12 episodes

Want to achieve simplicity in a complex world? Writer and Social Health expert Julia Hobsbawm talks to a range of global figures to find out how to navigate the age of overload with tips, case studies and life stories to help you keep it simple in tough and complex times. Order the book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Simplicity-Principle-Focus-Improve-Productivity/dp/1789663555/

The Simplicity Principle Julia Hobsbawm

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 6 Ratings

Want to achieve simplicity in a complex world? Writer and Social Health expert Julia Hobsbawm talks to a range of global figures to find out how to navigate the age of overload with tips, case studies and life stories to help you keep it simple in tough and complex times. Order the book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Simplicity-Principle-Focus-Improve-Productivity/dp/1789663555/

    Data and Human Behaviour

    Data and Human Behaviour

    The final episode in series 1 is with Tim Harford, FT columnist, author of 9 books including 50 More Things That Made The Modern Economy and it turns out several of these embody the Simplicity Principle itself. Hear him discuss simplicity in a complex world with Julia.

    • 17 min
    Public Opinion

    Public Opinion

    How simple is it to know what the public thinks and feels and are business leaders or politicians rewarded or punished by complexity? Hear Deborah Mattinson, founder of strategy and insight business Britain Thinks for some clear-headed answers

    • 18 min
    Race and Racism

    Race and Racism

    In the wake of the pain and protest following the racist murder of George Floyd by police in America today’s guest is the writer Elijah Lawal, who answers the simple question: how can racism be stopped?

    • 26 min
    Truth & Trust In The Media

    Truth & Trust In The Media

    From Twitter to “the mainstream media” trust is at an all-time low. But how complicated is it to regain it? Julia talks Ro veteran Communications guru Mark Borkowski and Brigitte Trafford of new internet trust service NewsGuard.

    • 27 min
    Pandemic Networks

    Pandemic Networks

    Hear acclaimed historian and commentator Niall Ferguson discuss the pandemic from the perspective of network science as we ask: what does the future look like?

    • 29 min
    Productivity, Food & Retail

    Productivity, Food & Retail

    A two-for one with award-winning writer Wendell Steavenson and digital guru Tom Adeyoola on both how they keep it simple to stay productive but also how to cut through complexity in the supply chains of the food business and the clothing retail sector. Julia says ‘this episode is like looking through a window at the real world and I loved both my guests’

    • 29 min

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