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A few years ago I was a broke, university dropout, living in one of the worst parts of the country, alone, with nothing but a laptop & a dream. Fast forward a few years, I’m the 29 year old ex CEO of one of the UK’s fastest growing companies. That company is called Social Chain. My world is intense, sometimes crazy, always challenging and always unpredictable. This podcast is simple, every week I’m going to share insights with you from guests with different backgrounds, experiences and learnings. I want to give you a look into what it’s like behind the scenes, being an entrepreneur, the deep, dark thoughts that nobody else will share with you and anything else that’s playing on my mind. This is not scripted and I don't have questions I just see where the conversation takes me. This is the diary of a CEO, I’m Steven Bartlett. I hope nobody is listening, but if you are… keep this to yourself.

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The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett The Diary Of A CEO

    • Business
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A few years ago I was a broke, university dropout, living in one of the worst parts of the country, alone, with nothing but a laptop & a dream. Fast forward a few years, I’m the 29 year old ex CEO of one of the UK’s fastest growing companies. That company is called Social Chain. My world is intense, sometimes crazy, always challenging and always unpredictable. This podcast is simple, every week I’m going to share insights with you from guests with different backgrounds, experiences and learnings. I want to give you a look into what it’s like behind the scenes, being an entrepreneur, the deep, dark thoughts that nobody else will share with you and anything else that’s playing on my mind. This is not scripted and I don't have questions I just see where the conversation takes me. This is the diary of a CEO, I’m Steven Bartlett. I hope nobody is listening, but if you are… keep this to yourself.

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    Moment 85 - How To Speak So EVERYONE Listens To You: Julian Treasure

    Moment 85 - How To Speak So EVERYONE Listens To You: Julian Treasure

    In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.

    In this moment Julian Treasure opens up his vocal toolbox and talks about the importance of paying attention to your voice. While people focus on the content of their speeches and talks, their voice is just as important for every aspect of their life, considering that it is used to inspired, lead, communicate and build relationships. Julian believes that the voice should be treated as a skill rather than a natural capability, something that can be trained, improved and in turn have positive knock on effects for your happiness, health and wealth.

    Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/pEn5wA7Xdvb

    Julian: https://www.juliantreasure.com

    https://twitter.com/juliantreasure?lang=en

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    • 10 min
    E198: Louis Theroux: "The Thing That Makes Me Great At Work, Makes Me Bad At Life!"

    E198: Louis Theroux: "The Thing That Makes Me Great At Work, Makes Me Bad At Life!"

    From his recent global TikTok fame to his BAFTA award-winning documentaries Louis Theroux has delighted audiences and grown a cult following with his distinctive brand of personality. Best know for his documentary series ‘Weird Weekends’, and ‘When Louis Met……’ Louis has explored the most controversial subjects with wide eyed curiosity and openness. In this conversation Louis discusses how his childhood and upbringing affected his career, channeling his anxiety and social awkwardness into his work of exploring the darker aspects of human psychology and behaviour. He also talks about how his work has evolved and grown, from his initial big break in America to his new series of celebrity interviews, and how he has had to balance this with his family life. Just like with his documentaries, in this episode Louis brings his trademark honesty and openness Topics: Early context Your early relationship with work Affection What is your dark-side Struggling to connect with people Feeling anxious doing new things Your new series Conforming vs being disruptive Feeling like an imposter Are you now aware of what people saw in you? How do you remain happy? How do you connect with all these people? You must be good at connecting with your partner….? Being insincere Neglecting your personal life for work Your experience with anxiety Your mental health The last guest's question Louis:  Instagram - bit.ly/3AIepJg  Twitter - http://bit.ly/3EXtCsF Louis Theroux latest series 'Louis Theroux Interviews': https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001fhfl/louis-theroux-interviews-series-1 the Diary: https://bit.ly/3fUcF8q      Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://g2ul0.app.link/3kxINCANKsb  Follow us on Telegram: https://g2ul0.app.link/E5re0ADNKsb Sponsors:  Mercedes-Benz - https://bit.ly/3yXTQI1  Intel - http://bit.ly/3UVp3UC  Craftd - https://g2ul0.app.link/gZ8in6Dsvsb  Huel - https://g2ul0.app.link/G4RjcdKNKsb

    • 1 hr 44 min
    E197: Labrinth: The Bad Career Advice That Nearly Ruined My Life.

    E197: Labrinth: The Bad Career Advice That Nearly Ruined My Life.

    Labrinth is a singer, rapper, producer, and composer behind HBO’s Euphoria. Achieving success at a young age, he gave it all up to go to America and start from the bottom all over again. This is his story.
    A true independent spirit, after getting frustrated with the corporate demands of Simon Cowell’s record label, he gave up his life in the UK where he had number one albums and an A list life to move to LA, where he was totally unknown.

    Topics:

    Early context
    Your relationship with your mother and father
    Comparing yourself to others
    When did you start music
    ADHD
    Creativity
    Doing things you don't want to do
    When did you feel like something had to change?
    Panic attacks
    How do you feel about your old music?
    Leaving the uk
    Being a small fish in a big pond
    Your new music
    Where do you find your inspiration?
    Advice for younger lab
    Goals now
    Last guest question


    Labrinth: 
    Instagram - http://bit.ly/3AvQyfI 
    Twitter - http://bit.ly/3i2O02g   

    The Diary: https://bit.ly/3fUcF8q    

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Moment 84 - VP Of META Explains How To Get Exactly What You Want: Nicola Mendelsohn

    Moment 84 - VP Of META Explains How To Get Exactly What You Want: Nicola Mendelsohn

    In these ‘Moment’ episodes of my podcast, I’ll be selecting my favourite moments from previous episodes of The Diary Of A CEO.
    In this moment, Nicola Mendelsohn CBE talks about the need to bring your whole self to work. Allowing the space and culture within companies for people to be who they are and know what matters to them leads people to becoming higher performers. She discusses the importance of understanding your core skills and strengths and having an informal ‘board of advisers’ to help you create a stronger vision of yourself. But, while it is crucial to ask for what you want, Nicola believes that it is just as important to do your homework on your career and know what truly matters to you, as no one else is going to do it for you.
    Listen to the full episode here - https://g2ul0.app.link/FaUcchlb2ub
    Nicola: https://www.instagram.com/nicolamen/?hl=en
    https://twitter.com/nicolamen?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
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    • 11 min
    E196: Peter Crouch Opens Up About His Dark Times & Crying Himself To Sleep

    E196: Peter Crouch Opens Up About His Dark Times & Crying Himself To Sleep

    Peter Crouch is a legend both on and off the football pitch. Capped 42 times for England, he is one of the few players to have scored 100 or more Premier League goals. Since retirement he has further cemented his role as a cheeky national treasure with his role as a football pundit and host of That Peter Crouch Podcast.

    But few up to now have seen the man behind the persona. It was childhood bullying and taunts about his height that helped to shape the down to earth man that audiences love today. Using this abuse as his fuel and motivation, he made sure that he let his actions on the pitch do the talking to prove his critics wrong.

    This conversation explores his path and drive to footballing greatness, as well as his acknowledgement of the characteristics that led a select few of his teammates from great to legendary. He is a walking example of the benefits and rewards of staying true to yourself, keeping self-perspective and self-awareness, and the benefits of trying to be a good role model.



    Topics:


    Early years
    Learning that you were different
    Your parents
    Why did certain people make and it and others didn’t
    The pressure of being a high level football player
    Dealing with fan booing you
    Turning to drink
    6 clubs before the age of 25
    Players not enjoying themselves
    What do you think of Liverpool now?
    What made a really good manager
    What made a bad manager
    the best manager you played for
    Your thoughts on Ronaldo
    Keeping respect as a manager
    The end of your football career
    Balance
    Your podcast
    Your mental health
    Crouch fest
    Your goal now
    The last guests question



    Peter: 

    Instagram - http://bit.ly/3g6e78g  

    Twitter - http://bit.ly/3AlKwhK



    Peters book: http://bit.ly/3Ogl3fG  



    Crouch fest: http://bit.ly/3hNrUB4



    The Diary: https://bit.ly/3fUcF8q 



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    • 1 hr 49 min
    E195: Bumble Founder: World’s Youngest Female Self-Made Billionaire: Whitney Wolfe Herd

    E195: Bumble Founder: World’s Youngest Female Self-Made Billionaire: Whitney Wolfe Herd

    Whitney Wolfe Herd is the founder of Bumble and the first self-made female billionaire on the planet. In this episode, she reveals after leaving Tinder in explosive circumstances, the injustices she faced drove her on to build a better kind of dating app.

    A firm believer that the way to connect with people is by being authentic and being vulnerable, Whitney reveals she routinely shares with her staff her struggles with anxiety and when she’s not feeling on top of things. The only path to human connection lies through honesty, and Whitney breaks the mould to be as transparent with her employees as she can.

    In one of our rawest and most emotional conversations with CEOs yet, Whitney reveals that she wanted to be the boss not because she wanted to, but because she thought the nature of her character meant she couldn’t work for anybody else.



    Topics:


    Early context
    How do we follow what we really want?
    What did you want to be when you grew up?
    Your background education
    Moving into the working world
    The importance of leaning in
    Early marketing tactics for tinder
    Naivety
    What was Tinder like in the early days?
    Regrets when building a business
    Your departure from Tinder
    When was your darkest day?
    Why did Bumble win
    Balance
    Why did bumble win?
    Leadership
    How do you staying harmony with yourself
    The importance of being vulnerable as a leader
    What does a successful 10 years look like for bumble?
    The last guest question



    Whitney:

    Instagram: http://bit.ly/3UUZR0P

    Twitter: http://bit.ly/3UWNstj



    Bumble:

    http://bit.ly/3EtAgXi



    The Dairy: bit.ly/3fUcF8q



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    • 1 hr 32 min

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Baam87 ,

the one podcast I m looking forward to every week

inspiring, authentic, educational. excellent guest choices and Steven is a fantastic podcast host

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B8010 ,

The pep-talk I needed today

Listening to this podcast - while painting my living room on a gloomy Saturday afternoon in January - makes me feel extra energized and motivated. It literally made my day!

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This Podcast helps me to get through the day and to even think and reflect about my thoughts and actions. I have been having thoughts the recent years bout some things (relationshp, self-love,..) and I thought it would be strange to think that way because nobody I know personnally thinks the same way. So a big thanks to Steven!🙏 I m a little late with listening to his podcast but I m doing it and loving it! 🥺💛💛

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