Published every Monday and Thursday evening at 8 pm GMT, these short readings are taking from some of my favourite and most inspiring business books. And why should children be the only ones with a bedtime story?
Each passage is read by me, Ed Goodman (@edagoodman).
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Ep40: The Decision Book by Mikael Krogerus & Roman Tschäppeler
Stylish and compact, this little black book is a powerful asset. Whether you need to plot a presentation, assess someone's business idea or get to know yourself better, this unique guide will help you simplify any problem and take steps towards the right decision.
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Ep39: The Human Cloud by Matthew Mottola and Matthew Coatney
The Human Cloud just may be the most important book you read to prepare for the future of the way work is done. In these pages, a human cloud technologist and an AI expert help you not only clearly understand the transition you see happening around you, but they will also help you take advantage of it.
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Ep38: Solo - How to Work Alone (and Not Lose Your Mind) by Rebecca Seal
Picking up where the freelancer bibles stop, Solo addresses what we gain but also miss when we shift from the structure of an office environment to the solitary confines of our homes or studios. Blending the latest research in psychology, economics and social science with guided self-examination and more than ten years of freelance experience, Rebecca Seal shows you how to stay resilient, productive and focused in a company of one.
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Ep37: The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker
Today's passage has been sent by Sophie Cross of Thoughtfully Marketing School.
In The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker gets to the heart of these questions and reveals how to design a transformative gathering. An expert on organizing successful gatherings, whether in conference centres or her living room, Parker shows us how to create moving, magical, mind-changing experiences - even in spaces where we've come to expect little.
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Ep36: The Art of the Click by Glenn Fisher
In this entertaining and highly readable guide, copywriting expert Glenn Fisher boils down over a decade of experience to present a huge array of techniques, tactics, and industry secrets to improve your copywriting, get more clicks... and ultimately, get more sales.
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Ep35: This is Marketing by Seth Godin
No matter what your product or service, Seth Godin's book will help you reframe how it's presented to the world, in order to meaningfully connect with people who want it. Seth employs his signature blend of insight, observation, and memorable examples to teach you how to do work that matters for people who care.
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