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Phil Williams and Natalie Jamieson interview the world's biggest selling writers of fiction, non-fiction, sport, cookery, children's and biography books. These are big selling, easy to read books you'll love. Featuring writers who've sold millions and uncovering gems from new talent. Each episode will feature a writer who'll read an extract of their book to you, discuss it with Phil & Natalie and also give their recommendations for other books to read. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and o ...
 
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The author of this book, John Doerr, is a partner and chairman of the venture capital firm KPCB, he is also a director at Google. “OKR” stands for objectives and key results. Doerr puts a lot of emphasis on how OKR can be successfully implemented in an organization. OKR is about alignment, about aiming at the same goal, and it requires everyone to …
 
As a pioneer in the study of radioactivity, Madame Curie’s achievements are widely known. From an early age, she displayed a strong thirst for knowledge and an exceptional capacity for learning. She received her bachelor’s degree from Sorbonne University, and her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Paris. She was proficient in seve…
 
David Ogilvy, the founder of the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather and the author of Ogilvy on Advertising, once published a classic car ad in a newspaper. Above the ad copy was a picture of a Rolls-Royce, with a person sitting in the back seat looking out the window. The caption below read: "At 60 miles an hour the loudest noise in the new Rolls-…
 
Michelangelo Buonarroti was a great sculptor and painter during the Italian Renaissance. Along with Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael, the three artists are collectively known as the “three great masters” of the High Renaissance. Michelangelo had many talents, including sculpture, drawing, and architecture. Among his most celebrated works, his sculptur…
 
Elizabeth Holmes founded a company called Theranos. This company claimed that they produced a magic box. Whenever you feel physically unwell, all you need to do is to open this magic box, use the needle on top to prick your finger, let a drop of blood fall into the box, and this magic box will provide over two hundred professional test results. Eli…
 
In today’s competitive market, we often see companies equipped with cutting-edge technology, more capital and better talent still falling behind their competitors in terms of revenue and customer growth. Likewise, the imaginary, Silicon Valley-based software company presented in this book, DecisionTech Inc., boasts an accomplished, prestigious exec…
 
Informed by rich historical research, this book lets us look at salt from a whole new perspective. One of the most common seasoning products today, we are so familiar with salt that we often give its existence for granted, until a natural disaster or other emergencies hit and people rush to the supermarkets to hoard it up. Maybe it is only during d…
 
You may have heard of the Auschwitz Concentration Camps, where German Nazis performed unspeakable acts of ethnic cleansing against the Jews during the Second World War. Over the course of this calamity, about six million Jews lost their lives to the scourge of Nazism. Six million is a figure that we as bystanders are used to applying in a generaliz…
 
Today we will unlock the book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big. This book gives a complete set of methods for ordinary people to turn the tables successfully. Its core philosophy is: successful people do not hope to succeed; they decide to pursue success, and in order to truly succeed, they need a system. This book provides a new …
 
The author of this book, David Nihill, was also terrified of public speaking. When he was in college, he once gave a presentation in a human resource management class. In order to be less nervous, he drank four bottles of beer before the speech. The alcohol didn’t help, he jibber-jabbered in his opening speech and said: "My name is Mustafa, and I a…
 
While attending a party at Stanford University, Miller was sexually assaulted by a student there. At that time, she was still unconscious, and two students who happened to pass by discovered her and promptly called the police. Thereafter, Miller’s life was turned upside down utterly. She was unable to continue working due to a ceaseless court trial…
 
Although Instagram has long since been acquired by Facebook, it has not become crowded with features like that platform. Its founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger persevered in creating a delicate product that shapes popular trends by recommending quality users and quality content. This strategy successfully distinguished Instagram from other soc…
 
The author of this book is Matthew McConaughey. An American Academy-Award winning actor who has featured in multiple high grossing films like Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar, Free State of Jones, and Wolf of Wall Street among many other critically acclaimed movies. He is the co-founder of J.K Livin Foundation, a Professor of Practice, as well as, …
 
Life and death are the two biggest issues of life. However, few people would like to discuss them frankly. At Carnegie Mellon University, however, students are encouraged to think about death. In the university’s “Last Lecture Series,” top scholars were invited to give a hypothetical “final talk” about what matters to them the most when their life …
 
In our daily life, we see busy professionals everywhere, we often hear about white-collar workers putting in overtime before going home, sometimes even staying up all night. Similarly, sales staff will choose to sacrifice their weekends with their families in order to increase their sales. Nowadays, people from all walks of life are noticing the sc…
 
Before we begin, let’s first consider a key question to understand this book. Do you think the world is going to get better or worse in the future? After years of research, the authors of this book have found that most people believe that our world is heading towards a negative path that will worsen in the upcoming year. If you ask them why such a …
 
Like many people, you must have wondered why, despite a great work ethic, some people just don’t get promoted. Yet, in spite of a lousy performance, some people are just favored by their leaders. Maybe, no matter what you do, you are not taken seriously even when you handle the most important work. If these things baffles you, this book has a convi…
 
Of Mice and Men is one of Steinbeck’s masterpieces that reflect his ability to accurately transform social perceptions into narratives. It tells the story of how the protagonists George and Lennie attempt to pursue their “dream of land” only for it to end in failure. This widely acclaimed book is one of the ten most-read classics in American educat…
 
Let's start with a story. When 5-year-old Nancy first went to kindergarten with her mother, she spotted a painting on the wall and asked aloud, "Who made these ugly pictures?" Embarrassed, Nancy's mother looked at her daughter disapprovingly and told her, "It's not nice to call the pictures ugly when they are so pretty." In reality, Nancy didn’t me…
 
TED is an American private nonprofit that puts together speaking events focused on the topics of technology, entertainment and design. The author of TED Talks, Chris Anderson bought TED in 2001 and put all of his efforts into managing and growing TED, with a goal of creating a speaking platform of “ideas worth spreading.” As TED became more popular…
 
Today we will unlock the book Sprint. This book is about a trial method used by Google Venture or GV. The technique deploys repeated substitutions to drill down to determine the essential offer of new products or services in the GV company portfolio.By Bookey APP
 
The book's author, Michael Pollan, details the origin of food and the problems of modern foods through years of research on the human diet. In this book, Pollan points out that our current eating habits are generally influenced by nutritionism. We are accustomed to obtaining nutrients from synthetic foods and ignore the importance of nutrients from…
 
Helen Keller, the author of this book, was born in 1880 in a small town in the southern United States called Tuscumbia. She was able to enjoy all her senses for only 19 months, before losing her hearing and sight. At first, Helen Keller, due to being blind and deaf, was raised like an untamed beast. Under the education and companionship of Anne Sul…
 
Before we begin, we should clarify that the word “game” here does not refer to games in the traditional sense like hide and seek, or modern-day mobile and online games. Instead, the word is used to refer to worldviews, values, and philosophies of life. The ways we navigate around major topics and issues in life. In this book, the author, Professor …
 
Once, Reynolds and his colleagues went to a large outdoor Japanese hot spring. Since everyone was naked, they were feeling very relaxed both physically and mentally. When naked, hierarchical differences between people subside, interpersonal communication and connection becomes smoother, devoid of barriers and formalities. People get closer and thei…
 
Interviews of successful people by a successful person are an effective way for the public to learn to follow in their steps. Under the host’s purpose driven questioning, interviewees are directed to tell their personal stories, outlining the path they took to personal happiness and achievement. Tools of Titans combines over one-hundred of these st…
 
Maxwell is a world-renowned expert on leadership and interpersonal relationships, who has been teaching leadership for decades. He argues that individual success without leadership, like the McDonald brothers, can only achieve limited results. The higher a person wants to climb, the more leadership he or she needs. To make a bigger impact, you need…
 
Let’s imagine a scene, where you take your daughter to a playground on a beautiful sunny afternoon. While playing on the slide, your daughter is almost slammed on the head by a boy who was impatiently sliding down after her. A few minutes earlier the same boy had caused another child to cry. The boy’s mother rushes over and hits him in the arm, agg…
 
Many organizations opt to serve the meal of their leaders or their top-tier employees, before anyone else in the team. However, in the American Marine Corps, junior employees are served first, before the group of senior leaders, who are usually the last ones to get a meal. Surprisingly, there is no standing order which dictates this behavior, the h…
 
Bad behaviors or traits don’t just manifest on their own, there is always a trigger, a contributing factor from our childhood that makes us act a certain way. When we begin to ask ourselves ‘What happened to us?’ it helps us to understand the experiences that have shaped us. This book is an account of events that revolve around trauma. Through Opra…
 
Probably, few of us are complete strangers to this book. When its author, George Orwell, wrote it in 1948, combining his sharp insights and the political background of that period, analyzing humanity’s possible developmental trajectory. Orwell created a sketch of a “future world” in the year 1984. The novel describes a stifling world of authoritari…
 
Many people see power as a subject that refers to political tactics, which has nothing to do with them. As long as we are honest with others and stay away from political games, then surely we can avoid power struggles. But in fact, this is just a naïve and fanciful way of thinking. Niccolò Machiavelli, the Italian political thinker and author of Th…
 
Why was Apple able to achieve such enormous success? Simon Sinek,the author of Start With Why, thinks that the reason was in fact because its founder used a brand new perspective to look at personal computers, and dared to challenge traditional market views.While the majority of companies were still thinking that the biggest market for computers la…
 
Madame Bovary was very controversial when it was first published. From 1856 to 1857, the novel was published as a series in the French magazine Revue de Paris. Shortly afterwards, it was under prosecution by the authorities of that time, accused for being an “outrage to public morality and religion”. Gustave Flaubert, an unknown novelist living in …
 
The author Steven Guise was once a complacent person he’s unwilling to change despite having certain aspirations. Having tried for ten years, he was unable to develop exercising as a regular habit. Nonetheless, within two years, he eventually managed to obtain his dream figure, produce four times the number of essays, and read ten times as much tha…
 
There are two things that are always difficult to achieve: ask people to put their money in your pocket, and putting your ideas into someone else’s head. They seem like two individual things, but from a marketing perspective, they are regarded as one and the same, and that is how to influence consumer behavior. So, how can a product, idea, or behav…
 
For 45 years, starting at the bottom, Robert Iger managed to become the most successful Disney’s CEO in history. Disney is the undisputed giant of the entertainment industry. Yet, Disney’s growth didn’t always go smoothly. When Iger took over as CEO in 2005, Disney was going through a huge crisis. Except for early works, like Snow White, many of Di…
 
Regarding the debate on economic growth there has always been two sides. Some people say that we are now in an era of rapid growth characterized by informatization, digitalization, big data, 5G, etc and our potential is unlimited. Others say that the earth is only so big, and resources are limited. Not only that but people are also living longer, s…
 
Here’s a common challenge we all face at work: There are two very urgent and difficult tasks in front of you, how should you choose? A newcomer in the workplace would usually get themselves in a knot while working on two tasks at the same time. But this is not very efficient. When doing one task, you worry about the progress of the other one. As a …
 
"ShoeDog" is the nickname and self-mocking labeling for a group of enthusiasts that are obsessed with the designing, making, and improving of sports shoes.“Shoe Dog” is the autobiography of Nike founder Phil Knight. Knight has only written this one book, but his language is simple and humorous,and the story is exciting and emotional. If he hadn't w…
 
What's not to love about the writing of Taylor Jenkins Reid? She had us long before Daisy Jones & The Six with her dreamy depictions of the drama of life and we both happily settled in for the 80s surfer celebrity vibe she created for her latest, Malibu Rising. So much to unpick with Taylor, from how much real life gets blended into her stories, th…
 
People tend to believe that design only concerns professional designers. However, from writing an essay, making a resume, making a slideshow, printing personal business card, design skills are essential in our work and daily life. Learning basic design and typography is mastering an ability that is relevant in our lives today. This book is put toge…
 
Many people harbor the urge to turn their personal stories into a novel. With this in mind, some start writing. But before they can finish even a couple of lines, they realize that they can't come up with good plot ideas, and have difficulty sorting out a storyline. At this point, they become frustrated, thinking that writing is so hard that only g…
 
This book teaches us that emotional blackmail is when someone coercively makes demands that go against someone else’s will. Moreover, emotional blackmail is often carried out by the people closest to you, such as family members and partners, because they are the ones who are most aware of your weaknesses, and can more easily exert control over you.…
 
This book is the autobiography of Carl Jung. Many will refer to him, alongside Sigmund Freud and Alfred Adler, as one of the three towering figures, who developed the theoretical basis of psychoanalysis. Jungian theory is the most abstruse out of all approaches to psychoanalysis. His works integrate theology, religion, literature, philosophy, and e…
 
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