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Sep 24, 2021


Co-hosts of the top international podcast "What You Will Learn," Adam Ashton and Adam Jones, spoke to me about why writers should (and can) read more, how to turn a podcast into a book, and The Sh*t They Never Taught You.

What You Will Learn became Australia's #1 Book Podcast with over 4 million downloads, 300 episodes, and interviews with some of the biggest non-fiction authors in the business (including Seth Godin).

The Adams pledged to deliver "The Best Bits From The Best (Non-Fiction) Books" weekly on their show, and now they've distilled their collective knowledge even further into their own book.

Their compendium, The Sh*t They Never Taught You, offers "... takeaways from over a hundred of the world’s greatest thinkers, capturing lessons in personal development, career, business, personal finances, human nature, history, and philosophy."

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In this file the Adams and I discussed:

  • Everything from growth mindset, GTD, to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • The formulas for reading more with greater retention
  • Why turning a podcast into a book isn't easy
  • The importance of sticky notes, marginalia, life-changing books...
  • And a lot more

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