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June 13, 2022

The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll: why you need to get it al…

If you liked this, you might like my twice-monthly email with book reviews and ideas of what you should be reading, and listening to, next. Click here to subscribe . About the book Bullet Journal® (or BuJo® for short) was …

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June 5, 2022

I'm Not a Numbers Person by Dr Selena Fisk: why it's not just about t…

Hey, have you subscribed to the bookmark newsletter? If you liked this, you might like my twice-monthly email with book reviews and ideas of what you should be reading, and listening to, next. Click here to subscribe . About ...

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May 22, 2022

How We Read: Adam Ashton reads a lot of books

Adam Ashton is the co-host of the What You Will Learn podcast. I had lots of fun asking Adam about how he reads (especially as he read over 70 books in 2021), what he's reading, hearing about his unique way …

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May 15, 2022

How We Read: Madeleine Dore takes a lot of notes

Madeleine Dore is a writer. She's recently released her first book, I Didn't Do The Thing Today, all about letting go of productivity guilt (which I talked about on episode 157 of Steph's Business Bookshelf ( listen here )). ...

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May 8, 2022

Killer Thinking by Tim Duggan: why you need to schedule your boredom

About the book We need better ideas right now. Everywhere you look, there are growing problems that require fresh, creative thinking to help us solve. The good news is that anyone can learn to master the art of creativity to …

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May 1, 2022

Let's Talk Culture by Shane Michael Hatton: how communication is the …

About the book Packed with research-based insights from Australia’s leading workplaces, Let’s Talk Culture is the how-to guide for people leaders who want to shape a world-class team culture by design. Successful leaders and ...

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April 24, 2022

Mastering Community by Christine Porath: why you need to let people g…

About the book Despite our deep desire to feel a sense of belonging, many of us feel isolated. The rise of technology and modern workplace practices have led people to be even more disconnected, even as we remain constantly c...

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April 17, 2022

Do/Open by David Hieatt: why you need to be more interesting

About the book How do you grow your business when you don’t have a marketing budget? How do you stand out in a busy world? And what if the answer is right in front of you? ‘For me, the newsletter …

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April 10, 2022

Imaginable by Jane McGonigal: why you need to take a step into an unt…

About the book The COVID-19 pandemic, increasingly frequent climate disasters, a new war — events we might have called “unimaginable” or “unthinkable” in the past are now reality. Today it feels more challenging than ever to ...

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April 3, 2022

Best books of 2022... so far (part 1)

It's time for my quarterly review of the best books of 2022 (so far), talking about the six books I've loved the most over the first few months of 2022, featuring... Stolen Focus by Johann Hari ( listen to the …

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March 20, 2022

Special: five best books on leadership

This little special episode is about the top books on the big topic of leadership. A great little list if you are a leader, are working with leaders, or want to buy a useful gift for a leader in your …

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March 13, 2022

The Power of Regret by Dan Pink: why regret is not a dirty word

About the book “No regrets.” You’ve heard people proclaim it as a philosophy of life. That’s nonsense, even dangerous, says Daniel H. Pink in his latest bold and inspiring work. Everybody has regrets. They’re a fundamental pa...

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Feb. 27, 2022

Stolen Focus by Johann Hari: why it's not your fault that you can't p…

PS. I'll be doing an Ask Me Anything bonus episode in the next few weeks; if you've got something you'd like me to answer / tackle, email me steph@stephclarke.com About the book All over the world, our ability to pay …

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Feb. 20, 2022

Powerful by Patty McCord: why it's time to start treating your employ…

About the book When it comes to recruiting, motivating, and creating great teams, Patty McCord says most companies have it all wrong. McCord helped create the unique and high-performing culture at Netflix, where she was chief...

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Feb. 13, 2022

Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown: how to learn to feel again

About the book Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience If we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our stories and to be …

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Feb. 6, 2022

This Working Life by Lisa Leong & Monique Ross: how to reimagine work…

About the book You spend most of your waking life working — a jaw-dropping 90,000 hours for the average person. You deserve to feel joy during that time. But how? This Working Life empowers you to experiment in the lab …

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Jan. 30, 2022

The 1 Day Refund by Donna McGeorge: how to reclaim a day back in your…

About the book Are you constantly juggling multiple tasks and operating at 100 per cent or more? Do you feel you are permanently on the treadmill and can’t get off? If you needed extra capacity for something urgent, could you...

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Jan. 23, 2022

I Didn't Do The Thing Today by Madeleine Dore: why productivity is no…

About the book Any given day brings a never-ending list of things to do. There’s the work thing, the catch-up thing, the laundry thing, the creative thing, the exercise thing, the family thing, the thing we don’t want to do, …

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Jan. 16, 2022

How to Begin by Michael Bungay Stainer; how to change your life with …

About the book We unlock our greatness by working on the hard things. Instead of doubting yourself, fearing you’ll make a mistake, and feeling like you need to play “small” so you don’t disrupt the status quo, start showing u...

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Jan. 9, 2022

What you should read in 2022

This week we're taking a gentle start to the year talking about the books on my reading list for this year, and how I'm rethinking my reading habits and goals. Here's some of the books I mention in the episode; …

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Dec. 19, 2021

How We Read: Claire Hatton on royalty, leadership, and changing readi…

It's a December special with this bonus mini-series called How We Read, featuring conversations about the books that have stuck with us. In this episode of How We Read I'm talking to Claire Hatton about her top books of 2021,...

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Dec. 12, 2021

How We Read: Lisa Leong's existential musings and top reads of 2021

It's a December special with a bonus mini-series called How We Read, featuring conversations about the books that have stuck with us. In this episode of How We Read I'm talking to Lisa Leong about her top books of 2021, …

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Dec. 5, 2021

How We Read: Shane Hatton's top two books of 2021

It's a December special with a bonus mini-series called How We Read, featuring conversations about the books that have stuck with us. In this first ever episode of How We Read I'm talking to Shane Hatton about his top books …

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Nov. 27, 2021

No Cure For Being Human by Kate Bowler: how to find out what really m…

About the book It’s hard to give up on the feeling that the life you want is just out of reach. A beach body by summer. A trip to Disneyland around the corner. A promotion on the horizon. Everyone wants …

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