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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.

What You Will Learn Adam Ashton and Adam Jones

    • Self-Improvement

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.

    A Brief History of Time

    A Brief History of Time

    A Brief History of time is a popular science book on cosmology written by Stephen Hawking. It is a book for readers who have no knowledge of the universe and are curious to learn more about science. In this episode we'll talk about  Space and Time, Black Holes, The Expanding Universe and the Universe and Meaning.

    • 41 min
    Seth Godin: Making the choice, taking responsibility, becoming indispensable

    Seth Godin: Making the choice, taking responsibility, becoming indispensable

    Seth Godin is back for round 2. We drill into the choices we make - to take responsibility or relinquish it, to be generous or follow the script, to try something new or stick to the job description. We also spoke about the importance of REAL skills (some people call them ‘soft skills’).

    Check out everything Seth has to offer: https://akimbo.com/

    • 37 min
    Linchpin

    Linchpin

    A linchpin is an unassuming piece of hardware, something you can buy for 69 cents at the local hardware store. It's not glamorous, but it's essential. It holds the wheel onto the wagon, the thingamajig onto the widget. Every successful organization has at least one linchpin, some have dozens or even thousands. The linchpin is the essential element, the personal who holds part of the operation together. Without the linchpin, things fall apart.

    • 26 min
    The Power of Habit

    The Power of Habit

    "Why we do what we do in life and business"

    Habit Change follows a 3 step loop
    - First there is a CUE, a trigger that tells your brain to go into automatic mode and which habit to use
    - Second there is the ROUTINE, which can be physical or mental or emotional
    - Finally there is the REWARD, which helps your brain figure out of this particular loop is worth remembering for the future

    • 22 min
    Mindset

    Mindset

    This book is about one pervasive view we adopt for ourselves and our abilities: we either have a 'fixed mindset' or a 'growth mindset'. Those with the fixed mindset believe that we have a natural level of talent or ability that we are born with and cannot change, whereas those with a growth mindset believe that everything can be learned and improved upon.

    Read this book. Adopt a growth mindset. Apply it to all areas of your life.

    • 31 min
    Emotional Intelligence

    Emotional Intelligence

    Emotional Intelligence - by Daniel Goleman
    'Why it can matter more than IQ: The groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be smart'

    The book will show you why EQ  indeed trumps IQ in the modern world. There are 5 elements to emotional intelligence:
    1. Self-Awareness

    2. Managing Emotions

    3. Motivating Oneself

    4. Recognizing Emotions in Others

    5. Handling Relationships

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

Peely Jnr ,

Save me doing all the hard work - thanks guys!

Thanks Adam and Ashton for an awesome podcast, I’ve learnt a great deal from you guys and already implementing some of my learnings from you into my business and personal life.

You guys are doing all the hard work reading all the books and providing a great analysis of all the top books in 30 Mins along with some great life examples so we can resonate, arming us listeners with some great take aways.

Keep up the good work boys! Thanks for helping my own personal growth and development and making my train for to and from work much more enjoyable and educational!

Respect 👊🏼

Peely Jnr

charlizh ,

Love this podcast

Thanks guys for making my train rides to work more enjoyable. Much love from Perth 😊

Heuahaka ,

Best podcast

When two smart men share their knowledge with the rest of the world... one book at a time, one podcast at a time.

I’ve discovered so many good books thanks to Adam&Adam. Thank you guys.

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