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Shots of Purpose

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Three designers from different disciplines and with unique perspectives talk and wonder about things that make humans happy, make design good, and business sustainable. Shots of Purpose is a podcast for designers, entrepreneurs, and people who like to think as a conscious activity. With Shots of Purpose, the hosts Brian, Joost and Tom aim to inspire listeners to do that which makes them happy while learning about design and business.

Three designers from different disciplines and with unique perspectives talk and wonder about things that make humans happy, make design good, and business sustainable. Shots of Purpose is a podcast for designers, entrepreneurs, and people who like to think as a conscious activity. With Shots of Purpose, the hosts Brian, Joost and Tom aim to inspire listeners to do that which makes them happy while learning about design and business.

Location:

Netherlands

Description:

Three designers from different disciplines and with unique perspectives talk and wonder about things that make humans happy, make design good, and business sustainable. Shots of Purpose is a podcast for designers, entrepreneurs, and people who like to think as a conscious activity. With Shots of Purpose, the hosts Brian, Joost and Tom aim to inspire listeners to do that which makes them happy while learning about design and business.

Language:

English


Episodes

#23 Serendipity

5/14/2020
This one got delightfully out of hand! From being your authentic self to using rumble language to create a safe space, Joost and Brian take our first video-recorded episode to a personal level. We get into Presence, frogs, intelligent lockdowns, and vegan balcony barbecues. We share our fears, irritations, frustrations, and inspirations. And we get to know each other a little better along the way. Join us on this sojourn into the messy world of (our) human psychology and remember: we see...

Duration:00:52:49

#22 Notes on (Remote) Team Leadership

4/13/2020
Leading a team, especially for the first time, presents us with interesting challenges. Great! That gives us opportunities to grow, help others in meaningful ways, and discover superpowers we didn’t know we had. Joost, Tom, and Brian take the opportunity of Tom’s new job to discuss how these opportunities take shape, how they challenge us, and which tools can help us succeed. We cover topics like leadership by example, dealing with organizational politics, and managing team (members’)...

Duration:01:10:45

#21 Remote Together. How to Stay Social while Distancing.

3/23/2020
In some ways, this is an exciting time to be alive. Joost and Brian speak with Reinout Bosman, trainer, speaker, and opera tenor currently living in Florence, Italy. Together, we explore the idea that crisis brings change - we can either shut down or step up and follow new opportunities. We discuss best practices for conducting classes or workshops online, social rituals like 'Whatsapperitivo' to stay in touch with friends, and how we can enrich our lives by confronting our confining...

Duration:00:40:10

#20 What is A "Better" World? /w Nathan Kinch & Mat Mytka from Greater Than X

3/2/2020
People often talk about "building a better world," but what does that actually mean? We at Shots of Purpose do it too, but to steer this ship called Earth in a new direction, we need to understand where we want to go. Joost & Brian welcome Nathan Kinch & Mat Mytka, from Greater Than X, to the show. As experts in data ethics and responsible business, they've created practical frameworks to guide planet positive change. From childhood dreams to the bushfires in Australia, we discuss moral...

Duration:01:32:19

Vacation Break - Testing Twitter things

2/21/2020
Testing twitter stuff, disregard this episode. Or don't and listen to it twice :)

Duration:00:01:12

#19 Health Insurance, Gamified

2/10/2020
Health Insurance, Gamified Health insurers, like a.s.r. Vitality, are using data from wearables like Fitbit and Apple Watch to give healthier people discounts. This makes a lot of sense: if you’re healthier, you’re less likely to need medical care, which means an insurance company is less likely to have to pay medical bills. But what could go wrong? In this episode, Joost talks about his life with a.s.r. Vitality and discusses with Brian the benefits and potential pitfalls with gamified...

Duration:01:50:04

#18 Are the Polar Icecaps Really Melting? /w Xenia Tombrou

1/13/2020
Design thinking gives people tools to address issues all over the world. Xenia Tombrou uses them in her struggle to clean up her home island of Corfu, Greece. Tom, Joost, and Brian got to speak with Xenia, communication specialist, project manager, and climate activist. We discuss her work on reusing & reducing waste on the island, the most difficult challenges she faces, and how a little empathy can convert our most vocal critics into our most motivated allies. Key Topics Sustainability,...

Duration:01:05:37

#17 What does neuroscience have to do with the climate crisis? /w Philip Jordanov, Neuropsychologist

12/16/2019
Why do we separate our plastic but end up throwing it in the trash anyway? How can we work with cognitive bias to nudge people toward healthier choices? And how do urinal flies save thousands of Euros every year? Joost & Brian speak with Philip Jordanov, Cognitive Neuropsychologist at Neurofied. He answers these questions and discusses with us how understanding of human behavior can help us fight climate change. Key Topics Behavior change, cognitive bias, sustainability, neuroanatomy,...

Duration:01:22:09

#16 App Data, Privacy and Design Leadership /w Sjoerd Dijkstra, UX Director at App Annie

10/28/2019
Sjoerd Dijkstra is UX Director at App Annie, a world-leader in the collection and analysis of app data. Sjoerd talks with us about many things, amongst which how companies can inform themselves without infringing people's privacy, successfully running a business with teams spread across the globe, design leadership and the massive increase of popularity of mobile games. Besides being a UX director, Sjoerd is head of the Dutch branch of App Annie, an avid gamer, a father of two and an...

Duration:01:06:34

#15 Why and how should we apply empathy in design?

8/26/2019
In this episode Brian and Joost talk about why empathy is important, how empathy can be applied in design and how it would work in a workshop format. In October 2019, Joost is hosting a workshop at Design Thinking Conference, so they've taken an 'Open Kitchen' approach and used this podcast to lay the foundation of that workshop. Brian is our Empathic Design Guru, and takes us on a deep dive in this episode. Tune in to hear how that goes and learn the truths of empathy in design. For...

Duration:01:15:56

Vacation Break: we will be back in August!

7/15/2019
We're on our summer break enjoying the sun, freshly made, pizza-oven baked pizzas and the fresh outdoors. Don't be sad though, we wil be back in August!

Duration:00:01:12

#14 Life Lessons and Great Books

7/8/2019
In this episode Brian, Joost, and Tom share their recent life lessons. Things they've taken to heart and have enriched themselves with. For example, are you aware of the Netherlands' ranking when it comes to sustainability? We are pretty low on the list, but apparently there are some (good) reasons that explain that ranking a bit better than you would assume initially. That's one of Joost's recent lessons learned: there is always another perspective to be heard and learned from. Brian tells...

Duration:01:11:08

#13 What does it take to start and grow a social enterprise? – With Microlab Founder Luuk Visser

6/24/2019
A new first for Shots of Purpose! A four-person episode, with special guest Luuk Visser. Luuk is the co-founder of Microlab, a really cool and fast-growing co-working space in Eindhoven, NL. Microlab started as Atelier Eindhoven with only a handful of people, and within 5 years has grown to a space of over 12000m² and with over 700 people in 200 companies. In this episode we talk with Luuk about how he wanted better equipment for his woodworking hobby, and ending up building a company...

Duration:00:59:51

#12 Design, Industry 4.0, and Autonomy. Also, does AI make us more human?

6/10/2019
Boy, is Industry 4.0 full of podcast potential! This is our longest episode to date, and with good reason. First off, we have a cool new intro, completely spontaneously recorded in our pre-podcast preparation. Let us know what you think of it on Twitter @shotsofpurpose. Secondly, AI is changing our world and we just can't completely wrap our heads around what that fully entails for us humans and designers. Also, autonomous cars are just cool, besides offering lots of new design...

Duration:01:23:13

#11 Design for Industry 4.0, what will designers do in the future?

5/27/2019
What do autonomous vehicles, energy and craftsmanship have in common? Industry 4.0! Brian, Joost, and Tom talk about what Industry 4.0 means for us designers. Before we converse about the implications though, we try to wrap our heads around what industry 4.0 actually is and where it might head in the future. Here's a short recap on the previous three industrial revolutions. The first industrial revolution happened with the invention of the Steam engine, and the mechanization that followed....

Duration:01:11:42

#10 Personal Leadership with Positivity Guru Rudy van Beurden

3/31/2019
What grade from 1 to 10 would you give your life right now? Are you happy? Do you know what makes you happy? We talk with public speaker and positivity guru Rudy van Beurden about how you can discover if you're not happy about something and how to change those parts. It's what some people call Personal Leadership and it can change your your life forever. Together with Rudy, we dive in deep into our own lives, but we also talk about very practical ways of measuring and changing your own...

Duration:01:11:40

#9 Changing the world one challenge, election, and protest at a time

3/18/2019
Is the fight against climate change futile? What can we citizens do about it anyway? Last episode got us inspired to keep talking about climate change and what we personally can do about it. In this episode we reflect on our challenges and debate the efficacy of protesting. We also talk about the importance of democracy and using your right to vote. With elections coming up in the Netherlands, we urge everyone to read up on the topics and cast your vote!

Duration:00:46:50

#8 Climate change, what can we do about it?

3/4/2019
Lots of students on the streets protesting against climate change, citizens getting increased energy taxes, and many debates about meeting climate goals. How does climate change influence our lives and what can we do about it as designers and, more importantly, individuals? Tune in to find out why this February was sunny and warm and very different from last year. Hang on till the end where we challenge each other with easy, positive things to change in our lives. This one is close to our...

Duration:01:07:25

#7 What will 2019 bring us?

1/28/2019
Happy belated New Year! In this fresh 2019 episode, Brian, Joost, and Tom talk about their predictions for the new year. Listen to the convivial trio to find out what they think 2019 has in store for music, food, the planet, and design. Also, non-twitterererrrss, we hear you! We have a brand-spankin’ new email address for your lovely ideas. Send your feedback, or something you want us to talk about to sop@purposedesign.nl

Duration:00:50:58

#6 Privacy, does it matter?

1/13/2019
Brian, Joost, and Tom talk about privacy. Tom tells us he has nothing to hide, and Brian jumps in to tell us why you do have something to hide and why it’s important to protect it. What do you think about giving up your data for free? Should we be compensated, or are we already being compensated? Find out our perspective in this episode!

Duration:00:58:49