For several years, I’ve abandoned reading fiction for more business-related content. This had me reading books and articles on digital strategy, business, the Walter Isaacson book on Steve Jobs, endless amounts of blogs on content strategy, web design, social media marketing, and more. Recenly, I read Jon Taffer’s Bar Rescue book and wrote a few words on some of my takeaways. My latest obsession is listening to podcasts on similar topics, especially surrounding process improvements and business strategy.
Two favorites so far:
- The Tim Ferriss Show. In it, Ferriss breaks down the methods of great performers and shares insight into their processes and decision-making. He’s very honest in his approach, having a two-way conversation that’s relaxed and extracts candid answers from his guests. Top ones so far are: Seth Godin, Marc Andreeson and 25 Things Learned from Top Podcast Guests.
- The Freakonomics podcast with Steven Dubner. In it, Dubner talks about interesting topics and with smart people about all sorts of stuff. He’s such a nerd about understanding the nuances of people’s approaches and how people come to their conclusions and decisions. Top ones so far: Malcolm Gladwell, How to Be Great At Just About Anything, and How To Be Tim Ferriss.
Give them a listen sometime and let me know what you think. Also send me any you enjoy