Episode 406 – Talking business books with Meredith Norwich

Episode 406 - Talking business books with Meredith Norwich

‘For an academic book, you are looking to demonstrate that you stand on the shoulders of giants. For a practitioner book, you ARE the giant… But you’re not the first giant.’ Meredith Norwich is a senior acquisitions editor at Routledge, part of Taylor and Francis Publishing, and she has seen…

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Episode 361 – Tame Your Tiger with Catherine Erdly

Episode 361 - Tame Your Tiger with Catherine Erdly

When you run a small business – especially a retail business – it can feel very much as if a tiger has not just come to tea, but moved in. It’s always hungry, often unpredictable, and it makes you feel a little, well, nervous.  Luckily, Catherine Erdly is an expert…

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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 167 – The Learning Imperative with Mark Burns

Episode 167 - The Learning Imperative with Mark Burns

‘Think about your audience. What stones do they have in their shoes? And what possibilities do they dream of?’ And with this great advice from his editor ringing in his ears, Mark Burns and his co-writer Andy Griffith planned, wrote, rewrote, tested, revised and edited their way to their final…

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Episode 136 – The Leadership Lab with Pippa Malmgren

Episode 136

‘A 20th-century leader was very analytical, it’s all about the drill-down into detail and numbers. But frankly, that did not serve us very well, and that’s partly what led to everybody being blindsided by populism. So we say, in the 21st century, you can do analytical, but you have to…

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