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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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Jan 13, 2020

Celebrate with me - The Extraordinary Business Book Club is 200 episodes young! So along with the Best Bits of the last few (absolutely brilliant) conversations, there's some reflection on what that means, and why it matters.

The bicentennial best bits are all about curiosity, experimentation, getting feedback, failing and trying again, and feature: 

  • Buster Benson on curiosity as a guide to writing a book;
  • Jono Bacon on the open-source philosophy as a rulebook for writing;
  • Helen Winter with the best feedback/user-testing story EVER; 
  • Richard Hall and Rachel Bell on collaboration as a feedback and accountability tool; 
  • Ginny Carter on the importance of tolerating mess; 
  • Karen Williams on strategic experimentation. 

This show is extraordinary because of the hundreds of extraordinary people like these who've talked so openly and thoughtfully about their business and their book over the last three years. I can't wait to start the next chapter...

 

Jan 6, 2020

No matter how many you've seen, there's still something a bit special about a new year: however 2019 panned out for you, 2020 is a blank canvas waiting for you to create something that matters. But how do you translate your big goals and aspirations for the year into the day-to-day actions that will turn them into reality? 

In this episode I share my personal goal-setting strategy, which I've refined over the last few years and which I use with my clients too to get clarity, balance competing priorities, ensure accountability, and make time for the important tasks amidst the daily clamour of the urgent ones. 

Your goals are a reflection of who you are and the dent you want to make in the universe: if you don't put in place a system to make them happen, you're cheating both yourself and the universe. 

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