First, we want to express our deep gratitude to each and every one of you for helping us reach a major milestone – 100,000 listens/ downloads! It’s all thanks to your support, feedback, and engagement that we’ve reached this incredible achievement. We truly appreciate your dedication, and we promise to continue bringing you valuable content and insights to help you be happier at work.

In the last episode, we mentioned a survey we conducted to better understand your preferences and make positive changes to the podcast. We’re grateful to those of you who have already taken the time to fill it out. If you haven’t had a chance yet, we kindly request your input. Your feedback will shape the future of the podcast, ensuring we address your specific challenges, answer your burning questions, and provide the content you need to thrive in your career. 

Now, let’s dive into some thought-provoking book recommendations from our host, Aoife. She recently read “The No Asshole Rule” by Robert Sutton, which delves into the impact of toxic behaviour in the workplace. While we must warn you of some ‘spicy’ language in the book, its main message is essential. We all have the potential to be assholes in certain environments, but we can actively work to create positive work cultures and stamp out disrespectful behaviour. Aoife shares personal experiences and takeaways, shedding light on the importance of addressing these issues head-on. If you’ve ever felt mistreated or experienced workplace bullying, this book might offer some valuable insights.

Another book that caught Aoife’s attention is “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work” by Jason Fried. With a title that speaks for itself, this book challenges conventional business practices and offers alternative perspectives on success. From fixed pricing for everyone to rejecting quarterly targets, Jason Fried presents a refreshing approach to creating a sustainable, fulfilling work environment. If you’re tired of the stress and chaos that often dominate workplaces, this book might provide a fresh perspective and help you find ways to create a healthier work-life balance.

We hope these book recommendations pique your interest and provide valuable insights for your professional journey. Remember, knowledge is power, and investing in personal growth can make a world of difference in your work experience.

In addition to sharing these book recommendations, we’d love to hear from you! If you have any burning questions or specific challenges related to your career or work culture, please reach out. We’re always excited to bring listener questions to our episodes and provide the most relevant and valuable advice possible.

Thank you once again for your unwavering support and for being part of the Happier at Work community. We’re here for you, and we’re dedicated to helping you thrive in your professional life.

Please feel free to reach out directly to Aoife at to share your insights or request further information.


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