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I'm Toby Corballis and I’ll be your host on our journey through the world of fascinating problems being worked on and thought about by some extremely clever people.

Wicked Problems Podcast Toby Corballis

    • Social Sciences

I'm Toby Corballis and I’ll be your host on our journey through the world of fascinating problems being worked on and thought about by some extremely clever people.

    Work Death! From Kaizen to Karoshi with John Clapham

    Work Death! From Kaizen to Karoshi with John Clapham

    In this episode I talk to John Clapham, a professional coach and Agile consultant who helps leaders and individuals develop, teams to build great products, and organisations learn to be more effective, productive and enjoyable to work in. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences around the UK.

    We explore the concept of Karoshi - "overwork death" with questions such as “how to deliver at pace whilst maintaining a healthy work life balance.”

    • 42 min
    Up your game: Using Chaos Engineering to achieve resilience with Russ Miles

    Up your game: Using Chaos Engineering to achieve resilience with Russ Miles

    This week I am talking to the CEO of ChaosIQ Russ Miles, cofounder of ChaosToolkit.

    If you’ve ever experienced an issue with a computer system and wondered how it is that people don’t catch these issues, then this episode is a must listen.

    As you will hear, the tools to overcoming weaknesses and systems don’t just apply to computer systems but to all systems.

    As you listen, think about how you might apply the techniques that Russ discusses to your own situation, whatever sphere that might b

    • 44 min
    Billy Bragg - The Three Dimensions of Freedom

    Billy Bragg - The Three Dimensions of Freedom

    Billy Bragg's music is heavily centred on bringing about change and involving the younger generation in activist causes.

    Billy bought himself out of the British Army in 1981 for £175, cites his influences as The Clash, Bob Dylan, The Faces, The Small Faces & Simon & Garfunkel.

    In 2018 Billy delivered a flagship speech at the Bank of England and he has recently released a new book entitled The Three Dimensions of Freedom.

    • 32 min
    Wicked Problems - A view from Saïd Business School with Sue Dobson

    Wicked Problems - A view from Saïd Business School with Sue Dobson

    Sue Dopson is the Rhodes Trust Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Fellow of Green Templeton College and Deputy Dean of Saïd Business School at The University of Oxford.

    Her research centres on leadership and transformational change in the public and healthcare sectors. Her work has informed and influenced government bodies such as the department of health and the national institute for health and clinical excellence; N.I.C.E.

    • 29 min
    How to stay safe in a cyber world - Martin Clements

    How to stay safe in a cyber world - Martin Clements

    The risk of cyber attack is on the increase and becoming ever more complicated.

    In this episode Martin and I discuss the threats to businesses from cyber attack, strategies for defending against increasingly sophisticated attacks; attacks which are often so complex as to be beyond the comprehension of people running businesses. (Who after all are more necessarily focused on the more thorny issues of running a business!).

    • 37 min
    How to launch a business in a world of global corporations - John Williams

    How to launch a business in a world of global corporations - John Williams

    In this episode I'll be speaking to bestselling author, innovator and entreprenuerial mentor, John Williams about the seemingly intractable problem of how to get a new business off the ground, and recognised, in a world that is increasingly dominated by international organisations with pockets the size of which mere mortals can hardly contend.

    • 31 min

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