146 episodes

Being Human is for people who want go deep on what it means to be a human making a difference.We'll discover how to be better humans at work and in life. We’ll explore leadership, relationships and how to make changes in ourselves and our environments. Nothing will be off limits.Welcome.

Being Human Richard Atherton

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Being Human is for people who want go deep on what it means to be a human making a difference.We'll discover how to be better humans at work and in life. We’ll explore leadership, relationships and how to make changes in ourselves and our environments. Nothing will be off limits.Welcome.

    #146 Small Is Beautiful - with Tom van der Lubbe

    #146 Small Is Beautiful - with Tom van der Lubbe

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    In this episode of Being Human, we're doing a little experiment with my friend and regular guest Tom van der Lubbe. Tom is a fellow traveller seeking to humanise the workplace. He's also a historian with a huge brain.
    He is Dutch, but let's not hold that against him. Tom and I review one of the most influential books of 70's, Small Is Beautiful, written by the economist E F Schumacher.
    Schumacher's central thesis is that the way we approach economics improves our living standards whilst degrading our culture.
    In this episode, we explore several aspects of Schumacher's thinking:
    - Buddhist economics
    - Education as our greatest asset
    - Economic reductionism
    - Man and machine
    - The role of the State
    Do let me know what you think of this format.
    To your humanity,
    Richard
     

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #145 Detox, Declutter, Dominate - with Perry Marshall

    #145 Detox, Declutter, Dominate - with Perry Marshall

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    A conversation with Perry Marshall, a man who runs several companies, has written a string of best-selling books and who founded the world's biggest science prize.
    If you want to get the essence of building a life where you make an extraordinary impact, this could be the episode.
    It gets a little repetitive, but his message bears repeating.
    We talk:
    - The curse of our digital devices
    - What to start eliminating
    - Renaissance time
    - Your $1k-per-hour time
    - Remember you're paid to think 
    Enjoy!
    To your humanity, 
    Richard
    Links:
    Detox, Declutter, Dominate - The Book
    Perry's Website
     

    • 54 min
    #144 Looking Forward to 2021 - with Richard Atherton

    #144 Looking Forward to 2021 - with Richard Atherton

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    A very Happy New Year to you all.
    We kick off 2021 with a brief message. I share a few thoughts on where to focus to show this year and a call to action. 
    In the episode, I talk:
    - Food as medicine
    - Community
    - Taking Being Human to a new level

    Enjoy!
    To your humanity,
    Richard

    • 4 min
    #143 Zone of Genius - with Anna Liebel

    #143 Zone of Genius - with Anna Liebel

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    I hope that you're all enjoying your Christmas break.
    This week my guest is Anna Liebel. Anna is a on mission to empower professionals to thrive by helping get into what she calls one's Zone of Genius.
    This particular episode is a special one, as it has an addendum where Anna goes into detail with a subject close to my heart: journaling. 
    Just watch out for it at the end of the recording.
    In the episode, we talk:
    - Your 'zone of genius'
    - Staying on track
    - Journaling
    - The 'Euromaidan' protests in Ukraine
    - Leading others from your zone of genius

    Enjoy!
    To your humanity,
    Richard
    Links:
    Anna's LinkedIn Profile

    • 54 min
    #142 Interviewing The Interviewer - with Richard Atherton

    #142 Interviewing The Interviewer - with Richard Atherton

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    This week we turn the tables and I become the interviewee. Jan Ake Johnsson is my interviewer. He's the star of episode #64 and a man who cured himself of epilepsy through trauma release work.
    Jan is 80 and still in excellent health - an inspiration to us all.
    In the episode, we talk:
    - Preparing for interviews
    - Childhood influences
    - Idols
    - Medicalisation of society
    - Returning to the earth
    Enjoy and a Merry Christmas to all of our listeners.
    To your humanity,
    Richard

    • 46 min
    #141 Management 3.0 - with Ralph van Roosmalen

    #141 Management 3.0 - with Ralph van Roosmalen

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    If Management 1.0 was how we managed how factories functioned in the Industrial Age, then what’s management for a Knowledge Economy, or even a Transformation Economy? 
    Enter Management 3.0 – an approach that represents a major cultural shift, empowering team members to take on more decision-making responsibilities, while encouraging managers to create a collaborative work environment.
    My guest this week is Ralph van Roosmalen. When the current team inherited the company from founder Jurgen Appelo, they needed a new leader. In the spirit of the approach, the team asked Ralph to take up the mantle
    We talk:
    - The essence of Management 3.0
    - How our schools must adapt for a new age
    - Signs of a big shift 
    - Growing up with freedom
    - Becoming CEO

    To your humanity,
    Richard

    Links:
    Management 3.0

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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adamwk ,

Great content but need better audio

Really like this - great interview style, strong guests, always interesting. However, the audio is quite poor, especially the host. Both unclear and very quiet. I miss a lot of this even at top volume when I’m on the tube.

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