Indeed, many entrepreneurs have built their businesses from the wisdom and insights that they have gained from the written page.
Kyla Gardner is a bit of a bookworm herself. She’s is a former journalist, established author and literati extraordinaire. And Kyla joins us this week to share the favorite books that we’ve read in the past 12 months.
The conversation also turns to the writing process as well because *drumroll* Dan has recently completed a draft of his first book.
So, this week’s podcast is an episode for anyone and everyone who loves books and are seeking to read more in 2018.
Listen to this week’s show and learn:
- One of the most profound memoirs we read in 2017. (2:35)
- Two books that explore the way in which humans interact with technology. (8:23)
- What made Dan decide to finally write his first book. (25:00)
- How Kyla’s history as a journalist helped her transition to writing books. (30:58)
- Advice for writers who are considering the Amazon marketplace. (36:00)
Mentioned in the episode:
- TMBA Masterminds
- Sponsor the TMBA Podcast
- The Dynamite Circle
- The DC Podcast
- Help Us Choose a New Name for the TropicalMBA Podcast
- DC BKK
- “How a Podcast Changed My Life”
- “5 Ways to Put a Lid on Internet Rabbit Holes”
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
- Grant by Ron Chernow
- The Shallows by Nicholas Carr
- Homo Deus by Yuval Harari
- Sapiens by Yuval Harari
- Deep Work by Cal Newport
- American Kingpin by Nick Bilton
- Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton
- The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman
- Eckhart Tolle
- Jodi Ettenberg
- Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
- Hello, My Name is Awesome by Alexandra Watkins
- Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz
- Draft Animals by Phil Gaimon
- Finish Big by Bo Burlingham
- The Fiddler in the Subway by Gene Weingarten
- Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
- Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield
- Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper
- RibbonFarm Roughs by Venkat Rao
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