Episode 188 – From our Frankfurt correspondent

Episode 188 - From our Frankfurt correspondent

Another Frankfurt Book Fair, another series of fascinating book-related conversations, but this year I managed to capture just a few of them for the benefit of Extraordinary Business Book Club listeners.  Hear from:  Writer and publishing guru Joanna Penn on the latest developments in audio Literary agent Jaime Marshall on…

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Episode 187 – 10 top tips for reading business books

Episode 187 - 10 top tips for reading business books

At the start of 2019 I set myself the ambitious target of reading 100 business books in the year. Now we are 78% of the way through the year, and I am 60% through my list. So really, who am I to be offering reading tips?  But the fact remains…

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Episode 186 – Talking Business Books with Andrew Hill

Episode 186 - Talking Business Books with Andrew Hill

‘It sometimes feels like I get to see every business book published.’ As managing editor and business book reviewer for the Financial Times, not to mention the coordinator of the annual FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year award, Andrew Hill reads probably more business books than anyone else on the…

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Episode 184 – True Profit Business with Karen Skidmore

Episode 184 - True Profit Business with Karen Skidmore

‘We build the road and the road builds us.’ Sometimes, writing a business book can be a profound experience of self-discovery. Karen Skidmore describes True Profit Business: How to play your bigger game without burning out, as her ‘becoming’ book, and what she discovered along the way has transformed her…

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Episode 183 – Free Range Humans with Marianne Cantwell

Episode 183 - Free Range Humans with Marianne Cantwell

Writing a book is rocket-fuel for your profile, of course. But what happens five years later, when your thinking and your business have moved on and your book just won’t stop selling? That’s where Marianne Cantwell, author of Be A Free Range Human: Escape the 9-5, Create a Life You…

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Episode 182 – Leadership and Language with Chris Hirst

Episode 182 - Leadership and Language with Chris Hirst

There’s a lot of hot air expended on the topic of leadership. It can seem as though ‘leadership’ is a complex, arcane concept far removed from the reality of most of our lives. Here’s the antidote: Chris Hirst’s No Bullsh*t Leadership: Why the World Needs More Everyday Leaders and Why…

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Episode 181 – Improv and business with Norm Laviolette

Episode 181 - Improv and Business with Norm Laviolette

If you need some encouragement to write in your own voice, this could be just what you need. Norm Laviolette could have called his book Developing a Creative Mindset: instead, he stayed true to his roots and wrote The Art of Making Sh!t Up.  In this conversation we discuss finding…

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Episode 180 – The Best Bits

Episode 180 - The Best Bits

The last few episodes of The Extraordinary Business Book club have included some extraordinary conversations about business and books, and one thing that’s become clear is that you need to be fuelled by passion to write a business book that makes a difference. Discover how these award-winning writers tapped into…

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Episode 176 – Future Fit with Andrea Clarke

Episode 176 - Future Fit with Andrea Clarke

‘The discovery process is everything. It’s the whole project.’ Andrea Clarke describes the three months she spent writing her book as being in ‘a pure content vortex… I felt like I was on a natural high.’ Discover why, and maybe catch some of her energy and enthusiasm to reignite your…

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Episode 175 – Plain Speaking with Charlie Corbett

Episode 175 - Plain Speaking with Charlie Corbett

‘We’ve got more ways to communicate with one another than at any time in human history, and yet we’ve completely forgotten how to communicate with one another, or at least how to communicate in a meaningful way.’ Charlie Corbett is starting a revolution. He wants to end corporate-speak and the…

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