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Jun 30, 2016

This is an in-betweenisode in which I offer some thoughts on the recent UK referendum to leave the EU (Brexit), and how to respond to greater uncertainty caused by changes in our external environments.

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Jun 22, 2016

How do leaders, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs practice resilience?  How does resilience help to create success (and how do we even define success)?  My guest on this week’s episode is best-selling author, CEO, management expert and technology entrepreneur Faisal Hoque.  Faisal currently runs a company called Shadoka and is a regular contributor for Fast Company.  Faisal has a very interesting background.  He moved from Bangladesh to the USA when he was 17 and by the age of 22, started his own company and was on the way to achieve tremendous success.  However, he eventually had to deal with tremendous adversity and that’s when he started to make a number of changes in his life and approach.  We get into all of that, and much more. 

We discuss:

•Entrepreneurship
•Resilience
•Mindfulness
•Meditation
•Life paths and trajectories
•Emotional intelligence and systemic thinking
•Success
•Risk and living in uncertainty
•Overcoming adversity

And much more!

Show notes: 

Faisal’s website: http://faisalhoque.com/

Shadoka: http://shadoka.com/

Faisal on Twitter: https://twitter.com/faisal_hoque

Faisal in Fast Company: http://www.fastcompany.com/user/faisal-hoque

Faisal in Business Insider: http://uk.businessinsider.com/author/faisal-hoque

Survive to Thrive: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Survive-Thrive-Practices-Entrepreneurs-Innovators-ebook/dp/B0101FI78A/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1466638185&sr=8-5&keywords=survive+to+thrive

Everything Connects: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Everything-Connects-Creativity-Innovation-Sustainability-ebook/dp/B00HSO0YIE/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1466638220&sr=8-1&keywords=everything+connects

Lydia Dishman article on having mulitple jobs: http://www.fastcompany.com/3060326/the-future-of-work/in-the-future-well-all-have-multiple-jobs

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zen-Mind-Beginners-Shunryu-Suzuki-ebook/dp/B00I8USOM0/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1466638892&sr=1-1&keywords=zen+mind+beginners+mind

River Monsters: http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/river-monsters/

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Jun 15, 2016

This is a short in-betweenisode in which I discuss grit and motivation.  I offer four tips and steps around how to push through when a lack of motivation is a factor.

 

Show notes:

Article on negative thoughts: http://business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/three-techniques-to-manage-40000-negative-thoughts

Article on how action creates emotion: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/insight-therapy/201010/action-creates-emotion

Article on habits: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-happiness-project/200910/stop-expecting-change-your-habit-in-21-days

Tim Ferriss on habits: http://fourhourworkweek.com/2009/01/07/the-power-of-less-leo-babauta-zen-habits

Rich Roll: www.richroll.com 

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Jun 15, 2016

This is a short in-betweenisode in which I discuss grit and motivation.  I offer four tips and steps around how to push through when a lack of motivation is a factor.

 

Show notes:

Article on negative thoughts: http://business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/three-techniques-to-manage-40000-negative-thoughts

Article on how action creates emotion: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/insight-therapy/201010/action-creates-emotion

Article on habits: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-happiness-project/200910/stop-expecting-change-your-habit-in-21-days

Tim Ferriss on habits: http://fourhourworkweek.com/2009/01/07/the-power-of-less-leo-babauta-zen-habits

Rich Roll: www.richroll.com 

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Jun 7, 2016

Does leading counter-insurgency operations against the Taliban have any application to a purely civilian realm?  Yes, and more than you can probably imagine.  I explore this question in this episode and there is so much wrapped into the answers, that it makes for an enthralling discussion about leadership, war, discipline, decision-making in the midst of uncertainty and so much more.  I think you’ll love it!

My guest is Nick Copperwaite.  Nick currently works in the finance sector here in London.  However, prior to this he spent 17 years in the Parachute Regiment of the British Army, rising to the rank of Major.  He led operations in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. 

I know many of you have a wide range of views on war, foreign policy and military intervention.  However, regardless of your perspective, I am certain that you will get a lot out of this conversation.

Nick is a great guy, with a huge amount of knowledge and insights and a very interesting journey from the battle fields of Afghanistan to the his current role working in the office complexes of Canary Wharf.  I have a great amount of admiration and respect for him.

In this episode, we discuss:

•Nick’s background and what led him to joining the military – and to be clear, it is not an interest in fighting or conflict!;
•The benefits of military training;
•His time doing counter-insurgency operations, particularly in Afghanistan against the Taliban.  I found this to be a fascinating discussion on Nick’s efforts in winning hearts and minds, armed conflict in the 21st Century, working with local Mullahs and local communities, and the broader limitations of counter-insurgency. 
•Leading men and women into war and how he prepared for the prospect of losing lives
•Transitioning to a civilian life;
•Things he learned in the military that are highly applicable to civilian organisations, particularly:
•Leadership and how to motivate and treat others;
•Planning in the midst of uncertainty
•Decision-making
•Whether or not we (as in Western governments) do enough to help service leavers transitions to a civilian life
•And much more!

This is an amazing conversation and I am sure you will enjoy and get a lot out of it!

Show notes:

Nick on Linkedin: http://bit.ly/1TSqCwe 

The book “The Utility of Force” by Rupert Smith: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/211972.The_Utility_of_Force?ac=1&from_search=true

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