Series: The Bookomicast

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

Lily Cole – Who Cares Wins: Reasons For Optimism in a Changing World

From the age of 15, Lily Cole has travelled the world for the biggest fashion brands on the planet ; Alexander McQueen, Louis Vitton, Jean Paul Gaultier , Chanel – but the further she walked down the catwalk, the more she became aware of the damage that we’re doing to the environment -and very soon…

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22: Jack Rooke – Cheer The Fuck Up: How to Save Your Best Friend

Twenty-six (nearly twenty-seven) year old comedian Jack Rooke shares OMI with Richard Kilgarriff on dealing with the death of his Dad and then the sudden loss of his best friend to suicide. To get closer to Jack, his book CHEER THE FUCK UP is available HERE

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21: Flynn Coleman – A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence is Redefining Who We Are.

Flynn Coleman works with the UN and Governments to improve social justice around the world, across a diverse range of societies and cultures. Her book is a cautious statement of hope that technology will help to define us as a species. Go deeper into Flynn Coleman’s OMI with her book HERE

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20: Dr Pippa Grange – Fear Less: How to Win at Life Without Losing Yourself

Fear makes us anxious, or shameful, or turns us into perfectionists. We aim for a status that’s never truly satisfying by pretending to be someone else. Sound familiar? Dr Pippa Grange deals with these problems at the highest level and shares her OMI with to Rachel Schofield about ways to tackle the demons that distract…

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19: Tom Young – The Making of a Leader: What Elite Sport Can Teach Us About Leadership and Performance.

Tom Young is a performance psychologist who works with elite teams and individuals to get the most out of themselves and the people around them; how they communicate, how they handle pressure, maintain focus and respond to challenges. Go deeper into Tom Young’s OMI, get his book HERE

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18: Sanne Blauw – The Number Bias: How Numbers Lead us and Mislead us

In this episode we look at the misleading nature of numbers with Sanne Blauw, the numbers correspondent from the Dutch media organisation ‘The Correspondent’ (where historian Rutger Bregman works too)- a ground-breaking community of journalists and readers. Go deeper into the subject with Sanne’s book HERE

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17: Philip N. Howard – Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives

As governments consider more funding for virtual cyber armies over real boots on the ground, Richard Kilgarriff talks to one of the world’s leading experts on the impact of digital media across the political spectrum. Why and how do troll armies invade our democracies and what can we do to defend ourselves against them?Want to…

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16: Brian Dumaine – Bezonomics: How Amazon is Changing our Lives and What the World’s Best Companies are Learning From it

In this episode we meet the man tracking the fortunes of the world’s richest man. Jeff Bezos has amassed a fortune of over $160 billion through Amazon, delivering faster and cheaper products across the planet since 1995; developing services like Alexa, cloud services and Prime video and Amazon Studios.It’s a relentless flywheel of Ai, data…

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15: Rachel Wilkerson Miller – The Art of Showing Up

In this episode Rachel Schofield talks to Vice Life’s Deputy Editor about the nitty gritty of managing relationships in a hectic, ever-changing world – and the small things that make a big difference to how you feel about yourself and the people in your life.You can buy a copy of Rachel’s book, The Art of…

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14: Jonathon Porritt – Hope in Hell: A Decade to Confront the Climate Emergency

Meet the UK’s most prominent and influential climate-change campaigner who gives us ten years to save humankind from a risk far greater than Covid 19… Jonathon Porritt was the director of Friends of the Earth and co-chair of the Green party in the eighties, co-founded the forum for the Future in the nineties and in…

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