Commoncog Guides are short, actionable books that represent the best of Commoncog’s thinking on a particular topic. Some guides are free; whilst others are available for sale to non-members.

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What do we actually know about burnout? What does the research say? Is burnout preventable? All the research, in one free, updated place.

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The Starter Manager Guide

The bare minimum you need to know to be an adequate manager. Short enough to finish in three hours. Meaty enough to take 6-8 months to master.

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Career Moats

The soup-to-nuts guide to building a career moat. We start from understanding your job market, executing a skills audit, all the way to building and then maintaining a moat.