Episode 395 – Bright sparks & damp squibs with Sir John Tusa

Episode 395 - Bright sparks & damp squibs with Sir John Tusa

‘It’s the stories we respond to in life. It’s people’s stories we respond to, and then… you can tease out the lessons. You don’t go for the theory head on.’ There are many, many books about creativity: what it is, how to do it, what steps to follow. When journalist…

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Episode 369 – The Leap to Leader with Adam Bryant

‘Everything at its core has to be one of those three things: a great insight, a great story, or a great practical approach.’ Adam Bryant, creator of the New York Times‘s Corner Office column, has interviewed a LOT of top leaders, but not in the way they expected. He ask…

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Episode 347 – Slow journalism with Rob Orchard

Episode 347 - Slow journalism with Rob Orchard

‘Slow journalism for us was just a way of encapsulating that feeling that when you take your time, you can do something more quality.’ In a media landscape dominated by the white-hot, reactive world of social media and rolling news, it can be hard to keep a sense of perspective.…

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Episode 309 – Fearless writing with Robert Kelsey

Episode 309 - Fearless writing with Robert Kelsey

‘[Writing] is a craft. It’s no different to knitting or painting by numbers or whatever, you just have to learn the craft. It might take practice and it might take learning a few rules, but, you know, they’re not that scary.’ For Robert Kelsey, writing is an essential business skill…

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Episode 293 – The Long Game with Dorie Clark

Episode 293 - The Long Game with Dorie Clark

‘You have to be good enough and you have to be persistent, [and] if you combine those two things together, then if you keep putting yourself in new situations, eventually there is going to be something that clicks.’ Dorie Clark is very clear that creating content – sharing your ideas…

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Episode 289 – Medium, message and meaning with Jeremy Kourdi

Episode 289 - Medium, message and meaning with Jeremy Kourdi

‘Why would you write 28 books? To get good at some of the stuff that you’re writing about.’ As well as writing those 28 books, Jeremy Kourdi has experience of senior leadership at The Economist, Duke University and the CMI. It’s fair to say he has an all-round perspective on…

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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 262 – No Filter with Sarah Frier

Instagram has had a massive impacting in shaping our culture over the last decade – it’s redefined our measures of success and celebrity. It’s easy now to see it as somehow inevitable, but in No Filter, winner of the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2020, Sarah Frier uncovers the…

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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 254 – Influence with Sara McCorquodale

Episode 254 - Influence with Sara McCorquodale

No business can ignore social media influencers these days, they’re part of the fabric of our lives both personally and professionally. But what are the opportunities and the pitfalls for the influencers themselves and for the brands that work with them? Sara McCorquodale set out to answer that question, and…

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