White Thinking by Lilian Thuram
Books by sporting greats are often a popular holiday reading choice, but this fascinating new title from World Cup-winning footballer Lilian Thuram tackles much bigger issues than simply reliving his greatest achievements, and provides some powerful lessons for leaders.
In White Thinking, Thuram investigates how events of the past have impacted the way society is today, drawing upon both academic research and his own experience as an international footballer playing out his career in the public eye. He invites white people to take the unfamiliar step of considering how their race impacts the way they see the world.
In recent years, sport has been one of the highest-profile platforms for racism issues to be addressed, but the book highlights how similar issues are prevalent across politics, education, business and more, providing eye-opening lessons leaders can use to help create a more inclusive future.