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  • Published: 1 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9781847943668
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $35.00


Unlocking the Secrets of Inner Strength

The Sunday Times-bestselling author of The Joy of Work reveals the true secrets of inner-strength

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.

  • Published: 1 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9781847943668
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $35.00

About the author

Bruce Daisley

Bruce Daisley is European Vice-President for Twitter and host of the UK’s number one business podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat. He is also a regular on the conference circuit, addressing business leaders on the main stage of the CBI Annual Conference in 2017, and at that year’s Management Today annual summit and Financial Times 125 Club, as well as at many tech industry events around Europe. He has been one of the Evening Standard’s 1,000 Most Influential Londoners for four years and is one of Debrett’s 500 Most Influential People in Britain. Campaign magazine asserted that Bruce is ‘one of the most talented people in media’.

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Praise for Fortitude

A much needed book that unfolds the surprising secrets of resilience. Something I never knew I needed to read but I'm so glad I did, its opened up a whole angle of thinking.

Nadiya Hussain

This is a truly refreshing, captivating and important book that shifted my perception on a topic I thought I knew! A must read.

Steven Bartlett, entrepreneur and host of 'The Diary of a CEO'

A fascinating analysis of resilience - what it is, what is isn't and why, when we develop it together, it becomes something better and more important, fortitude. It seems that resilience is a team game.

Alastair Campbell

Entertaining. Engaging. Educating. Three words that sum up this cracking read, which offers a timely - and much needed - challenge to the traditional definition on resilience.

Professor Damian Hughes, co-host of the 'High Performance' podcast

Fortitude explores and validates what most of us who work with people feel in our gut when it comes to debunking doctrine about resilience and singular toughness. A fantastic contribution.

Dr Pippa Grange, author of 'Fearless', former Head of People & Team Development at The Football Association

Deeply thoughtful, provocative and insightful Fortitude will push you to question assumptions, think again about your life narrative and probably care more about your friends and community.

Professor Lynda Gratton

Is "resilience" more than blaming victims and telling them they need to act stronger? This wonderful book is Bruce Daisley's personal quest - through his personal experiences and his appetite for digesting rigorous research - to learn about the overused concept of resilience. What Bruce learns is intriguing and important, and hopefully will help us become better parents, leaders, and friends.

Professor Daniel Cable, author of 'Alive at Work'

Surprising and challenging. Fortitude encouraged me to re-think not only my work but how I live my life.

Sarah Ellis, co-author of 'The Squiggly Career'

A riveting read - Fortitude lifts the lid on the orthodoxy of Resilience and shows us where true strength lies. Fortitude is a tour de force.

Julia Hobsbawm, author of 'The Nowhere Office'

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

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