Episode 295 – Book production secrets with Jo Bottrill

Episode 295 - Book production secrets with Jo Bottrill

What’s the magic by which the Word document you’ve been working on for so many weeks and months is transformed into a book? Jo Bottrill, head of Newgen UK, is a book production expert who’s worked with thousands of authors to perform exactly that magic, and in this conversation he…

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Episode 292 – Lunchtime Learning with Lucy Ryan

Episode 292 - Lunchtime Learning with Lucy Ryan

‘I came to writing really late. I was told I couldn’t write… I had no first degree. I came to learning at 40 plus with an idea that I couldn’t write, but I still loved learning. So it’s been a total joy. It’s like, wow, you can do that too,…

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Episode 286 – Things that editors hate (and how to avoid them)

Episode 286 - Things that editors hate (and how to avoid them)

When you’re writing a business book – or indeed any business writing – WHAT you’re saying is the most important thing, of course.  But HOW you say it can make all the difference as to how people read it. I asked a group of editors what really pushed their buttons,…

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Episode 257 – Happy Ever After with the $7 Millionaire

Episode 257 - Happy Ever After with the $7 Millionaire

For most of the guests on this show, writing a business book is part of building a personal and professional brand. This week I talk to someone who has no interest in having his name on the book he’s written: he just wants to get the concept out there. When…

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Episode 256 – Make Your Own Map with Kathryn Bishop

Episode 256 - Make Your Own Map with Kathryn Bishop

‘By the way, do you have a strategy for you? Because if you don’t, you should.’ That throwaway line in a top-level strategic meeting was a game-changer for Kathryn Bishop. As a high-flying professional and academic, she had an astonishing array of strategic models at her disposal for evaluating options…

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Episode 240 – The Best Bits: The Writing Lab

Episode 240 - The Best Bits: The Writing Lab

In some ways every week on the Extraordinary Business Book Club we’re talking about the results of a book-writing experiment – and many books are themselves the results of fascinating experiments in business and life. In this Best Bits episode we don our white coats and safety glasses and head…

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Episode 239 – The Long Win with Cath Bishop

Cath Bishop has performed at the highest standard in three very different fields: sport, international negotiation, and business coaching. An Olympic medallist and world champion herself, she has seen first hand the intense highs and lows of competition – how it serves us as humans, and how it doesn’t. We…

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Episode 238 – Attention! with Rob Hatch

“We are bombarded every single day by buzzes and dings and notifications… I wanted to help people find some simple ways to reclaim the power of their decisions instead of reacting all the time, to take a breath or to set up some simple rules and systems that they could…

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Episode 236 – Unpacking stories with Shuhrat Ashurov

Episode 236 - Unpacking stories with Shuhrat Ashurov

  The best business books include powerful stories that get across key points in a memorable, engaging way. What if we could make those stories accessible to more people, more easily? That’s the vision that prompted Shuhrat Ashurov to create Storypack, a microlearning app that gives people in business access…

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