Episode 342 – Don’t Fix Women with Joy Burnford

Episode 342 - Don't Fix Women with Joy Burnford

‘How do I… move from being a curator to a creator? That was a big shift for me, and I think I got there in the end.’ People often talk about the value of the finished book – for the author and for the reader. Less talked-about is the value…

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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 330 – Writing energy

Episode 330 - Writing energy

How do you generate, manage and sustain the energy that’s needed to write a business book? Physically, mentally, socially and even spiritually, there are many aspects to this question.  Luckily there are many great writing and business brains on hand to answer it. Learn from the best:  Simon Alexander Ong…

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Episode 327 – Rebuilding with Sara Tate

Episode 327 - Rebuilding with Sara Tate

“How often does anyone really start with a blank sheet of paper? Certainly not at my age, you know? You don’t, you start from where you are… we want to make the effort to rebuild something that we love and we’ve invested in, a business or a relationship, whatever it…

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Episode 316 – The Crux with Richard Rumelt

Episode 316 - The Crux with Richard Rumelt

‘The basic failure of strategy work is a failure to define the challenge that you’re trying to meet.’ Richard Rumelt is one of the world’s leading authorities on strategy. He’s also a keen rock-climber, and it was climbing that gave him the inspiration for his new book: The Crux.  In…

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Episode 311 – Accountability with Brian Moran and Michael Lennington

Episode 311 - Accountability with Brian Moran and Michael Lennington

‘Accountability is… probably the most empowering concept you have to live the life you want to live, when you understand it.’ When we speak about accountability in business, very often the context is negative. It’s about consequences and blame. But if we see accountability as ownership, it’s a radically different,…

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Episode 292 – Lunchtime Learning with Lucy Ryan

Episode 292 - Lunchtime Learning with Lucy Ryan

‘I came to writing really late. I was told I couldn’t write… I had no first degree. I came to learning at 40 plus with an idea that I couldn’t write, but I still loved learning. So it’s been a total joy. It’s like, wow, you can do that too,…

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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 285 – Inclusive AF with Jen O’Ryan

Episode 285 - Inclusive AF with Jen O'Ryan

‘They need to be able to ‘get’ the concepts that I’m trying to convey in whatever space they have available on the top of their phone screen.’ Used to writing for an academic audience, Dr Jen O’Ryan quickly realised that she needed take a very different approach for her business…

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Episode 282 – Author-speakers with Bobbie Carlton

Episode 282 - Author-speakers with Bobbie Carlton

‘Author-speakers… are often people who are true thought leaders, on a mission to share their knowledge. And yes, there are people who blog and there are people who post on social media and there are people who do podcasts. But… to really achieve that thought leadership, visionary status, there’s got…

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