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This time I would like to recommend to you three non-fiction books I really like.

They talk about some of the main topics www.SmallBigChange.com is devoted to: working life, living abroad, and relationships.

Since reading the books for the first time, I have come back to them many, many times.



Eric Berne: Games People Play

The psychology of human relationships




We all play games. In the workplace, in the bedroom, even when we are not aware of it,” asserts the author of the book and of the transactional analysis theory. Millions of readers since 1964, when the book was first published, have been discussing the concept, and wondering which games they have been playing themselves.

If you like exploring the hidden motivations behind your own and other people´s relationships, this is an absolute classic to read.

Eric Berne, M.D. (2010). Games People Play. The psychology of human relationships. England: Pinguin books.


Lynda Gratton: The Shift

The future of work is already here



Our working lives seem to be changing at a breakneck speed, and this book might be for you if you wish to understand the rollercoaster. What are the forces that influence the world of work, and what can we do to survive and strive? The author doesn’t only ask, but she also offers answers.

So whether you are the Minister of Labour, any other kind of professional, or a parent who needs to answer tricky questions from your kids, this book can help you in the future.... or it may already come in handy today.

Lynda Gratton (2011). The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here. United Kingdom: Collins.


Greg Madison: The End of Belonging

Untold stories of leaving home and the psychology of global relocation




It might all start on the day we move abroad. Or it might have started much earlier than that. What are we seeking? And what is home to you?

I recommend this book to anybody for whom changing places is an important topic, whether you have been living abroad yourself, working with expats and migrants, or missing someone close to you who has moved away.

This is the most interesting book about voluntary migration I have ever come across.

Greg A Madison, PhD (2010). The End of Belonging. Untold stories of leaving home and the psychology of global relocation. United Kingdom: Lightning Source UK Ltd., Milton Keynes UK.

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