Andrew Barnes has made a career of market-changing growth and innovation. He was chairman of realestate.com.au at the time of its IPO on the ASX, led the sale of Bestinvest, a $5.7 billion UK wealth management business, to private capital and as managing director was instrumental in the creation and listing of Australian Wealth Management Limited on the ASX. Most recently Andrew triggered a revolution of the entire fiduciary and legal services industries in New Zealand, and his conception of the four-day week - the flexible work revolution - has made him a globally sought-after leader. He speaks to international audiences on the future of work and subjects such as governance, philanthropy, business leadership, entrepreneurship, company culture and change management. Andrew lives in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. He holds a Master of Arts in Law and Archaeology from Selwyn College at the University of Cambridge.
Great books stretch us. They broaden and deepen intellect, trigger emotion, create momentum and generate hope. The Four Day Week delivers that Barnes is truly evangelical about the benefits (fewer commuter journeys) and the effects on the gender pay gap. He highlights compelling evidence around the positive financial impact too, claiming his own firm saw profitability increase by 12.5% since the trial period. The writing is punchy and . . . offers plenty of evidence for anyone seeking to [implement a four-day week] - The Scotsman The 4 Day Week is well researched and up to date. It offers a springboard for further investigation. Barnes is thorough in addressing obstacles. This book certainly opens the opportunity for conversation in higher levels of management and between each of us about how and why we work - NZ Booklovers This book is no radical left manifesto, but a research-based study that the authors firmly believe can be the future of capitalism and a prosperous economy. The 4 Day Week is an enjoyable read, with thought provoking ideas and research. - FT Adviser