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Welcome to the Ideas Lab Podcast, where you can learn from the world’s greatest creative and entrepreneurial minds to help you turn your ideas into original businesses, books and brands – because in a crowded world, it pays to stand out. Your host is John Williams, bestselling author of 'Screw Work Let’s Play' and 'Screw Work Break Free' and founder of The Ideas Lab London. Our focus is on the rebels, creatives and innovators with a new take on their topic that has allowed them to carve out a space that is all their own - from Saskia Nelson, the world's first dating profile photographer, to the New York Times bestselling author, Dan Pink exploding myths about productivity, to therapist Jerry Hyde taking his clients on a unique experience with plant medicines in Nepal. Subscribe now to get inspired, learn something new, and get ideas for your next creative project.

Welcome to the Ideas Lab Podcast, where you can learn from the world’s greatest creative and entrepreneurial minds to help you turn your ideas into original businesses, books and brands – because in a crowded world, it pays to stand out. Your host is John Williams, bestselling author of 'Screw Work Let’s Play' and 'Screw Work Break Free' and founder of The Ideas Lab London. Our focus is on the rebels, creatives and innovators with a new take on their topic that has allowed them to carve out a space that is all their own - from Saskia Nelson, the world's first dating profile photographer, to the New York Times bestselling author, Dan Pink exploding myths about productivity, to therapist Jerry Hyde taking his clients on a unique experience with plant medicines in Nepal. Subscribe now to get inspired, learn something new, and get ideas for your next creative project.
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Welcome to the Ideas Lab Podcast, where you can learn from the world’s greatest creative and entrepreneurial minds to help you turn your ideas into original businesses, books and brands – because in a crowded world, it pays to stand out. Your host is John Williams, bestselling author of 'Screw Work Let’s Play' and 'Screw Work Break Free' and founder of The Ideas Lab London. Our focus is on the rebels, creatives and innovators with a new take on their topic that has allowed them to carve out a space that is all their own - from Saskia Nelson, the world's first dating profile photographer, to the New York Times bestselling author, Dan Pink exploding myths about productivity, to therapist Jerry Hyde taking his clients on a unique experience with plant medicines in Nepal. Subscribe now to get inspired, learn something new, and get ideas for your next creative project.

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Episodes

Amber Dugger - Putting profit first in your business finances

5/14/2019
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Amber Dugger - Putting profit first in your business finances Let's talk about money. Once you start working for yourself or launch your own business, money gets a lot more complicated. You need to keep track of what you're earning, what you're spending from the business, what you're spending personally, and of course save money for taxes, because there are many entrepreneurs who have found themselves in a tricky place once there tax bill arrives. Amber Dugger helps entrepreneurs manage...

Duration:00:38:22

Stevyn Colgan - Qi script writer, Met Police officer and award winning Author

5/7/2019
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Stevyn Colgan started his career as a police officer in London in the Met police problem solving unit. And now he's a comedy writer and has written for BBC programmess like Qi and The Museum of Curiosity. He's written several books including most recently a comedy Whodunnit called A Murder to Die For. In this interview you'll hear For full show notes and references please go to the official episode page at theideaslab.org/podcast-stevyn-colgan Music provided by...

Duration:00:41:00

Nick Corston - The Real Powers of Art and Creativity in the modern world and in effecting social change.

5/1/2019
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The Guardian newspaper described Nick Corston as a man on a mission. And his mission is to put art and creativity back into schools. As we see more and more pressure on the public education system in the U.K and in other countries, we are seeing music, art and other creative subjects getting cut out of the syllabus. Nick will explain why that is a terrible decision, and I have to say I agree with him. As we enter an era when even if your work is skilled, it could be outsourced to someone...

Duration:00:47:14

Caroline Thomas - Harnessing the power of Facebook Ads & How to set up a new life in paradise.

4/23/2019
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Caroline Thomas – Harnessing the power of Facebook Ads & How to set up a new life in paradise. This episode of the Ideas Lab Podcast is a deep dive into the most powerful platform today for getting you new leads and new sales for your business online. That platform is Facebook Advertising and our guest is founder of Social Accelerators and expert in Facebook Ads, Caroline Thomas. I interviewed Caroline on a sunny day sitting outside at her home in Gran Canaria and we cover a lot of...

Duration:00:47:35

Harriet Kelsall - Turning your creative talent into a succesfull business

4/16/2019
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Harriet Kelsall - Turning Your Creative Talent into a Successful Business If you’d like to turn your passion for arts, crafts, jewellery or handmade goods into a real business then this episode of the Ideas Lab Podcast is for you. Harriet Kelsall made her first piece of jewellery when she was just 4 years old with her fathers help. Now in it's 20th year of creating bespoke jewellery, Harriet Kelsall Jewellery has over 40 staff, 3 locations and won over 20 awards. Harriet's passion for...

Duration:00:31:36

Jamie Catto on Creativity and Relationships

4/9/2019
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Jamie Catto on Creativity and Relatonships Jamie Catto was a founding member of British Electronica band Faithless, and he was creator, producer and director of the multi-award winning One Giant Leap films and albums. He now leads transformative workshops on creativity and relationships all over the worldwide and his film about spiritual teacher Ram Dass is due out in September 2019. This episode was actually recorded about a year ago while I was still busy creating The Love Challenge, an...

Duration:00:46:06

Rik Spruyt - From $0 to $7-figures in 5 years

4/2/2019
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Rik Spruyt - From $0 to $7-figures in 5 years. A few short years ago Rik Spruyt had a good job in a big company but he wanted more - more freedom, more autonomy, more ownership. He wanted his own business. Rik came to me for mentoring and I showed him how to get started with a simple Wordpress website and make his first 10s of 1000s of dollars. Within months his new business CrossTrades was making 6 figures. Today it's a 7-figure business Rik's venture is #1 in his field and he also...

Duration:00:39:23

Therapist Jerry Hyde on Ayahuasca, Psilocybin, creativity and daring to be different in your brand & business

3/26/2019
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Therapist Jerry Hyde on Ayahuasca, Psilocybin, creativity and daring to be different in your brand & business Jerry Hyde is a rather unconventional therapist - transitioning from an earlier life in music and heavy drug-use. He now works with people individually and in men's groups and takes people on vision quests in Nepal and other locations. Jerry Hyde is also my therapist and leader of my men's group so this is a particularly interesting conversation for me. I also love Jerry's approach...

Duration:00:33:08

Saskia Nelson - How I created a new genre of photography.

3/20/2019
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Entrepreneur Saskia Nelson - How I created a new genre of photography in 30 days Saskia Nelson had just lost her job when she took a course with The Ideas Lab 5 years ago. She had only a vague idea of the business she wanted to start but decided over the next 30 days to offer photography for people's dating profiles. Saskia ended up creating an entirely new genre of business: Dating Photography. Today her business has over a dozen photographers working under her in 5 cities around the UK...

Duration:00:33:05

Damian Barr - Writer, salon leader, & literary ambassador for the Savoy, Damian Barr talks about the power of stories, how he chooses his creative projects and how to write a memoir

3/5/2019
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Writer, salon leader, & literary ambassador for the Savoy, Damian Barr talks about the power of stories, how he chooses his creative projects and how to write a memoir Recorded in a suite at the Savoy Hotel itself on The Strand in London. Join us on a fascinating, fun and emotional journey into the world of writing & books with Damian Barr; author, salon leader and Literary Ambassador to the Savoy Hotel in London. From finding meaning in childhood memoirs to curating inspirational...

Duration:00:49:09

Dan Pink - The scientific secrets of perfect timing, the new world of work and a bestselling author’s advice to writers

3/5/2019
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Dan Pink – The scientific secrets of perfect timing, the new world of work and a bestselling author’s advice to writers Dan Pink is author of 6 New York Times bestsellers and has been named one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world. It’s a particular treat for me to speak with Dan because his early books like Free Agent Nation and A whole new mind inspired my first book Screw Work Let’s Play. And his most recent book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing is absolutely...

Duration:00:29:41

The Ideas Lab Podcast

3/5/2019
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Welcome to the Ideas Lab Podcast, where you can learn from the world’s greatest creative and entrepreneurial minds to help you turn your ideas into original businesses, books and brands – because in a crowded world, it pays to stand out. Your host is John Williams, bestselling author of 'Screw Work Let’s Play' and 'Screw Work Break Free' and founder of The Ideas Lab London. This the first episode is to give you a quick introduction to John and what's coming up on the podcast. Our focus...

Duration:00:03:26