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 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 391 – Publishing for Business with Naren Aryal

Episode 391 - Publishing for Business with Naren Aryal

‘That book that’s for everyone is for no one, right?’ Naren Aryal is laser-focused on the business of publishing for business. In this week’s episode he talks to me about how Amplify Publishing Group developed from a single title to one of the world’s leading business imprints, the unique goals…

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Episode 390 – Writing = Business

Episode 390 - Writing = Business

“Business books are unique because they are in that sweet spot between business activity and creative endeavour, that’s why I love them so much, that’s why I do this podcast, that’s why you’re here. It’s a beautiful thing.” Too often, people see writing a business book as something comletely different…

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Episode 389 – Social media strategies with Luan Wise

“I started where I think a good marketer should start, by asking some people to read the book and give me their feedback.” Luan Wise, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing with over 20 years of experience in B2B and B2C sectors, is an expert on all things…

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Episode 388 – Writing powerfully with John Simmons

Episode 388 - Writing powerfully with John Simmons

‘If I’m not doing my own writing, I’m not properly thinking.’ You’ll be familiar with the idea of visual identity in branding: but what about verbal identity? John Simmons, director at Interbrand, recognised that the language you use as a business is just as important – if not more so…

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Episode 386 – How to Write a Self-Help Book with Ginny Carter

Episode 386 - How to Write a Self-Help Book with Ginny Carter

Ginny Carter, experienced ghostwriter and award-winning author in her own right, discovered when judging the self-help category for the Business Book Awards that authors were consistently making the same mistakes. The answer was obvious: write a great self-help book explaining how to write a great self-help book! In this super-practical…

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