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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
    • 4.4, 78 Ratings

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.

    Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs is the authorized biography of Steve Jobs. The book was written at the request of Jobs by Walter Isaacson, a former executive at CNN and TIME who has written best-selling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

    The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

    This book has the potential to change your life. The act of tidying is a series of simple actions in which objects are moved from one place to another. It involves putting things where they belong, something so simple that even a six year old should be able to do it. Yet most people can’t. A short time after tidying their household descends into a disorganised mess.

    • 38 min
    Best of Season 4

    Best of Season 4

    Thanks for listening to Season 4 of What You Will Learn!

    In this episode, we'll recap our favourite lessons from our favourite books of Season 4. We go through our 'honourable mentions', then each of our respective Top 10s. The was a seriously strong season: we re-did some of our favourites in Mindset and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, plus some new favourites in Range, Mastery and The Slight Edge.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Decisive

    Decisive

    We're awful at making decisions.

    In order to overcome the four villains of decision making, we need to "WRAP" our decisions: Widen our options, Reality-test our assumptions, Attain distance before deciding, Prepare to be wrong.

    Grab a copy of the book here: https://www.bookdepository.com/Decisive-Chip-Heath/9781847940865?/a_aid=adamsbooks

    Get a free 7-day trial of Blinkist here: https://www.blinkist.com/whatyouwilllearn 

    • 42 min
    Guns, Germs and Steel

    Guns, Germs and Steel

    Diamond shows us how “History followed different courses for different peoples because of differences among peoples' environments, not because of biological differences among peoples themselves” 

    • 47 min
    Derek Sivers: Pop Philosophy, Questioning Answers, Finding the Opposite, and Nerding Out About Books

    Derek Sivers: Pop Philosophy, Questioning Answers, Finding the Opposite, and Nerding Out About Books

    Adam Ashton interviewed Derek Sivers, the author of the book that was our FIRST EVER episode of the What You Will Learn podcast, 'Anything You Want'. 

    Derek has three new books coming out soon. Keep an eye out for 'How To Live'.

    Check out all of Derek's books notes and book ratings at: https://sivers.org/book

    If you want to contact Derek, you can find that on his website too.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Davis, Whiskey ,

effervescent and enlightening definition

Love the series, I love these aussies book recommendations and how they cliff notes it for me:)

DianeJL1619 ,

Great investment of time

With a young family I have no time to read books these days but I am still keen to be intellectually stimulated and these guys are the best, I feel like I’m across all of these amazing insights that I use in my life. They’re also lovely to listen to! Thank you!!!

TAND never die ,

Grateful for this podcast!

I’ve been commuting daily for past 2.5 years.
I have saved hours of time because these guys pull the important points from the books, and do this in an artistic and entertaining way. What I have learned, and at times laughed at has allowed me to dig deeper into the books I find interesting. Applying what I have learned from this podcast has given me the bright idea to start my own business. I continue to look forward to all the book reviews and interviews. Thank you guys!

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