Karl, The Universe and Everything – by Dr Karl [WYWL podcast]

Karl, The Universe and Everything – by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki


Doctor Karl is one of Australia’s most recognisable faces and has been popularising science for decades. He’s a TV personality, radio presenter, podcast host and author. This is his 43rd book (woah!). He dives into topics such as:

  • Sexist Air-Conditioning
  • Poo velocity
  • Earworms
  • Lightning and Power
  • Solar Energy
  • Marijuana
  • and Life Beyond Earth


Check him out! http://drkarl.com/

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The Effective Executive [WYWL podcast]

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The Effective Executive – by Peter Drucker

‘The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done’


A new favourite of ours. It was written in 1967, so the world is very different today, but the principles in this book still hold strong. Simple ideas presented in this book can have a substantial impact on your effectiveness, like focusing on results and contribution, managing your time before managing your tasks, and focusing on opportunities rather than problems.

The 8 questions or practices of an Effective Executive:

  1. ask, ‘What needs to be done?’
  2. ask, ‘What is right for the enterprise?’
  3. develop action plans
  4. take responsibility for their decisions
  5. take responsibility for communicating
  6. focus on opportunities rather than problems
  7. run productive meetings
  8. think and say “we” rather than “I”

The 5 Habits of an Effective Executive:

  1. Know where your time goes
  2. Focus on outward contribution
  3. Build on strengths
  4. Concentrate on the few major areas where superior performance will produce outstanding results
  5. Make effective decisions


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To Sell Is Human – by Dan Pink [WYWL podcast]

To Sell Is Human – by Dan Pink

‘The surprising truth about persuading, convincing and influencing others’

Dan Pink has done it again. We first reviewed ‘Drive’ back in 2016, and now we’re reviewing his book about sales and ‘non-sales selling’. Pink lays down the ABC of ‘how to be’ when selling: Atunement, Buoyancy, Clarity. Then, the three ‘what to do’ when selling: Pitch, Serve, Improvise. If you’re in the 1 out of 9 people that have ‘sales’ directly in their job description, you can use these to improve your technique. And even if you’re in the 8 out of 9 people that aren’t specifically in sales, you are still in ‘non-sales selling’ and can use these to influence and persuade people when selling your ideas.

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Libby Babet [WYWL podcast]

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We went to the BUF Girls office near Bondi Beach and spoke with Libby Babet. Following on from our previous episode about stoping smoking, we thought a few listeners (ourselves included) might have some New Years Resolutions around health and fitness, and Libby is just the person to offer some advice!

Libby received the life-changing diagnosis of malignant hypertension in her early 20s, but then used it as a platform and turned it into a life-long mission to inspire a new generation of happy, healthy, empowered, active people.

Libby believes she was put on this planet to help people be happier, feel good about themselves and live a full life by creating a positive life culture they live and breathe. Health and fitness turned out to be the most impactful way for her to do that, so Libby set out on a mission to create some unique businesses.

Hello entertrainment crew the BUF Girls, Bondi based athletic group training studio AGOGA, as well as healthy food businesses Chief Bar and This Natural Life.

Libby is also an author and journalist dedicated to writing on topics that inspire women and shift the way the way they think about their health. Her new book, Totally BUF, has just been released and in 2018 she’s taking 200 female entrepreneurs and business leaders to a 5-day business and wellness retreat in Fiji with her new venture Nurture Her!