More To Learn

More To Learn

A show about all things books and learning, hosted by Adam Ashton. A new episode every week, because there's always... More To Learn

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Discipline of The Soul
February 08, 2024x
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17:0723.57 MB

Discipline of The Soul

It’s not uncommon to find someone who has physical command of themselves, Discipline of their Body. Nor is there a shortage of brilliant people who have brought their Mind under control. What is extraordinarily rare is someone who not only combines these two disciplines, but also manages to do so '...

Discipline of The Mind
February 05, 2024x
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13:1218.2 MB

Discipline of The Mind

Following on from the previous episode about discpline over our physical vessel, this episode is about discipline over our temperament.  Based on Ryan Holiday's book  Discipline Is Destiny , we'll hear stories from the likes of Beethoven and Tom Brady to learn how we can improve our own attitudes.

Discipline of The Body
February 04, 2024x
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17:1023.64 MB

Discipline of The Body

When we're talking about discipline, the first and most obvious place to start is discipline over ourselves, over our exterior: discipline of the body.  In this episode, based on Ryan Holiday's book  Discipline Is Destiny , we'll hear stories from basballer Lou Gehrig, inventor Thomas Edison, baske...

Discipline Is Destiny (introduction)
February 03, 2024x
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05:026.95 MB

Discipline Is Destiny (introduction)

Over the next three days, we'll be learning from the book  Discipline Is Destiny by Ryan Holiday.  Following on from his book  Courage Is Calling (episode #xxx of the What You Will Learn podcast if you want to hear the best bits of that book), this is the second book in his four-part series on the ...

Best Books of 2023
January 05, 2024x
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27:2837.79 MB

Best Books of 2023

Before we power ahead into the new year, let's take some time to look back at the year that was. As has been an annual tradition since 2016, I'm looking back at my top 10 favourite books I read in 2023. 

Oliver Burkeman: Happiness, Change, Time Management & Motivational Seminars
November 15, 2023x
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53:1373.09 MB

Oliver Burkeman: Happiness, Change, Time Management & Motivational Seminars

I had the pleasure of speaking with Oliver Burkeman, who is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. His books HELP! , The Antidote and Four Tousand Weeks have all been winners and I can't wait for what he dishes up next.  In this episode we speak about happiness, making effect change, the pow...

Fundamental Attribution Error (HELP!, part 3)
November 09, 2023x
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05:1510.5 MB

Fundamental Attribution Error (HELP!, part 3)

It's one of the most pervasive cognitive errors in our human psychology. When we assess others, we overemphasise personality-based explanations and undervalue situational ones. If someone is late to a meeting, we assume it's because they're a lazy person, not because they were stuck in traffic. And...

Hofstadter's Law (HELP!, part 2)
November 07, 2023x
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08:3511.81 MB

Hofstadter's Law (HELP!, part 2)

You might've heard of Parkinson's Law, how tasks expand to fill the time alloted to them. Well this is Parkinson's on steroids. Hofstadter's Law says that: any task you’re planning to complete will always take longer than expected, even when Hofstadter’s Law is taken into account. It's a viscious c...

The Abilene Paradox (HELP!, part 1)
November 05, 2023x
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06:118.52 MB

The Abilene Paradox (HELP!, part 1)

Part 1 of a three-part mini series based on the book HELP! by Oliver Burkeman. This episode is inspired by the article titled 'How To Please None Of The People None Of The Time' that originally featured as a column in The Guardian.  In this episode, you'll learn how trying to please people is possi...

WYWL: Four Thousand Weeks
November 01, 2023x
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28:3739.3 MB

WYWL: Four Thousand Weeks

In preparation for my interview with Oliver Burkeman, I revisited his three books: Four Thousand Weeks , HELP! , and The Antidote . This was originally Episode #400 of the What You Will Learn podcast (published in November 2022) about the book Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management For Mortals , whic...