Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by J. K. Rowling | 752 pages

Welcome to Harry Potter #4. It’s time for the Quidditch World Cup, the Goblet of Fire, and the Triwizard Tournament. And... Voldemort’s back. Emerson and I had fun hammering through this 752-page tome a little every night. Even just picking up the book and asking him how we’d get through it was a lesson in breaking down big goals into bite-sized small wins! Big Ideas we explore include: The commitment with which you need to enter your name into the Goblet of Fire, two quick tips on how to win a battle with a dragon, how to deal with critics, the magic of the Pensieve (and the fact you already have a magic wand), embracing our complexity Dumbledore style and the power of courageously confronting reality.


“‘But I am not a man, Muggle,’ said the cold voice, barely audible now over the crackling of the flames. ‘I am much, much more than a man. However . . . why not? I will face you. . . . Wormtail, come turn my chair around.’

The servant gave a whimper.

‘You heard me, Wormtail.’

Slowly, with his face screwed up, as though he would rather have done anything than approach his master and the hearth rug where the snake lay, the small man walked forward and began to turn the chair. The snake lifted its ugly triangular head and hissed slightly as the legs of the chair snagged on its rug.

And then the chair was facing Frank, and he saw what was sitting in it. His walking stick fell to the floor with a clatter. He opened his mouth and let out a scream. He was screaming so loudly that he never heard the words the thing in the chair spoke as it raised a wand. There was a flash of green light, a rushing sound, and Frank Bryce crumpled. He was dead before he hit the floor.

Two hundred miles away, the boy called Harry Potter woke with a start.”

~ J. K. Rowling from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Welcome to Harry Potter #4.

It’s time for the Quidditch World Cup, the Goblet of Fire, and the Triwizard Tournament. And… Voldemort’s back.

Emerson and I had fun hammering through this 752-page tome a little every night. Even just picking up the book and asking him how we’d get through it was a lesson in breaking down big goals into bite-sized small wins!

As always, the power of J.K. Rowling’s brilliant mind and the Potter world astonish me. (Get a copy of the book here.)

And, as always, the book is packed with a bunch of wisdom. I’m excited to share some of my favorite Ideas so let’s throw our names into the Goblet of Fire and jump straight in!

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Authors

J. K. Rowling

Novelist and screenwriter who wrote the Harry Potter fantasy series.