The Corporation – by Joel Bakan [WYWL podcast]

The Corporation – by Joel Bakan

‘The Pathological Pursuit of Power and Profit’

 

This is another eye-opening book, where the author contends that the structure of companies forces them to be ‘psychopaths’ by definition: they have no regard for others, they externalise as many costs as they can, the take no responsibility, the feel no guilt or remorse, they lack empathy, the have asocial tendencies, they only relate to others superficially, and they manipulate everyone around them.

 

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David Allen – Author of Getting Things Done [WYWL podcast]

We had the privilidge of speaking to the King of Productivity, David Allen, author of the cult classic ‘Getting Things Done’. He advocates for being stoned – not by smoking weed, but by getting everything out of your head and maximising productivity so you can be present with whatever you are doing. We delve deeper into his system and talk about the futility of ‘busyness’.

 

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The Prosperous Coach – by Steve Chandler and Rich Litvin (WYWL podcast)

‘Increase income and impact for you and your clients’

The Prosperous Coach as specifically about how coaches can create more clients, but these techniques can be more broadly applicable to anyone trying to sell any services.  There are plenty of good tips around creating magical experiences, stopping your ‘busy work’, getting to a firm yes/no, slowing down, deciding and taking action.

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Getting Things Done – by David Allen [WYWL podcast]

Getting Things Done – by David Allen

‘The Art of Stress-Free Productivity’

 

This book as highly regarded as the ultimate guide in efficiency. It is all about, as the title suggests, Getting Things Done. The books provides a full-on system that, once fully implemented, will mean nothing ever gets missed: Capture, Clarify, Organise, Reflect, Engage.

 

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Switch – by Chip & Dan Heath [WYWL podcast]

Switch – by Chip & Dan Heath

‘How to change things when change is hard’

 

This is a phenomenal book about creating change, any change at any level. They break it down into three elements:

1. Direct the Rider (make it crystal clear)

2. Motivate the Elephant (strong feelings, a NEED to change)

3. Shape the Path (Make it as easy as possible)

The rider can control the elephant for a very short period of short, but the elephant is big and strong and can overpower the rider at any point – that’s why you need all three things to effectively maintain a change.

 

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