Episode 298 – The commissioning editor’s view with Eloise Cook

Episode 298 - The commissioning editor's view with Eloise Cook

What DO commissioning editors look for in business book proposals? Eloise Cook is the publisher responsible for Pearson’s business list, and in this conversation she reveals what makes a proposal worth pursuing (and also what makes her quietly file it under B for Bin). We also talk about the future…

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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 278 – Boring2Brave with Mark Choueke

‘Be a bit braver with what you define to be a business book, you don’t need to follow a template.’ Why is B2B marketing typically so dull? Whereas consumer marketing is focused on creativity, engagement and originality, B2B marketing all too often consists of a features list. Mark Choueke is…

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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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Episode 238 – Attention! with Rob Hatch

“We are bombarded every single day by buzzes and dings and notifications… I wanted to help people find some simple ways to reclaim the power of their decisions instead of reacting all the time, to take a breath or to set up some simple rules and systems that they could…

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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 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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Episode 213 – Watertight Marketing with Bryony Thomas

Episode 213 - Watertight Marketing with Bryony Thomas

‘Anyone who says writing a book is something you can do in 12 weeks or something is just telling people to write a bad book. ‘ It took Bryony Thomas four years to write the first edition of Watertight Marketing (although she did also give birth in that time…), but…

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