When I wrote How to Be Brilliant I would have been thrilled if anyone other than my Mum had bought it. Now How to Be Brilliant has been a bestseller for a decade and I have been stunned at the results. It has been translated into over 20 different languages, it’s available in bookshops in more than 80 countries around the world and has had multiple reprints. So why change a winning formula?

As you’ll read, part of the ethos of How to Be Brilliant is to keep on moving to the next level, and I thought this book could be even better. The first major change is the focus. The original book was written for a business audience and spent several years as a top-10 selling business book. But business wasn’t the main ...

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