Episode 34 – The Writing Habit with Rebecca Evans

Episode 34 - The Writing Habit with Rebecca Evans

“What separates the successful writers from those who ‘kind of want to’ write,” Bec Evans realised during her time working at a writers’ centre, isn’t talent or even the original idea, important though they are. “What made them successful was their persistence, building that writing habit, and, fundamentally, finishing their projects.”…

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Episode 33 – The Footbath of Academia with Andy Cope

You know those business book authors who tell you, ‘Dip in and out, read this book any way you choose’? Andy Cope, founder of Art of Brilliance and author of The Little Book of Emotional Intelligence, is not one of them. “I specifically set this book out so it starts…

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Episode 32 – The Creator’s Code with Amy Wilkinson

Episode 32 - The Creator's Code with Amy Wilkinson

Amy Wilkinson pulls off an extraordinary feat with The Creator’s Code: she interviewed 200 top entrepreneurs to discover what had made them successful, then rigorously distilled down her findings into 6 universal skills – the Code. The research, on ‘the biggest data set currently in the entrepreneurship world on high-scale or…

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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 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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