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The Joy of Work

30 Ways to Fix Your Work Culture and Fall in Love with Your Job Again
Narrated by: Bruce Daisley
Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Joy of Work, written and read by Bruce Daisley.

From the creator of hit podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat comes a revolutionary reenvisioning of how to enjoy your job.

In the course of a career that has taken him from some of the world's biggest media companies to Twitter, via Google and YouTube, Bruce Daisley has become fascinated by what makes great companies tick. And in his hugely popular podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat, he has dug right into the DNA of work, talking to leading experts about how we can make our jobs more fulfilling, more productive - and much more enjoyable. 

Now, in The Joy of Work, he shares the fruits of his discoveries in 30 succinct tips that range across all aspects of 21st-century office life and that combine inspiration, empirically tested insight and down-to-earth practical answers in equal measure. Are lunch breaks for wimps, or do they actually make us more productive? Is it true that you can improve team performance simply by moving the location of the kettle or coffee machine? Why are meetings so often a waste of time, and how can they be fixed? And what are Monk Mode Mornings and Hack Weeks, and why do people swear by them?

If you’re not happy with the status quo, if you want to find out how things could be done better, if you’re seeking greater fulfilment at work and a life that is less fraught, The Joy of Work will point the way.

©2019 Bruce Daisley (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-2019

Fantastic!

I recommend this book, in particular the audible version, to every working person in the world #lovewhereyouwork

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  • A Flynn
  • 31-03-2019

Superb

Superb book, blend of anecdotes and science. Brilliant takeaways and not just for the workplace

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  • Simon Minett
  • 21-03-2019

An inspirational piece of work

A thoroughly enjoyable and inspirational piece of writing. Not bloated or repetitive like so many but a condensed piece of wisdom with a series of observations, best practices and learnings. If anything this work should be reworked for a broader audience.

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  • Simon G
  • 13-02-2019

Insightful and useful

What an outstanding book!

Bruce Daisley's passion for making everyone's working lives better (more enjoyable, more effective, more... relevant) is inspirational. It feels a little bit like he's handed us all a cheat sheet as he has basically done all the hard work for us, distilling down days, weeks, months (years?) worth of conversation and research into something that is easy to digest and easy to implement.

You cannot afford NOT to read this book!

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  • Shaun
  • 12-02-2019

Massively Refreshing! Great book! Must read!

First heard Bruce on Tim Lovejoy’s podcast and decided to give his book a whirl. Certainly wasn’t disappointed, many of the ideas outlined really resonate with me and echo thoughts I’ve had before. A clever blend of theory and practical applications which I’m hopeful of adopting within my company. Highly recommended!

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  • H R Davies
  • 09-02-2019

fabulous collection of (tested) ideas

loved it. great stories back by references to studies. loads of practical ideas to make work more fun and productive. i listened to it in one sitting on the weekend and can't wait to try out some of the ideas. although I realise that I need two good night's sleep and no work email before I do.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-02-2019

Making work better one Lol at a time....

This book has changed the way I think about work. Be the change you want to see! You’ve got to listen to this, and NOW!

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  • charleyfarley
  • 01-02-2019

A must read

Tons of great tips in this wonderful book. It feels more like a conversation than a lecture, and you take away much more because of it. A joy.

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  • Niall Cunniffe
  • 29-01-2019

Usefil tips to love your job!

I came across Bruce Daisley on Emma Gannon's Ctrl Alt Delete podcast and was eager to hear more, so I purchased this is Audiobook. This was a great decision, as Bruce reads with both clarity and enthusiasm - I just wished I had pen and made some notes. We spend so much of our waking lives at work, we might as well in enjoy it. Bruce shows us not only how to enjoy what we do, but to love it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-01-2019

A must read for anyone with people responsibility or who are interested in a happy life!

Daisley’s grasp of what is important in life is phenomenal. He weaves together an eclectic mix of academic research, worker perspectives and examples from top executives to create a compelling picture of what is possible. His forthright musings are magnetic and delivered in a light-hearted manner that makes this difficult to stop listening. Book ordered for future reference...Masterpiece!