Episode 401 – Pushing through discomfort

Following last week’s quadricentennial episode, a slightly belated but still brilliant best bits episode, showcasing the shiniest gems from the last few Extraordinary Business Book Club conversations.  The theme is pushing through discomfort, and it brings together extraordinary stories, illuminating insights and gloves-down challenges from:  Errol Doebler on emotional regulation…

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Episode 400 – Ask me anything!

Episode 400 - Ask me anything!

How can I start running when I absolutely hate running? What’s your one big, albeit lesser known, tip for writing your first book? Have you tried smoked chili peanut butter yet? When I put out the call for questions for this quadricentennial episode, I could never have imagined the response.…

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Episode 399 – Ice Cold Leader with Errol Doebler

Episode 399 - Ice Cold Leader with Errol Doebler

“You have to get in front of what you’re writing. You have to look at it and you have to type a key. If you don’t, it’s just not going to happen.” Errol Doebler knows a thing or two about discipline. He’s been a Naval Surface Warfare officer, Navy SEAL…

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Episode 398 – AI and book publishing with Sara Lloyd

Episode 398 - AI and book publishing with Sara Lloyd

“We’ve been innovating forever, before digital formats came along… in a way we have some of the natural abilities we need. We need to remember that and not be too scared when new things come along.” Publishing is an industry that runs on creativity and intellectual property. So how are…

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Episode 396 – More Sales Please with Sara Dalrymple

Episode 396 - More Sales Please with Sara Dalrymple

“The vast majority of business owners would happily spend 99% of their time creating and recreating and tweaking and iterating on the product side of things, because we know how to do that, we feel of service when we do that. But in order to help people, or to do…

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Episode 395 – Bright sparks & damp squibs with Sir John Tusa

Episode 395 - Bright sparks & damp squibs with Sir John Tusa

‘It’s the stories we respond to in life. It’s people’s stories we respond to, and then… you can tease out the lessons. You don’t go for the theory head on.’ There are many, many books about creativity: what it is, how to do it, what steps to follow. When journalist…

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Episode 394 – New Year thinking for business book writers

Episode 394 - New Year thinking for business book writers

“If you’re thinking about writing a book… that’s a gorgeous, sexy goal, but it’s very unlikely to happen as long as it stays an outcome, a goal, in that form. But if you start to ask yourself, Okay, what’s the process that’s going to lead to that outcome? Then it…

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