Episode 294 – Built on Rock with Michael Buckworth

Episode 294 - Built on Rock with Michael Buckworth

“Talk to anybody who will listen about your idea. That’s the way that you improve it.” Michael Buckworth is an anomaly: a lawyer who’s also an entrepreneur. He founded the only UK law firm working exclusively with startups, and he’s the author of Built on Rock: The busy entrepreneur’s legal…

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Episode 275 – Born Digital with Robert Wigley

Episode 275 - Born Digital with Robert Wigley

Much handwringing goes on over the impact of technology on young people. Many domestic disputes centre on the amount of screentime that should or shouldn’t be allowed. Robert Wigley saw the issue from two perspectives: as a father of adolescent boys, but also as a mentor and investor working with…

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Episode 274 – Breaking rules with Jackie Fast

Episode 274 - Breaking rules with Jackie Fast

‘You don’t have to have everything figured out when you sit down at your computer…. just start writing.’ Jackie Fast sees writing a book just like entrepreneurship – don’t let fear stop you, break some rules, figure it out as you go along. And in Rule Breaker: Rebellious leadership for…

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Episode 267 – The Family Business with Keel Hunt

In our fascination with tech start-ups and big corporates, we might be tempted to overlook the family business. Keel Hunt describes Ingram as ‘the quiet company’ – 50 years young, still family owned, and still quietly partnering with all the other players in the book supply chain to innovate and…

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Episode 266 – Ahead of her time with Judy Piatkus

Episode 266 - Ahead of her time with Judy Piatkus

‘I think we’re going to have another watershed moment… there’s going to be business pre-pandemic and business post-pandemic. And I wonder how many business books are going to feel out of date.’ As a woman founder in publishing, Judy Piatkus is one of my heroes. Working from home long before…

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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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