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'Nearly all the problems facing society today cannot be attacked by single disciplines.'

Dr Alexander King

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And book a talk and buy my new book MICROMASTERY

"I couldn't stop telling people about this book. Wise and joyful, it genuinely changed the way I thought about learning - and it left me bursting to put it into action."  - Tim Harford, author of Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy

"Micromastery is a triumph. A brilliant idea, utterly convincing, and superbly carried through." Philip Pullman.



Go and get it from a bookshop.

Or Buy online! Micromastery - learn small, learn fast and find the hidden path to happiness is published by Penguin books (UK) in May 2017. It will be published in China, Taiwan, USA, Germany and South Korea in the months after that.

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Against the Current

Robert describes an event during his expedition across Canada by birchbark canoe, and how 'adventures' are often the result of escape from an elementary blunder...



my Flight into Egypt

Robert swaps the dream of living in France for the exotic allure of Egypt


in the Footsteps of Count Laszlo

Robert describes a journey to the Gilf Kebir in the western corner of the Egyptian Sahara, in an article from The Independent,


Buying in Egypt

Robert discusses buying property in Egypt for The Independent,


Confluence Hunting

Robert discusses a new form of exploration: confluence hunting, in an article from The Independent,

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