Tackling

Tsundoku

'Tsundoku' - A Japanese word describing the growing pile of unread books next to your bed.

Chapter One

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It was a bad habit. One tap on amazon and bang there it was on my kindle. I’d fleetingly read a review and, before I’d considered a sensible swipe-by, my curiosities or aspirations had slapped me round the face and it was too late. I’d become a heavy user.

We needed to fix our problem of starting but not finishing books. Rebel Book Club was about to begin. Full story.

Chapter two

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Returning to London Ben and I committed to doing this every month — one book, one meet-up, one cocktail — and we decided to invite people to join us.

Our first meet-up took place on the roof of Virgin HQ drinking Duppy Share rum in the Spring sunshine.

Chapter three

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It was a bad habit. One tap on amazon and bang there it was on my kindle. I’d fleetingly read a review and, before I’d considered a sensible swipe-by, my curiosities or aspirations had slapped me round the face and it was too late. I’d become a heavy user.

We needed to fix our problem of starting but not finishing books. Rebel Book Club was about to begin. Full story.

Chapter four

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Returning to London Ben and I committed to doing this every month — one book, one meet-up, one cocktail — and we decided to invite people to join us.

Our first meet-up took place on the roof of Virgin HQ drinking Duppy Share rum in the Spring sunshine.

Chapter Five

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It was a bad habit. One tap on amazon and bang there it was on my kindle. I’d fleetingly read a review and, before I’d considered a sensible swipe-by, my curiosities or aspirations had slapped me round the face and it was too late. I’d become a heavy user.

We needed to fix our problem of starting but not finishing books. Rebel Book Club was about to begin. Full story.

Chapter Six

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Returning to London Ben and I committed to doing this every month — one book, one meet-up, one cocktail — and we decided to invite people to join us.

Our first meet-up took place on the roof of Virgin HQ drinking Duppy Share rum in the Spring sunshine.

Our

Team

We are a lean, remote team passionate about non-fiction and connecting curious, fun people. Like many startups we all work on everything (books, business, community, tech, events). Tap on our faces to get to know us better.

Ben Keene

Business

"RBC was the answer to my old tsundoku problem (pile of books that never get read). 70 books (3 kids, one dog, a few moves + startups) later - RBC is still fulfilling its promise: read and discuss (at least) one book each month, in between everything else that life brings."

Emily Goddard

Discovery + Events

“I have never been a natural reader, I'm here for the socials, But I love what I learn from nonfiction books and talking to people about them after... RBC helps me finally finish my book stack and gives me an awesome group of people to bounce ideas with!”

Ben Saul-Garner

Brands

"Whilst the last year has been a big challenge to pivot to an entirely digital proposition we’ve continued to grow, had some lovely press in The Evening Standard and made our first TV appearance on Sky Arts with Elizabeth Day. We've started to bring the RBC model to brands who want to bring something fresh to their L&D."

Anca Urdea

Memberships

"I've always enjoyed reading but after joining RBC I became aware of books and topics I would have never discovered on my own. To ensure I get through all the books, I've made reading my procrastination strategy - I squeeze a chapter in whenever I need a break from work or life."

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