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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 27 year old 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 my personal diary with you and I want to give you an insight 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, this is off the top of my head and this is direct from my diary. This is the diary of a CEO, I’m Steven Bartlett. I hope nobody is listening, but if you are… keep this to yourself.

The Diary Of A CEO by Steven Bartlett Social Chain

    • Entrepreneurship
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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 27 year old 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 my personal diary with you and I want to give you an insight 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, this is off the top of my head and this is direct from my diary. This is the diary of a CEO, I’m Steven Bartlett. I hope nobody is listening, but if you are… keep this to yourself.

    E51: The Certainty Of Unexpected Chaos

    E51: The Certainty Of Unexpected Chaos

    This week's episode of The Diary of a CEO is all about the certainty of unexpected chaos. This is a different episode, for the very different times that we’re living in. But, I think you ALL need to hear this, because I did.
    I discuss why you should be responsible for your actions, how to be positive amongst all the chaos, stay psychologically effective and the importance of being compassionate with your thoughts.
    I also delve into what I call "happiness dividends" and discuss why it is vital not give up on your long term goals for short term pleasures, especially in this time of uncertainty.

    • 47 min
    E50 Jake Humphrey: My Grandma's Suicide Saved Me

    E50 Jake Humphrey: My Grandma's Suicide Saved Me

    In my most recent episode of The Diary of a CEO, I sat down with the incredibly successful TV presenter, journalist and entrepreneur Jake Humphrey.

    Jake has gone from being an unqualified drop out, who was fired from McDonalds after just two months for a lack of communication skills to one of the UK’s most well known TV presenters, with accolades such as CBBC, BT Sport, Formula One and much more. Jake also co-founded the production company Whisper Films, alongside former BBC Sport producer Sunil Patel and David Coulthard and the business has grown from £1.5m to almost £20m.

    Our conversation was extremely honest and open. Jake has struggled to come to terms with the common misconceptions of who he is, battling suicidal thoughts and developing an unhealthy relationship with social media. We discuss the best way to move forward with the devastating impact social media can have and why failure is the key to being successful.

    • 50 min
    E49 Dame Stephanie Shirley: Escaping Nazi Germany and Making £2.3bn

    E49 Dame Stephanie Shirley: Escaping Nazi Germany and Making £2.3bn

    In this week's episode of The Diary of a CEO, I chat to Dame Stephanie Shirley also known as "Steve".At the age of 5, Steve fled from Nazi persecution in her hometown of Dortmund and arrived in the UK on the Kindertransport, luckily escaping the...

    • 57 min
    E48 Jamie Laing & Ed Williams: The Sweet Success

    E48 Jamie Laing & Ed Williams: The Sweet Success

    In this week's episode of The Diary of a CEO, I chat to Jamie Laing and Ed Williams, the co-founders of Candy Kittens - the fastest growing confectionary brand in the UK. Our conversation delved into battling the misconceptions of family wealth,...

    • 1 hr 22 min
    E47: The Solution To All Of Your Problems

    E47: The Solution To All Of Your Problems

    This week's episode of The Diary of a CEO is all about breakdowns and problems and I delve into why only YOU have control over your thoughts. I discuss how we are obsessing over optimising our lives and the worrying increase in loneliness within the...

    • 41 min
    E46 Diane Modahl: Doping, Defeat and Determination

    E46 Diane Modahl: Doping, Defeat and Determination

    How would you feel if your career, the career you’ve worked at all your life, was suddenly destroyed? This is how my next guest on The Diary of a CEO felt when her whole world came tumbling down due to a fatal error. Diane is truly inspirational. Her...

    • 1 hr 4 min

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