Have you ever stumbled upon a piece of life-changing knowledge that made you think: why the hell didn’t someone tell me this sooner?!

We have! And we’ve put them all together in one behemoth of a book. The Sh*t They Never Taught You, a book written by Adam Ashton (“Ashto”) and Adam Jones (“Jonesy”), brings you the bits bits from 115+ of the best books of all time, all in one handy volume.

The Shit They Never Taught You will take you on a journey through takeaways from over a hundred of the world’s greatest thinkers, capturing lessons in personal development, career, business, personal finances, human nature, history, and philosophy. Every lesson will be useful, and one might change your life.


On the journey of the What You Will Learn podcast, we’ve put in over 10,000 hours into studying over 300 books, and invested over $30,000 filling our bookshelves with the best non fiction books of all time. But you don’t have to trudge through the same swamp that we did to extract the lessons. We’ve packaged all the best lessons into one big book, just for you.

The Sh*t They Never Taught You condenses all of the best bits into:

  • 115 Chapters (inspired by 115 books)
  • 32 Lessons
  • 9 Parts

‘The Best Bits From The Best Books’. That’s what we deliver with our weekly podcast. Now we’re doing it at epic proportions in our 680+ page, 170k+ word behemoth of a book.

We started the show back in June 2016 with four listeners: Ashto, Jonesy, and our mums. We really didn’t know what we were doing, but we just decided to hit ‘record’, then 20 minutes later we hit ‘stop’ and uploaded it to share with the world. We learnt as we went, getting better with each episode, making gradual improvements over time. Today, we’re spending somewhere in the realm of a combined ~25-30 hours for every episode: reading, dissecting, taking notes, making episode plans, recording, editing, writing blog posts, publishing, and sharing.

After 5 years of iterating, we’ve found our own unique style of letting our audience be entertained, whilst efficiently delivering the powerful lessons contained in books. We’ve taken that same style and applied it to the written word in our first book: The Shit They Never Taught You.

Are You A Reader?

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none, zero” – Charlie Munger

We believe books are the best investment on Earth. For a few bucks and a few hours reading, you can access another person’s entire life’s work. The Sh*t They Never Taught You will introduce you to an enormous smorgasbord of new ideas that can only be found in books. Your reading list will expand whether you’re just starting your reading journey, or a seasoned reading veteran.

One Book To Rule Them All

The perfect gift for the book lover in your life.

Beautifully designed, you can plonk this majestic beast on your coffee table. Anyone can open to any page at any time and learn something new and insightful.


Imagine walking around with the motivation of Tony Robbins, the marketing genius of Seth Godin, the courage of Brene Brown, the business nous of Richard Branson… or the turtle neck of Steve Jobs.

This book contains the first four… and so much more.

NOTE: Turtle Necks not included.