise, due to the obvious plot similarities between the two narratives...

By Bronwyn Williams 8 Mar 2021

#PulpNonFiction: What gets measured, gets managed

Being technically "on time" means nothing if the work delivered fails to delight your customer. Sometimes it's better to just hand over the free pizza...

By Bronwyn Williams 1 Mar 2021

#PulpNonFiction: "How many men soever you slay, you will never kill your successor" ~ Senca

This week's book choice, Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino is an adult fairy tale of sorts detailing the fantastical adventures of Marco Polo through a series of strange, sinister and surrealistic cities...

By Bronwyn Williams 22 Feb 2021

#PulpNonFiction: Who watches The Watchmen?

This week, for a change, I read a graphic novel (something I haven't done since I was a teenager). The Watchmen is a classic of the genre, and follows a group of semi retired self-appointed and superheroes, known as the Watchmen...

By Bronwyn Williams 1 Feb 2021

#PulpNonFiction: Life and death and the city

What can leaders learn from cities? Read now as Bronwyn Williams unpacks The Life and Death of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs...

By Bronwyn Williams 25 Jan 2021

#PulpNonFiction: Be brand aware and beware of hypocrisy

This week Bronwyn Williams draws parallels between an 18th century novella and the perils of brand woke washing...

By Bronwyn Williams 18 Jan 2021

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