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 253 – Nine Types of Leader with James Ashton

Having interviewed hundreds of CEOs as a journalist, James Ashton started to notice some patterns. He got curious. In this fast-changing world, where leadership is more challenging than ever, what kinds of leaders have emerged and how do they respond to those challenges? A fascinating conversation about leadership itself, but also…

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Episode 250 – The Best Bits: Questions & answers

Episode 250 - The Best Bits: Questions & answers

We often say that something raises more questions than answers as if that’s a bad thing – but perhaps it’s a more dangerous state of affairs when we have more answers than questions.  Many of the recent conversations in the Club have focused on the power of writing to identify…

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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 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 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 236 – Unpacking stories with Shuhrat Ashurov

Episode 236 - Unpacking stories with Shuhrat Ashurov

  The best business books include powerful stories that get across key points in a memorable, engaging way. What if we could make those stories accessible to more people, more easily? That’s the vision that prompted Shuhrat Ashurov to create Storypack, a microlearning app that gives people in business access…

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Episode 233 – Loving your imposter with Rita Clifton

Episode 233 - Loving your imposter with Rita Clifton

Imposter syndrome gets a bad rap, but it can be rocket fuel, says brand guru Rita Clifton. ‘It’s a drive, you know, go with it and use it…. you worry that you’re not going to be good enough, and you stretch yourself. That’s when you grow most.’ As well as…

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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 229 – Authors and events with Sasha Frieze

Episode 229 - Authors and events with Sasha Frieze

How are events changing in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, and what does that mean for you if you’re an author? Award-winning events producer Sasha Frieze talks about how digital events are evolving, what the hybrid event of the future might look like, and the opportunities and challenges for…

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