Episode 46 – Crowdfunding with Scott Pack

Episode 46 - Crowdfunding with Scott Pack

One of the many opportunities open to authors today is the chance to crowdfund their book: to whip up enthusiasm for the project and get friends, relatives, ex-girlfriends (yes, really) and total strangers who want to see this book happen put their hands in their pockets and pledge to support…

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Episode 45 – Visualising ideas with Heather McGowan

If you’re struggling to write your book, here’s an idea: try drawing it instead. That’s how Heather McGowan, academic entrepreneur and futurist, gets started. ‘I don’t usually start writing anything. I start drawing a lot of things. My starting process is: how would I put this on a single page…

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Episode 41 – Beyond the E-Myth with Michael E. Gerber

Episode 41 - Beyond the E-Myth with Michael E. Gerber

One of the first episodes of The Extraordinary Business Book Club podcast featured an interview with Michael E. Gerber talking about one of the most extraordinary business books of all time – The E-Myth Revisited. So it feels very appropriate that we end 2016 with Michael talking about his new book, Beyond…

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Episode 40 – The Best Bits

Episode 40 - The Best Bits

New to the Club? Missed a few episodes? Or just want to revisit some of the most mind-tingling insights from recent guests? This is the place to start. A few selected highlights from episodes 31-39, including: Bec Evans of WriteTrack on establishing your writing habit (may or may not involve champagne) Productivity…

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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 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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