Episodes: Masonry

Patrick Barwise – The War Against The BBC

For years the BBC has lost battles with right wing lobbyists, free market economists and competitors who frame the corporation as biased, bloated, elite and out of touch with the people who pay for it to exist. In The War Against The BBC (https://www.amazon.co.uk/War-Against-BBC-Unprecedented-Combination/dp/0141989408) ,  London Business School Professor and “critical friend” of the corporation...

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Guy Raz – How Successful Entrepreneurs Build Brilliant Companies

Meet the man who transforms the brilliant business mind of successful entrepreneurs into pure audio gold on his massively successful NPR podcast in the USA, extracting insights from men and women who have conceived struggled and pivoted their way to create some of the world’s best known brands and companies.  Guy doesn’t think that being...

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Kathryn Jacob and Sue Unerman – The Key to Belonging at Work

Richard Kilgarriff meets two media industry luminaries: Sue Unerman, Chief Transformation Officer at MediaCom and Kathryn Jacob OBE, Chief Executive Officer of Pearl and Dean. Together with journalist Mark Edwards they’ve written Belonging – The Key to Transforming and Maintaining Diversity, Inclusion and Equality at Work (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Belonging-Transforming-Maintaining-Diversity-Inclusion/dp/1472979613/?tag=21) .

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George Zarkadakis – Re-Inventing Democracy in the Age of Intelligent Machines

Richard Kilgarriff shares OMI with George Zarkadakis. George works at the intersection of arts, science and technology to imagine new organisations and governments in the upcoming Fourth Industrial Age. His new book CYBER REPUBLIC, RE-INVENTING DEMOCRACY IN THE AGE OF INTELLIGENT MACHINES (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cyber-Republic-Reinventing-Democracy-Intelligent/dp/0262044315/?tag=bookomi-21) is a playbook for anyone who has lost some faith in the...

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Thomas Erikson – How to Stop Being Exploited by Psychopaths

Thomas Erikson is the Swedish Behavioural expert whose book Surrounded By Idiots sold 2.5 million copies worldwide. In it he described four types of personality – Red, Yellow, Green and Blue – to explain why and how we see ourselves and other people. In SURROUNDED BY PSYCHOPATHS (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Surrounded-Psychopaths-Being-Exploited-Others-ebook/dp/B083FFXYJ9/?tag=bookomi-21) he brings first hand experience to the...

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Tabitha Goldstaub – How to Talk to Robots: A Girl’s Guide to a Future Dominated by Ai

Rachel Schofield shares OMI with Tech entrepreneur Tabitha Goldstaub, whose new book HOW TO TALK TO ROBOTS: A GIRL’S GUIDE TO A FUTURE DOMINATED BY Ai (https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Talk-Robots-Future-Dominated/dp/0008405875/?tag=bookomi-21) aims  to break down the so-called “Tech Bro” barriers, demystify Artificial Intelligence and make sure it works for the benefit of everyone.

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Dylan Jones – Sweet Dreams: The Story of The New Romantics

From the dismal dereliction of the Sex Pistols to peak-eighties gloss with Wham, coloured throughout by Margaret Thatcher’s politics of self-improvement, 1979-1985 was a moment in history that made UK culture what it is today. Join Richard Kilgarriff as he shares OMI with Dylan Jones, top magazine editor (British GQ) and author of Sweet Dreams...

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59: Leroy Logan – Closing Ranks: My Life as a Cop

Rachel Schofield shares OMI with retired Superintendent Leroy Logan MBE, founder member of the Black Police Association: His 30 year career in the Metropolitan Police makes him perfectly placed to reflect on what has and hasn’t changed in race relations over recent decades. In CLOSING RANKS, MY LIFE AS A COP (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Closing-Ranks-My-Life-Cop/dp/0281083460/?tag=bookomi-21) , we hear...

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58: Johan Norberg – Open: The Story of Human Progress

Richard Kilgarriff shares OMI with Johan Norberg, the Swedish historian of ideas and a senior fellow at libertarian think tank The Cato Institute. Johan wants you to open your mind, your business and your borders to celebrate and build upon the progress we’ve made as human beings to date. OPEN – THE STORY OF HUMAN...

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57: Naomi Bagdonas – Why Humour is a Superpower at Work

‘Eye-opening, important and utterly enjoyable. Come for the humour, stay for the insights.’ That’s what Arianna Huffington says of HUMOUR SERIOUSLY, WHY HUMOUR IS A SUPERPOWER AT WORK AND IN LIFE, (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Humour-Serious-Business-Superpower-Work/dp/0241405939/?tag=bookomi-21) the new book by Stanford lecturer / stand-up comic Naomi Bagdonas and Stanford behavioural psychologist Jennifer Aaker. Together they investigate what it means...

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56: Max Dickins – Using the Secrets of Improv to Succeed at Work

Abiola Ogunbiyi shares OMI with Max Dickins, the man behind Hoopla – the UK’s first improvisation training school – Max teaches people how to use whatever they’ve got to get wherever they want in life and work. Get of Copy of Max’s book HERE (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Improvise-Secrets-Achieve-Extraordinary-Results-ebook/dp/B084H5VTPP/?tag=bookomi-21)

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55: Po Bronson and Arvind Gupta – Decoding The World

Imagine trying to rebuild the world one business at a time. That’s what PO BRONSON AND ARVIND GUPTA are attempting at IndieBio, the science accelerator that Arvind founded in 2014 and where Po is now Managing Director. In their book, DECODING THE WORLD, A ROADMAP FOR THE QUESTIONER (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Decoding-World-Questioner-Po-Bronson/dp/1538734311/?tag=bookomi-21) , they tackle the big science...

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