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DO Podcast with Gav Thompson - Bouncing Back & Helen Calcraft
Sep 18 • 48 min
In this third episode, Gav Thompson chats to the amazing female advertising entrepreneur Helen Calcraft. Episode Three - Bouncing Back Helen Calcraft is one of Britain’s most successful advertising entrepreneurs. She has been the founder of two of…
DO Podcast with Gav Thompson | Uncommon Conviction & Johnnie Boden
Sep 4 • 41 min
The DO Lectures have a new podcast series entitled “DO Podcast with Gav Thompson”. The first season is all about The Person behind The Story and The Story behind the Person and this is the second episode, entitled “Uncommon Conviction” with Johnnie Boden.…
DO Podcast with Gav Thompson | Self-Belief & Tom Goodwin
Aug 21 • 53 min
The DO Lectures have a new podcast series entitled “DO Podcast with Gav Thompson”. We have been releasing The DO Lectures in Podcast format recently, but we thought it was time to actually start making some podcasts that were, well, you know, actual…
Mark Boulton | Embrace Change
Aug 18 • 21 min
Mark explains how he came to run a small design studio and book publishing company. He provides us with a set of practical design principles (from his handbook 5 simple steps) that he constantly comes back to, changes and refines when he’s working on his…
Winky Lewis | Take Some Ideas Off The Back-burner
Aug 11 • 15 min
Winky has been making photographs for as long as she can remember. She has made it her life’s work to capture the moments and moods of growing up. Living in Portland Maine with her husband and three children, Winky mostly shoots her kids, their games and…
James Victore | In The Particular Lies The Universal. How To Do Work That Matters?
Aug 4 • 22 min
James Victore runs an independent design studio hell-bent on world domination. He is an author, designer, filmmaker and firestarter. His paintings of expressionist designs can be seen on ceramics, surfboards, billboards and supermodels. Recently described…
Robert McCrum | My Personal Narrative
Jul 28 • 18 min
Robert is the Associate Editor of the Observer, and (among other things) the author of an acclaimed biography of PG Wodehouse, several novels, and a stroke memoir, ‘My Year Off’. Currently, he is writing a short book about ageing, death and dying for…
Mara Abrams | Go With The Flow
Jul 21 • 32 min
Mara is a social innovator and entrepreneur. Her latest venture, The Flow Collective, is a multifaceted platform redefining the culture of entrepreneurship. It includes a design and tech academy that gives people the tools to solve real-world challenges,…
Tim Beckerling | Creativity Isn’t A Solo Mission
Jul 14 • 12 min
Tim lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a Creative Director of The Jupiter Drawing Room. I am a strategic creative problem solver with over 14 years experience at some of South Africa’s top creative agencies. I believe that creativity…
Ella Grace Denton | The Life-Changing Magic Of Being Brave
Jul 7 • 16 min
Ella shares with us about how she conquers fear and embraces bravery in a society that constantly fools us into thinking that we do not have the ability to create our own lives. The essence of a human being is to create. Ella uploaded her first YouTube…
Ian Matthews | Just Be You
Jun 30 • 18 min
Ian tells us how he got through those tough moment by just being himself. We can think and look for jobs, but there is more to life that. The world is your oyster, go grab it! Starting his career as a young club and jazz drummer, Ian then went on to…
Marion Deuchars | Art Made Me Feel More Confident
Jun 23 • 25 min
Marion tells us that there is no such thing as right or wrong with drawing, how we should use our energy to create a network and most importantly - if all else fails why we should not give up. Marion works with major design and advertising agencies,…
Jack Harries | We Are All Good At Fiction
Jun 16 • 22 min
Jack Harries is a Filmmaker and Photographer. He is also one half of JacksGap an online blog and video project born out of a love of travelling and storytelling. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch Jack’s full talk…
Orren Fox | Barefoot Beekeeper
Jun 9 • 29 min
Margaret Mead would have loved Orren. A soulful and gifted young man who has done more to help make a positive impact by 15 than most folks do in a lifetime. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2012. Watch Orren’s full talk here:…
Chris Allen | Nature As A Mentor
Jun 9 • 22 min
How would we behave differently if our culture mimicked that of nature? Imagine a world where the companies, cities and nature were functionally indistinguishable? As CEO of the fascinating Biomimicry 3.8 group (or as they like to say…a cast of nature…
Michael Braungart | Why Less Bad Isn’t Better
Jun 9 • 44 min
Michael created the concept of “Cradle to Cradle” as a young chemist and, in 2002, with his American friend Bill McDonough, the bestseller ‘Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things’ was published. He founded the chemistry division of Greenpeace.…
Gregor MacLennan | How Technology Can Bare Witness
Jun 9 • 34 min
Working with Digital Democracy to develop mobile tools and training for remote communities to document environmental contamination and human rights abuses. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2009. Watch Gregor’s full talk here:…
Glen Peters | How To Build A Solar Farm
Jun 9 • 18 min
Glen Peters was born in India and grew up in a railway colony near Calcutta. He emigrated with his parents to London and took a degree in Chemistry and later a PhD in information management. In the 80’s he joined Price Waterhouse where he consulted with…
Giles Duley | Change, Growth And Resilience
Jun 4 • 32 min
How my life and the stories of those I’ve documented have taught me that our darkest time can bear the greatest rewards. That whilst we often avoid change, it is change that enables us to grow. — Recorded live as part of our online Live Lecture Series in…
Alistair Smith | Why We Need To Change How We Learn
Jun 2 • 19 min
Alistair Smith has been described as “the UK’s leading trainer in modern learning methods” training educators, parents and developers in the UK and abroad. As Chair of Alite, he helps design and delivers their extensive training and development support…
Kate Robinson | Labelled Hopeless
Jun 2 • 16 min
International consultant in creativity and innovation in education. Kate’s expertise lies in raising the profile of inspiring initiatives, with a particular focus on startups and building strong partnerships with a social purpose. Her passion lies in…
Liz Leyshan | The Importance Of Perseverance
Jun 2 • 26 min
Liz is the Director at Mittagundi, an outdoor education centre established with the belief that young people, mountains, purposeful work and challenges are natural partners. Mittagundi is situated on a 400-acre property near the old gold mining town of…
Andy Hedges | Journeys Of Leadership
May 26 • 22 min
Andy was appointed Director of Shopping Centre Management of Scentre Group in June 2014. Prior to the establishment of Scentre Group, he was the Director of Shopping Centre Management for Westfield Australia, since joining in October 2007. Andy was…
Adam Stofsky | A Lawyer With Heart
May 26 • 26 min
Adam Stofsky is the founder and executive director of the New Media Advocacy Project (N-Map). Adam discovered the power of new media advocacy when working in Nigeria on a massive forced eviction case, which had been stalled in court for fourteen years. He…
Neil Denny | How To Enable Conflict
May 26 • 21 min
Neil Denny is a collaborative lawyer, trainer and author. He is the author of Conversational Riffs and The Collaborative Law Companion. His third book, Grudgeology is currently being written. He is the Director of Learning and Development for allLD Ltd.…
Brian Robertson | Imagine A Company Without A Boss
May 26 • 21 min
Brian Robertson is an experienced entrepreneur, CEO, and organisational pioneer best known for his work developing Holacracy, an organisational operating system that concretely embodies the agile, transparent capacities called for in today’s turbulent…
Taylor Davidson | Acknowledge Process
May 26 • 18 min
Taylor Davidson helps entrepreneurs build innovative ideas into remarkable companies, working with consumer and enterprise businesses in digital media, imagery, mobile, and more. He has invested and advised a number of early-stage startups throughout his…
Rob Poynton | Why We All Need To Pause Right Now
May 22 • 28 min
We are all in a pause now. How do we make sense of that and how do we make the most of it? How can we use this time constructively and creatively, to set new priorities or ask new questions? How are we responding and how else might we respond? Rob shares…
Joe Casey | How School Leavers Can Learn How To Make The Right Career Choice
May 19 • 24 min
As a teenager unsure of what he wanted to do, Joe opted for something manly – Engineering. Fed up with that, he jumped at the chance of a year’s work experience in Africa. Came back and moved to London. After a number of years, he knew he had to face up…
Phil Parker | Why The Words You Say To Yourself Matter
May 19 • 24 min
Phil Parker is an internationally renowned lecturer, therapist and innovator in the field of personal development. He has also changed the lives of thousands of people by designing the groundbreaking Lightning Process® seminars. He has been lecturing in…
Robert Poynton | Beyond Control. A Complex World Demands The Ability To Improvise
May 19 • 20 min
After studying at Oxford, Robert worked in a number of London best and most colourfully named advertising agencies before leaving to travel the world. He ended up in Spain, from where he never quite made it home. A serendipitous meeting (in Portland,…
James Alexander | A Changed Man
May 19 • 24 min
James was a promising marine at the age of 20, one year later he was sentenced to 15 years to life after a deadly confrontation with a drug dealer. Prison became survival and the first few years he was in isolation, he shared a recreation yard with death…
Tim Drake | How Young Is Your Brain?
May 19 • 19 min
Tim spent more than a decade in Fast Moving Consumer Goods, ending up as Client Services Director of the global advertising agency BBDO. He then co-founded a retail business that achieved a turnover of £17 million. Selling the business in 1992, Tim has…
Pam Weiss | Presence
May 12 • 28 min
Leaving years of Zen monastic training and yet keeping the vow to carry the Bodhisattva spirit, insight and kindness, into the world and workplace was her vision and aspiration. Stepping out from a monastery into a corporate setting … unique courage. Now…
Romy Fraser | How To Believe In Your Own Magic
May 12 • 35 min
In 1981, long before the world got hooked on green juices and chia seeds, Romy opened a small natural health and beauty shop in London’s Covent Garden. And Neal’s Yard Remedies was born. She saw it decades before everyone. Now spending her time at her 300…
Sarah Outen | What 500 Days Alone On The Ocean Taught Me About Solitude
May 12 • 30 min
Long, slow, solo expeditions. Author. Speaker. Film maker. Educator. Trainee Psychotherapist. Mum to three donkeys. Sarah Outen is an adventurer by land and sea. Her most recent major expedition was a 4.5-year bid to loop the planet using human power -…
Hall Newbegin | Let Your Freak Flag Fly
May 12 • 24 min
Hall Newbegin, a hiker, mushroom-forager, wildflower enthusiast and all around wilderness freak, founded the wilderness fragrance company Juniper Ridge in December of 1998. Hall began bottling the various scents of the West by harvesting plants while on…
Michael Townsend Williams | Breathe Yourself Better
May 12 • 29 min
A breathwork session with Michael Townsend Williams, author of DO Breathe. Your breath is the connection between your mind and body. By changing your breathing, you can calm your mind, relax your body and refresh your energy levels. Michael will share a…
Steve Larosiliere | Opportunity Knocks
May 5 • 29 min
Steve Larosiliere is the Founder and President of STOKED, a youth development agency with offices in New York and Los Angeles that uses a combination of action sports (snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing), mentoring, and after-school programs to…
Mo Syed | Raise Your Hand In Support
May 5 • 17 min
Brave meningitis boy Luca Williams was so sick his body swelled to twice his normal size at the height of his illness. Distraught parents Mo Syed and Sian Williams had never been through anything so tough in their lives, and then they had to tell their…
Tyrone Poole | Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight
May 5 • 23 min
With more than 200,000 children in shelters across America on any given day, Tyrone decided to do something about it and started NoAppFee.com. For this creative thinker, a career setback became a life-changer. Tyrone wanted to be a firefighter but during…
Anjali Karki | Little Miss Sunshine
May 5 • 19 min
In 2010, the radiant Maggie Doyne gave a DO Lectures talk in Cardigan, Wales that inspired us all. This year Maggie will be attending as a guest and one of her students, Anjali, will share a powerful story of finding an education, and a home, in a place…
Jan Stewart | The Juxtaposition Of Our Inner And Outer Work
May 5 • 19 min
Jan Stewart is passionate about quiet and expanding awareness, and sharing that consciousness in collaborative workspaces. Her fundamental passion is contributing to the evolution of consciousness and culture through service. Her expertise and passion are…
Brad Ludden | Waterman With Soul
Apr 28 • 20 min
At the age of 13, Brad’s parents told him he could do anything he wanted with his life. He took it literally and did the thing he loved the most – whitewater kayaking. By 18 he was living his dream; he had signed on as Nike’s first sponsored whitewater…
Paul Deegan | What’s Stopping You From DO-ing?
Apr 28 • 19 min
An award-winning author, climber, explorer and occasional dustman. In 1987, when he was supposed to be studying to get into university, Paul Deegan discovered that Everest Base Camp had turned into a rubbish dump. So he decided to do something about it. A…
Richard Askwith | Why Going Down Mountains Is Harder Than Going Up
Apr 28 • 20 min
Richard Askwith is a desk-bound southern journalist – based in Northamptonshire – whose life was changed by a mid-life encounter with the unforgiving northern sport of fell-running. A decade-and-a-half of running, stumbling, shivering and getting lost in…
Michael Fordham | The Soul of a Surfer
Apr 28 • 28 min
Michael was born in East London in 1968, left school in 1984 and never had a proper job. He started surfing in 1986 whilst living in Queensland during a six year global wander. He returned home to study anthropology in his mid twenties and became obsessed…
Alastair Humphreys | How To Live Adventurously Every Day
Apr 28 • 26 min
Spending over 4 years cycling around the world, 46,000 miles, 60 countries and 5 continents. Most recently Alastair walked, rowed, ran, busked, trekked to all corners of the world, including the completion of one of his pioneering micro-adventures. Being…
Euan Semple | Why Social Network Mess Can Benefit Your Business
Apr 21 • 23 min
Euan Semple is one of the few people in the world who can turn the complex world of social networking into something we can all understand. And, at the same time, learn how to get the most from it. He is a one-man digital upgrade option for us all to…
Jay Rogers | Can A Community Design A Car?
Apr 21 • 23 min
Jay Rogers is a modern day Henry Ford. He is going to change the car industry. He has created a community company that will spark a revolution in this capital and time intensive industry. He is changing both things with a revolutionary approach to the…
Rhys Newman | Great Teams Build Great Products
Apr 21 • 20 min
Former Head of Design at Nokia, Rhys started Omata from a shed in Venice Beach California. The two-man start-up has successfully launched the world’s first analogue GPS speedometer. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2016.…
Tom Taylor | Move over Rupert Murdoch
Apr 21 • 20 min
Tom Taylor makes things that try to delight and disrupt, usually involving software and hardware glued to the internet somehow. He likes to think of the internet as the virtual shed at the bottom of his non-existent garden. He’s freelance, and one-third…
Angelo Morgan-Somers | Catch The Flame
Apr 21 • 24 min
He wrote a 22-page argument about why he should be home-schooled and gave it to his dad. He then showed it to the headteacher who also agreed it was best. Now, aged 15 years old, he is being educated at home. And in his free time is working on two…
Patrick Holden | Why Local Is The Answer
Apr 16 • 24 min
Patrick Holden was brought up in London. He visited a dairy farm near Epping aged five and decided he wanted to milk cows. He studied biodynamic agriculture at Emerson College in 1972 and started a community farm in West Wales in 1973. The 93 hectare…
Kasim Ali | Why Great Tea Is As Every Bit As Geeky As Great Coffee
Apr 16 • 18 min
Kasim Ali is the founder of Waterloo Tea. A qualified pharmacist with an MSc in International Relations, he decided on a change in direction without losing the skills he had already learned. Kasim considers tea as a “gift” from the East to the West and…
Dearbhla Reynolds | Go With Your Gut
Apr 16 • 23 min
Motivated by an unquestionable belief that food is medicine and that what we eat can promote great healing or cause great harm, in The Cultured Club fermentation advocate Dearbhla Reynolds shows how to turn simple ingredients into superfoods using one of…
Claire Herminjard | The Proud Omnivore
Apr 16 • 15 min
Prior to founding Mindful Meats, Claire worked in the internet services industry first at Salesforce.com and then at the startup Lookery, running customer development and sales. Claire’s shift to the food business began as she followed her passion but…
Tom Herbert | Why Good Bread Needs To Be For Everyone
Apr 16 • 17 min
Tom Herbert, 5th generation baker and ‘Crust Crusader’ shares why making bread is more than just flour and water. And why sourdough is going viral. Fresh out of baking college, Tom won Young Baker of the Year with an ambition to ‘do for bread what Rick…
Collyn Ahart | Sell Your Pursuit Not Your Product
Apr 7 • 19 min
Collyn talks about brand strategy, particularly how brands identify cultural and social roles and opportunities. Collyn emphasises the importance of a brand strategy to understand their role within the culture. Cultures are what make us feel connected to…
Laura Brunow Miner | What Camp Has Taught Me About Communities
Apr 7 • 17 min
Laura Brunow Miner is an editor, designer and entrepreneur based in San Francisco. She founded Pictory, an online publication that showcases the photo stories of people around the world. In 2009, Miner started Phoot Camp, a creative retreat and…
Bobette Buster | Can You Tell Your Story?
Apr 7 • 23 min
Bobette Buster hails from small-town American, a region renowned for their storytellers. Travelling all over the US to listen to the last of the great “folk storytellers,” she recorded their “oral history” in a collection now stored at the Kentucky…
Giles Duley | The Competition Between Stubbornness And Fragility
Apr 7 • 41 min
British photographer, writer, and storyteller. Best known for his work documenting the long-term impact of war taking him to over a dozen countries. After losing both legs and his left arm in 2011 whilst in Afghanistan photographing those in the conflict,…
Craig Mod | What’s The Future Of The Book In The iPad Era?
Apr 7 • 24 min
Craig explores the fusion of the digital and analogue worlds. A change is coming. The book is about to meet the digital world and an interesting convergence is going to happen. At this point, the definition of the book will be up for grabs. The book will…
Luke Sital-Singh | Enjoy Your Time In The Shadows
Mar 31 • 16 min
Hailing from South West London, Luke Sital-Singh’s distinctive sound has been likened to everyone from Bon Ivor to Neil Young. He’s making waves and rising fast. Bare-boned, finger-picked guitar accompanies the hair-raising tenor of Luke’s tender, almost…
Liam Burgess | Don’t Set Yourself Boundaries You Can’t Break Down
Mar 31 • 22 min
You could say that Liam was destined to make chocolate. Growing up next to the Cadbury factory he is now on a mission to build the best chocolate factory in the world. Liam drew inspiration from the time he spent working with a French chef in his…
Dan Mace | Changing Your Perception To Change Your Life
Mar 31 • 18 min
Dan is a twenty-first-century director and filmmaker. First found behind the camera professionally at sixteen, he has directed music videos, commercials, and over 50 short films in his career. At twenty-two he opened his first film production company, If…
Aidan Ferris | When You Find Passion Use It
Mar 31 • 20 min
Aidan educates and inspires those around her to take action on climate change. And been doing so since she was 15 years old. Aidan seeks to empower youth worldwide to use their passions to make a difference locally and globally. With Earth Guardians she…
Emma Mercury | What Feeds The Good Wolf?
Mar 31 • 16 min
Emma is the Editor of “The Messy Heads”, a magazine and blog with a wide range of articles. She uses her platform to inform her audience about important issues revolving around ethical fashion, self-love, veganism, and other topics of discussion. Emma…
Fergal Smith | Where Is Your Water?
Mar 24 • 12 min
Growing up on an organic farm with parents who are dreamers, Fergal found himself living an hour from good waves. His surfing has seen him travel all over the world. Fergal quickly withdrew from the global game when he began to feel the impact that his…
Briony Penn | Barefoot Mapper
Mar 24 • 25 min
One of Canada’s leading environmentalists, Briony is a geographer from Saltspring Island, BC. Briony has lived most of her life on the shores of the Salish Sea and helped initiate the sea’s official naming. She is an adjunct professor at the School of…
Gavin Pretor Pinney | The Beauty Of Clouds
Mar 24 • 31 min
Gavin founded the Cloud Appreciation Society in 2004 to fight ‘blue-sky thinking’. He feels that clouds are one of the most beautiful and varied of nature’s displays, and that it is high time people stopped complaining about them. The society now has over…
Glen Peters | Empty Out The Piggy Bank
Mar 24 • 18 min
Having worked in engineering, pharmacy and investment banking, nothing ever felt quite right. Glen has now turned his hand to solar energy, building the first solar farm in west Wales. Here’s what he learnt along the way. Glen Peters was born in India and…
Jane Davidson | Why Wales Leads The Way In Sustainability
Mar 24 • 17 min
Can a small country like Wales lead the way in terms of sustainability? Can an entire country go organic? Why not? Jane is Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing for Wales. Even though Wales is a small country, her aim is for Wales to set…
Shannon Eeles | Making A Difference
Mar 17 • 20 min
A born problem-solver, Shannon frequently asks herself what she can do that will make the biggest possible difference. This question has taken her from founding autism education programs to becoming a budding politician. Next up, Prime Minister? A…
Mark Reeves | Leadership Circles
Mar 17 • 20 min
Mark Reeves has always had a keen interest in and passion for leadership, physical and outdoor education and health and wellbeing – an interest he lives and breathes. His particular leadership focus is mentoring, surrounding oneself with great people and…
Meredy Benson Rice | Embracing The Agile Mind
Mar 17 • 21 min
Nestled in the bucolic hills of Ojai, CA, there lies a small school with big ideas that seeks to nurture the “agile mind.” Oak Grove School, founded and based on the guiding principles of J. Krishnamurti, was developed to foster the intellectual capacity…
Alice Taylor | How Games Can Become Teachers
Mar 17 • 29 min
Alice Taylor is Commissioning Editor, Education for Channel 4. Before this, she was the Vice President of Digital Content for BBC Worldwide. In September 2006 she was named one of the Game Industry’s 100 Most Influential Women by Next Generation Magazine…
Uffe Elbæk | Can You Hear The Future?
Mar 17 • 20 min
Uffe is the founder and former principal of The KaosPilots - International School of New Business Design & Social Innovation. From 1991 to 2006 he has been the principal of the KaosPilots in Denmark but is also a regular contributor to a range of leading…
Anna Felton | How Do You Manage 6 Brands, A Knitwear Company And A Flock Of Sheep?
Mar 10 • 14 min
After working for brands such as howies, The Do Lectures, Hiut Denim Co, to name a few Anna has learnt a lot about business and marketing. Biting the bullet in 2011 and going freelance she now runs PR agency in West Wales and is the founder of Monkstone…
Jenny Fielding | Think Small. Even When You Are Big
Mar 10 • 20 min
Jenny Fielding heads Digital Ventures at BBC Worldwide where she evaluates digital opportunities, strategic partnerships and investments. She also runs BBC Worldwide Labs, a business accelerator designed for early-stage digital media companies in London…
Anna Beuselinck and Gary Breen | Against The Grain
Mar 10 • 30 min
You are leading a comfortable life in Oakland with a beautiful family beginning and then one day you discover a dilapidated vineyard with vandalized buildings in a struggling community of 817 folks in rural Hopland, California. At that moment, this family…
Robbie Hearn | Respect And Connect
Mar 10 • 21 min
Robbie cares about making businesses more human. He was part of the team that set up GiffGaff: the world’s first community-powered mobile network in 2009. He has since gone on to set up Standing on Giants with co-GiffGaffer Vincent Boon. Standing on…
Neil McNair | How Nature Inspires Better Clothing Design
Mar 10 • 31 min
Neil wants you to stop bringing plastic into the mountains. Living and working in the mountains for the last 18 years has meant that he’s worn just about every conceivable ‘technical’ fabric in the wildest weather. Cocooning himself in fabrics designed to…
Daniel Seddiqui | Finish What You Start
Mar 3 • 27 min
After three years on the dole, knocked back from 40 interviews, the 27-year-old’s dreams of becoming a financial analyst were in tatters, the economics graduate decided ‘enough was enough’. He left his home in California and travelled across the US,…
Maria Popova | Build Pockets Of Stillness Into Your Life
Mar 3 • 22 min
Maria is the founder and editor of Brain Pickings; an inventory of cross-disciplinary interestingness spanning art, science, design, history, philosophy, psychology, and more. She has written for Wired UK, The Atlantic, Nieman Journalism Lab, The New York…
James Wallman | Why Experientialism Is The New Materialism
Mar 3 • 25 min
James has written for, and his opinions have appeared in, many of the world’s leading publications, from the New York Times to the Sunday Times, the Financial Times, and Wired. He has appeared on some of the world’s leading current affairs TV programmes,…
Mark Earls | Understanding The Super Social Ape
Mar 3 • 26 min
Mark is the author of the hugely influential book ‘Herd: How to Change Mass Behaviour by Harnessing Our True Nature’. For many, he’s Britain’s answer to Malcolm Gladwell without the hair. The way digs underneath our assumptions like a forensic detective…
Marcus Veerman | Listen To Your Mojo Meter
Mar 3 • 18 min
After a decade of outdoor education, counselling, and long-term youth mentoring, Marcus found himself on the Thai-Burma border when his wife landed a volunteer job there. On arrival, Marcus had absolutely no idea what he would do so he made a commitment…
Judy Van Niekerk I Would Rather Have The Whole World Against Me Than My Own Soul
Feb 28 • 17 min
Judy first became an entrepreneur out of necessity many years ago after she was fired from every job she ever had. Having experienced challenges throughout her life Judy has learnt to do things her way and as a result, she never sees obstacles only…
Caroline Flint | The Importance Of Natural Home Births
Feb 26 • 21 min
Caroline Flint is a midwife, birth activist, author and founder of The Birth Centre. Her defining moment came at 8 years old with the birth of her sister at home which sparked a lifelong commitment to providing women with empowering, life-changing births.…
Kevin Pearce | From The Obstacle Comes The Path
Feb 26 • 22 min
In one year, snowboarder Kevin Pearce went from standing atop podiums at the X Games to relearning how to brush his own teeth after a traumatic brain injury. Raised in Vermont, the youngest of four brothers, Pearce, a permanently upbeat but highly…
Wendy Palmer | Mastery and Mystery
Feb 26 • 24 min
Wendy is the founder of The Embodiment Foundation, a non-profit offering Leadership Embodiment, a process that uses principles from the non-violent Japanese martial art of Aikido and mindfulness to offer simple tools and practices to increase leadership…
Catherine Powell | How To Repair A Soldier
Feb 25 • 23 min
Catherine was a creative, idealistic kid, envisioning a world in which everyone did what they loved most and thus somehow all would work out fine. Workaholic eco-rebel in design college. Learned to meditate in 1995. 2008: Loving-kindness meditation…
Paul Sinton Hewitt | A Founders Truth
Feb 25 • 16 min
Most people find it hard enough to get themselves out running, let alone trying to get 4 million people to join them. Paul started Park Run with just 13 amateur runners at 8.45 AM on October 2nd, 2004 in Bushy Park in South West London. It now takes place…
Margaret Aspinall | My Strength Was To Get To The Truth Of What Happened
Feb 22 • 35 min
Born and raised in Liverpool, Margaret is the chairman of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, campaigning tirelessly for justice since the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989. Her son James of 18 years, was one of the 96 football fans who lost their lives.…
Oliver Steeds | Could Space Exploration Help Inspire The Deep Ocean?
Feb 20 • 22 min
Oliver Steeds is a founder and Mission Director of Nekton, a new marine institute that explores and protects the deep ocean. Oliver is also a critically acclaimed international investigative journalist and broadcaster. His investigations have appeared on…
Rose Styron | The Beauty Of Wisdom
Feb 18 • 41 min
Rose Styron is a poet, journalist, translator and international human rights, activist. She’s published four volumes of poetry (Viking, Rizzoli). She travelled widely for Amnesty International and other Human Rights organizations and has chaired PEN’s…
Miki Agrawal | Breaking Taboos
Feb 18 • 45 min
Miki is the CEO and Co-Founder of THINX, a high-tech, beautiful underwear solution for women to wear during their periods. She teamed up with AFRIpads in Uganda to fund a pack of reusable cloth pads for every underwear sold to get millions of girls back…
Holley Murchison | Own Your Voice, Leave Your Mark
Feb 18 • 20 min
Holley Murchison is an entrepreneur from NYC using her passions for education, communication, and culture to push the envelope. Valuing people over product and collaboration over competition, her work is driven by love and compassion. As co-founder of the…
Chief Arvol | Looking Horse World Wisdom
Feb 18 • 33 min
Over the past four and half decades, Chief Looking Horse has dedicated himself to the promotion of world peace and religious freedom. As the founder of World Peace & Prayer Day, he’s met with religious and spiritual leaders all over the world, including…
Will Rosenzweig | How To Practice The Art Of Wu-Wei
Feb 18 • 20 min
Will Rosenzweig is a mime, magician and master gardener. As his day job, he serves as a partner of Physic Ventures, the first venture capital firm dedicated to investing in keeping people healthy. Will has been involved in growing more than 20 companies.…
Julien Millot | Eat. Slack. Sleep.
Feb 11 • 19 min
Duo of the Flying Frenchies. The Flying Frenchies came to everyone’s attention with the film ‘The Flight of the Frenchies’. If you suffer from heights, you shouldn’t watch it. The Flying Frenchies, a colourful team living for extreme sports and artistic…
Ann Daniels | I Know I Can. I Know I Can. I Know I Can.
Feb 11 • 25 min
Basically, this is your average day in the life story. Have triplets, lack outdoor experience and then become a part of the first all women’s team to walk both poles. Ann is a walking tower of inspiration who simply loves weather when it is 40 below. She…
Charlie Engle | Run Charlie, Run
Feb 11 • 24 min
Charlie is a recovering addict-alcoholic, choosing sobriety over addiction on July 23, 1992. Since that day, Charlie has challenged himself to experience all that life has to offer. He is an adventure athlete, becoming the first person to run across the…
Rob Penn | An Ode To The Bicycle
Feb 11 • 22 min
Rob Penn rides a bicycle to get to work, sometimes for work, to keep fit, to bathe in air and sunshine, to travel, to go shopping, to stay sane, to savour the physical and emotional fellowship of riding with friends, for fun, to scare himself and to hear…
Ben Masters | How Do You Prove The Worth Of 50,000 Wild Horses And Burros Living In Captivity?
Feb 11 • 18 min
Ben Masters and three friends rode Wild Mustangs 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the gnarliest terrain in the American West. He used Kickstarter to begin Unbranded, a documentary chronicling the ride. Unbranded hopes to inspire Mustang adoptions…
Giulia Enders | Our Bowels Are Quite Charming
Feb 8 • 14 min
Scientist, writer and author of ‘Gut’, Giulia believes you should listen to your body. Especially your gut. It is as important as our brain or heart, yet we know very little about how it works and many of us are too embarrassed to ask questions. She…
Tessa Clarke | Food Waste Is Nothing Short Of An Environmental Travesty
Feb 6 • 20 min
Growing up with farmer parents, Tessa knows how much hard work goes into producing the food we all eat and absolutely hate throwing it away. After a 15 year corporate career, Tessa Co-Founded OLIO, the world’s only neighbour-to-neighbour food sharing app,…
Toshi Nakamura | How Do You Empower Consumers In The Developing World?
Feb 4 • 19 min
Toshi co-founded Kopernik, technology marketplace for the developing world. Kopernik brings technology to the last mile communities, by connecting innovative life-changing technologies, local partners and funders. Since its launch in early 2010, 62,000…
Ross Hill | Doing What’s Next
Feb 4 • 24 min
Ross has been exploring the internet since it was something that made alien sounds from the end of your telephone line. What began as many hours of staring at green characters that lit up the dark room has also taken him across the world to see what’s on…
Shira Lazar | Breaking Barriers
Feb 4 • 24 min
Heralded by Fast Company as one of the most influential women in technology, Shira is simply a ball of energy paving new frontiers for storytelling in the 21st century. A bold entrepreneur, Shira has quickly become an iconic web personality and most…
Anna Young | A Maker Revolution In Health
Feb 4 • 22 min
MakerNurse co-founder Anna Young works from a fundamental belief that, with the right tools, everyday people can use their own ingenuity to create devices that heal. Anna and her team at MIT’s Little Devices Lab have applied years of global experience…
Luke Pearson | Looking Back So We Can Look Forward
Feb 4 • 20 min
Luke Pearson is an experienced and dynamic educator, creator and administrator of Social Media project @IndigenousX. In other words, he is a top dude who is passionate about Indigenous education, literacy, numeracy and identity. Luke stands for…
Jerri Chou | Attention, Intention, Presence
Jan 28 • 25 min
Jerri’s purpose is to create experiences that help people realise they’re part of something greater. A facilitator, artist, and healer, she draws on over 10 years of experience in convening, experience design, and purpose-based innovation and foresight to…
Tamsin Osmond | Applying Pressure
Jan 28 • 19 min
Last year, at the beginning of the summer, Tamsin borrowed her friend’s edition of Heat (Monbiot). July was spent with climate science and frantically preparing Climate Camp campaigners. The end of the summer was Climate Camp - six days of sustainable…
Rohan Anderson | Shit Food Equals Shit Health. And How I Used Food To Improve My Life
Jan 28 • 31 min
This is warts and all life-affirming story of an overweight man working in corporate soul-sapping jobs that one day just said ‘Enough’. Rohan, with his great sense of humour and a gutsy approach to life, tells us of his fight for the right to eat good…
Brendan Tracey | Nature Is More Intelligent Than I Am
Jan 28 • 15 min
The natural wine movement needs its rock stars. And in Brendan, it has one. Yes, he is pushing the natural wine movement forward. An American. Living in France. He makes the wine. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch…
Darina Allen | The Importance Of Finding Your Love
Jan 28 • 31 min
Darina Allen is a force of Nature. The thing that I loved about her was when she told us the story that she loved the land where she lived so much and she just had to work out a way to be able to stay there. She set up the now world famous cooking school,…
Dominic Wilcox | Journey To Try And Find The Ideas
Jan 21 • 23 min
Dominic Wilcox works between the worlds of art, design, craft and technology to create innovatively, thought-provoking and surprising objects. His work includes the world’s first GPS shoes, a stained glass driverless sleeper car of the future and tiny…
Carly Heaton | One Big Fat Juicy Life
Jan 21 • 18 min
Carly loves ideas and creating stuff, and loves talking to anyone and everyone who likes ideas and to create stuff too. She doesn’t think there should be a big distinction between work and play; a maxim she and her fantastic group of co-workers live and…
Jim Riswold | Irreverence Justified
Jan 21 • 22 min
Jim is arguably one of the world’s greatest creative directors at the iconic and revered Wieden & Kennedy agency. In 2000 Jim was diagnosed with leukaemia and given a year or two to live. Remarkably, a clinical drug works miracles and 11 years later he is…
Sarah Corbett | Why Shouting Quietly Gets You Heard
Jan 21 • 29 min
Sarah was born in Liverpool in 1980s. For 6 years she worked for Christian Aid, DFID and most recently Oxfam as a professional campaigner & mobiliser. She started doing craftivism (craft + activism) in 2008 as a reaction to traditional forms of activism.…
Anna Koska | I Do A Lot Of Things Badly
Jan 21 • 14 min
Anna is a published freelance food illustrator of some 25 years, and to date has illustrated more than 100 books. As well as book illustration, Anna regularly receives commissions from chefs, authors, and restauranteurs for food and botanical art. Having…
James Routledge and George Bettany | I Wasn’t Strong Enough To Speak Up
Jan 13 • 19 min
People don’t talk about mental health. In men, it is seen as a weakness. James and George are changing the perception of mental health in the workplace. They see a world where people view mental health like physical health and we want to put the world’s…
Erik Hersman | It’s Possible To Do Hard Things In Difficult Places
Jan 12 • 18 min
The man leading BRCK, a team of dedicated individuals trying to connect Africa to the internet. BRCK is a rugged wireless WiFi device designed and engineered in Kenya for use throughout the emerging markets. He is also a co-founder of iHub, Nairobi’s…
James Victore | You Only Have Teachers
Jan 11 • 19 min
He is the Tony Robbins of creativity. He is a firestarter. And the fire he wants to start is in you. He’s an artist and designer whose aim is to help you find your voice, doing wow work and building a life that inspires will devastate your limits. And…
David Lloyd Owen | Taking Water Seriously
Jan 10 • 19 min
How can we use data to clean up urban water and sanitation? Because data can be used for good. For the last twenty years, David Lloyd Owen has had a mind like water. His successful consultancy advises companies, institutions and governments on…
Sarah Middleton | Yes To Me
Jan 9 • 18 min
Back in the year 2000, Sarah found life hard, scared of her own shadow, suffering from anxiety attacks, bouts of depression, her self esteem was non-existent. For most of her life, she felt this way, felt unable to go forward and started to engage with…
Marie Mitchell | Finding My Way Back Home
Jan 8 • 15 min
Marie is the founder of Pop’s Kitchen and co-founder of Island Social Club, bringing high-quality Caribbean food to the UK. She is embracing the vegan market with her fusion of Caribbean and European recipes. But above all, she has built a life for…
Charlie Engle | No One Is Coming To Save You
Jan 7 • 24 min
Charlie is a recovering addict-alcoholic, choosing sobriety over addiction on July 23, 1992. Since that day, Charlie has challenged himself to experience all that life has to offer. Charlie Engle knows what it’s like to run America. He knows what it’s…
Youmna Chamcham | Imagination Can Really Trump Anything
Jan 6 • 18 min
Artist and designer Youmna Chamcham is interested in storytelling and community building. Fascinated with the internet and how we can use it to create services, audiences and tell stories, Youmna loves the magic that comes out of online communities. In…
Sean Taylor | Turning Heritage On Its Head
Jan 5 • 19 min
Sean Taylor was born and bred in the Conwy Valley, around 10 miles from Penrhyn Quarry, then spent 22 years jumping out of planes and throwing himself down zip lines as a Royal Marines Commando. After years of leaping from aircraft, trekking through…
Bill Anthes | How To Handle Success With Humility And Failure With Grace
Jan 4 • 18 min
Bill Anthes is a Green Beret and founder of “Between the Ears”, providing professional coaching and training programs that involve you unlike any other program available. BTE strengthens your mind, improves your awareness, and empowers you to take…
Hilary Gallo | Hacking Your Fears
Jan 3 • 22 min
How can fear be a friend? Hilary is the author of “The Power of Soft” a guide to getting what you want and “Fear Hack” an approach to fear from a new angle. He used to be a lawyer, a negotiator and a business executive until he decided to do what he…
Richard Walker | Destroy Or Cherish Climate Change? The Choice Is Ours
Jan 2 • 16 min
Richard is managing director of Iceland Foods and he’s on a mission to disrupt the retail industry and tackle climate change and other environmental challenges. Under his leadership, Iceland has taken a range of world-leading sustainability initiatives…
Ling Ling Phung | Love Overcomes Probabilities
Jan 1 • 23 min
Ling is a social innovation strategist for developing and emerging markets with 15 years of strategy experience including new market entry, incubation, and business model creation across the public and private sector. What she does best is bringing focus…
Ally Maz | Your Vulnerability Is Your Super Power
Dec 31, 2019 • 17 min
Alex Mazerolle. Girlvana. Distrikt. Ladyvana. empowering young women locally & globally through yoga, meditation, and real conversation. Alex is a Vancouver, Canada based entrepreneur, writer and yoga teacher. She is the founder of Girlvana Yoga, Ladyvana…
Favio Lovos | Only One Will Survive
Dec 31, 2019 • 20 min
17-year-old Salvadoran-American poet, Favio Lovos, talks about his experience and how his past works reflect the socio-political awakening he experienced within his community as he was leaving middle school into high school. Favio transformed his life of…
Gavin Strange | You Have The Same 24 Hours As Everyone
Dec 31, 2019 • 22 min
Gavin believes that creativity is not a following. We should look at other people’s paths but don’t follow them down it. We all have the same 24 hours as everyone, even Beyonce. By day Gavin’s the senior designer for the brilliant Aardman Animations. By…
Amani Omejer | My Inner Critic
Dec 31, 2019 • 22 min
Amani believes in the power of telling your story in order to heal, and she continues to experience this first-hand as she tells her. Through writing, Amani connects with others who share similar stories and hopes to reduce the stigma around topics that…
Kenneth Shinozuka | The Present Is A Beautiful Gift
Dec 31, 2019 • 17 min
Kenneth tells us about Smart Socks and why he accepts things the way they are. The present is a beautiful gift. At the age of 15, Kenneth designed a smart device for his grandfather, who has Alzheimer’s disease. An invention that caught the eye of both…
Severine von Tscharner Fleming | How Can We Dance In The Commons?
Dec 24, 2019 • 22 min
Severine is the director of Greenhorns, she been an organizer and cultural worker within the young farmer movement for almost 10 years, proud co-founder of National Young Farmers Coalition, Farm Hack and Agrarian Trust, and board member of the Schumacher…
Adam Lowry | Why Can’t A Role Model Come In A Bottle?
Dec 24, 2019 • 35 min
Why can’t a role model come in a bottle? This is what drives Method to make the lowest impact cleaning products you can buy. Adam Lowry is the founder of Method environmentally friendly cleaning products. He believes that business is our greatest vehicle…
Alice Holden | How To Get Young People To Love The Land
Dec 24, 2019 • 23 min
Alice represents a small group of young people who are choosing a career on the land. She will tell us how and why the work captured her & perhaps even challenge our notions of what it means to be a farmer. The author of Do Grow, Alice Holden has…
Aubrey Meyer | Do More Of Less
Dec 24, 2019 • 52 min
Aubrey talks about contraction & Convergence. It’s a response to the objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It is a rational, science-based global framework to share the removal of CO2 emissions globally at a rate…
Ciara Judge and Emer Hickey | How Two Teens Are Changing The Food Industry
Dec 24, 2019 • 22 min
Ciara and Emer are seventeen-year-old students from Cork, Ireland who with their teammate Sophie won the Google Global Science Fair, for an innovation which it is hoped will improve food crop productivity thereby reducing world hunger. Ciara and Emer…
Chido Govera | This Is My Story
Dec 17, 2019 • 18 min
When Chido was 7 she quit school to look after her brother and grandmother. At 11 she was given the chance to learn to grow mushrooms. This changed the course of her life and now at 24, Chido travels around Zimbabwe and the world teaching others to grow…
Eamon Fullalove | Light Fires In Young People That Won’t Burn Out
Dec 17, 2019 • 17 min
Eamon is helping to shape the future of education. The next generation of leaders needs to be found and nurtured. That is exactly what he is trying to do with Ignite. Eamon trained as a chef and was a key part of Jamie Oliver’s success with the restaurant…
Tim Birkhead | The Wisdom Of Birds
Dec 17, 2019 • 28 min
Tim Birkhead is the author of Wisdom of Birds. A professor at the University of Sheffield where he teaches animal behaviour and the history of science. He believes we can learn a lot from birds. Fortunately for us, he migrated west and shared his stories.…
David Spiegelhalter | If You Can Calculate Risk, You Can Make Better Judgments
Dec 17, 2019 • 26 min
How do we live with risk? How do we quantify it? How do we talk about it? Can we understand uncertainty better? David has made this his life’s work. David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge…
Miranda West | How Books Can Inspire Action
Dec 10, 2019 • 21 min
After watching a Do Lecture online back in 2011, Miranda got in touch with the founders and went on to set up the Do Book Company. Since launch in 2013, titles have featured in the Guardian, Observer and FT; are now stocked by Conran Shop, Paul Smith,…
Annie Parker | Pay It Forward
Dec 10, 2019 • 16 min
Annie Parker speaks with passion and humour about leaving her successful corporate career for a more satisfying life of helping others. Annie inspires her audience to live a more rewarding life by “paying it forward”. Annie came to Australia in 2013 to…
Nick Gray | Why Museums Are F*cking Awesome
Dec 10, 2019 • 19 min
Nick Gray, Renegade Museum Tour Guide and Founder of low tech high touch business Museum Hack, shares the love story of his business and why Museums matter. When he first visited the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, it unleashed a curiosity about the…
David and Alison Lea-Wilson | Why We Should Value True Eccentricity
Dec 10, 2019 • 22 min
To be off centre is the meaning of eccentricity. David and Alison believe that the most interesting things happen around the edges. They tell how doing things off centre shaped their lives and their businesses. David Lea-Wilson is a Welsh Entrepreneur who…
Les McKeown | How To Be A Predictable Success
Dec 10, 2019 • 21 min
Les has intuitively identified the 7 stages that every business will go through. Some stages you don’t want to be in. And some you want to stay in forever and a day. Priceless knowledge. Les McKeown is the President & CEO of Predictable Success, the…
Ryan Holiday | Seeing Obstacles as Opportunities
Dec 3, 2019 • 26 min
Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and prominent writer on strategy and business. After dropping out of college at nineteen to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multiplatinum…
David Allen | The Mind Is For Having Ideas, Not Holding Them
Dec 3, 2019 • 32 min
Unlike a computer, we can not add more RAM to our brains. So we have to free up RAM so we can think more. David Allen gives us a system to set us free. David Allen’s book ‘Getting things done’, has sold 2 million copies all over the world. The premise of…
Katie Elliott | The Possibility To Change Stubborn Behaviours
Dec 3, 2019 • 25 min
Katie is one of the very few author-illustrators to have sold over 100,000 copies of a book featuring cartoon slugs (Fun Factory series, Boosey & Hawkes). She has also worked as a freelance puzzle designer for the RSPCA, performed in theatres all over the…
Dave Evans | Get The Story, Not The Deal
Dec 3, 2019 • 19 min
He co-founded Electronic Arts and now at Stanford Design Program, his mission is to help others find theirs. Together with Bill Burnett, they run Stanford’s most popular course. They apply design principles to help you have a life that is both meaningful…
Lydia Winters | How To Use Fear To Propel You Forward
Dec 3, 2019 • 20 min
Lydia Winters started out as a teacher and then through her love of photography and film made a video about playing Minecraft even though at that point she had never played it. From her Minecraft Chic blog, she got to meet the founders of Minecraft, and…
James Sills | In Singing, We Can Find Our Tribe
Nov 26, 2019 • 22 min
James is a musician and vocal leader with a passion for bringing people together to sing. He runs a number of open-access choirs and regularly delivers workshops across the UK with an emphasis on fun and inclusivity. James is choirmaster at The Good Life…
Michael Townsend Williams | Inhale. Exhale. Why We All Need To Learn How To Do This Better
Nov 26, 2019 • 22 min
In the glittering heydays of 1980s advertising, Michael was in the thick of it; working at Saatchi’s and living the prolific adman lifestyle. High pressured deadlines, a pace as fast as lightning and alcohol. Lots and lots of alcohol. His journey - as…
Cheryl Strayed | A Maverick With Moxie
Nov 26, 2019 • 31 min
Self-discovery on the Pacific Crest Trail. Cheryl Strayed is the NYT bestselling author of cult favourite WILD (which by the way, is the first selection to the Oprah Winfrey Book Club 2.0). In it, Cheryl recounts her solo trip hiking the Pacific Crest…
Amanda Blainey | Learning To Live With Death
Nov 26, 2019 • 20 min
How exploring death can help us to live more meaningful lives. Amanda Blainey is an author, speaker and social media activist in the growing death movement and founder of Doing Death an organisation that opens up authentic conversations about death and…
Andy Puddicombe | Why 10 Minutes Each Day Can Change Your Day
Nov 26, 2019 • 20 min
Andy Puddicombe tells us why meditation isn’t just about the lotus position and the difference between doing nothing and not doing. Setting off to become a monk at the age of 22, Andy’s meditation training took him all over the world, culminating with…
Kris Hallenga | Live A Life That You Love
Nov 19, 2019 • 26 min
Kristin Hallenga is a Sun columnist and founder of breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel!. She received public attention after being pro led in Kris: Dying to Live, a documentary that covered her experience living with terminal breast cancer. In 2009,…
Maggie Doyne | How The Human Family Can Do Better?
Nov 19, 2019 • 24 min
Most people on a gap year are content with just seeing the world and not to try and change it. But on her return, Maggie decided to start a school in Nepal. After returning from her gap year of travelling, Maggie decided to start a school in Nepal with…
Tim Ferriss | Aim For The Impossible
Nov 19, 2019 • 27 min
How and Why to Be Unreasonable. Tim presents case studies of how to think big and test assumptions to accomplish the impossible, whether launching a #1 bestselling product, setting a world record, or changing the world. Nominated as one of Fast Company’s…
Tim Smit | Why Is Beauty Such An Important Word?
Nov 19, 2019 • 22 min
Tim Smit, founder of the Eden Project on how not to go down in flames. and if you trust in your intuition you’ll always roll a six. Tim is Chief Executive and co-founder of the Eden Project. Eden began as a dream in 1995 and opened its doors in 2000 since…
Andy Kirkpatrick | Climb Your Own Mountain
Nov 12, 2019 • 37 min
Andy mixes stories about life and climbs, one minute terrifying, the next hilarious, a style described by the Banff film festival as “Turning tales of near death into philosophical and comic scenarios worthy of Samuel Beckett, or Monty Python.” Andy has a…
Alastair Humphreys | The Importance Of Jumping In Rivers
Nov 12, 2019 • 25 min
Imagine going on a bike ride that lasts for 4 years. Now he wants to try something really hard. Alastair cycled around the world 4 years, raced a yacht across the Atlantic Ocean and he is currently training for The Bob Graham Round and preparing for…
Sarah Outen | Chasing The Opportunities
Nov 12, 2019 • 29 min
Sarah Outen is an adventurer by land and sea. Her most recent major expedition was a 4.5-year bid to loop the planet using human power - rowing across oceans, cycling across continents and kayaking the bits in between. An advocate of getting outside,…
Rolf Potts | Time = Wealth
Nov 12, 2019 • 26 min
His zeitgeist defining book is not just how to travel the world on a shoestring, but, more importantly, the mindset you need to take with you. It is now in its 10th reprint. Rolf Potts is a veteran shoestring traveller and author of Vagabonding (now in…
Nicky Spinks | Making The Most Of Life
Nov 12, 2019 • 21 min
The inspirational Nicky Spinks made fell running history in May 2015 by becoming the fastest person to run a Double Bob Graham Round. The story of Nicky’s incredible life has been told in a new film called ‘Run Forever’. — Recorded live at the global…
Chris Sheldrick | Common Language Of Location
Nov 5, 2019 • 25 min
What3words is a global address system of 57 trillion 3m x 3m squares, each having been given a unique 3-word address. Alongside its successful consumer app and website, what3words’ technology is integrated with over 100 partner apps and services around…
Perry Chen | How To Change How Ideas Are Funded
Nov 5, 2019 • 22 min
Kickstarter is a platform that has changed how ideas are funded for artists, designers, filmmakers, explorers and the like. Perry Chen talks about how and why it all started. Great talk. Big Idea. Perry is co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter, the largest…
Bethany Koby | Be About Giant Change
Nov 5, 2019 • 22 min
Jobs for 65% of kids in school today, do not exist. Bethany is fascinated by this concept and how technology will save us. She is about giant change. We must hack for the greater good. Bethany is a designer, artist, activist, educator, facilitator,…
Hunter Lee Soik | What If We Could Build A Database Of Dreams?
Nov 5, 2019 • 24 min
Hunter Lee Soik is founder and CEO of Shadow that is building the Wikipedia of dreams. Do the Japanese who sleep the least also dream the least? What does your dream mean? What is the global dream trend for 2014? If you walk 10,000 steps, will you have…
Alessandra Lariu | DO Repeat. DO Repeat. DO Repeat.
Nov 5, 2019 • 22 min
After more than a decade in digital shops in London and New York, Alessandra had lost patience with being virtually the only woman in the room whenever she judged an advertising awards show so she co-founded SheSays to fill the void. This grassroots,…
Andrew Whitley | Why Bread Needs Time
Oct 30, 2019 • 43 min
Andrew thinks that changes in the way bread is produced have compromised its integrity. He’s going to tell us why – and what we might do to make it better. He will reveal what goes into a factory loaf (and what doesn’t) and how fast-made bread may be…
Eduardo Garcia | Joie Du Vivre
Oct 29, 2019 • 59 min
Optimism, enthusiasm and charisma wrapped up in one beautiful being named Eduardo. Look up optimism in the dictionary and you will probably see the name, Eduardo Garcia. A mountain boy from Montana, Eduardo is a chef, outdoor fanatic and co-founder of the…
Adam Lamoreaux | Full Steam Ahead
Oct 29, 2019 • 23 min
The resurrection and soul of artisan steam beer in the California Bay area. Our talks will be held in a hop barn, so it makes only sense that we share the inspiring story of the Bay area’s emerging community brewer Adam Lamoreaux and his Linden Street…
Tamsin Carvan | Inviting Strangers To Your Table
Oct 22, 2019 • 19 min
Raised in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney, Tamsin was lucky enough to spend much of her childhood running wild in the bush and swimming in freezing water in valleys and canyons. After years of study in Continental Philosophy at the University of…
Anna Jones | On Trusting Your Instincts
Oct 22, 2019 • 26 min
Anna Jones is a cook, writer and stylist, the voice of modern vegetarian cooking and the author of the bestselling A Modern Way to Eat, A Modern Way to Cook and The Modern Cook’s Year. Her books are sold in seven countries and have been translated into…
Marion Deuchars | All Children Are Artists, And Why You Should Never Grow Up
Oct 22, 2019 • 21 min
Illustrator Marion shows us why making great art isn’t just for children. And shows you how to make your best mistakes. Marion’s artwork has graced the covers of Penguin Books, the pages of the Guardian and New York Magazine, and Advertising campaigns for…
Zach Klein | Build The Company That You Wouldn’t Sell
Oct 22, 2019 • 16 min
At the age of 23, Zach sold his company Vimeo. But as soon as he sold his company, he wanted nothing more than to have those wings again. He missed it. He realised he wanted to keep flying. Zach humbly offers advice on what he’s doing now (DIY.org) and…
Tina Roth Eisenberg | You Have To Notice When The Universe Is Cheering You On
Oct 22, 2019 • 25 min
Tina believes the best way to complain is to make things. Over the past 11 years, Tina has started numerous side projects that have turned into businesses: FRIENDS WORK HERE (a collaborative co-working space), TeuxDeux, Tattly and Creative Mornings…
Mickey Smith | Do Trust In The Things You Love
Oct 22, 2019 • 20 min
Mickey Smith is a lad that has lived a life a little less ordinary. He grew up amongst a family of fisherman and mariners, so the ocean and the elements were inevitably where he was drawn. At the age of 9, he was given a disposable camera and an acoustic…
Alex Chung | I Make Ideas
Oct 16, 2019 • 24 min
Alex is the founder and CEO of Giphy, the people who bring you all the GIFs. He was named Business Insider’s Top 25 most influential technologists in New York, Fast Company’s most creative people in business, Ad Age’s 50 most creative people of 2016, and…