Episodes

May 29, 2021

Three essential books that all leaders should read

Something different this week on the podcast.⁠ ⁠ I've had a lot of conversations recently with leaders who are struggling to adapt to hybrid working, who are facing challenges in their teams, or who are just feeling overwhelm...

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May 23, 2021

Effortless by Greg McKeown - why life doesnt' need to be so hard

ABOUT THE BOOK As high-achievers, we’ve been conditioned to believe that the path to success is paved with relentless work. That if we want to overachieve, we have to overexert, overthink, and overdo. That if we aren’t perpet...

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May 16, 2021

Little Black Stretchy Pants (The Unauthorised Story of Lululemon) by …

Thanks for listening. Please consider supporting the podcast with your next book purchase - save the Steph’s Business Bookshelf affiliate stores for Book Depository (Global) or Bookshop.org (US) in your browser. You can also ...

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May 9, 2021

A World Without Email by Cal Newport - why you need to rethink your r…

About the author Cal is a c omputer science professor at Georgetown University. In addition to my academic research, he writes about the intersection of digital technology and culture. Cal is particularly interested in our st...

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May 2, 2021

1,000 True Fans by Kevin Kelly - why you shouldn't focus on the milli…

I’m talking about something a little bit different this week, it’s not a book, but an essay. And one that is talked about and referenced regularly on podcasts and in other books.⁠ ⁠ I have quite strong feelings about the …

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April 25, 2021

Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans: Why you don't nee…

About the book At last, a book that shows you how to build— design —a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home–at …

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April 18, 2021

Who Not How by Dan Sullivan and Dr Benjamin Hardy: the one question t…

In this episode I mention a podcast which I've recently recorded with my friend Shane Hatton, all about learning. You can find the links to listen to it here , or search Phone Calls with Clever People on your podcast …

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April 11, 2021

Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson: the principles behind w…

About the book Getting rich is not just about luck; happiness is not just a trait we are born with. These aspirations may seem out of reach, but building wealth and being happy are skills we can learn. So what …

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April 4, 2021

*REBROADCAST* The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris: Happiness is not the…

HEY! It's the Easter long weekend so I'm enjoying a short break and sharing this popular episode from the back catalogue that you may have missed. It's also one of the books I've shared the most over the last ten …

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March 28, 2021

The five best books I've read in 2021... so far!

A slightly different episode this week as I wrap up the first quarter of 2021 (I know, how did that even happen?!) with a round up of the five best books I've read so far. Some are new books, some …

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March 21, 2021

Thriving Mind by Dr Jenny Brockis: how to get smarter by looking afte…

Business Bookshelf affiliate stores for Book Depository (Global) or Bookshop.org (US) in your browser. Or you can buy me a coffee . About the book In Thriving Mind. Dr. Jenny Brockis has draws on deep research and 30+ years o...

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March 14, 2021

Think Like a Rocket Scientist by Ozan Varol: how to solve more compli…

Consider supporting the podcast with your next book purchase. Save the Steph’s Business Bookshelf affiliate stores for Book Depository (Global) or Bookshop.org (US) in your browser. [00:00:00] Welcome back to Steph's Business...

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March 7, 2021

Magnetic Stories by Gabrielle Dolan: how to find the stories that bri…

About the book Your brand is the stories people share about you when you’re not in the room, and it’s these brand stories that determine if people buy from you, employ you, work for you or invest in you. When …

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Feb. 25, 2021

Think Again by Adam Grant: why you need to rethink your life

About the book Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there’s another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily ...

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Feb. 21, 2021

Company of One by Paul Jarvis: why you need to be better, not bigger

About the book The only person you need to start and run a highly profitable and sustainable company is you What if the real key to a richer and more fulfilling career was not to create and scale up a …

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Feb. 14, 2021

A Promised Land by Barack Obama: the ultimate lessons on leadership

About the book A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy. In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs...

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Feb. 7, 2021

Ikigai by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles: the real secrets to li…

Hey there, if you like this episode, please consider buying your next book from my Book Depository or Bookshop (US) affiliate sites, or buying me a coffee . About the book "Only staying active will make you want to live …

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Jan. 31, 2021

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey: why you need to choose words with…

About the book Matthew McConaughey has been keeping diaries for 35 years as a way of recording his thoughts and “trying to work out the riddle of life”. These diaries formed this book. As he puts it he “took a …

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Jan. 24, 2021

Anything You Want by Derek Sivers: the surprising way to grow a compa…

About the book In this book, Derek tells you everything he learned from starting, growing, and selling CD Baby, compressed into an entertaining and useful one-hour read. No secrets held back, Derek shares the biggest mistakes...

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Jan. 17, 2021

Upstream by Dan Heath: why we keep throwing kids in the river (and ho…

ABOUT THE BOOK (By the way, you can buy the book and support the podcast at the same time by buying through Book Depository (Aus+Global) by clicking HERE or Bookshop (US) HERE .) New York Times bestselling author Dan Heath …

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Jan. 10, 2021

2021 reading thoughts: why setting a reading goal might be a bad idea

Happy new year! This episode is a relaxed start to the new year with a short chat about books and reading goals. I’ll share a couple of fiction books I’ve read over the break, why I’m *reducing* the number of …

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Jan. 3, 2021

REBROADCAST: Courage to be Disliked: denying trauma & having the cour…

REBROADCAST – over the December/January break I’m re-sharing two older episodes that are by far the most downloaded episodes of the podcast. If you missed them first time around, this is your perfect chance to catch up. Enjoy...

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Dec. 27, 2020

REBROADCAST: Dare to Lead by Brené Brown: Empathy, courage and sh1tt…

REBROADCAST - over the December/January break I'm re-sharing two older episodes that are by far the most downloaded episodes of the podcast. If you missed them first time around, this is your perfect chance to catch up. Enjoy...

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Dec. 20, 2020

2020 Wrapped Up: The five best books and podcasts of this year

Five best books for 2020 Range by David Epstein Listen to the episode: Range by David Epstein: why you need to stop specialising Buy the book: https://www.bookdepository.com/Range/9781509843503/?a_aid=stephsbookshelf I Know W...

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