Bruce Daisley is one the world’s most respected thought leaders on workplace culture and the future of work. He was Vice-President of Twitter in Europe for 12 years and has four times been voted the ‘fantasy hire’ that most business leaders would like to make.
In August 2022 he came to Intelligence Squared to talk about the themes of his new book Fortitude: Unlocking the Secrets of Inner Strength. Dispelling the myth that to succeed in life we need to be tough and self-reliant, he unpicked the overused concept of resilience, explained how it really works, and put forward a new programme for building self-confidence and tenacity. Drawing on his personal experience and recent scientific research, he showed how we can draw on those around us to build confidence and find our inner strength, and taught us how we can help each other get through tough times and become better leaders, parents and friends.
‘A book that confirms what I’ve always believed, that we can’t be resilient on our own. In fact resilience is about all of us being stronger than any of us.’ – Gary Lineker
‘A much needed book that unfolds the surprising secrets of resilience. Something I never knew I needed to read but I’m so glad I did. It’s opened up a whole angle of thinking.’ – Nadiya Hussain
‘A fascinating analysis of resilience – what it is, what it isn’t and why, when we develop it together, it becomes something better and more important, fortitude. It seems that resilience is a team game.’ – Alastair Campbell