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'the best business book of the year' - Financial Times

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Is the idea of resilience a toxic myth?

"A book that confirms what I've always believed, that we can't be resilient on our own. In fact resilience is about all of us being stronger than any of us
Gary Lineker

What if what we've been told about resilience is a toxic myth?

We're endlessly being told that if we want to be successful in life we have to be tough and stubborn. If we struggle, it's because we're weak and uncertain. Bruce Daisley thinks this is simply untrue, and in his new book the Sunday Times, bestselling author of The Joy of Work takes the notion of resilience apart, explains how it really works, and puts forward a new programme for building self-confidence and tenacity. He calls it Fortitude.

In this book, Daisley disproves the myth that only extraordinary people are successful, shows how to achieve a sense of control through simple mind exercises, and, above all, demonstrates how we can draw on those around us to empower ourselves and build our inner-strength. Offering empirically tested advice, Fortitude sets out a practical path to greater self-confidence and courage, not just for the elite few, but for us all.

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'I was blown away by this book...'

About Bruce Daisley

I’m Bruce Daisley. I write about the intersection of work and our lives. In the past I’ve spent a career working in media and technology companies like Twitter, YouTube, Google and others. 

My first book, The Joy of Work, was an international bestseller, translated into 16 languages. Fortitude is my new book, the culmination of two and a half years of research into resilience. It was an immediate Sunday Times Bestseller on release.

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