We’re taking a break on creating new podcasts while we build up to Season 5, so sit tight. In the meantime, why not catch up on one of my older favourite episodes?
Occasionally you meet someone that changes your perspective forever. Sam Perkins was as passionate about triathlon as he is about Nottingham Forest, then he received the earth-shattering diagnosis that he had Motor Neurone Disease (MND), an incurable and terminal disease. I got the opportunity to chat Sam, who is nothing short of inspiring, about how his love of triathlon is helping him cope, and how the sport is allowing him to raise money to raise awareness and help fund research to fight this awful disease. Since the interview, he has completed the Outlaw half, The London Marathon and much more too. Simply inspiring!
What I’ve Been Reading
Lately I have been rereading a few of my favourite books from years gone by. The One Minute Manager is a concise and impactful management guide written by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson. The book presents a management philosophy focused on achieving exceptional results in a short amount of time. It emphasises three key practices: setting clear goals, providing immediate feedback, and offering timely and specific praise, all in just one minute. It offers so many great management insights, and one that every manager must read.
What I’ve Been Watching
At Uni I was a closet Bob Marley fan, and whilst it isn’t something I listen to often now, it still holds a special place in my heart. Who Shot the Sheriff is a thought-provoking documentary that investigates the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in 1976 and delves into the political and social tensions surrounding the event. The film explores the complex web of Jamaican politics, international espionage, and the influence of reggae music as it unravels the mystery of who was behind the attack. Through interviews with key figures and archival footage, the documentary sheds light on the interconnected forces that shaped this pivotal moment in Marley’s life and in Jamaica’s history. Worth watching if that resonates with you too!
TED Talk I’ve Found Interesting
Dave McGillivray has served as the race director of the Boston Marathon since 1988. He is also a philanthropist, author, accomplished athlete, and motivational speaker. Dave’s accomplishments include running across the United States in 1978 and completing 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents at the age of 62.
In Defining Moments Dave discusses lessons learned over his long career and the defining moments which have led him to where he is today. What I loved about this TED talk was hearing how he’s overcome his own challenges, and helped others do the same.
Quote of the Week
“Innovation is the lifeblood of any business. In today’s fast-paced world, those who fail to innovate risk becoming obsolete. Embrace change, foster a culture of creativity, and constantly challenge the status quo. Remember, it’s innovate or die.”
- Elon Musk
If we think about Elon Musk’s quote above and apply it to the impact Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have on businesses of all sectors, it is easy to see that we either need to embrace it or be outdone by our competitors. The AI advance is happening at astonishing pace, and anyone in business needs to be looking at how it can improve and enhance their proposition now, or risk extinction.
That is why, at our next Trusted Team workshop, we will be helping entrepreneurs and professionals identify the specific threats and opportunities created by AI to their business and sector. If you would like to join us for one of our events, you can sign up to one of our free taster workshops by clicking here or you can enquire about the upcoming opportunities by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.