Episode 31 – Hustle with Patrick Vlaskovits

Episode 31 - Hustle with Patrick Vlaskovits

When Patrick Vlaskovits told his dad he was writing a book called Hustle, his father was baffled: ‘Why would you want to write a book about stealing?’ And that’s part of the interesting thing about this book – it’s about giving things a name, or in this case taking back…

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Episode 29 – Live This Book with Tom Chatfield

Episode 29

We spend our lives just one click away from the answer to any question, with instant access to entertainment, education, distraction, connection to the hive mind. Our digital culture makes so much possible, but what’s the cost to us? In this episode Tom Chatfield explores the nature of attention and creativity,…

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Episode 28 – Blogging with Seth Godin

Episode 28 - Blogging with Seth Godin

Seth Godin is my hero. Whenever I need an example of a clean, authentic, punchy writing style, he’s the one I turn to. When I’m talking about interesting new publishing models, he’s my go-to guy. It took me quite a while to work up the courage to invite him onto the show.…

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Episode 27 – Ubernomics with Barbara Gray

EBBC Episode 27 - Ubernomics with Barbara Gray

When Barbara Gray thought about pulling together the research she’d done over her years as a top-rated equity analyst into a book about the fundamental disruption within the fast-moving market, she asked some friends for advice on publishing. ‘The publishing model is broken, Barb,’ they told her. ‘Sorry.’ She did have…

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Episode 26 – Simplicity with Giles Colborn

Giles Colborn is an expert in creating beautiful user experiences, which means making things simple and putting the user first. Writing a book, he says, is no different: You have to have a number of things very clear in your mind. You have to understand, at a very deep level,…

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Episode 25 – Million Dollar Women with Julia Pimsleur

Episode 25 - Million Dollar Women with Julia Pimsleur

Julia Pimsleur was angry. The statistics on women’s business success – only 4% of venture capital goes to women-run businesses, and only 3% of all women entrepreneurs ever reach $1m in revenue – appalled her and she thought someone should do something about this. It was something of a shock…

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Episode 24 – Communicating Complex Ideas with Tony Crabbe

As a psychologist, Tony Crabbe was fascinated by our habitual response to the question, ‘How are you?’ ‘Busy.‘ Every conversation and every observation of human behaviour seemed to point to a constant sense of overwhelm, and he saw it in his own life too. ‘I had this growing gnawing sense that…

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Episode 23 – The Author Mindset with Joanna Penn

A landmark episode this, with one of my all-time podcasting/writing heroes, Joanna Penn, who started herThe Creative Penn podcast before the term was even invented. Her new book The Successful Author Mindset brilliantly demystifies the process of writing, and in this episode she shares how she’s overcome her own demons of…

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Episode 22: The New Rules of Publishing with John Bond

Episode 22 - The New Rules of Publishing with John Bond

In this week’s episode I chat to John Bond, former MD of Press Books at HarperCollins and founder of Whitefox, which provides publishing services to authors and publishers, about how publishing has changed over the last few years, where it’s going, and what that means for authors. ‘Writers are getting…

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