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David Crystal OBE

I usually put the title of the author’s book in the name of the episode, but David has so many books it would be unfair to pick just one or two! David Crystal is widely regarded as the world’s leading Linguist. He studies what he calls the ‘science of language’, he’s taught in the world of academia, and he’s published over 120 books.

Check out David’s work here: http://www.davidcrystal.com

WARNING: We delve into one of David books, “The Story of English in 100 words”. This is a book where David selected 100 words that best encapsulated the different aspects of the English language and how it came about. One of those sections was ‘taboo’ words to ‘rude words’. David suggests (and I agree) that the words themselves are in now way offensive. The string of letters is meaningless, but the context in which they are used can be hurtful. That said, there are some ‘rude words’ in this episode so listener discretion is advised.

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Sten Morgan: ‘7 Mindset of Success’

Sten Morgan is the author of the brand new book, ‘t Mindset of Success’. In the book, and in our interview, Sten says that most people are doing largely the same work and the same day-to-day activity, but some achieve success while others don’t. This book tried to identify the gaps and enable you to achieve rapid, top-level success. In this interview, Sten also talks about the process of ‘Hybrid Publishing’ – not self-publishing, not a traditional publisher, but half way in between.

Check him out at: www.stenmorgan.com