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Bookworm is dedicated to doing more than just reading books. Joe and Mike read a book every two weeks and discuss ways to apply the authors lessons to their lives.

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180: Master of Change by Brad Stulberg

This episode of Bookworm is sponsored by: Change is all around us, but most of us resist it. Today’s author argues that we should flip this script on its head and offers us a path for embracing and even growing from life’s constant instability.

179: The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber

There are a lot of myths about starting and running a small business. Today’s author and small business consultant promises to dispel them with insights learned from years of experience. Join Mike and special guest Shawn Blanc as they consider what it …

178: The Good Life by Robert Waldinger and Marc Schulz

This episode of Bookworm is sponsored by: What makes for a happy, fulfilling life? In a word: relationships. Today’s authors (and Harvard Study of Adult Development directors) promise to show us how we can make our lives happier and more meaningful thr…

177: Life Worth Living by Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun, and Ryan McAnnally-Linz

This episode of Bookworm is sponsored by: What makes a good life? Today’s authors attempt to deliver us a guide to defining and then creating a flourishing life through meaning and reflection in the pursuit of underlying truth.

176: The Art of Clear Thinking by Hasard Lee

Based on his career of making high-stakes, split-second decisions as a U.S. fighter pilot, today’s author promises to teach us combat-tested techniques for making better decisions. Links Support the Show Obsidian University Weekend Wednesday | CGP Grey…

175: Excellent Advice for Living by Kevin Kelly

Today’s author shares his best advice written to be passed down to his adult children on his 68th birthday. Join Joe & Mike as they eavesdrop on the technology writer’s personal wisdom in an attempt to navigate life with grace and creativity.

174: Quit by Annie Duke

In a world where sticking with things is a virtue, today’s author makes the argument for knowing when to walk away. Join Joe & Mike as they attempt to get better at knowing when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em.

173: Decoding Greatness by Ron Friedman

For generations, we’ve been taught there are two ways to succeed—either from talent or practice. Today’s author promises to show us a better way through reverse engineering. Links Support the Show The Creative Momentum Masterclass ConvertKit Documentar…

172: The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim

The world moves fast, but that doesn’t mean we have to. Today’s author promises to illuminate a path to inner peace and balance amid the overwhelming demands of everyday life. Links Support the Show Obsidian University (Mike’s Obsidian cohort) Farnam S…

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