Philosophising & Reflections

What 2020 Made Me Realise about Life and Business

What 2020 Made Me Realise about Life and Business

| December 31, 2020

While most people will be happy to see the back of 2020, there’s no denying that it forced many people […]

Eight “Lessons in Stoicism”: How to be a better human

| October 13, 2020

Lately, the Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy of Stoicism has become surprisingly popular. In our world of excess, of always […]

Happy 2nd Birthday to Us: What I’ve learned from two years of being a business owner

| July 6, 2020

In February 2016, I returned from travelling the world for a year and had no idea what to do next. […]

Let’s Talk about Race: My thoughts on “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race” as a mixed-race female book editor

| June 29, 2020

The news hit last week that Reni Eddo-Lodge had become the first black British author to ever top the UK paperback non-fiction […]

Stranger than Fiction: Did E.M. Forster’s “The Machine Stops” predict the future?

| June 5, 2020

While nonfiction is our bag at The Book Shelf, E.M. Forster’s The Machine Stops is stranger than fiction. It has an uncanny resemblance […]

Nihilism, the New Cool? 4 nihilistic lessons for our COVID-19 world

| May 12, 2020

In our world of #fakenews and #posttruth, the 19th Century philosophical bad boy of nihilism has reared its head. Nihilism stems from the Latin […]

7 Lessons from the Stoics on How to Cope with COVID-19

| April 17, 2020

Over recent years, the Ancient Greek philosophy of Stoicism has gained a new lease of life. 3rd Century BC ideas are now motivational quotes on Pinterest and proposed in mainstream books […]