About the show

In-depth breakdowns of some of the worlds most thought-provoking and inspiring books.

Our hosts, Nicolas Vereecke and Sam Harris digest non-fiction books from all centuries and genres.

This podcast is here to help listeners become smarter. To learn about ideas they haven't heard of or to gain more perspectives on the books and ideas they are familiar with.

We dive into topics such as philosophy, business, feminism, psychology, politics, economics and who knows what else. Our goal is to simply explore the best ideas and learn new things. You're most welcome to join us for the ride.

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  • Business: The High Growth Handbook

    April 14th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  32 mins 42 secs
    business book, growth, startup tips, tactical advice

    Author of 'The High Growth Handbook,' Elad Gil shares his perspective and learnings to scaling startups. It contains tactical advice on key issues for post product-market fit companies such as the role of the CEO, hiring executives, late-stage fundraising, M&A, and other topics.

  • Business: The Messy Middle - Scott Belsky

    April 7th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  32 mins 55 secs
    business mindset, entrepreneurship, startup tips

    Notice how rare you hear business talking about the middle part of their venture?

    Best selling author, entrepreneur, Chief Product Officer at Adobe, Scott Belsky wrote the book to address topics that he found fellow entrepreneurs seldom discuss. No one talked about the bumps in the road — just how something was great until it failed.

    The Messy Middle will outfit you to find your way through the hardest parts of any bold project or new venture.

  • Business: The Hard Thing About Hard Things - Ben Horowitz

    March 31st, 2021  |  Season 5  |  27 mins 20 secs
    business mindset, ceo, entrepreneurship, startup tips

    The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz's personal and often humbling experiences.

  • Business: The Lean Startup - Eric Ries

    March 12th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  33 mins 45 secs
    business mindset, entrepreneurs, product development, startup

    The Lean Startup is a scientific approach to creating and managing startups, largely based on the lean production process which was pioneered by Toyota in Japan. The book clearly defines what entrepreneurship is all about.

  • Business: Shoe Dog - Phil Knight - The story of Nike

    March 5th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  31 mins 1 sec
    autobiography, business, mindset

    Shoe Dog is a memoir by Nike co-founder Phil Knight. The memoir chronicles the history of Nike from its early struggles to its evolution into one of the world's most recognized and profitable companies. It also highlights certain parts of Phil Knight's life.