From our library of almost 1000 books we have produced short downloadable podcasts that summarise of the most important classic books- Bookpods. These are essential for anyone working in healthcare and enable you to learn while you walk, drive or travel by bus or train

Each week we will add another book to this page and add it to our Podcast Channel ‘Radio Value’.

1 02, 2021

BookPod – Sensemaking in Organizations by Karl Weick

2021-02-01T10:13:24+00:00

Book: Sensemaking in Organizations Author: Karl E. Weick Teaser: Have you ever been kept awake worrying about how value relates to efficiency or to cost effectiveness? Relax, these are just concepts each created by an academic who down played, or ignored and did not even reference, the other two concepts in the competitive world of academia. Weick makes it clear that you just have to relax and make sense of the perspectives of these different experts and authorities Tag: Culture

BookPod – Sensemaking in Organizations by Karl Weick2021-02-01T10:13:24+00:00
25 01, 2021

BookPod – The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organisation by Senge

2021-01-25T09:56:21+00:00

Book: The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organisation Author: Peter Senge Teaser: Peter Senge describes how in most organisations people save their creative, open style of learning for the weekends, and at work just get on with the job. But it doesn't have to be like that.. Tag: Culture

BookPod – The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organisation by Senge2021-01-25T09:56:21+00:00
18 01, 2021

BookPod – Diffusion of Innovation by Rogers

2021-01-18T17:50:22+00:00

Book: Diffusion of Innovations Author: Everett M. Rogers Teaser: Everett Rogers had it all worked out decades before the internet came along. The digital medium has changed some of the rules but the game is the same, and this book described the rules of the game in 1995. Tag: Networks

BookPod – Diffusion of Innovation by Rogers2021-01-18T17:50:22+00:00
11 01, 2021

BookPod – Communities of Practice by Wenger

2021-01-11T09:46:33+00:00

Book: Communities of Practice - Learning, Meaning, and Identity Author: Etienne Wenger Teaser: Wenger describes how most organisations usually work in ignorance of how other organisations, with the same mission, are getting on. If they compare performance with others it is usually to compete and win, or at least avoid losing. In a community of practice they share to learn. Tag: Culture

BookPod – Communities of Practice by Wenger2021-01-11T09:46:33+00:00
14 12, 2020

BookPod – The Uncertain Physician by Kurt Link

2020-12-14T08:49:53+00:00

Book:The Uncertain Physician Author: Kurt Link Teaser: “I don’t know” are the most important three words in medicine. The truth is, the more one knows, the less certain one is. And this is certainly true in medicine where combining an individual’s personal goals and specific attributes to the research evidence means that the Uncertain Physician is one of the most experienced. In this great book, Kurt Link explores the ideas around managing and dealing with uncertainty in healthcare. Tag: Culture

BookPod – The Uncertain Physician by Kurt Link2020-12-14T08:49:53+00:00
7 12, 2020

BookPod – Images of Organization by Gareth Morgan

2020-12-07T09:35:17+00:00

Book: Images of Organization Author: Gareth Morgan Teaser: Images of Organization is a classic based on a very simple premise—that all theories of organization and management are based on implicit images or metaphors that stretch our imagination in a way that can create powerful insights. Morgan provides resources for exploring the complexity of modern organizations. Tag: Culture

BookPod – Images of Organization by Gareth Morgan2020-12-07T09:35:17+00:00
2 12, 2020

BookPod – The Stern Review on The Economics of Climate Change

2020-12-02T08:52:01+00:00

Book: The Stern Review on The Economics of Climate Change Author: Nicholas Stern Teaser: This is a 700-page report released for the Government of the United Kingdom on 30 October 2006 and is considered as one of the most important documents to combine climate change science and economics. It has important implications for health - the impact on health itself, the economic effects of changes in health and the impact on health from economic changes. Leaders of health systems cannot ignore climate change and their role in recognising that healthcare services have a major environmental impact on the planet, making this landmark report critically important.  

BookPod – The Stern Review on The Economics of Climate Change2020-12-02T08:52:01+00:00