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Books & Links

Here I collect tips and links to further reading, inspiration and knowledge. Books and links I found along the way. Some new, some old. Some free, some difficult to obtain.


A Book of Silence
Sara Maitland, 2008
The author Sara Maitland digs deep into the silence.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Susan Cain, 2012
A total game changer for many of us.


The Art of Non-Conformity
Chris Guillebeau, 2010
Maybe not a travel book, but inspires to travels.


The Art of Stillness
Pico Iver
“A follow up to Pico Iyer’s essay “The Joy of Quiet,” The Art of Stillness considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug.” (Quote from Amazon.com)

The Idler
A web site, a magazine, a school … for idlers. I love it.

Guide for the Perplexed
E F Schumacher
I read it when I was 19 years old and it changed my life. I re-read it – hesitantly – at 44, and it was still good.

How to be Alone
Sara Maitland, 2014
A part of the School of Life “self help” series.

How to be Idle
Tom Hodgkinson, 2005
The Idler editor’s first book.

The Freedom Manifesto
Tom Hodgkinson, 2006
Very British, very quirky, very anarchistic, very inspiring book. How I love it!

The School of Life
Alain de Botton is one of the persons behind this project.


The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
Timothy Ferris
I guess the title says it all. A modern classic. Don’t miss Ferris’ podcast.

Why work sucks and how to fix it:
Cali Ressler & Jody Thompson, 2010. A gamechanger.
Why managing sucks and how to fix it
Cali Ressler & Jody Thompson, 2013. The great follow up.
Interesting experiment with a new way to look at work.

The Dream Society: How the Coming Shift from Information to Imagination Will Transform Your Business
Rolf Jensen, 2001