World Book Day is a global celebration of reading and books. It is celebrated on April 23rd each year, and is a UNESCO initiative. The day is intended to encourage people of all ages to enjoy reading and to promote the importance of books in our lives.
In the UK and Ireland, World Book Day is a major event. Schools and libraries hold special events, and children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite book characters. There are also many discounts on books and other reading materials on this day.
World Book Day is a great opportunity to get involved in the joy of reading. Whether you are a child or an adult, there is something for everyone on this day. So pick up a book and start reading!
Here are some other things you can do to celebrate World Book Day:
- Visit your local library or bookstore and browse the shelves for something new to read.
- Attend a book festival or author event.
- Start a book club with friends or family.
- Volunteer at a local literacy program.
- Donate books to a local charity.
- Simply spend some time reading for pleasure.
No matter how you choose to celebrate, World Book Day is a great way to show your love of reading.
Want to know our top team reads? We have collated our most inspirational books – from how to breathe properly for optimum creativity to scaling up your business.
Read below a deep-dive into our favourites…
A book that really resonates with me and a favourite of mine is Breathe, by James Nestor. Breathe explains how making minor alterations to the way we breathe can have profound benefits towards our health and well-being, creativity, productivity and mental state. As a creative, I’m always searching for ways to optimise my creativity levels and as a collective, we often search for ways outside of our natural body to enhance different parts of our life. Breathe teaches us to go back to basics and discover the possibilities inside of us and how powerful and impactful our bodies can be, particularly every day in our working environment.
Scaling Up by Verne Harnish is one of my favourite business books because it provides a thorough strategy for expansion that considers the financial pains (and gains) of expanding a company. The book offers a detailed roadmap for companies to improve their financial performance, including advice on controlling cash flow, setting prices, and raising profitability. The book also stresses the significance of matching financial objectives with a company’s entire business plan, which is essential for guaranteeing sustainable growth. I value the useful tips and tools offered in Scaling Up as someone who oversees company’s financial health and have found them to be crucial in WeAgile’s development and success.
Reading Aaron Dignan’s Brave New Work was a transforming experience that helped me change things around in my company in profound ways. The book pushed me to reconsider how I build and manage my team, emphasising the value of autonomy, purpose, and trust. I was able to create a more dynamic and innovative workplace that supported creativity and productivity by using new ways of decision-making and team cooperation. The book’s emphasis on transparency and open communication also aided me in developing a trusting culture within my team, allowing us to collaborate more efficiently and make better decisions. It also gave me a fresh perspective on what it means to lead an organisation and assisted me in creating a more meaningful, influential, and profitable agency.
“The Power of Habit” – Habits are important because they are the foundation of our daily lives. Habits are automatic behaviors that we repeat regularly, often without conscious thought. Habits can have a profound impact on our lives because they shape our actions and thoughts. They can influence our health, productivity, happiness, and overall well-being. When set-up correctly, they shape our actions and thoughts. They can influence our health, productivity, happiness, and overall well-being. Utilising habits to put some of our day to day activities in the form of an auto-pilot, allows us to dedicate thought and action to important areas of our lives from family to work.
“The Power of Habit” can benefit everyone because it provides a practical and actionable approach to changing habits, improving productivity and achieving personal goals. It also offers insights into how habits shape our lives and society, which can be useful for those interested in personal development, business management, or social change.