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The Extraordinary Business Book Club

Alison Jones, publisher and book coach, explores business books from both a writer's and a reader's perspective. Interviews with authors, publishers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, tech wizards, social media strategists, PR and marketing experts and others involved in helping businesses tell their story effectively.
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Now displaying: April, 2016
Apr 25, 2016

Natalie Reynolds, CEO of Advantage Spring and author of We Have a Deal, reveals the astonishing story behind the writing of her book (don't try this at home), the insecurities she overcame, what she learned about herself, how to know when it's time to write your own book, and why she decided to write about negotiation for people, not just women. 

Apr 18, 2016

How to be a Productivity Ninja is one of the best-known books of its kind, packed with practical, sane advice about Getting Stuff Done in the way that works for you. In this episode Author Graham Allcott reveals the story behind it, including why he originally chose to self-publish and how the book works alongside his business, Think Productive. 

Apr 11, 2016

Sherry Bevan is the author of The Confident Mother, published by Practical Inspiration last year, and a confidence coach for women. In this episode she talks to me about the extraordinary impact the practice of Morning Pages has had on her life and her writing, and enjoys turning the tables as she coaches ME on writing my own book! 

Lots to report this week, with the Quantum Conference and London Book Fair coming up, but despite it all good progress on the book, with the working title and structure nailed down and (whisper it) the first few hundred words written. 

Apr 4, 2016

In this the official launch episode of the Extraordinary Business Book Club podcast - published 4/4/16 - I interview a legend of business book writing: Michael E. Gerber, author of The E-Myth Revisited. This was the book everyone told me I had to read when I started up my own business, and they were right. Michael reveals how the book came about, how it's shaped his own business ever since, and gives some incredibly powerful, practical and challenging advice for anyone who wants to write a book that makes a change of that magnitude in the world. (This interview was recorded as part of the World-Changing Writers online summit in October 2015.)

At the other end of the scale entirely there's an update from me on how the post-its are proliferating... 

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