Series: The Bookomicast

Leaders from the world of business and entertainment pick the Most Wanted Minds in Business, Science, Technology and Culture.

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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54: David Epstein – Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialised World

Richard Kilgarriff shares OMI with The No.1 New York Times best-selling author who specialises in the science of sports and performance, but wants us all to explore the wider benefits of generalisation if we are to become the very best at whatever we do in life and work. Get a copy of David’s book RANGE HERE…

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53: George Dyson – The Entangled Destinies of Nature, Humans and Machines

In this episode Richard Kilgarriff meets George Dyson, the science historian who presents human evolution and technology in the context of the natural world. In his latest book, ANALOGIA, (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Analogia-George-Dyson/dp/1846147441/ref=pd_lpo_14_t_0/260-6104575-8422968?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1846147441&pd_rd_r=4324f819-9d1f-456a-8d4f-36d56a995465&pd_rd_w=3dM3o&pd_rd_wg=darFU&pf_rd_p=7b8e3b03-1439-4489-abd4-4a138cf4eca6&pf_rd_r=1897SRTW7GYK78N6MY8G&psc=1&refRID=1897SRTW7GYK78N6MY8G/?tag=bookomi-21) The Entangled Destinies of Nature, Human Beings and Machines, George challenges the assumption that digital technology, made by human code, is naturally superior and separate…

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52: Mike Berners-Lee – The Carbon Footprint of Everything

In this episode we meet the carbon footprint connoisseur who wants us to hone our instincts for measuring the production of harmful greenhouse gases before, during and after everything we make, eat, live and love to do… from sending an email to flying round the world…it all adds up to tonnes of trouble for life…

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51: Elspeth Kirkman – Explaining Behavioural Insights

In this episode Rachel Schofield challenges you to consider how much of your behaviour is influenced by your unconscious self. On the surface you may think you are the embodiment of rational decision-making, but behavioural insights expert Elspeth Kirkman thinks otherwise. Get a copy of Elspeth’s book HERE (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Behavioral-Insights-Press-Essential-Knowledge/dp/0262539403/?tag=bookomi-21)

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50: Richard Ovenden – A History of Knowledge Under Attack

We celebrate our 50th episode with Richard Ovenden, the director of the world famous Bodleian Library in Oxford. He reveals how knowledge has been attacked (and preserved) through the ages, telling us a great deal about culture, society and civilisation in every century, including our own. Get your Copy of Burning The Books from Primrose…

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49: Sarah Frier – The Inside Story of Instagram

In this episode, Richard Kilgarriff meets Bloomberg journalist Sarah Frier, whose job it is to explain how social media giants like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram have changed how society sees itself; looking at the future through their lens so we can understand where we are (and who we are) today… Get your copy of…

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48: Tim Wigmore – The Best: How Elite Athletes Are Made

Richard Kilgarriff meets the Telegraph, Economist and New York Times writer who looks deep into the business and science behind performance at the very top of professional sport. Get your copy of Tim’s book HERE (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-How-Champions-Are-Made/dp/1529304350)

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Roman Krznaric – How to Think Long Term in a Short Term World

Meet the philosopher whose ideas influence political, economic and cultural reformers around the world.Today he’s urging us all to embrace our clear and present connection to a future as deep, if not deeper, than the billions of years behind us.Go deeper into Roman’s OMI with his book, get a copy in the Bookomi section of…

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