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Nov. 21, 2021

Million Dollar Consulting Proposals by Alan Weiss: how to get around …

About the author Alan Weiss is one of those rare people who can say he is a consultant, speaker, and author and mean it. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients such as Merck, Hewlett-Packard...

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Nov. 14, 2021

The Rejection That Changed My Life by Jessica Bacal: why we need to p…

About the book Rejections don’t go on your resume, but they are part of every successful person’s career. All of us will apply for jobs that we don’t get and have ambitions that aren’t fulfilled, because that is part of …

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Nov. 7, 2021

Everyday Creative by Mykel Dixon: how to live courageously with creat…

About the book Want to be more creative? Not sure of where to start? You’re not alone. We all have a dysfunctional relationship with creativity. We love it, value it and want more of it but just can’t seem to …

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Oct. 31, 2021

The Long Game by Dorie Clark: why you need to do the right thing

About the author Dorie Clark has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, and was recognized as the #1 Communication Coach in the world by the Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Awards...

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Oct. 24, 2021

Feck Perfuction by James Victore: be more weird

About the author Highly regarded for his provocative style, James Victore is a graphic designer, art educator and dynamic high in-demand speaker on creativity. He lectures and teaches regularly around the globe, inspiring peo...

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Oct. 17, 2021

There Has to be More by Rachel Service: how to achieve your goals

About the book You may have outgrown a relationship. Your job may no longer excite you. Maybe you look in the mirror and see someone you don’t want to be anymore. You might be so fed up that you’re ready …

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Oct. 10, 2021

Breath by James Nestor: how we're breathing all wrong (and what to do…

About the author James Nestor is an author and journalist who has written for Scientific American, Outside Magazine, BBC, The New York Times, The Atlantic, National Public Radio, Surfer’s Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle,...

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Oct. 3, 2021

Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman: how to make the most of your …

About the book The average human lifespan is absurdly, outrageously, insultingly brief: if you live to 80, you have about four thousand weeks on earth. How should we use them best? Of course, nobody needs telling that there i...

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Sept. 26, 2021

Best books of 2021 so far (part 3): my favourite books I've read this…

This week, it's time for another quarterly check in on my favourite reads from the last three months. If you missed the first part of the 2021 'best books', you can listen to it here, and the second instalment here. …

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Sept. 19, 2021

How I Built This by Guy Raz: why entrepreneurship isn't all about risk

About the author Guy Raz is an independent producer who has been described by the New York Times as “one of the most popular podcasters in history.” He’s the founder and CEO of Built-It Productions and the creator and the …

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Sept. 12, 2021

The Manager's Dilemma by Irial O'Farrell: how to solve your problem s…

About the book Do you find yourself swamped by everyone landing problems on your desk, for you to solve? Do you wonder why your team members hand over issues for you to sort out, rather than sorting them out themselves? …

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Sept. 5, 2021

Tell Your Story by Holly Cardamone: how to stop being a boring busine…

About the author Holly Cardamone is a Melbourne-based author, communications specialist, writer and all round Word Nerd who works with people to tell their story and grow their business using beautiful communications. Through...

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Aug. 29, 2021

Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon: how to embrace the art of beign find…

About the author Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestselling author of a trilogy of illustrated books about creativity in the digital age: Steal Like An Artist , Show Your Work! , and Keep Going . He’s also the …

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Aug. 22, 2021

Permission to Feel by Professor Marc Brackett: how to be a RULER of y…

About the author Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is the Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a Professor in the Child Study Center of Yale University. As a researcher for over 20 years, Brackett has fo...

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Aug. 15, 2021

How to Write Short by Roy Peter Clark: top writing lessons from orato…

About the author By some accounts, Roy Peter Clark is America’s writing coach, devoted to creating a nation of writers. A PhD in medieval literature, he is widely considered the most influential writing teacher in the rough-a...

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Aug. 8, 2021

Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B Rosenberg: how to take persona…

About the author Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg was the founder and director of educational services for The Center for Nonviolent Communication . Growing up in an inner–city Detroit neighborhood Dr. Marshall Rosenberg was confron...

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Aug. 1, 2021

Lead the Room by Shane Hatton: the real secrets behind great presenta…

About the book We don’t need better speakers. We need more effective leaders. This book isn’t a primer on becoming a better speaker, though if it helps you nail your next presentation that’s great. The real goal is to help …

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July 25, 2021

Argh! by Lynne Cazaly: how to outsmart your overwhelm and make sense …

About the book These experiences of overwhelm can be a common part of a normal day or week in our life. Yes, the world can be an overwhelming place. We might have an emotional experience of being overwhelmed. We can …

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July 18, 2021

The 5am Club by Robin Sharma: the three big ideas from the worst book…

About the author Robin Sharma is a globally respected humanitarian who, for over a quarter of a century, has been devoted to helping human beings realize their native gifts. Widely considered one of the top leadership and per...

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July 11, 2021

*REBROADCAST* A Promised Land by Barack Obama: the ultimate lessons i…

Hey! I'm taking a two week mid-year break from fresh episodes, so ICYMI, here's a rebroadcast of the most popular episode of 2021 so far (which incidentally is my favourite book of the year... so far). About the book A …

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June 27, 2021

Best books of 2021 so far (part 2): my favourite books I've read this…

Hey, have you subscribed to the bookmark newsletter? A fortnightly email with book reviews and ideas of what you should be reading next. Click here to subscribe . This week, it's time for another quarterly check in on my favo...

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June 20, 2021

Turning Right by Kay Bretz: why you need to let go of success, in ord…

About the book A compelling, un-put-downable account of recreational marathon runner Kay Bretz’s transformation into one of the best ultra runners in the world. The reader follows the author during his physical, mental and pr...

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June 13, 2021

Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide by John Cleese: how to learn t…

About the book We can all be more creative. John Cleese shows us how. Creativity is usually regarded as a mysterious, rare gift that only a few possess. John Cleese begs to differ, and in this short, immensely practical and …

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June 6, 2021

Rare Breed by Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger: the seven traits…

About the book Throughout our decade of aligning leaders, we witnessed an alarming lack of acceptance for unique people and “crazy” ideas that don’t fit the mold. We responded with our book Rare Breed to tear up the rule book...

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