Vestpod Book Club
 
 

Every 2 months, we choose a book and read it with the Vestpod community... to get us talking more about money. This is your chance to learn the vocab of finance and meet (awesome) like-minded women!

How does it work?

  1. Get your book.
  2. Read it and... take some notes.
  3. Come along to the book club in London and meet the Vestpod community! If you are not based in London, we will also discuss in our private Facebook group.
 
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Our July Read: A Good Time To Be A Girl

By Helena Morrissey

'Five years have passed since women were exhorted to ‘Lean In’. Over that time, the world has transformed beyond all expectations. But why should anyone ‘lean in’ to a patriarchal system that is out of date? Why not change it entirely for the good of us all?

In A Good Time to be a Girl, Helena Morrissey sets out how we might achieve the next big breakthrough towards a truly inclusive modern society.

Drawing on her experience as a City CEO, mother of nine, and founder of the influential 30% Club which campaigns for gender-balanced UK company boards, her manifesto for new ways of working, living, loving and raising families is for everyone, not just women. Making a powerful case for diversity and difference in any workplace, she shows how, together, we can develop smarter thinking and broader definitions of success. Gender balance, in her view, is an essential driver of economic prosperity and part of the solution to the many problems we face today.

Her approach is not aimed merely at training a few more women in working practices that have outlived their usefulness. Instead, this book sets out a way to reinvent the game not at the expense of men but in ways that are right and relevant for a digital age. It is a powerful guide to success for us all.'

We hope you like it! Happy reading!

 
 
 

MEETUP ON JULY 23RD in London ->


Previous book clubs

 
 
 
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MaY 2018: Rich dad poor dad

by Robert T. Kiyosaki

This book - initially published in 1997 - advocates the importance of financial education, financial independence and building wealth. While this book has been called the number one personal finance book of all time - with over 32 million copies sold - we rated it ★★★ (out of 5 ★). An easy read with sensible lessons but at times not relatable.

 
 

March 2018: The 100-Year Life

by Andrew Scott and Lynda Gratton’s

Did you know that life expectancy increases at the rate of 2 to 3 years every decade?

There’s all kinds of implications of living a longer life: we get to spend more time with our families and explore unforeseen hobbies in retirement. But there’s also the more complex issue of financially planning our longer future: living for 100 years hasn’t exactly been the norm in previous generations, so we don’t have a clear blueprint to follow.

Andrew Scott and Lynda Gratton’s ‘The 100-Year Life’ provides exactly such a blueprint; helping us tackle the exciting but ever so slightly terrifying prospect of living longer than ever.