Episode 38 – How to be Really Productive with Grace Marshall

Episode 38 - How to be Really Productive with Grace Marshall

I’m fed up with saying, ‘I haven’t got enough time. I want to have a different conversation about time.’ Grace Marshall was naturally disorganised, but also incurably impatient. She therefore decided the only way to make sure she was able to develop her business while raising a young family was…

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Episode 37 – Personal Branding with Robin Waite

EBBC Episode 37

Robin Waite was a web designer who got increasingly frustrated with clients who only thought about websites. He understood, although they didn’t, that your website is only part of your online strategy and your personal brand. Online Business Startup was written out of frustration, but the result was the transformation of…

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Episode 36 – The Membership Economy with Robbie Kellman Baxter

In business today it’s personal. Across every sector, businesses are shifting their emphasis from the transaction to the relationship, from simple communication to community. Membership, says Robbie Kellman Baxter, is a transformational trend. In this episode we talk about the implications of that trend, but we also explore Robbie’s own approach to writing…

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Episode 35 – Don’t Make Me Think with Steve Krug

Episode 35 - Don't Make Me Think with Steve Krug

Steve Krug tells it like it is. ‘People don’t read nearly as much of [your book] as you think.’ Painful though it is, he says, much of writing is actually editing: reworking sentences, cutting out fluff, converting long paragraphs to bullet-points, so that you get your point across. Steve used all…

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Episode 34 – The Writing Habit with Rebecca Evans

Episode 34 - The Writing Habit with Rebecca Evans

“What separates the successful writers from those who ‘kind of want to’ write,” Bec Evans realised during her time working at a writers’ centre, isn’t talent or even the original idea, important though they are. “What made them successful was their persistence, building that writing habit, and, fundamentally, finishing their projects.”…

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Episode 33 – The Footbath of Academia with Andy Cope

You know those business book authors who tell you, ‘Dip in and out, read this book any way you choose’? Andy Cope, founder of Art of Brilliance and author of The Little Book of Emotional Intelligence, is not one of them. “I specifically set this book out so it starts…

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Episode 32 – The Creator’s Code with Amy Wilkinson

Episode 32 - The Creator's Code with Amy Wilkinson

Amy Wilkinson pulls off an extraordinary feat with The Creator’s Code: she interviewed 200 top entrepreneurs to discover what had made them successful, then rigorously distilled down her findings into 6 universal skills – the Code. The research, on ‘the biggest data set currently in the entrepreneurship world on high-scale or…

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Episode 31 – Hustle with Patrick Vlaskovits

Episode 31 - Hustle with Patrick Vlaskovits

When Patrick Vlaskovits told his dad he was writing a book called Hustle, his father was baffled: ‘Why would you want to write a book about stealing?’ And that’s part of the interesting thing about this book – it’s about giving things a name, or in this case taking back…

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Episode 29 – Live This Book with Tom Chatfield

Episode 29

We spend our lives just one click away from the answer to any question, with instant access to entertainment, education, distraction, connection to the hive mind. Our digital culture makes so much possible, but what’s the cost to us? In this episode Tom Chatfield explores the nature of attention and creativity,…

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