Hosted ByJoe Buhlig & Mike Schmitz

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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198: Scarcity Brain by Michael Easter

The world is overloaded with everything we’re built to crave. Today’s author promises to help us overcome the scarcity mindset we inherited from our ancient ancestors to live a more satisfying life. Support the Show Rocket Macstock (use coupon code MIK…

197: Super Thinking by Gabriel Weinberg & Lauren McCann

This episode of Bookworm is sponsored by: The world’s best problem-solvers, forecasters, and decision-makers all use mental models that help them cut through complexity and separate good ideas from bad ones.

196: Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Today’s author promises us a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being.

195: Supercommunicators by Charles Duhigg

The right conversation at the right moment can change everything. Today’s author promises to teach us how to identify and leverage the hidden layers that lurk beneath every conversation. Support the Show Mike’s LifeTheme cohort Mike’s Reading Mastercla…

194: Mastery by Robert Greene

Today’s author believes each one of us has within us the potential to be a Master and promises to teach us how to unlock it. Join Mike & Cory as they embark on the path to greatness. Support the Show Mike’s Reading Masterclass Mike’s Community (The Lib…

193: Slow Productivity by Cal Newport

Our current definition of “productivity” is broken. Today’s author promises to give us a roadmap for escaping overload without sacrificing accomplishment. Join Mike & Cory as they dive into Cal Newport’s latest book and attempt to fight back against bu…

192: The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly

Today’s author shares twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years. Join Cory and Mike as they consider the role of AI and other trends and the impact they will have on our lives. Mike’s notes for The Inevitable Lateral Thinki…

191: Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono

Today’s author promises to teach us a practical and uniquely positive approach to making decisions and exploring new ideas. Join Cory & Mike as they embark on a journey for clearer thinking, improved communication, and greater creativity.

190: Learn Like a Pro by Barbara Oakley & Olav Schewe

Do you have trouble learning new things? Today’s authors promise to help us improve our ability to learn based on neuroscience and cognitive psychology. Join Mike & new co-host Cory Hixson as they attempt to make the best use of their brains.

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