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On Take My Advice (I'm Not Using It), I discuss the future of work with bestselling authors, academics, entrepreneurs and business leaders. In the process, we explore how to separate the good advice from the bad and why the right thinking can help you design a work/life that will serve you and your team well in our fast-evolving world.
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Take My Advice (I'm Not Using it‪)‬ Ollie Henderson

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 69 Ratings

On Take My Advice (I'm Not Using It), I discuss the future of work with bestselling authors, academics, entrepreneurs and business leaders. In the process, we explore how to separate the good advice from the bad and why the right thinking can help you design a work/life that will serve you and your team well in our fast-evolving world.
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    Future Work/Life Special: DE&I & Technology and Decision Making

    Future Work/Life Special: DE&I & Technology and Decision Making

    Today's episode is a Future Work/Life special. I recall two newsletters in which I discuss diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as AI, decision making and the future of jobs.
    LINKS:
    Future Work/Life #42 - DE&I and why progress doesn't mean perfection
    Future Work/Life #43 - AI, decision-making, and the future of jobs



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    • 14 min
    Future Work/Life Special: Tech Disruption & Imposter Syndrome

    Future Work/Life Special: Tech Disruption & Imposter Syndrome

    Today's episode is a Future Work/Life special. I recall two newsletters in which I discuss technological disruption and the lessons we can learn from Spotify and the music business, as well as imposter syndrome and why it isn't incompatible with the vision and drive required by successful entrepreneurs.
    LINKS:
    Future Work/Life #40 - Lessons of technological disruption from Spotify and the music industry
    Future Work/Life #41 - Turning imposter syndrome into a positive
    Future Work/Life #33 - Strange dreams and creative things


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    • 11 min
    Future Work/Life Special: Net Promoter Score & Illeism

    Future Work/Life Special: Net Promoter Score & Illeism

    Today's episode is a Future Work/Life special. I recall two newsletters in which I discuss the problems with NPS (net promoter score) and the benefits of illeism (the act of referring to yourself in the third person).
    LINKS:
    Future Work/Life #38 - (Not Proving Strictly) Useful
    Future Work/Life #39 - "Ollie, this newsletter is the best thing you've ever written"


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    • 11 min
    Dror Poleg - Future of work, cities, and human communities

    Dror Poleg - Future of work, cities, and human communities

    In today's episode, we're looking into the future to explore how technology will create new opportunities to monetise our expertise and what effects that will have on our understanding of jobs and careers.
    My guest is Dror Poleg, a writer and all-around purveyor of interesting ideas. I discovered Dror's blog at the beginning of the year, and since then, he's helped join the dots for me between a wide variety of subjects, all of which relate to the future of work, cities, and human communities.
    In the show, we discuss how cities will have to respond to the growth of remote and distributed work, and more broadly, how decentralisation impacts how we hire and are hired. 
    We also explore how developments in machine learning, blockchain, and crypto will create both opportunities and the risk of further divergence between those who have the most in-demand skills and experience, and those who don't - what Dror calls 'Winner Takes Most'.
    If you enjoy this episode, make sure you check Dror's blog, subscribe to this podcast, and read my newsletter, Future Work/Life.
    LINKS:
    Dror's website
    Dror's article on The Ponzi Career
    Dror's article on The Token Society
    Dror's article on NFTs and The Future of Work
    Future Work/Life newsletter


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    • 55 min
    Melissa Daimler - Culture lessons from Adobe, Twitter & WeWork

    Melissa Daimler - Culture lessons from Adobe, Twitter & WeWork

    In today's episode, we talk about culture - what does it mean, how do we define and develop it within organisations, and how is this likely to change as the way we work continues to evolve?
    My guest is ideally placed to advise on this subject as she's spent almost two decades working within some iconic companies, which have achieved tremendous success and significant growth. At the same time, she's also seen how some get it wrong.
    For over fifteen years, Melissa Daimler led learning and development at Adobe and Twitter before moving to WeWork for a year to head up their talent team. She's now a consultant and advisor to various businesses, large and small, and a thought-leader on all things HR, learning and, of course, culture.
    We had a great chat about the connection between culture and strategy, the role of managers as coaches, the importance of a shared culture across an organisation (however large), and why it's critical to treat culture as something you do, not something you have.
    For more on subjects like this, please make sure you subscribe to the podcast and my newsletter, Future Work/Life.
    LINKS:
    Daimler Partners - website for Melissa's consultancy
    Melissa's LinkedIn profile
    Future Work/Life newsletter


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    • 37 min
    Robert Glazer - Leadership and thriving in a virtual workplace

    Robert Glazer - Leadership and thriving in a virtual workplace

    Robert Glazer is the founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners, a global marketing agency that has won numerous accolades for its company culture. He leads a fully remote team of over 200 people and has now written a book called How To Thrive In The Virtual Workplace.
    He's also the host of one of my favourite leadership podcasts, Elevate, and wrote a book of the same name.
    We discuss some practical advice for building positive habits, including writing weekly newsletters and books. We also cover learning, flexible work, managing your time and avoiding distractions, as well as what it takes to lead a remote team successfully.
    If you enjoy our conversation, please subscribe to the podcast, rate it, and check out my newsletter, Future Work/Life, for more on topics like this.
    LINKS:
    Bob's website
    Elevate podcast episode with Philip McKernan
    Elevate podcast episode with Stew Friedman
    Future Work/Life newsletter


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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Practical Zingers ,

Accessible, interesting and timely

Great podcast - compelling listening, pragmatic and very helpful for designing a happy and effective family and working life.

Sophia_458 ,

Great new show

This is a fantastic new show and a must-listen if you’re interested in how work is changing. Great work Ollie!

zephrjames ,

Insightful and right for these times

Some keen questioning and great guests make this one on my new rotation for sure, I’m looking forward to see who is next. I like the variation of guests.

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