Episode 249 – Powered by Purpose with Sarah Rozenthuler

Episode 249 - Powered by Purpose with Sarah Rozenthuler

‘The writing process took about four years and the actual material gathering for the book probably took more like 15 years…’ Sarah Rozenthuler, psychologist, leadership consultant and pioneer of purpose-led leadership, has been working for many years now with individuals, teams, and organizations. In this week’s conversation we discuss how…

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Episode 248 – Reflective practice with Gillie Bolton

“As writers, what we need to do is find an occasion when that usher is off duty and we can get up there and nip behind the curtain.” Gillie Bolton essentially founded the discipline of reflective practice, having discovered for herself that writing allowed her to go behind the curtain…

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Episode 247 – Speaking to the future

Episode 247 - Speaking to the future

‘It is good to speak to the future, the future will listen.’ Those were the words of Ptahhotep, an ancient Egyptian vizier, who lived back in the 25th century BC. He was right – more right than he probably imagined in his wildest dreams: because he wrote those words down…

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Episode 245 – Sorting the spaghetti with Dave Coplin

Episode 245 - Sorting the spaghetti with Dave Coplin

When you’re trying to create something, when you’re trying to change something, when you’re trying to think differently about something, writing for me is the way that you unravel the spaghetti… you end up with some really clear, precise thinking that… moves the thing forward. As Chief Envisioning Officer at…

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Episode 244 – Purpose Ignited with Dr Alise Cortez

Episode 244 - Purpose Ignited with Dr Alise Cortez

So many people [are] skimming the surface of what they can be and do in the world. And I was too. So often in life and at work it can feel as if we’re surrounded by people who are disengaged and disconnected, half asleep and half alive. Sometimes, if we’re…

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Episode 243 – Bookshop.org with Jasper Sutcliffe

Episode 243 - Bookshop.org with Jasper Sutcliffe

‘A town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.’ – Neil Gaiman, American Gods For most booklovers, bookshops – especially independent bookshops, that care about their books and their readers, stock just…

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Episode 242 – Making the world shut up with Uri Bram

‘With a book you’re not just paying for the pages you read, you’re paying for someone to make the rest of the world shut up for a minute while you can concentrate.’ Uri Bram knows a thing or two about the value of content and attention. He curates the internet,…

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Episode 241 – Infinite Leadership with Dr Pippa Malmgren

Episode 241 - Infinite Leadership with Dr Pippa Malmgren

‘If you are in a position of real power and authority, it’s the dialogue with yourself that defines your capacity to run an organization.’ Dr Pippa Malmgren – economist, entrepreneur, innovator and advisor -returns to the podcast on the publication of The Infinite Leader to talk about how leadership is…

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Episode 240 – The Best Bits: The Writing Lab

Episode 240 - The Best Bits: The Writing Lab

In some ways every week on the Extraordinary Business Book Club we’re talking about the results of a book-writing experiment – and many books are themselves the results of fascinating experiments in business and life. In this Best Bits episode we don our white coats and safety glasses and head…

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