Episode 340 – The joy of constraints

Episode 340 - The joy of constraints

We don’t live in a perfect world. If you’re hoping to write a business book, I bet there’s something that’s getting in your way. Not enough time, lack of focus, morning sickness, a global pandemic…  We can’t get rid of these constraints, but we CAN get smarter about them, and…

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Episode 339 – Positively Purple with Kate Nash OBE

Episode 339 - Positively Purple with Kate Nash OBE

‘We are not here to be inspiration. Instead [we] invite back those who feel inspired to think about what they’re inspired to do as a consequence.’ From the moment her well-intentioned mother spoke wistfully about the possibility of her getting ‘a little job’ when she was afflicted by chronic rheumatoid…

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Episode 338 – Crafting Connection with Felicity Dwyer

Episode 338 - Crafting Connection with Felicity Dwyer

‘It’s important to think about connecting with ourself first [because] whatever kind of interpersonal communication we are involved with, we are always there.’ In her 3D model of communication, Felicity Dwyer starts by inviting us to consider how we communicate with ourselves. It’s a profound and often moving process, but…

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Episode 337 – Corporate clowning with Em Stroud

Episode 337 - Corporate clowning with Em Stroud

‘Because we are the truth tellers, we say really what’s going on. Because we use humour, we get away with saying stuff that other people can’t… The art of clowning about, really paying attention, serves me in every place that I go.’ I’m willing to bet you’ve never met a…

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Episode 336 – Ten Year Career with Jodie Cook

Episode 336 - Ten Year Career with Jodie Cook

What kind of timescale guides your thinking? Do you focus on how great things will be when you make a killing selling your company decades from now, or do you prefer not to think beyond the end of the day? When it comes to business success, choosing your time horizon…

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Episode 335 – Fortitude with Bruce Daisley

Episode 335 - Fortitude with Bruce Daisley

Interested in social media, podcasting, business books and business? It’s hard to think of someone who can speak with more authority on all of those than Bruce Daisley, ex-European head of Twitter, host of the No.1 business podcast Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat, author of The Joy of Work and all-round…

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Episode 334 – Marketing Strategy with Jenna Tiffany

Episode 334 - Marketing Strategy with Jenna Tiffany

‘Strategy is effectively the map which takes you to your destination… tactics are the vehicles you’re going to use to get there.’ Jenna Tiffany has worked with many businesses who mistook tactics for strategy. She decided the best way to help them – and many others – was to write…

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Episode 333 – Ethics in finance with Dr Kara Tan Bhala

Episode 333 - Ethics in finance with Dr Kara Tan Bhala

Students of finance don’t typically expect to be grappling with theology and philosophy. But over a long career in Wall Street, Dr Kara Tan Bhala has collected many fascinating real-life stories that demonstrate just how central an understanding of ethics is for a career in finance. She’s also shown that it’s…

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Episode 332 – Dark Social with Ian MacRae

The internet is a funny old place. Most of us can’t live (or certainly work) without it, and our online relationships and conversations are just as real and valuable as those we have offline. But we’re complex beings with lots going on under the surface, and the internet is no…

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