Jan. 10, 2022

Adam Ashton | On Books And The Importance Of Range

Adam Ashton | On Books And The Importance Of Range

Adam Ashton is an account manager by day and a co-host of the What You Will Learn podcast. With 5M+ downloads, the podcast is all about summarising the best lessons from books and interviewing some of the best authors in the world. In 2021 both hosts released their book, “The Shit They Never Taught You”, compiling the lessons the hosts have learnt from their reading.

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Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamashton1/

What You Will Learn (Podcast) - https://www.whatyouwilllearn.com/

The Shit They Never Taught You (Book) - https://www.whatyouwilllearn.com/theshit/

Show Notes
00:00 Intro

01:46 Adam's Graduate Experience

04:41 Comparing Yourself at the 10 Year Reunion

10:38 Leaving a Graduate Role

12:37 Tony Robbins and Career Exploration

14:26 The Learning and Doing Balance

16:59 Consumption, Curation and Creation

18:45 The Start of What You Will Learn

25:22 Cautions on Working on Side Projects While at Work

35:05 Favourite lessons from The Shit They Never Taught You

36:24 Range and Mastery

42:37 What Drives Adam to be Successful

48:49 How To Start Reading

51:40 Adam's Advice for Graduates

55:51 Outro