Episode 208 – Writing short books with Hassan Osman

Episode 208 - Writing short books with Hassan Osman

‘I’d love to write a book, but I have a full-time job and a family, I just don’t have time.’ If that sounds like you, you need to hear this. Hassan Osman has a demanding full-time job at Cisco and a young family, but he’s written eight (EIGHT!!) books so…

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Episode 207 – Treating your writing like a business

The dictionary defines ‘business’ as ‘work relating to the production, buying, and selling of goods or services.’ So if you’re writing a book that you’re planning to make available for sale, rather than simply writing a manuscript that’s going to stay in your bottom drawer, you’re in business. And thinking…

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Episode 206 – Crazy ideas with Celia Gaze

Episode 206 - Crazy ideas with Celia Gaze

When she decided to quit a good job in the NHS to develop a run-down farm, people thought Celia Gaze was crazy. When business was flagging and her response was to put her father’s old bow tie on a llama and share the snap on social media, they knew it.…

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Episode 205 – Loonshots with Safi Bahcall

What does it take to write the most-recommended business book of the year? Safi Bahcall, author of Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries, talks about learning to write (and rewrite) a business book that matters, and it’s pure gold for anyone…

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Episode 200 – The Bicentenary Episode

Celebrate with me – The Extraordinary Business Book Club is 200 episodes young! So along with the Best Bits of the last few (absolutely brilliant) conversations, there’s some reflection on what that means, and why it matters. The bicentennial best bits are all about curiosity, experimentation, getting feedback, failing and…

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Episode 195 – Practical Inspiration Author Day takeaways

Episode 195 - Practical Inspiration Author Day takeaways

This week saw the first ever Practical Inspiration author day. More than 40 authors at every stage of the journey – from just signed up to three years post-publication – to share stories and tips and to support each other.  There were workshops on overcoming procrastination and marketing your book,…

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Episode 194 – Starting Up with Richard Hall and Rachel Bell

Episode 194 - Starting Up with Richard Hall and Rachel Bell

There’s never been a more entrepreneurial age. The barriers to entry for setting up a business have crumbled over the last decades while our sense of purpose and desire to be in control of our lives have sky-rocketed.  But what does it take to be successful in this new world?…

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