Empathy – a new ‘why’ for the book industry

Simon Sinek stresses the importance of every business finding its “WHY”. But it’s not often that an entire industry can develop a whole new “why” – an articulation of the social good generated by its products. That’s the position I believe the book industry is in.

We’re at a pivotal moment, and mustn’t fail to seize it. Empathy is a learnable skill and in supporting an empathy drive, we’re getting behind a strategy which is socially just, anti-discriminatory and wholly inclusive