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"Work is being revolutionised before your eyes. Anyone who wants to understand what is going on—workers deciding how much time to spend in the office, managers wondering how to manage a blended workforce, CEOs worrying that their headquarters is becoming a white elephant—could do no better than to read The Nowhere Office, a tour de force of insight, clarity and, something sadly lacking in debates on this subject, common sense."

Adrian Wooldridge, global business columnist, Bloomberg Opinion

"Working or not working defines who we are. Julia Hobsbawm’s The Nowhere Office is an important book. If you are one of the millions who can’t decide whether working-from-home is a pandemic silver lining or just another disaster, this book is for you."

Robert Peston, ITV Political Editor, broadcaster and writer

"Read Julia Hobsbawn’s THE NOWHERE OFFICE, her masterful analysis of the reinvention of work in a post-office world."

Andrew Keen, Keen on Podcast

"Julia Hobsbawm is brilliant at seeing tomorrow’s ideas today"

Joy Lo Dico, columnist, Financial Times

"Julia Hobsbawm's book The Nowhere Office brilliantly captures the zeitgeist issue of our times - how and where we work"

Ayesha Hazarika, journalist and broadcaster, Times Radio

"Masterfully even-handed and sensible appraisal of the future of work was a priceless injection of nuanced thinking"

Rory Sutherland vice-chair, Ogilvy and Spectator

"Every manager or leader who is wondering what to do next about their offices and people needs to read The Nowhere Office"

Ben Page, Global CEO of Ipsos

"We need big bold thinkers like Julia Hobsbawm right now more than ever"

Polly Mackenzie, Chief Executive, Demos

"Where else are you going to find such enlightening insights into the future of work?"

James Bell, VP, Pew Research Centre

"Her thinking demands and inspires huge change"

Good Business

The Simplicity Principle

Julia’s new book The Simplicity Principle was published in the UK and US in April 2020 by Kogan Page.

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Fully Connected:

A look ahead to working and networking in 2020

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The See-Saw

100 ideas for Work Life Balance

Available on Kindle

'I thoroughly enjoyed Fully Connected. Amazing insights on a subject critical to modern working and living. I wholly endorse it, not just as a must-read but also as a much-needed compass to navigating the 21st century workplace'

Dambisa Moyo, Economist and Author

'Connectedness is the word of the moment, and Julia knows more about it than anyone I know'

Dylan Jones OBE, Editor, GQ

'Julia Hobsbawm is the unofficial UK Queen of Networking, but she understands that networking is about much more than lunches and parties. As a student of networks in history, I read Fully Connected with great pleasure and profit'

Niall Ferguson, senior fellow, the Hoover Institution, Stanford University

'Brimming with ideas and insights - fascinating, intriguing, thoughtful'

Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice, London Business School

'I am buzzing about this book. Really outstanding'

William Eccleshare, President and CEO, Clear Channel International

'Fully Connected is the most profound book about connectivity published this century. Hobsbawm nails it. She's the Marshall McLuhan of our always-on age'

Andrew Keen, author of 'Digital Vertigo' and 'The Internet is Not The Answer

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