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A lively weekly podcast about happiness and work culture. Hosted by @brucedaisley. Logo by @emmahopkins

A lively weekly podcast about happiness and work culture. Hosted by @brucedaisley. Logo by @emmahopkins
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A lively weekly podcast about happiness and work culture. Hosted by @brucedaisley. Logo by @emmahopkins




Culture as the secret ingredient - Richard Reed and the Innocent story

Richard Reed was one the founders of Innocent - the most unlikely David taking on the Goliaths of the soft drinks business. With little more than a perky brand, unbounded optimism and a winning culture they're become the biggest juice brand in the UK. So how did Richard build this exceptional culture? What was the Innocent version of 'Don't Be Evil'? Richard shares special techniques like 'learn one, do one, teach one' that helped share a climate of humble learning. Richard talks about his...

Duration: 00:37:18

Beating Burnout - Managing Energy in the Email Age

VOLUME FIXED David McClements is the founder of Whitewater international consultancy. He works training and developing top performers. I saw David speak recently and was struck with his willingness to challenge some of the best established ideas. His discussion about Chris Hoy and energy management is fascinating.

Duration: 00:29:06

Bjarke Ingels - Cultural Architect

Bjarke Ingels is the number 1 architect in the world. His buildings are taking the world by storm with their fearless disregard for the conventions and norms of our dull cities. Bjarke's buildings are both fun and immensely practical. By when the greatest in his field is thinking about the future of work how does he design it? Bjarke explains how he is building innovative workspaces - both for others and for his own company. Bjarke talks both about the cutting edge buildings that he is...

Duration: 00:42:17

The Future of Culture - Follow the Data

Ben Waber is the CEO of Humanyze, a firm that spun pioneering work from MIT into the world's leading people analytics business. Their technology can track how your office is working.

Duration: 00:36:39

Remote: Control?

Jason Fried - at Basecamp - and Deborah Rippol - at Buffer - are writing the future. Exemplars of a new world of working where our offices are less important than our intellects. Both champion working remotely and letting our workplaces being secondary to our home lives. Jason is the author of books like Rework and Remote. Deborah is the People Success Manager at Buffer.

Duration: 00:41:16

Alive at work - 2 ways to improve your work today

Dan Cable is a Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. His forthcoming book Alive at Work is visionary for helping us understand how to improve the sense of engagement in the workplace.

Duration: 00:41:19

NEW! Work culture: happiness first then success

Emma Seppala is a happiness expert. She's spent her life studying how we can be happier in life and has all the evidence to prove it. Emma gives a life affirming reminder that happiness at work isn't a luxury, it's a prerequisite for success and creativity. Emma's book The Happiness Track is superb.

Duration: 00:25:22

Biz Stone - designing great culture

Biz Stone is a founder of Twitter - famously returning to the company in 2017. We talk about design, about his first start-up where the culture got corrupted and then intentionally inventing a culture to be more effective.

Duration: 00:37:30

TOP EPISODE: Is Deep Work the solution?

Cal Newport is convinced that in 10 years we'll laugh at the way we're working today. We need a production line-like innovation to fix work... Enter Deep Work.

Duration: 00:38:13

S2E2 The secret of drive

Dan Pink is the most important researcher for understanding workplace motivation.

Duration: 00:27:29

START HERE: Series 2 -The Science of Being Happier at Work

Full notes and transcript at Tweet us @eatsleepwkrpt

Duration: 00:16:19

21: Obliquity - achieving happiness indirectly

In 2010 John Kay wrote an article for the FT called Obliquity. It proved so popular that it became a best selling book. Obliquity is the concept that to achieve what we want to do we should aim for other things - we achieve our goals obliquely. Tweet us your feedback @eatsleepwkrpt

Duration: 00:16:58

20: Improving work with play

Joi Ito runs the Media Lab at MIT. In his new book Whiplash he gives an account of how the only way we can improve work is if we build cultures that are set to innovate and experiment.

Duration: 00:32:40

19: Honey I hacked my job

Hear from 5 people who have tried to change their work routines - with mixed results. Guests include Jenny Biggam and Zoe Basri from media agency The 7 Stars, David Wilding from Twitter, Laura Archer who turned her lunch break into 6 weeks extra holiday and Andy Oakes who has learned to work in bursts. Laura's book Gone For Lunch is a truly fun way to inspire yourself to do more with your time:

Duration: 00:40:41

18 SPECIAL Reboot your career

Get inspiration from three people who started again. Martin Morales left his life in the music industry to open the restaurant he always dreamed. Paul Coleman created a life that combines innovation consultancy with writing Car Share for Peter Kay. Lisa Unwin set up She's Back to empower women's return to work after having children.

Duration: 00:59:35

17: The way we're working isn't working

Tony Schwartz is an incredibly successful writer, journalist and speaker. 15 years ago he set about changing the way we work. Seeing the growing exhaustion of people around him he's helped us understand why we're overwhelmed and what we need to do to push back. Listen to Tony and you'll have the perfect reason to decline that extra meeting to go for a walk. Let's all commit to #TakeBackOurLunch please. I'll meet you in the park.

Duration: 00:29:15

16: The surprising secret of workplace creativity

If most people knew the enjoyable secret of workplace creativity they'd probably feel liberated from the judgement of their peers. In this episode we hear inspiration from the ideas of Lucy Kellaway (FT journalist) and scientific evidence from Professor Sandy Pentland. Professor Pentland explains the single activity that characterises creative workplace - and it's probably something that you love doing.

Duration: 00:28:55

15: Rest - work less to do more

Rest is the fascinating new book by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. It outlines how a combination of sleep, rest, vacation and exercise can help us achieve more. Late nights spent glugging coffee achieve exactly the opposite of what we think - as Alex explains.

Duration: 00:38:45

14: Manage the work, not the people

Dan Pink has called ROWE the future of work. ROWE is the Results Only Work Environment. It's the idea that we don't worry about what people do at work as long as the job gets done. That means they don't have to come in at 9. Or 10. Or 11. Or go home at 4. If they do the job, that's what we asked them to do... Jody Thompson is the co-creator of the ROWE system. With Calli Ressler she wrote 'Work Sucks'

Duration: 00:28:28

13: "If we're not changing anything, what was the point of the internet?"

Rory Sutherland is the Vice Chairman of advertising group Ogilvy. Through his 30 years in the media industry he has become renowned for championing the use of behavioural economics. Rory is an author and regularly writes for The Spectactor.

Duration: 00:59:07

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