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ML149: Ben Saunders on Developing Grit, Knowing When to Quit and Lessons from Polar Expeditions
Ben Saunders is one of the world’s leading polar explorers and an acclaimed keynote speaker. In this episode we discuss:
- The daily life of a polar explorer including the training, fundraising and trekking
- The nature of motivation and grit and how they can be influenced
- How to quit or ask for help when you need it
Ben's experience is unique and inspirational. What he did is right at the limit of human potential and I hope it will inspire you to dream a little bigger and grind a little harder.
ML148: Jack Butcher on Using Design to Visualize Value, Separating Income from Time and Productizing Yourself
Jack Butcher is a designer and the founder of Visualize Value, a content platform teaching people to communicate through design and build great online products. In this conversation we discuss:
- The principles of design that define iconic brands
- How to productize your skills and standout in the new economy
- The methods Jack has used to create his own successful courses
So if you want to learn more about design, or separate your income from your time, this episode has you covered.
ML147: Anna Gát on Damascus Moments, The Challenges of 21st Century Adulthood and Resisting The Devil's Contract
Anna Gát is the founder of the Interintellect, a global community and talent platform for public intellectuals. In this episode we discuss:
- The 'Damascus moments' that lead to personal transformation and whether they can be forced.
- What it means to be an adult in the 21st century
- The notion of vocation, the process for discovering that and how to avoid selling out
Anna has spent a lot of time thinking about these questions in depth, so I'm sure you'll find this discussion valuable.
ML146: Sam Sethi on Applying Second Curve Thinking to Your Career and The Future of Podcasting & Voice Technology
Sam Sethi is an award winning radio presenter, podcaster and entrepreneur. In this episode we discuss:
- How to apply second curve thinking in your career to stay futureproof
- The future of podcasting and how listening habits differ across the world
- The cutting edge of voice tech and what's on the way
I'm becoming increasingly curious about the future of podcasting and voice tech and Sam was the perfect person to cover this, as well as providing great insights on career, the army and more.
ML145: Erica Young on Dispelling Networking Myths, The Science of Success and the Habits of a Superconnector
Erica Young an expert in the field of network science and founder of the Reliants Project. In this episode we discuss:
- The networking myths that hold people back from building relationships
- How understanding network science can help your your career
- The habits of superconnectors, including running events and making introductions
We also talk about some of the core concepts in the field of network science, what the pandemic has done to our networks and much more.
ML144: Anna Gát on Building an Intellectual Community, Escaping Utility Tyranny and Facilitating Great Conversations
Anna Gát is the founder of the Interintellect, a global community and talent platform for public intellectuals. In this conversation we discuss:
- How to build a thriving intellectual community
- Why utility tyranny and over optimisation is so harmful and how to combat it
- The mindsets and processes involved in facilitating great conversations
We also talk about Anna's educational experience which included managing Hungarian rockbands, her favourite lockdown books and podcasts and much more.
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Entertaining, informative and through-provoking
I always enjoy listening to the varied topics covered in this podcast, and the conversations are invariably interesting and dynamic. As someone interested in education, it’s great to have this curated collection of perspectives and schools of thought. Thank you, Nasos!
Feel like I am in a gripping conversation
It’s like being at one of those dinner parties where fortune sits you next to interesting people that you could learn from, and there are plenty of times I’ve wanted to chip into the conversation.
The craftsman of learning education
Wonderful information and knowledge curated, digested and beautifully articulated. Nasos is a constant source of inspiration, with great guests in the art of learning.