I was involved last week in the first round interviews for the position I’m about to vacate at the EBU. As a closing question each of the five candidates interviewed was asked what book they are currently reading (or have most recently read). Here, apropos of nothing, are the five books mentioned:
Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure (Tim Harford)
The Bean Trees (Barbara Kingsolver)
The Geography of Bliss (Eric Weiner)
What is the What (Dave Eggers)
An interesting list, no? It had no bearing on the decision of course, but for what it’s worth it was the candidates who mentioned the first, third and fourth books above that made it to the second round.