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182 – Listen to your customer – Anita Roddick

Some of the best ideas will come from your customers. Listen to hear how The Body Shop grew from a side hustle to an international …

Apr 11, 2023

181 – It’s never too late – Judith Curphey

It’s never too late; if you believe something should be different, try to change it. Listen to hear how Judith Curphey went from retirement to founding and training one of Australia’s most renowned choirs.

Mar 21, 2023

180 – Focus on your work – Christine Ha

Don’t compare your work to that of others; focus on yourself. Listen to hear how Christine Ha’s vision impairment helped her win the third American season of Masterchef.

Mar 15, 2023

Replay 164 – You don’t need to be an expert – Lisa Blair

You don’t need to be an expert to develop expertise. On International Women’s Day, listen to hear how Lisa Blair beat the odds and went from sailing novice to record breaker.

Mar 8, 2023

179 – There is no average

If you design for the average, you might find you’re designing for no one. Listen to hear how challenging an assumption held for 30 years transformed aircraft cockpit design.

Mar 2, 2023

178 – Don’t lose sight of the collective impact of your decisions

Don’t get lax; keep up your level of focus. Listen to hear how a series of isolated decisions led to the crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261.

Feb 21, 2023

177 – Create a space where ideas are shared – Ron Howard

Create a space where ideas are shared but know that having an idea doesn’t make it a good one. Listen to hear what Ron Howard took away from the set of the Andy Griffith Show.

Feb 14, 2023

176 – Connect your change to something known and familiar – Run-DMC and Aerosmith

Similar enough to be listened to, different enough to be heard. Listen to hear how a collaboration between Run-DMC and Aerosmith changed the culture and paved the way for hip-hop music to become mainstream.

Feb 7, 2023

175 – Don’t miss the big picture

We risk losing sight of the bigger picture when we focus on one detail. Listen to hear how a recent participant in one of Mark’s …

Feb 2, 2023

174 – We have enough – Kurt Vonnegut and Joseph Heller

Don’t strive for excess; be content with ‘enough’. Listen to hear the Joseph Heller quote that inspired his friend Kurt Vonnegut’s tribute poem.

Jan 25, 2023

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