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As we wrestle with a world of hybrid working Bruce Daisley brings inspiration and imagination as he asks 'how can we make work better?' and 'why do we behave that way?'
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Conversations about workplace culture, psychology and life with millions and millions of listens
As we wrestle with a world of hybrid working Bruce Daisley brings inspiration and imagination as he asks 'how can we make work better?' and 'why do we behave that way?'
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    Inside the ideas factory - demystifying creativity

    Inside the ideas factory - demystifying creativity

    Jeremy shares his: free bonus chapter
    Jeremy Utley leads some of the most popular courses on creativity and innovation at the d.school of Stanford University. I was delighted to see that he was making his teaching of such popular courses available to a wider audience and chased him for an interview. This is one of his first interviews to talk about his brand new book Ideaflow.
    In it he discusses the way to have good ideas, and why most of us aren't willing to do what is required. I loved this discussion. Buy Ideaflow here - and find out more about Jeremy and his co-author, Perry Klebahn, here.
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    • 49 min
    Rory Sutherland explores Fortitude

    Rory Sutherland explores Fortitude

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    Rory Sutherland is one of the most respected brains in the advertising industry, a man whose early endorsement of behavioural economics helped popularise the nascent science. He's also a regular writer for The Spectator and Vice Chief of Ogilvy Group. Rory joins me to interview to talk about my new book, Fortitude, which has become a Sunday Times Bestseller and tackles the myth of resilience.
    The event was hosted by a brilliant organisation called Radix Big Tent. Radix Big Trent gives a platform for non-partisan conversations about big policy issues, giving a voice to people and places. It provokes and promotes new conversations about the regeneration and renewal of our society in a non-partisan way, inspiring practical actions which demonstrate the value of political intervention and delivering real change in left behind areas.
    It convenes Summits, Festivals, physical and online events around the country that engage local leaders and ordinary people, bringing them into contact with national policy makers and influencers.
     
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    'Wednesday plus one' & the 4-day week

    'Wednesday plus one' & the 4-day week

    Lots of discussion right now about firms trying to kick start their workplace culture.
    I wanted to explore conversations with leaders who were leading experiments in how to make things feel different.
    In what prove to be a pair of candid conversations I talk to two firms who are asking the question if workplaces can be more motivated by trying to vary the ingredients. John Sill tells us how his firm The Foundation are trying out Wednesday plus one, then John Readman tells us how Modo25 have become the latest firm to try the four-day week - with some learnings along the way.
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    • 38 min
    We've never needed stories more - a masterclass by a story coach from The Moth

    We've never needed stories more - a masterclass by a story coach from The Moth

    Come along to one of my free events in September
    We all tell stories all of the time, but what makes a magical, memorable story? What pitfalls should we avoid? This was an issue that I was thinking about. Presentations are stories, and we deliver presentations every day.
    In my own investigation I found real value in the book by the storytelling organisation The Moth. I was beyond excited when I saw they were releasing a UK edition of the book. One of the authors Kate Tellers joins me to discuss The Moth's approach to making memorable stories. Kate is a senior director at The Moth, helping people transform into storytellers. But she explains something even more valuable, of how The Moth run workshops that allow colleagues to better connect with each other by sharing their stories with each other. 
    How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth
    Carolyn Martin's story about becoming a Catholic Sister (such a beautiful story)
    Josh Broder's story about being an extra in a huge film (this is incredible)
    Kate's own Moth stories are here

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    • 47 min
    Professor Sophie Scott takes us into the brain

    Professor Sophie Scott takes us into the brain

    Professor Sophie Scott is the UK's most recognisable neuroscientist, famed for her passion and her ability to excite interest in a complex field. Her new book, The Brain - Ten Things You Should Know is out now and I got in touch to discuss what any of us can learn about the brain. It's a wonderful discussion that included one detail that stopped me in my tracks.
    Listen to Professor Sophie Scott on our previous episode about laughter
    Royal Institution Christmas Lecture
    Why we laugh
    Cover image by Hugging Face AI

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    • 37 min
    "Men have no friends and women bear the burden”

    "Men have no friends and women bear the burden”

    Lots of my favourite podcasts have gone on summer break, so I wanted to keep putting some episodes out.
    But maybe you don't want something that is too work related in the midst of the summer, so this is an episode that is more psychology and life than workplace culture. It's a lovely discussion with Max Dickins author of 'Billy No Mates'.
    I got so much from the book - and from the discussion. Max reflects on the geezerish persona he adopts with workmen in his house and wonders if it's a performance and if it is a performance is it by him, or the workman or both of them. He considers how for many men adult life becomes a process of refusing to demonstrate - and then refusing to experience - joy. As someone asked of him, 'what happened to these men'?
    The article that the episode is titled after is here - we discuss it in the show: “Men have no friends and women carry the burden”
    Max's book is available now.

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
305 Ratings

305 Ratings

CJ Vickers ,

Great Show!

Great shows with Rory S and many others, terrific stuff!

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Excellent pod

The episode on Jürgen Klopp got me hooked and blew me away. Great podcast!

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The best culture podcast

The best host in career podcasts. He has an opinion, asks real questions, knows his subject and has excellent guests.

This is easily the best podcast on creating culture, team, and company happiness (which results in productivity and profit).

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