Ep 118-John David Mann on Adding Value and Being a Go-Giver

Ep 118-John David Mann on Adding Value and Being a Go-Giver

John David Mann is an award-winning author whose books have sold more than 2 million copies, including the New York Times bestseller “The Red Circle” and the national bestseller “The Go-Giver.” He performed his first composition, a musical score for Aeschylus’s “Prometheus Bound,” in Greece when he was 13; won the BMI Awards for Student Composers at 15; started his own high school at 17; and concertized on the cello before turning to business and authorship.

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Author and composer John David Mann discusses what adding value means, how composers and do so, and his Go-Giver series of books.

Annotations example-personal index

An example of my personal index created while annotating one of John’s books.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • The 5 Laws of Stratospheric Success
  • Adding value
  • Randall Thompson is the 3rd law
  • Music is about life
  • Saying a lot about a lot
  • The Study of Counterpoint
  • Hermes
  • Portfolio Penguin
  • Find someone who can give you criticism
  • Be the best writer
  • Be easy to work with
  • Have faith like a rock & humility like water
  • Expand what you know


Annotations example

Another example of some annotations inside one of John’s books.

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