Author Archive

128 – Collaboration and diversity is how you make progress

Collaboration and diversity bring progress. Listen to hear how one woman defied gender norms to receive recognition for a scientific breakthrough.

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127 – The mould that broke the staph

Not all mistakes lead to failures. Listen to hear how one scientist’s carelessness resulted in a life-saving discovery.

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126 – Shattering decision on pet food quality

Company values enable your people to act quickly and have confidence that they’ve made the right decision. Listen to hear a story of values in action from Mars.

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125 – Lending a hose to neighbours on fire

Great leaders communicate in ways that change minds and inspire action. Listen to hear how Franklin Roosevelt used an analogy to shift the events of World War II.

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124 – When the stakes are sky high

No matter how unlikely an event seems, it pays to prepare. Listen to hear the inspiring but tragic story of Rick Rescorla, whose meticulous planning saved almost 3,000 people on 9/11.

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123 – Tragic consequences of standing by

Choosing to remain a bystander can have disastrous effects. Listen to hear how 37 people assumed another person would take responsibility and, as a result, a young woman lost her life.

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122 – Grumpy maestros and all that jazz

Imperfect conditions don’t equate to imperfect performance. Listen to hear how a solo jazz pianist made the most of what he had and recorded the best selling solo piano album of all time.

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121 – Charitable causes for problematic pilgrims

When you need to solve a problem or initiate a behaviour change, think beyond the obvious solution—you’ll likely find a more effective one. Listen to hear how a small town in Germany flipped a problematic march on its head.

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120 – How to love a maths problem

Problems are inevitable but solvable. Listen to hear how an English mathematician solved a 358-year-old maths problem.

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119 – Don’t do your block buster

Going with your gut is likely to lead you down the wrong path. Listen to hear how ignoring the data led to Blockbuster’s demise.

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