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Now displaying: 2019
Jul 10, 2019

Eric Partaker is the Co-Founder and CEO of Mexican restaurant chain Chilango and a High Performance Coach. In this episode we discuss:

  • The major problem with most approaches to personal development
  • The relationship between identity, emotion and habit formation
  • How to integrate the high performance mindset into all areas of your life

So whatever aspect of life you’re looking to improve, this episode will give you all you need and much more.

Jul 2, 2019

Eric Partaker is the Co-Founder and CEO of Mexican restaurant chain Chilango and a High Performance Coach. In this episode we discuss:

- The importance of building career capital and how Eric did this at McKinsey and Skype
- The art of branding and how Eric applied this at Chilango
- How Chilango became one of the most successfully crowdfunded businesses of all time

So whether you’re looking to take your career to the next level or upgrade your business, this episode will give you all you need and more.

May 22, 2019

Josh Kaufman is an entrepreneur and the bestselling author of The Personal MBA, The First 20 Hours and How To Fight a Hydra. In this episode we discuss:

  • The benefits of fiction and non-fiction for promoting behaviour change
  • Dealing with practical concerns when pursuing your dreams
  • The skills that Josh stuck with after writing the First 20 Hours

This was a wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary conversation with lots of great insights whether you want to start your own business or learn a new skill.

Apr 17, 2019

Niko Bonatsos is the Managing Director at General Catalyst Partners an early stage venture capital fund specialising in Series A and B tech startups. In this episode we discuss:

  • How Niko harnessed the power of serendipity as a student in multiple countries
  • Why Niko wants the founder he invests in to be learning animals and how he identifies this
  • The current state of the conversation in Silicon Valley

We also discuss Niko’s investment in Snapchat which IPOd with a $28 billion valuation so this was a great episode packed full of useful insights about all things tech.

Apr 11, 2019

Steve O’Hear is a leading technology journalist for Techcrunch where he focuses on European startups, companies and products.

Steve has written for some of the world’s top publications and has also started a company himself, co-founding the London and Prague-based startup Beepl, In his role as CEO there, Steve helped the company raise its first round and develop and launch its product

A man of many talents he also wrote and directed the critically acclaimed documentary 'In Search of the Valley', which was released in back in 2006 spending one month visiting and talking to many of the valley's biggest personalities.

In this episode we discuss: 

  • How technology has affected journalism and changed the rules of the game
  • Steve’s tips and tricks for asking good questions to get the types of answers you’re looking for in an interview
  • The current state of the global tech ecosystem and whether we’re in a bubble or not 

We also discuss Steve’s experiences as a founder and filmmaker, which makes this episode a wide-ranging and multidisciplinary one. So whether you’re curious about the state of the global tech industry, how journalism is evolving or what it takes to make the most of an interview, this episode has you covered.

Mar 5, 2019

Venkatesh Rao is an author, consultant and the founder of the hugely popular blogs Ribbon Farm and Breaking Smart. Ribbonfarm is a multidisciplinary blog focused on strategy and decision-making, while Breaking Smart is devoted to in-depth explorations of the emerging digital economy.

Venkat is also the author of the highly acclaimed book on decision-making, Tempo, and offers consulting services in organisational development, strategy and executive coaching, working with a number of prestigious clients like famed VC firm Andreesen Horowitz. In this episode we discuss: 

- Venkat’s lessons about the creative process from years of writing on his two blogs
- The conditions needed to generate insight from conversation and how Venkat works with the likes of Marc Andreesen from Andreesen Horowitz
- Why dialectic is the driving force of any good relationship and a healthy society  

This conversation was a lot of fun to record and it was great to chat to Venkat while he was visiting here in London! Whether you want to have more insightful conversations or know what it takes to run a hugely popular blog, this episode has you covered.

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