Episode 408 – Higher Ground with Alison Taylor

Episode 408 - Higher Ground with Alison Taylor

‘We basically treated legal compliance as a proxy for ethics, which has never really been a particularly good fit.’ I think we can all agree the world is ready for some fresh perspectives on the ethical obligations of the business world: Alison Taylor is here to provide them.  All too…

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Episode 407 – Languishing less with Corey Keyes

“Do what you can in the circumstances you are given right now. And don’t wait for the systems in the world around you to change in order to get some life into your life.” Most of us are only too familiar with ‘languishing’ – the opposite of flourishing. It was…

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Episode 389 – Social media strategies with Luan Wise

“I started where I think a good marketer should start, by asking some people to read the book and give me their feedback.” Luan Wise, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing with over 20 years of experience in B2B and B2C sectors, is an expert on all things…

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Episode 379 – Revolting Women with Lucy Ryan

Episode 379 - Revolting Women with Dr Lucy Ryan

When Lucy Ryan’s research revealed that midlife women were walking out of corporates in droves at the same age that the men around them were stepping into senior leadership positions, she knew it would make a great PhD topic. There was a massive data gap, and a clear benefit to…

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Episode 377 – The Writer’s Voice with Anne Janzer

Episode 377 - The Writer's Voice with Anne Janzer

“In everything we write, we choose a voice.” Poets and novelists talk a lot about their writing ‘voice’, but nonfiction writers, and especially business book writers, can write a full manuscript without giving it a thought. Which is a shame, because as Anne Janzer – copywriter, ghostwriter and business book…

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Episode 375 – Semiotics & structure with Rachel Lawes

Episode 375 - Semiotics & structure with Rachel Lawes

‘I’m not going to live to be 10,000 years old, so I’d rather just write material that someone’s actually going to use. So top-down writing works for me because it’s a very economical way to write.” Dr Rachel Lawes is the world’s leading expert in semiotics and its application in…

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Episode 368 – Centennials with Professor Alex Hill

Episode 368 - Centennials with Professor Alex Hill

‘What you leave behind is what you write… no one talks about the article that changed their life, and they’re not read for decades after they’ve been written. [Books are] foundational.’ Working at the intersection of research and application, Professor Alex Hill has learned that it’s not enough to have…

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Episode 365 – Idea stewardship with Melissa Romo

‘I thought I was sitting down to write a book. I was not sitting down to write a book. I was sitting down to create idea stewardship. And that’s a much bigger exercise.’ Melissa Romo is passionate about the opportunity that remote working presents – inclusion, access to talent, quality…

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Episode 332 – Dark Social with Ian MacRae

The internet is a funny old place. Most of us can’t live (or certainly work) without it, and our online relationships and conversations are just as real and valuable as those we have offline. But we’re complex beings with lots going on under the surface, and the internet is no…

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Episode 318 – The Power of Regret with Daniel H. Pink

Episode 318 - The Power of Regret with Daniel H. Pink

‘Writing is a form of figuring it out. And in fact for me, sometimes it’s essential. It’s like, what do you think about this? I don’t know, I haven’t written about it yet.’ Dan Pink has written quite a few books, and they’ve done pretty well. So how does he…

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