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If you believe as I do, that intentional and consistent reading is key to success in business and in life, then this is your podcast. My goal each week is to bring you key thoughts and insights from my conversations with those I consider to be among today's brightest minds: our generation's non-fiction authors. We discuss their latest book, as well as their unique perspectives on Leadership, Business, Personal Development, Marketing, Career, and Entrepreneurship. If you love reading, or desire to do more of it, then consider this podcast your audio Cliff's Notes. The Read to Lead Podcast is a four-time Best Business Podcast nominee.

Read to Lead Podcast Jeff Brown

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If you believe as I do, that intentional and consistent reading is key to success in business and in life, then this is your podcast. My goal each week is to bring you key thoughts and insights from my conversations with those I consider to be among today's brightest minds: our generation's non-fiction authors. We discuss their latest book, as well as their unique perspectives on Leadership, Business, Personal Development, Marketing, Career, and Entrepreneurship. If you love reading, or desire to do more of it, then consider this podcast your audio Cliff's Notes. The Read to Lead Podcast is a four-time Best Business Podcast nominee.

    435: How Anyone Can Turn An Unsolved Problem Into a Breakthrough Success with Danny Warshay

    435: How Anyone Can Turn An Unsolved Problem Into a Breakthrough Success with Danny Warshay

    There seem to be a lot of college professors writing books these days; or at least I’m interviewing my fair share of them. That many are writing their first (or in some cases second, third, or fourth) book is for good reason. Their research and experiences testing their theories in the classroom is something few of us have the ability to do.













    My latest guest is a professor at Brown University. His name is Danny Warshay and he’s written a new book called See, Solve, Scale: How Anyone Can Turn an Unsolved Problem Into a Breakthrough Success.







    Entrepreneurship, he says, is not a spirit or a gift. It is a process that anyone can learn, and that anyone can use to turn a problem into a solution with impact.







    Danny overturns the common misconception that entrepreneurship is a hardwired trait or the sole province of high-flying MBAs, and provides a proven method to identify consequential problems and an accessible process anyone can learn, master and apply to solve them.







    In short, you’ll learn how to find and validate a problem, develop an initial small-scale solution, and scale a long-term solution.







    I hope you’ll click the play button below to learn more about Danny and his work. For a summary, just keep scrolling.







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    In today’s episode, I ask Danny about:







    * How a lack of resources can actually be a good thing for an entrepreneur* How he can help you avoid the all too common and expensive mistake of developing a solution in search of a problem* How learning the skill of persuasive communication has impacted not only his journey but that of his students* And lots more!







    Order Danny’s Book







    You can order your copy of See, Solve, Scale: How Anyone Can Turn an Unsolved Problem Into a Breakthrough Success right now!







    Consider Ordering My New Book Too!







    Purchase a copy of my new book (written with Jesse Wisnewski) Read to Lead: The Simple Habit That Expands Your Influence and Boosts Your Career. There, you can also download the introduction and first chapter for free!







    Note-Making Mastery Cohort







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    Danny In Action



















    Books Danny Recommends







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    434: Leading with Heart with John Baird and Edward Sullivan

    434: Leading with Heart with John Baird and Edward Sullivan

    This week on the podcast, I’m delighted to bring you two authors for the price of one. They are John Baird and Edward Sullivan, both of Velocity Coaching Group.













    Their book together is called Leading With Heart: Five Conversations That Unlock Creativity, Purpose, and Results, and it’s already spent a few weeks on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.







    In it, they share hundreds of hours of research and firsthand accounts of guiding leaders at some of the world’s most respected big brands and small startups (Apple, Nike, Google, Slack to name a few). 







    At a time when workplaces are struggling to build high-morale and connected cultures, LEADING with HEART will help leaders to unlock the best version of themselves and those around them with transformative results.







    No matter where you are in your career, their book is your launch point to leading with heart.







    By encouraging you to ignore outdated “leadership hacks” and embrace introspection and growth, Leading with Heart guides you to ask the right questions and find your own answers. Now you too can create a leadership game-plan that is authentic to you and brings out the best in those around you.







    I hope you’ll click the play button below to learn more about John, Edward and their work. For a summary, just keep scrolling.







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    In today’s episode, I ask John and Edward about:







    * Some of the major differences between heart-led companies and fear-led companies* The nuances between healthy and unhealthy expressions in the workplace of what it is we ultimately want* How our gifts can sometimes come from places we wouldn’t necessarily expect* And lots more!







    Order John and Edward’s Book







    You can order your copy of Leading With Heart: Five Conversations That Unlock Creativity, Purpose, and Results right now!







    Consider Ordering My New Book Too!







    Purchase a copy of my new book (written with Jesse Wisnewski) Read to Lead: The Simple Habit That Expands Your Influence and Boosts Your Career. There, you can also download the introduction and first chapter for free!







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    Books John Recommends







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    • 48 min
    433: Why You MUST Write a Book with Honoree Corder

    433: Why You MUST Write a Book with Honoree Corder

    What is the single best tool an entrepreneur needs to build, boost, and grow their business? Win an Olympic Gold Medal? Sure! That’d be great. But apart from that?













    Write a book, of course! So says today’s returning guest, Honorée Corder, author of 20-plus books including 2016’s You MUST Write a Book: Boost Your Brand, Get More Business, and Become the Go-To Expert.







    Beyond technology, software, social media networks, even advertising and marketing campaigns, Honorée says the biggest and best tool you’ll ever have in your belt is a book with your name on the cover. What’s a book do for you? Let us count the ways…







    Authority and Credibility–Nothing establishes your authority faster or better, making it easier to attract investors, clients, and customers.







    Brand recognition–Nothing makes your name and your brand easier to recognize, giving you greater reach with no additional overhead.







    The ultimate business card–We’re hard-wired to hold on to books, to keep and care for them, and to share them with others. When’s the last time someone did that with your business card?







    You Must Write a Book introduces you to these concepts and digs further–revealing not only the benefits of how a book can help you to build and grow your business and your brand but how you can put your ideas on the page.







    I hope you’ll click the play button below to learn more about Honorée and her work. For a summary, just keep scrolling.







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    In today’s episode, I ask Honorée about:







    * Some of the more common excuses she’s heard for not writing a book* What to do before you sit down to write* Her advice for effectively launching and marketing your book* And lots more!







    Order Honorée’s Book







    You can order your copy of You MUST Write a Book: Boost Your Brand, Get More Business, and Become the Go-To Expert right now!







    Consider Ordering My New Book Too!







    Purchase a copy of my new book (written with Jesse Wisnewski) Read to Lead: The Simple Habit That Expands Your Influence and Boosts Your Career. There, you can also download the introduction and first chapter for free!







    Note-Making Mastery Cohort







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    Honorée in Action

    • 34 min
    432: How Creativity Rules the World with Maria Brito

    432: How Creativity Rules the World with Maria Brito

    Many people believe—maybe you are one of them—that you’re either born creative or you’re not. Today’s guest suggests that nothing could be further from the truth.













    Why is it a room full of school children will say “yes” to the question of whether or not they’re creative, and demonstrate it in myriad ways, only for those that answer similarly to drop dramatically as they age?







    I would argue, in part, it’s because school educates out of us our creativity as it forces us all into the same mold (or else).







    If that’s you, never fear. You can get it back. Maria Brito, author of How Creativity Rules the World: The Art and Business of Turning Your Ideas Into Gold, illustrates how creativity is merely a series of habits, actions, and attitudes that anyone can develop—regardless of who you are and what you do.







    There has never been, she says, a more crucial time than now to develop your creativity and your ability to innovate. Coming up with original ideas of value is today’s most precious resource.







    I hope you’ll click the play button below to learn more about Maria and her work. For a summary, just keep scrolling.







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    In today’s episode, I ask Maria about:







    * The rebirth of creativity* Many of the myths often associated with creativity * Using silence as creativity’s incubator* And lots more!







    Order Maria’s Book







    You can order your copy of How Creativity Rules the World: The Art and Business of Turning Your Ideas Into Gold right now!







    Consider Ordering My New Book Too!







    Purchase a copy of my new book (written with Jesse Wisnewski) Read to Lead: The Simple Habit That Expands Your Influence and Boosts Your Career. There, you can also download the introduction and first chapter for free!







    Note-Making Mastery Cohort







    Get notified when I open up my next Note-Making Mastery Cohort for registration (space is limited)!







    Maria in Action



















    Books Maria Recommends







    The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene







    Steve Jobs by Walter Isaac...

    • 46 min
    431: LinkedIn Profile Optimization for Dummies with Donna Serdula

    431: LinkedIn Profile Optimization for Dummies with Donna Serdula

    Something I’ve always struggled with—and I’m guessing you have as well—is getting the most out of my LinkedIn profile. If you were to ask me about my LinkedIn strategy is, I’m not sure I could give you a clear answer.













    That’s why I’m excited to welcome a special guest today who literally wrote the book on the effective use of LinkedIn. Her name is Donna Serdula and she is the author of LinkedIn Profile Optimization for Dummies.







    Donna pioneered the concept of LinkedIn Profile Optimization and through her website, has helped over 5000 professionals use LinkedIn to achieve increased success.







    The book applies that experience to help you use all of LinkedIn’s capabilities to meet your goals, whether they be job search, reputation management, or sales.







    I hope you’ll click the play button below to learn more about Donna and her work. For a summary, just keep scrolling.







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    In today’s episode, I ask Donna about:







    * Optimizing your profile photo* Upgrading your About section* Identifying your LinkedIn goals* And lots more!







    Order Donna’s Book







    You can order your copy of LinkedIn Profile Optimization for Dummies right now!







    Consider Ordering My New Book Too!







    Purchase a copy of my new book (written with Jesse Wisnewski) Read to Lead: The Simple Habit That Expands Your Influence and Boosts Your Career. There, you can also download the introduction and first chapter for free!







    Note-Making Mastery Cohort







    Get notified when I open up my next Note-Making Mastery Cohort for registration (space is limited)!







    Donna in Action



















    Books Donna Recommends







    Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill







    Kristen Sherry’s career book collection







    Tim Ferriss’ book collection







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    • 36 min
    430: The Secret Society of Success with Tim Schurrer

    430: The Secret Society of Success with Tim Schurrer

    My good friend Jody Maberry, who interviewed me about my book back in Episode #385, recently reached out about introducing me to a young man who’s just published his own new book.













    His name is Tim Schurrer and he is the author of The Secret Society of Success: Stop Chasing the Spotlight and Learn to Enjoy Your Work (and Life) Again.







    Tim says there’s a message getting a lot of airtime these days. It’s a message that says, to be successful, you have to step into the spotlight, climb the ladder, become the boss, or chase whatever version of success that’s been dangled in front of you.







    But what if, Tim asks, there’s another way? What if fame, money, and power aren’t all that we should be chasing?







    In his new book, Tim invites you to reevaluate your definition of success and learn a new, freer way to go about achieving it. How do you learn this approach? With the Secret Society as your guide—a community of people who know how to make an impact, whether they have the spotlight or not.







    I hope you’ll click the play button below to learn more about Tim and his work. For a summary, just keep scrolling.







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    In today’s episode, I ask Tim to:







    * Describe his take on how our brains have been trained to ignore information that’s not written from a ‘What’s in it for me’ perspective, and how that’s affecting us* Some of the traits that a “member” of the Secret Society of Success might exhibit* How did you get to the point where you felt comfortable enough to “lay down” his Spotlight Mindset* And lots more!







    Order Tim’s Book







    You can order your copy of The Secret Society of Success: Stop Chasing the Spotlight and Learn to Enjoy Your Work (and Life) Again right now!







    Consider Ordering My New Book Too!







    Purchase a copy of my new book (written with Jesse Wisnewski) Read to Lead: The Simple Habit That Expands Your Influence and Boosts Your Career. There, you can also download the introduction and first chapter for free!







    Note-Making Mastery Cohort







    Get notified when I open up my next Note-Making Mastery Cohort for r...

    • 46 min

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