77 episodes

Secret Leaders promises a collection of contrasting, irreverent interviews with the high-flying CEOs and forward-thinking founders of some of the most successful businesses in the UK and the US right now, including Martha Lane Fox (Lastminute.com), Anne Boden (Starling Bank), Jed McCaleb (Ripple, Mt.Gox and Stellar) and Jason Calacanis (first Uber investor).

Secret Leaders Dan Murray-Serter, Rich Martell

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    • 4.5, 177 Ratings

Secret Leaders promises a collection of contrasting, irreverent interviews with the high-flying CEOs and forward-thinking founders of some of the most successful businesses in the UK and the US right now, including Martha Lane Fox (Lastminute.com), Anne Boden (Starling Bank), Jed McCaleb (Ripple, Mt.Gox and Stellar) and Jason Calacanis (first Uber investor).

    The Lowdown: Yessi Bello Perez of The Next Web and Check Warner of Ada Ventures

    The Lowdown: Yessi Bello Perez of The Next Web and Check Warner of Ada Ventures

    The Lowdown: Yessi Bello Perez, Senior Writer at The Next Web, and Check Warner, Founder and Partner at Ada Ventures.

    • 44 min
    One Billion Happy: Learning To Be Happy In A Pandemic

    One Billion Happy: Learning To Be Happy In A Pandemic

    Learning to be happy is hard enough. Learning to be happy in the middle of a pandemic should be nigh on impossible. Not so, according to Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer of Google [X], serial entrepreneur and author of “Solve for Happy: Engineering Your Path to Joy” (2017).

    Key takeaways:
    Why a business partner is more important than the business
    The impact of Solve For Happy
    Happiness is predictive
    Consumerism is destroying our planet
    Comparing COVID to Tetris

    • 52 min
    The Lowdown: Debbie Wosskow of Love Home Swap & AllBright, Sarah-Jane Mee of Sky News & The Sarah-Jane Mee Show

    The Lowdown: Debbie Wosskow of Love Home Swap & AllBright, Sarah-Jane Mee of Sky News & The Sarah-Jane Mee Show

    The Lowdown: Debbie Wosskow, former CEO of Love Home Swap and co-founder of AllBright, and Sarah-Jane Mee, presenter at Sky News and anchor of The Sarah-Jane Mee Show.

    • 36 min
    The Lowdown: Paul Murphy of Northzone and Amy Lewin of Sifted

    The Lowdown: Paul Murphy of Northzone and Amy Lewin of Sifted

    The Lowdown: Paul Murphy, General Partner at Northzone, and Amy Lewin, Deputy Editor at Sifted.

    • 27 min
    BrewDog: From Salty Sea Dog to Rebellious Beer Captain

    BrewDog: From Salty Sea Dog to Rebellious Beer Captain

    Wondering if you should start your entrepreneurial journey during a pandemic? Draw inspiration from James Watt, founder of the rocket ship brewery and brand valued at over $1 billion, BrewDog.

    Key takeaways:
    From rebellious child, to quitting law, to making beer
    Overcoming the first disastrous year
    Fanvestors - advocate ambassadors AKA equity punk investors
    Developing the next generation of leaders from within the company
    The importance of culture fit when hiring
    Managing Brewdog through the pandemic

    • 47 min
    Allplants & Mindful Chef: Keeping The Nation Fed Through Covid-19

    Allplants & Mindful Chef: Keeping The Nation Fed Through Covid-19

    If you’re an entrepreneur wondering how your food business is going to survive the pandemic, then you need to listen to this episode with the founders of two brilliant brands, Mindful Chef and Allplants.

    Key takeaways:
    The positive impact of Covid-19 on the food industry
    How to increase volume of production while ensuring employees are social distancing
    Issues of sourcing new suppliers to meet demand
    How to manage overnight growth
    Maintaining the culture of the company with so many new employees

    • 55 min

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4.5 out of 5
177 Ratings

177 Ratings

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Highly recommended

I tried many different business/high tech podcasts until I found this one and the journey was well worth it. I got hooked immediately and I listened to it in full (twice 🤭)
Lightweight, educational, inspiring.

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Recommended

Excellent podcast, my new way to mainline professional inspiration. Good variety of top tier guests, well produced, have recommended to several friends.

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Professional and high quality

After coming from nowhere, this podcast has consistently impressed with great guests and professional production. Recommended.

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