Oxford Dictionaries defines a Commonplace Book as ‘A book into which notable extracts from other works are copied for personal use’. This website is my commonplace book for exploring exceptional ideas from business, psychology, education, philosophy and self-improvement. Each post includes a round-up of the best lessons, quotes and principles that I’ve picked up while reading, as well as links to further information.

This website is designed to be shared. If you find anything that catches your attention or think may be applicable to a friend, please share generously.



Up until his 21st Birthday, Rob had read a total of 10 books (okay, maybe it was like 11 or 12). After reading The Martian by Andy Weir he realised that books do in fact still teach us things and aren’t just for making your house look cosy. He has requested a book for each birthday and Christmas ever since.

Rob also listens to podcasts like The Tim Ferriss Show, Freakonomics Radio, Hidden Brain and Stuff You Should Know. If you know of any good podcasts, books or articles he’d love to hear about them. Visit the Contact Page and send them through.