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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.

    Principles

    Principles

    Over the course of our lives we make millions of decisions, essentially bets, some large and some small. It pays to think about how we make them because they ultimately determine the quality of our lives.

    Ray Dalio wrote a set of principles to help with his daily decisions which many have a similar rhyme that can be executed via a set of principles. In this episode we cover: embrace reality and deal with it, being radically open minded and understanding that people are wired differently.

    • 29 min
    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

Customer Reviews

peteshergold ,

Well structured and easy listening

Love the interaction of the guys and the way they simply present some complex ideas. Seriously not taking life too seriously whilst really adding value to the podcast arena

Drewsy.NZ ,

Informative and funny

Learn a lot. Laugh a lot.

Milesnz2016 ,

Great listening

Adam and Adam provide a great summary of some fantastic books and what the most pertinent points to help you continue to learn. Straight to the point with a fun approach. Recommended.

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