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A few years ago I was a broke, university dropout, living in one of the worst parts of the country, alone, with nothing but a laptop & a dream. Fast forward a few years, I’m the 29 year old ex CEO of one of the UK’s fastest growing companies. That company is called Social Chain. My world is intense, sometimes crazy, always challenging and always unpredictable. This podcast is simple, every week I’m going to share insights with you from guests with different backgrounds, experiences and learnings. I want to give you a look into what it’s like behind the scenes, being an entrepreneur, the deep, dark thoughts that nobody else will share with you and anything else that’s playing on my mind. This is not scripted and I don't have questions I just see where the conversation takes me. This is the diary of a CEO, I’m Steven Bartlett. I hope nobody is listening, but if you are… keep this to yourself.

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The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett The Diary Of A CEO

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 38 Ratings

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A few years ago I was a broke, university dropout, living in one of the worst parts of the country, alone, with nothing but a laptop & a dream. Fast forward a few years, I’m the 29 year old ex CEO of one of the UK’s fastest growing companies. That company is called Social Chain. My world is intense, sometimes crazy, always challenging and always unpredictable. This podcast is simple, every week I’m going to share insights with you from guests with different backgrounds, experiences and learnings. I want to give you a look into what it’s like behind the scenes, being an entrepreneur, the deep, dark thoughts that nobody else will share with you and anything else that’s playing on my mind. This is not scripted and I don't have questions I just see where the conversation takes me. This is the diary of a CEO, I’m Steven Bartlett. I hope nobody is listening, but if you are… keep this to yourself.

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    E170: Gary Neville: From Football Legend To Building A Business Empire

    E170: Gary Neville: From Football Legend To Building A Business Empire

    Gary Neville is a broadcaster, serial business founder and owner, and a winner of every possible club football title in his 20 years playing for Manchester United - with 2 Champions League medals, 8 Premier League medals, 3 FA Cup medals, a Club World Cup medal, and 2 League cup medals.

    In one of his most emotional and heartfelt interviews to date, Gary opens up about precisely what drove him and his similarly successful siblings on - his brother is the England-capped footballer Philip Neville, while his sister is the former Head Coach of England Netball, Tracey Neville - despite their very humble origins.

    A legend of Manchester United and a former captain of the club, he goes into detail about precisely what made the team culture of the Sir Alex Ferguson years so strong, why its so sorely lacking now, why he’s felt the need to speak out more on social and political issues, and why everything he does is for the city he grew up in and calls home. Even after all these years, he’s still bringing glory back to Manchester.



    Topics:


    How did you and your family become so successful in sport?
    What the cost of your drive?
    You’re self disparaging about your skills
    Alex Ferguson’s mindset
    What you have you learnt from Sir Alex about culture?
    Why are Manchester United failing now?
    Your businesses 
    Politics
    Mental health
    Your dad
    The next 10 years
    If happiness was a recipe
    The last guest question



    Gary's Twitter: https://g2ul0.app.link/At9sxqODAsb  



    Gary's Instagram: https://g2ul0.app.link/G5IEbtQDAsb



    Gary’s book, available for pre-order now:

    https://g2ul0.app.link/3Y26i8G6ysb



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    • 1 hr 39 min
    E169: VP Of Meta: Running A Trillion Dollar Business With An Incurable Illness: Nicola Mendelsohn

    E169: VP Of Meta: Running A Trillion Dollar Business With An Incurable Illness: Nicola Mendelsohn

    Nicola Mendelsohn is Meta’s (formerly Facebook) global head of advertising and routinely tops lists “most powerful person in UK tech. She’s juggled her high flying career with having a rare type of blood cancer since 2016.

    That cancer is just one of the things that has held Nicola back, but, like her struggle against racial prejudice in her early years, she hasn’t let it define her. No one is ever going to get to define Nicola except her.

    In this candid chat about how she’s seen her role and her company change as it’s come under increasing criticism in the last few years, Nicola holds nothing back on her critics, her fears, her highs, her lows, and what she still wants herself and the company to achieve.



    Topics:


    What made you the person you are today?
    What did you learn from working in the marketing industry?
    Joining Facebook & leading the EMEA market
    Your journey with cancer
    How did it impact your work & life?
    Mark Zuckerberg & company culture
    From Facebook to Meta & what is the Metaverse
    The good and the bad of the digital world
    Mark Zuckerberg’s real personality
    Protecting young children online
    Personalised advertising and businesses
    Your core strengths and importance of being yourself
    Growth moments & speaking up for what you want
    New book & encouraging females to set up business
    Work-life balance
    Our last guest’s question



    Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://g2ul0.app.link/aTf9jh8Zvsb



    Follow us on Telegram: https://g2ul0.app.link/E561VVf0vsb



    Nicola's Twitter:

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    Nicola’s Instagram:

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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Moment 70 - How Jonny Wilkinson Made It To The Top

    Moment 70 - How Jonny Wilkinson Made It To The Top

    In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

    This week’s moment is all about passion. Where to find it, how to nurture it, and how not to be afraid of it. Far too many people are afraid of just following their instincts to what makes them happiest and most fulfilled. Jonny Wilkinson doesn’t have time for any of that, or for following the expectations other people set. Jonny is interested in what makes you unique, and he thinks you should be too. Jonny’s also got a word of warning, though, because your real self is who you are when you’re alone with your own thoughts. And Jonny’s weren’t happy. He scaled as high as it’s possible to go in world rugby, but he found the process demoralising, and he wasn’t happy. It took Jonny a long time to find a way to be happy in his passion, but that makes his journey all the more interesting, and his advice for your journey all the more profound too.

    Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/x7zSYKUwpsb

    Johnny:

    https://twitter.com/JonnyWilkinson?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    https://www.instagram.com/jonnywilkinsonofficial/?hl=en

    Watch the Episodes On Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos

    • 10 min
    E168: Building A Business Empire WITHOUT ANY Marketing: Five Guys CEO: John Eckbert

    E168: Building A Business Empire WITHOUT ANY Marketing: Five Guys CEO: John Eckbert

    John Eckbert is the CEO of Five Guys in Europe. By far the most successful ‘posh burger’ chain in Britain, John tells us how he took a classic concept to a whole new content by inventing a unique business model.

    Five Guys in Europe is not just a franchise, but John rather started from zero on a joint venture which has so managed to eclipse the dozens of other similar businesses that launched at the same time, and then some.

    As well as dishing out profound business and management advice, John walks us through how a sea-change in his personal life left him feeling trapped and alone. But John fought fires at both home and work in order to make Five Guys what it is today. We’re so glad he did.



    Topics:


    What shaped your business mentality?
    Five Guy’s journey
    Building a successful business without marketing
    How to stop employees becoming compliant
    Installing company values
    Hiring the best people
    Attention to detail
    How do you keep calm?
    Hardest moments & how to handle them
    Critical feedback, standards & customer service
    Business decisions and their impact
    What’s the biggest threat to Five Guys?
    What makes you happy?
    Self-awareness
    What’s are the foundations of your future?
    Our last guest’s question



    Five Guys:

    https://fiveguys.co.uk/



    Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos



    Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo



    Sponsors:

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    BlueJeans - https://www.bluejeans.com/

    • 1 hr 42 min
    E167: The More Successful You Are The Longer You’ll Live: Will Storr

    E167: The More Successful You Are The Longer You’ll Live: Will Storr

    Will is an author who brings out the unexpected ways that we’re vulnerable, and how to manage those vulnerabilities and turn them into strengths. The author of six books including Sunday Times bestsellers, he’s one of the most interesting voices on how we can manage our worst impulses to succeed in the modern world.

    In a conversation that covers everything from are we more narcissistic than we used to be to how a desire for status underpins all of our ambitions, to how to deal with low self esteem and suicidal thoughts, Will held nothing back on this unfiltered exploration of the surprising strategies we can employ to deal with the dark sides of life.



    Topics:


    Your early years, how was your self esteem shaped those years 
    Your book selfie, the inspiration
    Would you have been happier if you were told you could succeed?
    Am I actually making decisions?
    How our genes control us
    Story telling
    Why does status matter?
    Can we be to consumed by status?
    We live longer with a higher status
    Our pursuit of status is greater and our pursuit for money
    The part social cues play in the ‘status game’
    How do we advance in the status game?
    What ingredients create happiness for you?
    The last guest question



    Will:

    https://twitter.com/wstorr

    https://www.instagram.com/williamstorr/



    Will’s book:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Status-Game-Will-Storr/

    Will’s new book, The Status Game, is out now in the UK and in the US on the 23rd August.



    Others books mentioned:

    Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing to Us

    The Science of Storytelling: Why Stories Make Us Human and How to Tell Them Better



    Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos



    Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo



    Vodafone Business - https://bit.ly/3Nagd1l

    Crafted - https://bit.ly/3JKOPFx

    Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Moment 69 - People Pleasing Is Hurting You: Lewis Howes

    Moment 69 - People Pleasing Is Hurting You: Lewis Howes

    In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

    In this moment, Lewis Howes lays down exactly why you need to stop being a people pleaser if you want lasting and deep relationships. What Lewis teaches us is that real relationships come from someone loving us for who we are, not from who we’re pretending to be. Any act or pretence we put on about ourselves will inevitably get found out. So you have to come as yourself, for better and for worse. How do you find an authentic way to express your true self? Let Lewis explain…

    Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/lPEJbP9Xdsb

    Lewis:

    https://www.instagram.com/lewishowes/?hl=en

    https://twitter.com/LewisHowes?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    Watch the Episodes On Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos

    • 8 min

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He’s opened my eyes to be my unapologetic self whilst on my journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Thanks for the reassurance!

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With every episode I listen, it saddens and motivates me at the same time but I feel excited to know that I’ll get to share my story as a CEO with you and your listeners sometime. It will be the most emotional episode ever produced but until then, let’s enjoy and learn from others. Love ❤️

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