The Extreme Perspectives podcast introduces you to people who see things differently and think differently. Fresh perspectives from the edges of culture. Listen to them. Learn from them. Challenge the status quo.
In a world where we read the same books, use the same methodologies, and tap into the same resources, we need something radically different to deliver breakthrough ideas. Each episode will present you with a new lens with which to view your world.
Hone your ability to tackle challenges differently by thinking outside the mainstream. Breakthroughs are found by engaging those living in the future, today.
Be inspired by the misfit, rebels, outliers, and crazy ones.
Extreme Perspectives | The power of intuition. From tea to innovation, and how it changes the world.
Ajit Madan is an outlier, ex-investment banker, innovator, and master tea sommelier.
Together with Jeremy Brown, they discuss the similarities between innovation and tea-making; the art, science, and intuition required in both.
Ajit’s journey has taken him from a D at GCSE maths, to a successful career in investment banking. Surviving the 2008 financial crash was the prompt he needed that gave him the confidence to follow his passions; the healing arts, tea, and tennis.
As the UK’s first master tea sommelier, he is at the forefront of wellness teas; innovating and changing the way people consume the world's 2nd most popular drink. Listen as he shares stories of custom blends, a 1000-year-old tea tree, and innovations that can be made in this ancient tradition.
Find out what makes the perfect cup of English Breakfast and learn about the science that is starting to emerge around both tea and innovation.
Serve up a cuppa and settle in as we spill the tea.
Extreme Perspectives | Data behind the magic. The science of delivering breakthrough innovation.
Dr. Adam Kitt is a misfit, doctor of social science, cognitive diversity expert, and head of the Sense Worldwide R&D team.
Through ongoing collaborations with University College London (UCL) and The Sense Network, Adam and his team are exploring the science behind breakthrough innovation.
The result is a cognitive diversity algorithm that ensures the Sense Worldwide team includes the right perspectives, at the right stages of the innovation process, where they have optimal impact.
Adam believes that his findings are going to profoundly impact the way teams of the future are designed and their rate of success in delivering breakthrough results.
Learn about the science behind the magic.
Extreme Perspectives | Escort or spy? The life of a true digital nomad and the need for communities
Jacqui is a transitional outlier, nomad, community advocate, and serial entrepreneur.
Her friends aren’t sure if she is a spy or an escort, because she is always jet-setting between her bases in the USA, Australia, Mexico, and the UK.
The truth is that she's a digital nomad. She works just 4 hours per week... but across each of her businesses; from camper vans to ghost hunting, and acting to real estate.
Jacqui believes in the need for communities like The Sense Network and recalls shaping the future of Sense Worldwide clients.
Globe-trot with Extreme Perspectives.
Extreme Perspectives | Unexpected opinion in bagging area. How innovations in retail hinder progress
Mark Landini is a hyperactive outlier, adopted Aussie, and accomplished retail designer.
Mark channels his ADHD in a perpetual hunt for simplicity. This unique perspective helps him see through facades and reveal hidden truths.
As an expert in retail experience design, Mark believes we often see change but mistake it for progress. We are duped into believing innovation has taken place, but rather it is a change that is detrimental to both customers and suppliers.
Listen in as we talk shop, everything from great British designers and design firms like Pentagram, to BBQs and everything that's wrong with supermarkets.
Have a browse with Extreme Perspectives.
Extreme Perspectives | Life in the margins. How myths are made and why do some disappear.
Noa Menhaim is a geological outlier, author, literary editor, and proprietor of many intellectual rabbit holes. She describes herself as the crazy aunt who badgers people with weird and wonderful facts.
She decided to consolidated all of her tidbits into a book, The Life Fantastic. The pages are crammed so full, the content overflows into the margins.
Listen in as we find out how myths are made, why some disappear, and how Noa does her research. Dive into a world of unicorns, witches, mermaids, and werewolves.
Notepads at the ready.
Extreme Perspectives | School is a mindset not just a building. Why we need both science and art.
Emily is a crazy one, science teacher, creative thinking world champion, and catalyst. She believes that schools are about a mindset, not a building.
At her school, Emily is known as the crazy teacher who sets fires and organises the most enjoyable after-school clubs. As a scientist, she instills an experimental mindset in her students. And while she adores science, she thinks students are beginning to miss out on the arts.
Sit down, ears open, and expand you mind.