By Joe Buhlig and Mike Schmitz
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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.
||Clean37: Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb||Is it possible that attempting to break a thing can make it genuinely stronger? Also, Mike is back on OmniFocus. Who knew? Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone The Productivity Show – podcast by Asian Efficiency Jira | Issue||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean36: Paid to Think by David Goldsmith||It's time to tackle our latest textbook. It was a listener recommendation and has a lot to talk about. So we're glad this episode didn't end up being 5 hours long. A podcast studio for under $100 – Six Colors Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Card...||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean35: The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer||Mike has a bone to pick with Joe on this one. Let's just say this was a very fun, passionate conversation about a book that turned out to be much different than expected. Mike’s trophy Mike jamming with Phil Driscoll Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon...||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean34: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill||This week Mike and Joe talk about money. And they talk about thinking about attracting money. We know. Complicated. But it rates well. Joe’s Standup Podcasting Rig Rode RodeLink FM Wireless Filmmaker System Westone In-Ear Monitors Sean Wes and Overlap||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean33: The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant by Terry Felber||This show comes with a disclaimer as Mike and Joe talk about faith, the church, and business. There are fine lines and lots of opinions on all of these. The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant by Terry Felber Thou Shalt Hustle by Mike Schmitz Theoretic.||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean32: The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli||This week Mike and Joe talk about the cognitive biases that they struggle with and the ones they are fascinated by. And it seems there are a lot of these. So picking a few is not as easy as it sounds. Blue Yeti USB Microphone Herman Miller Aeron Chair .||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31: The Power of a Positive No by William Ury||Saying No. It’s something neither Mike nor Joe enjoy doing but know they need to embrace. The question is whether or not they can bring themselves to do it. Witch · Many Tricks Whims That Work: Burn Energy,||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30: The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni (with Josh Rensch)||This round Mike and Joe are joined by Joe’s other podcast co-host, Josh Rensch, to discuss the challenging dysfunctions that teams can be plagued by. It turns out that Josh has a rough backstory about his introduction to this book.||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean29: The Go-Getter by Peter Kyne||Going after a task with unending motivation. This is something a go-getter has and that Joe and Mike struggled with. Mike’s tweet that started it all 2Do Overcome the Limitations of GTD to Get Things Done By Using the 2Do App (TPS137) Things 3 Upcomin||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey||It’s time for a classic that both Mike and Joe have failed to read until now. But they have completed their duty and are no longer in the dark. Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 rolls MS111 Mic Switch Mizage – Shush Heil Sound PR 40 Shure BETA 87A Shure BETA 5||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27: Out of Our Minds by Ken Robinson||How do you be creative and does the traditional school system train creativity out of our kids? These are hard questions but this week Joe and Mike explore them. Shop the Mattress Online, Free Delivery & Returns – Casper 26: The Sleep Revolution by Ar||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26: The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington||Sleep. A lot goes on when we’re not awake. This round Mike and Joe go through their experiences and struggles with getting rest. Theoretical Accountability Todoist OmniFocus 2Do Dispatch Airmail – Lightning Fast Mail Client for Mac and iPhone Trove||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25: Grit by Angela Duckworth||Powering through things we don’t want to do. That’s what Angela Duckworth helps us do with this week’s book, Grit. Specialty Gourmet Coffees – Custom Roasting Inc. Theoretical Accountability Gary Vaynerchuk GTD Newsletter: Making Use of Weird Wi||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24: Step by Chris Capehart (with Chris Capehart)||This week we’re joined by the author himself, Chris Capehart, to discuss his book Step and the impact a single action forward can have on your dreams. Chris Capehart Step by Chris Capehart HipChat Slack Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek The 10X Rule by||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23: Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander||Let’s be rhinos! It’s an interesting concept and this round Mike and Joe discuss the implications of becoming a 6,000 lb rhinoceros. OmniFocus on Android 2Do Due: The Superfast Reminder App for iPhone & iPad Roadmap for the Omni Group Rhinoceros Suc||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22: The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone (with Shawn Blanc)||This round Mike and Joe are joined by Shawn Blanc to talk about taking massive action with The 10X Rule. The Focus Course The Focus Course Blog The Focus Course Book Club Tools and Toys The Sweet Setup Shawn Blanc The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Sean.||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21: The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman||Let’s get an MBA (unofficial) without the big price tag. There are a lot of gems here but the format got under Joe’s skin. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, Kenneth Blanchard DONATE – Day One AppleScript Day One CLI The Personal MBA – Jos||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson||Mike dives head-first into the world of internet-connected light-bulbs. Joe doesn’t get it. And yet they both explore the world of moving cheese together. Mike’s tweet on Hue Philips Hue Light Bulb Discourse League – paid group access Who Moved My||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: The Shallows by Nicholas Carr||Does the use of internet devices change our brains? And if so, is it worth doing anything about? It’s a tough topic but Mike and Joe work their way through it. Rocket Espresso Day One – A simple and elegant journal for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: Decisive by Chip Heath, Dan Heath||A new baby, a continuing morning phone addiction, and learning how to make better decisions. It’s all covered in this week’s episode. Joe’s Update Reviews Script for OmniFocus StrengthsFinder The 12 Week Year – Bookworm The 12 Week Year by Brian||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: QBQ! The Question Behind The Question by John Miller||It may not be your fault, but you can take responsibility for it. Mike and Joe discuss the role of personal accountability in our lives and asking ourselves better questions. StrengthsFinder QBQ! The Question Behind the Question by John G.||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande||Mike loves his coffee and he’s trying to drag Joe along. But that still doesn’t stop them from talking checklists and the power they hold. Ruby Coffee Roasters Bitsbox – Super Powers Kit The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande BrainChains by Theo||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: BrainChains by Theo Compernolle||BrainChains was a listener recommendation that taught Mike and Joe a lot about how technology affects our minds. From attention to focus, it’s all covered. Zencastr 14: The 12 Week Year by Brian Moran, Michael Lennington – Bookworm 12: The Productiv||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: The 12 Week Year by Brian Moran, Michael Lennington||If you’re looking for a way to set goals and achieve a year’s worth of work in 12 weeks, then The 12 Week Year is an excellent choice and structure to try. The Day On Paper – joebuhlig.com The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran,||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker||One of the most valuable tasks you can begin is the development of your self-awareness. This week Mike and Joe delve into the questions posed by Peter Drucker that prompt you to learn how to manage yourself.||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey||Mike and Joe get a breath of fresh air with a book on productivity. There are a lot of tips here that they’ve both practiced for years but learned a lot regardless. TWSBI Diamond 580 Fountain Pen Koine Greek Bullet Journal The Productivity Project by||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen||Mike almost put this one down. The business principles discussed are vital but the book itself was a challenge. Escape Your Email Course by Asian Efficiency The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen RIM Responds to Apple’s ‘Distortion Fiel||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Start With Why by Simon Sinek||This week Mike and Joe talk about the value of finding a “why” in everything we do and what happens when companies start with “how” or “what.” Daring Greatly by Brené Brown Start with Why by Simon Sinek Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek Apple||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Daring Greatly by Brené Brown||We’re trying a different flavor of book this time and discussing our relationships and feelings with Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly. 8: The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz – Bookworm Daring Greatly by Brené Brown Brené Brown||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: The Power Of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz||When you step out beyond time management you land in the world of energy management. It’s a simple concept that is drastically different for everyone embarking on the journey. The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr,||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Deep Work by Cal Newport||Mike has a new Apple device despite his minimizing efforts and Joe has finally done something about his email issue. Mike’s tweet on #NationalBookLoversDay Twitter Moments Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek The More of Less by Joshua Becker Deep Work by||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: The More Of Less by Joshua Becker||This week Mike and Joe talk about cutting back and simplifying life with Joshua Becker’s book The More Of Less. Recommend A Book Mechanical Keyboards Das Keyboard Mike’s Keyboard: Dvorak Simplified Keyboard – Wikipedia Cortex #29: Dvorak – Relay||8/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: Essentialism by Greg McKeown||Joe gets too much email, Mike thinks he should hide his email address, and they both have an interest in saying “no” more often. Recommend A Book Drew Coffman’s article – Removing Resistance BrettTerpstra.com Systematic 129: Inappropriately Enga||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday||We all deal with something painful in our lives. And although they are hard to talk about, it’s these obstacles that strengthen us for the future. Recommend A Book The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday The War of Art by Steven Pressfield 3: The War||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: The War Of Art by Steven Pressfield||Whether it’s writing or building a business, we all struggle to put in the work to create. Mike and Joe discuss going pro with their art and overcoming resistance. Calm App Calm on the App Store Don’t Break The Chain The War of Art by Steven Pressfi||7/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal||Whether it’s overcoming an addiction to email or sticking to a diet, The Willpower Instinct is excellent at helping you develop the self-control to accomplish your goals. Getting Things Done by David Allen The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal,||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Getting Things Done by David Allen||Welcome to Bookworm! To kick things off, we’ve reread a book we both rely on heavily in our lives, Getting Things Done by David Allen. This is the best discussion either of us have had about GTD in a long time. Joe Buhlig Mike Schmitz 33: Analog vs.||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Fun and productive
To my fellow productivity geeks, you need to check out this podcast! Great way to the get the core items from the books they review and decide if you want to dive deeper.
Thorough reviews and actionable insights. Looking forward to joining along in the Bookworm book club!
Fun, easy and actionable
Mike and Joe have an earnest rapport that makes listening to their discussions fun. I also like getting two smart opinons on books I've read before.
I hope they continue to nerd out on the air. I'm a fan.