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#ALB45 - Elvis isn't dead... and neither is print media - Alan Marriott

11/8/2018
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"A lot of people will tell you that print media is dead. And I think that they're absolutely wrong." Back in the 80's, Geoff Capes could rip a Yellow Pages in half with his bare hands. I reckon I could give it a go these days. Want to know why print media ISN'T dead? Why a leaflet doesn't have a front and a back? or what "massively powerful tool" is "underestimated and underutilised"? You're going to LOVE episode #45 of the ALB podcast then, with our guest...

Duration:00:43:43

#ALB44 - How Jon Monks DOUBLED his sales, whilst working HALF as hard

10/4/2018
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Everyone loves Black Friday, right? Especially today's guest Jon Monks. Last year, Jon managed to DOUBLE the previous year's Black Friday sales figures. But he managed to do so whilst working HALF as hard. So much so, that he left the office at 4pm, as there was nothing for him to do - the till was ringing all by itself! In this episode you'll discover: Jon has the following quote written on his office walls: "We have the products. We have the knowledge. We have the skill." In the...

Duration:00:47:16

#043 - The LAST EVER Big Idea Podcast...

9/6/2018
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"And now, the end is near And so I face the final curtain..." That's right boys and girls, this is the FINAL EVER episode of the Big Idea Podcast! "Regrets, I've had a few But then again, too few to mention..." It's also the shortest episode we've ever recorded.. "Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew When I bit off more than I could chew..." But don't panic - we're not going anywhere! We're simply getting a new name - the "Ambitious. Lifestyle. Business. Podcast." - we're also...

Duration:00:06:38

#042 - How a subscription model could GROW your business

8/1/2018
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Want to get more customers? Who come back more often? And spend more money? A subscription model could be the answer to your prayers - The likes of Amazon, Netflix, Graze, Naked Wines and Sky have all cottoned onto it - even the dear old Milkman is making a comeback, so isn't it about time you did the same? This episode is a brief overview of a Masterclass that we delivered for the One Percent Club, our very own subscription business! For links to everything we talk about, including...

Duration:00:31:35

#041 - How to SPECTACULARLY fail your way to success...

7/5/2018
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We tackle Fear of Failure in this month's episode, with lessons and advice from Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger and Scott Adams. We learn about the £100k risk that John and Jason are taking right now, and also tell you how John made £50k by playing Fifa... For links to everything we talk about, including the video recording of the episode and transcription of everything we talked about, head over to the show notes at bigidea.co.uk/podcast. And to watch the LIVE recording of each episode...

Duration:00:51:54

#040 - Take a simple idea (and take it seriously...)

6/1/2018
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We "keep it simple, stupid" in this episode, with key takeaways and lessons from Elon Musk, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger about the power of simplicity in business. For links to everything we talk about, including the video recording of the episode and transcription of everything we talked about, head over to the show notes at bigidea.co.uk/podcast. And to watch the LIVE recording of each episode of the Big Idea Podcast, join our Facebook Group for FREE - you can then watch our ugly...

Duration:00:39:03

#039 - The KING of Routine.

5/4/2018
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You don't choose the level of your success. You choose your habits, and your habits dictate the level of your success. In this episode, we find out why you need to become the "King of Routine" in your business if you want to thrive. We look at what it takes to have "grit" with Angela Duckworth, and how to demonstrate "Extreme Ownership" courtesy of Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. For links to everything we talk about, including the video recording of the episode and transcription of...

Duration:00:38:32

#038 - Gerald Ratner, Hot Cross Buns and Sweaty Assets

4/4/2018
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It's the Easter edition of the Big Idea Podcast, so it's only natural that we talk about... Hot Cross Buns! Specifically, how Hot Cross Buns can teach you a thing or two about growing your business - especially if you think you only sell one "thing" and can't possibly branch out into other products or cross sell something similar to people who currently HATE what you sell. We talk about asset creation, and why EVERYBODY should be creating, building, buying and sweating assets on a...

Duration:00:29:50

#037 - How Neville Wright turned 37p (and his Dad's ladder) into a £100 million empire

3/15/2018
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If you've been listening to the Big Idea Podcast for the last few months then you'll have heard me raving about today's guest for quite some time. Neville Wright is the founder of Kiddicare.com, a nursery retailer that Neville started with his wife Marilyn in 1974. But don't be fooled into thinking this is your usual "and then I made £100 million" story - we go deep into the early years of Neville's journey, focusing on how he took 37p and borrowed his Dad's ladder to go from "a beggar to...

Duration:01:23:06

#036 - The 8 Year Old Collecting Mentors...

3/1/2018
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John's eight year old son is collecting mentors. Like just about every other 8 year old kid, he wants to be a famous YouTuber like DanTDM or Stampylonghead. But like John way back in 2000, he "knows that he knows nothing" - so he's been seeking out mentors. Other kids like him that are a little bit ahead of him in his Youtube journey, and who can help give him the blueprint to succeed. We review February's Book of the Month by Neville Wright, which earned rave reviews, and also introduced...

Duration:00:41:50

#035 - You can't handle the truth!

2/1/2018
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In this episode, we go Mystery Shopping with some of our clients, and encourage you to find out the TRUTH about what's going on in your business, rather than what "should" be happening. Our book of the month is "Principles" by Ray Dalio, and as always we've got loads of takeaways from it to help you grow your business. We evaluate risk vs reward from an investment, and business point of view - would you risk £6k to make £30k? How about giving free petrol away to potential customers, or...

Duration:00:46:47

#034 - Review of the year

1/2/2018
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Our review of the year - key takeaways and favourite moments. Our resolutions and predictions for 2018. What we've learned from a year of podcasting. Our Book(s) of the Year For links to everything we talk about, including the video recording of the episode and transcription of everything we talked about, head over to the show notes at bigidea.co.uk/podcast. And to watch the LIVE recording of each episode of the Big Idea Podcast, join our Facebook Group for FREE - you can then watch...

Duration:00:57:07

#033 - How I became a Fat Ducker...

12/1/2017
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John shows us what we can learn from Heston Blumenthal's restaurant "The Fat Duck" - in terms of customer experience, attention to detail, and pricing. We also look back at last month's book of the month "Money", by Rob Moore - a title that really polarised listeners, who seemed to either love it or hate it - Jason of course didn't read it as usual! We do a debrief from Black Friday - sharing what's worked, and what hasn't worked from our clients businesses - and our own. There's a...

Duration:00:47:43

#032 - Apple v Samsung, and is Jeff Bezos REALLY an evil b*****d?

11/1/2017
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In this episode: John tells us why he decided to switch from Apple, just two months before the launch of the iPhone X, and why he's already regretting it - this is more than just another "Apple v Android" war of words though - there's some real business lessons in there. This month's book of the month was "The Everything Store" by Brad Stone, which looks at the meteoric rise of Jeff Bezos, and Amazon.com, which leads John to the conclusion that "he's a bit of an evil b*****d really isn't...

Duration:00:34:36

#031 - Positive Thinking, Follow up & Shoe Dogs

10/4/2017
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Doors are open for the One Percent Club! We've got just 12 spaces for ambitious, lifestyle business owners to work more closely with John and Jason to grow their businesses. In this episode: We review "Shoe Dog", the memoirs of Phil Knight, the founder of Nike (and Jason gives us a memorable lesson in how to pronounce Nike "correctly"...) We look back on a very successful month of our "Bring me Sunshine" challenge - and how forcing ourselves to think positively on a daily basis has led...

Duration:00:41:16

#030 - Make £££ Stuffing Envelopes...

9/10/2017
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John has a bit of a rant this month (just for a change!) - This time the focus of his rage are those "experts" who have never run a real business in their lives, yet charge people who DO run real businesses thousands of pounds for their "expertise". What's that got to do with "stuffing envelopes"? You'll have to listen to the podcast to find out... Also in this episode: John gets excited about a Direct Response advert in a football programme (only to get his hopes dashed...

Duration:00:36:07

#029 - HOW TO WRITE (AND SELL!) A BESTSELLING BOOK

8/15/2017
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In this Bumper Summer Special episode of the Big Idea Podcast, John and Jason discuss: ⭐ How to implement "Summer Mode" ⭐ The key ways to balance working from home during the school holidays ⭐ How to write a bestselling book. ⭐ More importantly... How to SELL a bestselling book. ⭐ How "getting off the treadmill" for 6 weeks could 10x your thinking. ⭐ Why EVERYONE needs to be the "Head of Marketing" for their business, even if you HATE marketing. ⭐ John's mind is blown by the "magic...

Duration:00:55:46

What I learned crashing my car at 120mph...

7/12/2017
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Welcome to the July episode of the Big Idea Podcast - summer is here! In this episode, John and Jason discuss: For links to everything we talk about, including the video recording of the episode and transcription of everything we talked about, head over to the show notes at bigidea.co.uk/podcast. And to watch the LIVE recording of each episode of the Big Idea Podcast, join our Facebook Group for FREE - you can then watch our ugly mugs in glorious technicolour every Monday lunchtime, as...

Duration:00:47:54

#027 - Tools of Titans Takeaways - 14 tips from Tim Ferriss' MONSTER of a book

6/14/2017
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John and Jason have been devouring the 700+ pages of Tim Ferriss' epic MONSTER of a book "Tools of Titans" over the last few months, and have managed to fit no less than 14 of their key takeaways into a 40 minute podcast. From "keeping it simple" to intermittent fasting, "copywriting your flaws" to knowing what to say NO to - the hardest part was whittling literally hundreds of gems that we COULD have used down to just 14! For those not familiar with Tim Ferriss or Tools of Titans, Tim's...

Duration:00:42:12

#026 - Deadlines, Deadlines...

6/1/2017
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We're working to rather a tight deadline at the moment, with John's new book "Big Ideas for Small Businesses" coming out on the 21st June. With that very deadline much in mind for the whole team at the moment, it's only natural that this week we talk about deadlines - how to set ambitious, yet realistic ones, as well as the effect that a good deadline can have on your own business, and how they can be deadly when deployed in your marketing. For links to everything we talk about, including...

Duration:00:22:08