Episode 259 – Just doing it with Drew Ellis

Episode 259 - Just doing it with Drew Ellis

‘If you can just get over the fear of failure and treat failure as a learning process, then… you’re going to go on to do some great stuff.’ From designing the iconic ‘Choose Life’ t-shirts of the 1980s to launching one of the first lockdown festivals of 2020, Drew Ellis…

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Episode 258 – Launching While Female with Susanne Althoff

Episode 258 - Launching While Female with Susanne Althoff

‘In a way you have to be really cocky and bold to say I’m going to write a business book and it’s going to be worthwhile and lots of people will want to read it. You have to be overflowing with confidence. And I saw in my interviews with women…

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Episode 251 – Project Future with Rob Kerr

Episode 251 - Project Future with Rob Kerr

As a project manager, Rob Kerr was accustomed to evaluating options and allocating scarce resources for maximum impact. The magic happened, however, when he started taking those tools out of the office and applying them to life: ‘We were making better decisions as a family. We were being a bit…

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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 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 230 – The Best Bits: The Writing Journey

Yes it’s a cliché that writing is a journey, but that’s because it’s TRUE. In this week’s Best Bits episode I look back over the last few conversations in The Extraordinary Business Book Club and highlight the ways in which my guests have been shaped and changed, and moved forwards…

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Episode 224 – 65 Roses and a Trunki with Rob Law

Episode 224 - 65 Roses and a Trunki with Rob Law

“When faced with personal challenges and business challenges, it’s going to take a lot of energy to overcome them. So why not use that energy wisely and focus on the things you can influence and forget about the stuff you can’t?” Rob Law, aka Trunki Daddy, has faced more personal…

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Episode 221 – Writing like a journalist with Rachel Bridge

Episode 221 - Writing like a journalist with Rachel Bridge

‘Ask yourself continually: is this boring me?… Because if you’re bored writing it, there is no chance that anybody is going to want to read it.’ Former Enterprise Editor of the Sunday Times, Rachel Bridge cheerfully admits that she has the classic journalistic characteristics: a short attention span and incurable…

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Episode 206 – Crazy ideas with Celia Gaze

Episode 206 - Crazy ideas with Celia Gaze

When she decided to quit a good job in the NHS to develop a run-down farm, people thought Celia Gaze was crazy. When business was flagging and her response was to put her father’s old bow tie on a llama and share the snap on social media, they knew it.…

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Episode 200 – The Bicentenary Episode

Celebrate with me – The Extraordinary Business Book Club is 200 episodes young! So along with the Best Bits of the last few (absolutely brilliant) conversations, there’s some reflection on what that means, and why it matters. The bicentennial best bits are all about curiosity, experimentation, getting feedback, failing and…

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