102 episodes

Each week we do a deep dive into a nonfiction bestseller. Self-Help. Psychology. Business. Philosophy. In around 30 minutes we cover the major themes and ideas of a recent hit, an important work, or an ancient classic.

The result: concentrated wisdom that goes beyond the headlines, makes you think and helps you succeed in relationships, career, or business.

The podcast builds on the work of Tom Butler-Bowdon, author of the “50 Classics series”.

Get unlimited access to our entire collection of Book Insights on over 100 nonfiction bestsellers with a subscription at memodapp.com/insights

Book Insights Podcast Memo'd

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Each week we do a deep dive into a nonfiction bestseller. Self-Help. Psychology. Business. Philosophy. In around 30 minutes we cover the major themes and ideas of a recent hit, an important work, or an ancient classic.

The result: concentrated wisdom that goes beyond the headlines, makes you think and helps you succeed in relationships, career, or business.

The podcast builds on the work of Tom Butler-Bowdon, author of the “50 Classics series”.

Get unlimited access to our entire collection of Book Insights on over 100 nonfiction bestsellers with a subscription at memodapp.com/insights

    Book Lounge - Daring Greatly with Guest Charles Francis

    Book Lounge - Daring Greatly with Guest Charles Francis

    Today in the Book Lounge, Tom & Karin discuss the book Daring Greatly with special guest Charles Francis.

    Each week Book Insights creator and author of The 50 Classics Series Tom Butler-Bowdon and Memo’d Program Manager Karin Richey invite you to join their fun and casual conversation about the book of the week. Hear what they love it about, what they don’t, how they rate it, and how it can advance your work and life. You’ll learn why it was selected to be part of the curated list of Book Insights, and what’s new with the book or the author currently.

    This week, Tom and Karin offer you insight on:

    *Charles Francis shares on the correlation between buddhism and Brene Brown's method of "Grounded Theory".

    *The role and value of community in supporting openness, vulnerability and wholeheartedness.

    *The damage that shame can do including leading to addiction and other unhealthy coping mechanisms.

    Want quick saveable, shareable bullet points on today's podcast? Check out the Memo: https://memod.com/KarinRichey/daring-greatly-with-charles-francis-2999

    Show Notes:

    Charles Francis is the co-founder and director of the Mindfulness Meditation Institute. For over 25 years, he has worked to help people find inner peace through mindfulness meditation.

    What is the difference between Book Insights episodes and Book Lounge episodes?

    Book Insights are formal, structured summary, analysis and exploration of a bestselling nonfiction book. Each episode is read by a professional voice actor and will introduce a new title selected specifically for its value to your work and life.  Book Lounge episodes are casual discussions about the book, the author, and anything else that comes along through the course of conversation. It’s more of a broad chat about how the book relates to current, everyday life.

    Should I listen to both the Book Insight and the Book Lounge episode on the same book?

    Sure! Each episode works fine as a standalone piece, so no requirement to listen to both or to listen in any particular order, but we definitely recommend (and think you’ll enjoy!) both. Think of it like reading a book and liking it so much you want to chat about it on the porch with a friend. That is the vibe at the Book Lounge.

    Like what you hear? Be sure to like & subscribe to support this podcast! Also leave a comment and let us know your thoughts on the episode.

    You can also get a free weekly email about the Book Insight of the week.

    Subscribe at memod.com/insights

    Audio Producer: Daniel Gonzalez

    Hosts: Tom Butler-Bowdon & Karin Richey

    • 47 min
    BONUS: 100th Episode Giveaway

    BONUS: 100th Episode Giveaway

    BOOK GIVEAWAY: We're celebrating our 100th Book Insights podcast episode by giving away over $100 worth of life-changing nonfiction. That's right! This book-filled gift basket could be sent straight to your home. Here's how to enter:

    1) Follow @Bookinsightspod on Instagram Facebook or Twitter and comment below with your favorite nonfiction book

    That's it! Want bonus entries? Share this post in your story and/or tag a fellow book-loving friend below.

    Winner will be chosen through random selection on Wednesday October 13 at 12pm PST.

    Here's what's included in the grand prize:
    Educated by Tara Westover
    Letters to Lucilius by Seneca
    Behave by Robert Sapolsky
    An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison
    Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    Open Your Mind to Prosperity by Catherine Ponder
    Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman
    The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
    PLUS the book basket and a mini LED reading light
    AND we have several other surprise titles we're giving away to a few select runner up winners.

    This giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Open to residents in the U.S & U.K. No purchase necessary to win. Must be 18 years or older to participate.

    • 53 sec
    Brené Brown on the Value of Vulnerability: Book Insights on Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

    Brené Brown on the Value of Vulnerability: Book Insights on Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

    *A culture in which so many people believe they are not enough – not successful enough, thin enough, powerful enough, smart enough, extraordinary enough, or certain enough – is a “culture of scarcity”, Brown writes in Daring Greatly. 

    *Preoccupied by what society perceives to be deficiencies, we find it a challenge to say “I am worthy.”  And we find it difficult to take risks, social, emotional, and professional. 

    *Yet accepting our vulnerability and viewing it as a strength – learning to “dare greatly,” or dare anything at all – is the only way we can become what we were meant to be.

    Theme 1: Vulnerability and its Enemies - 0:29

    Theme 2: How shame works - 6:50

    Theme 3: Vulnerability and society - 17:25

    Like what you hear? Be sure to like & subscribe to support this podcast! Also leave a comment and let us know your thoughts on the episode.

    You can also get a free weekly email about the Book Insight of the week. Subscribe at memod.com/insights

    Want quick save-able, share-able bullet points on this book? Check out the Memo: https://memod.com/KarinRichey/brene-brown-s-tips-from-daring-greatly-coping-with-122

    HEAR THE FULL INTERVIEWS MENTIONED IN TODAYS' EPISODE HERE:

    Brown, Brené. "Transcript Of "Listening To Shame"". Ted.Com, 2019, https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame/transcript. Accessed 2 Feb 2019.

    THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO BOOK INSIGHTS. READY FOR MORE LEARNING? Get unlimited access to our entire collection of Book Insights on over 100 nonfiction bestsellers with a subscription at http://memod.com/insights

    Full Title: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

    Year of Publication: 2019

    Book Author: Brené Brown

    To purchase the complete edition of this book click here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DX6TNR1/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_QKFMV9RSQKGVT3Y5V5J1

    Book Insight Writer: Dinsa Sachan

    Editor: Morwenna Loughman

    Producer: Gabe Mara

    Production Manager: Karin Richey

    Curator: Tom Butler-Bowden

    Narrator: Kristi Burns

    • 25 min
    Book Lounge - The Millionaire Next Door with Guest Ryan Fransden

    Book Lounge - The Millionaire Next Door with Guest Ryan Fransden

    Today in the Book Lounge, Tom & Karin discuss the book The Millionaire Next Door with special guest Ryan Fransden.

    Each week Book Insights creator and author of The 50 Classics Series Tom Butler-Bowdon and Memo’d Program Manager Karin Richey invite you to join their fun and casual conversation about the book of the week. Hear what they love it about, what they don’t, how they rate it, and how it can advance your work and life. You’ll learn why it was selected to be part of the curated list of Book Insights, and what’s new with the book or the author currently.

    This week, Tom and Karin offer you insight on:

    *The surprising profile of the average millionaire - frugal savers who are unfamiliar with much of the lifestyle associated with wealth.

    *Ryan Fransden's experience with coaching personal finance clients and helping them move from debt to wealth.

    *How generational wealth is created and maintained, along with best practices for instilling wealth building into future generations.

    Want quick saveable, shareable bullet points on today's podcast? Check out the Memo: https://memod.com/MrBusiness/millionaires-share-these-key-qualities-do-you-have-117

    Show Notes:

    Ryan Fransden is an entrepreneur and personal finance coach. He founded the financial education company Commanders of Money which shares valuable tips on Youtube, and Instagram.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/RyanFrandsen

    https://www.instagram.com/commandersofmoney/

    https://www.commandersofmoney.com/

    What is the difference between Book Insights episodes and Book Lounge episodes?

    Book Insights are formal, structured summary, analysis and exploration of a bestselling nonfiction book. Each episode is read by a professional voice actor and will introduce a new title selected specifically for its value to your work and life.  Book Lounge episodes are casual discussions about the book, the author, and anything else that comes along through the course of conversation. It’s more of a broad chat about how the book relates to current, everyday life.

    Should I listen to both the Book Insight and the Book Lounge episode on the same book?

    Sure! Each episode works fine as a standalone piece, so no requirement to listen to both or to listen in any particular order, but we definitely recommend (and think you’ll enjoy!) both. Think of it like reading a book and liking it so much you want to chat about it on the porch with a friend. That is the vibe at the Book Lounge.

    Like what you hear? Be sure to like & subscribe to support this podcast! Also leave a comment and let us know your thoughts on the episode.

    You can also get a free weekly email about the Book Insight of the week.

    Subscribe at memod.com/insights

    Audio Producer: Daniel Gonzalez

    Hosts: Tom Butler-Bowdon & Karin Richey

    • 39 min
    The Making of Millionaires: Book Insights on The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J Stanley & William S Danko

    The Making of Millionaires: Book Insights on The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J Stanley & William S Danko

    *Based on in-depth interviews with more than 500 American millionaires, plus over a thousand surveys made up of more than 200 questions, The Millionaire Next Door yields some surprising findings. 

    *Even its authors, business academics Thomas Stanley and William Danko, were taken aback to discover that the majority of millionaires weren’t holed up in luxurious mansions surrounded by extravagant purchases. 

    *The pair investigated not just your common-or-garden variety of millionaire (who are increasingly common), but ‘decamillionaires’, those whose net worth exceeds $10 million. 

    *They identified seven common traits that show up again and again among the super-wealthy. Many live modestly, right next door rather than in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue, they work hard and they save assiduously. 

    *The conclusion that the authors ultimately draw is that consumption and opulence pale in comparison to the peace of mind that comes from fulfilling work and the discipline of slowly building up a nest egg over time.

    Theme 1: Finding Millionaires - 0:29

    Theme 2: Wealth Defined & Work Habits - 8:42

    Like what you hear? Be sure to like & subscribe to support this podcast! Also leave a comment and let us know your thoughts on the episode.

    You can also get a free weekly email about the Book Insight of the week. Subscribe at memod.com/insights

    Want quick save-able, share-able bullet points on this book? Check out the Memo: https://memod.com/MrBusiness/millionaires-share-these-key-qualities-do-you-have-them-117

    THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO BOOK INSIGHTS. READY FOR MORE LEARNING? Get unlimited access to our entire collection of Book Insights on over 100 nonfiction bestsellers with a subscription at http://memod.com/insights

    Full Title: The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Rich

    Year of Publication: 1996

    Book Author: Thomas J Stanley & William S Danko

    To purchase the complete edition of this book click here: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0000547HR/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_8W5Y1TVNSWG01C50GEG3

    Book Insight Writer: Tom Butler-Bowdon

    Editor: Tom Butler-Bowdon 

    Producer: Gabe Mara 

    Production Manager: Karin Richey 

    Curator: Tom Butler-Bowden 

    Narrator: Michael Khachanov

    • 19 min
    Book Lounge - Educated with Guest Professor Dr. Andrew Ross

    Book Lounge - Educated with Guest Professor Dr. Andrew Ross

    Today in the Book Lounge, Tom & Karin discuss the book Educated with special guest Dr. Andrew Ross.

    Each week Book Insights creator and author of The 50 Classics Series Tom Butler-Bowdon and Memo’d Program Manager Karin Richey invite you to join their fun and casual conversation about the book of the week. Hear what they love it about, what they don’t, how they rate it, and how it can advance your work and life. You’ll learn why it was selected to be part of the curated list of Book Insights, and what’s new with the book or the author currently.

    This week, Tom and Karin offer you insight on:

    *The reality of information polarization and Dr. Ross' experience with students sheltered from major historical events.

    *Tara Westover's incredible strength, humility, dedication to historical accuracy and connection to her family despite all odds.

    *The role that deep core values play in everyone's life and what it looks like to dramatically shift those values over time, as Tara did.

    Want quick saveable, shareable bullet points on today's podcast? Check out the Memo: https://memod.com/KarinRichey/educated-with-dr-andrew-israel-ross-2860

    Show Notes:

    Dr. Andrew Israel Ross is Assistant Professor of History at Loyola University in Maryland. He is a blogger and wrote an excellent piece detailing Educated from the perspective of a professor.

    https://twitter.com/aiross0

    https://www.andrewisraelross.com/

    https://blog.singulart.com/en/2017/12/18/interview-with-the-artist-michelle-hold/

    https://www.andrewisraelross.com/blog/2019/09/03/reading-tara-westovers-educated-as-a-professor/

    What is the difference between Book Insights episodes and Book Lounge episodes?

    Book Insights are formal, structured summary, analysis and exploration of a bestselling nonfiction book. Each episode is read by a professional voice actor and will introduce a new title selected specifically for its value to your work and life.  Book Lounge episodes are casual discussions about the book, the author, and anything else that comes along through the course of conversation. It’s more of a broad chat about how the book relates to current, everyday life.

    Should I listen to both the Book Insight and the Book Lounge episode on the same book?

    Sure! Each episode works fine as a standalone piece, so no requirement to listen to both or to listen in any particular order, but we definitely recommend (and think you’ll enjoy!) both. Think of it like reading a book and liking it so much you want to chat about it on the porch with a friend. That is the vibe at the Book Lounge.

    Like what you hear? Be sure to like & subscribe to support this podcast! Also leave a comment and let us know your thoughts on the episode.

    You can also get a free weekly email about the Book Insight of the week.

    Subscribe at memod.com/insights

    Audio Producer: Daniel Gonzalez

    Hosts: Tom Butler-Bowdon & Karin Richey

    • 44 min

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