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We’re Adam and Adam, two Aussie blokes that love reading great books. Each week we share the best bits from the best books, and interview the world’s top authors. The books we cover can help you improve every area of your life, from your health to your wealth, from your relationships to your mindset. You’ll learn to pick up healthier habits, and drop the ones that are holding you back. We put the world’s best ideas within your reach, for a fraction of the time it would take to read the full book.
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What You Will Learn Adam Ashton and Adam Jones

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 222 Ratings

We’re Adam and Adam, two Aussie blokes that love reading great books. Each week we share the best bits from the best books, and interview the world’s top authors. The books we cover can help you improve every area of your life, from your health to your wealth, from your relationships to your mindset. You’ll learn to pick up healthier habits, and drop the ones that are holding you back. We put the world’s best ideas within your reach, for a fraction of the time it would take to read the full book.
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    The Best Of Season 6

    The Best Of Season 6

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    How To Change

    How To Change

    Drawn on Milkman’s research and the work of her scientific collaborators, How to Change introduces strategic methods for identifying and overcoming obstacles that hinder change. Habits such as impulsivity, procrastination, and forgetfulness often hold us back from making positive changes in our lives. Through various case studies and engaging stories, this book will teach you the following points:
      •   Why timing can be everything when it comes to making a change
      •   How to turn temptation and inertia into assets
      •   That giving advice—even if it's about something you're struggling with—can help you achieve more
    How to Change helps you diagnose the internal obstacles you face and explores solutions that may help you succeed in changing for the better. This book reveals a proven path that can take you from where you are to where you want to be. 


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    • 32 min
    Surrounded By Idiots

    Surrounded By Idiots

    Surrounded by Idiots shares a groundbreaking new method of understanding the people around you. Ranging from your coworkers to your spouse, this book will change how you interact with everyone
    In this book, Thomas Erikson explains four key behaviour types that define how we interact with and perceive the people around us. Reds who are dominant and commanding, Yellows who are social and optimistic, Greens who are laid back and friendly, and Blues who are analytical and detail-oriented. 
    The purpose of Surrounded by Idiots is to highlight that no group should be composed solely of individuals of the same type. Diversity is the best way to put a group of people together and achieve decent dynamics. 

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    • 30 min
    The Richest Man In Babylon

    The Richest Man In Babylon

    Hailed as the ultimate guidance through your financial problems, The Richest Man in Babylon reveals important financial principles that hold the key to personal wealth. 
    The Richest Man in Babylon teaches us seven financial rules, using parables set 8,000 years ago in ancient Babylonia with a protagonist named Arkad. Arkad started his journey as a poor scribe but became the Richest Man in Babylon in the end. Told in simple language and engaging stories, The Richest Man in Babylon will set you on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys.

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    • 33 min
    The Innovators Dilemma

    The Innovators Dilemma

    The Innovator's Dilemma is the revolutionary business book that has forever changed corporate America. 
    Why is success so difficult to sustain? When you look across the sweep of business history, most companies that once seemed successful would downgrade their position in the market a decade or two later. The Innovator's Dilemma is based on a truly radical idea—that great companies can fail precisely because they do everything right. 
    That's why we call it the innovator's dilemma. The dilemma rears its head when a type of disruptive technology arises at the low end of the market. In the most straightforward and unassuming application, explaining this paradox is the purpose of this book. 


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    • 26 min
    Six Thinking Hats

    Six Thinking Hats

    Used successfully by thousands of business managers, educators, and government leaders around the world, Six thinking hats is a model that allows your brain to go through practical and unique approaches to make decisions and explore new ideas. 
    Six thinking hats also depersonalise arguments and allow teams to work collaboratively. Named by Dr De Bono as ‘Parallel Thinking’, this method enables each person to look at all sides of a situation and fully explore the subject before coming to a mutual decision. The emphasis here is not on who wins and who loses but on designing a path forward for everyone. 
    In this book, Dr De Bono unscrambles the thinking process with his six thinking hats:

    WHITE HAT: neutral and objective, concerned with facts and figuresRED HAT: the emotional viewBLACK HAT: careful and cautious, the devil's advocate hatYELLOW HAT: sunny and positiveGREEN HAT: associated with fertile growth, creativity and new ideasBLUE HAT: cool, the colour of the sky, above everything else-the organising hat
    Through case studies and real-life examples, Dr De Bono offers a simple tool that may provide you with clearer thinking, improved communication and greater creativity to make better decisions.

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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
222 Ratings

222 Ratings

fevronix ,

Awesome

Love it guys! Recommended to friends, just discovered you guys so have a lot to catch up on.

Red Light RCH3 On On ,

Light reviews

If you want a light review of a book before you buy it then this podcast might suit you. However, there's lots of giggling between the two boys, especially when they start talking about female body parts using vulgar terms.

If you want something a little bit more indepth with things taken a bit more seriously then look elsewhere.

Will_from_adelaide ,

Very good

Love the content, but please, please correct your pronunciation of the word ‘new’.

I’ve had to turn it off several times now when it got too much to handle

Cheers guys

Will

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