This Much I Know - The Seedcamp Podcast
About This Show
This Much I Know is the podcast from Seedcamp, Europe’s seed fund.
Tune into hear the inside story from startup founders, investors and leading tech voices: the people who’ve built businesses, scaled globally, failed fantastically and learnt massively.
Seedcamp invests early in world-class founders attacking large, global markets and solving real problems using technology. Seedcamp provides the infrastructure to fast-track a founder’s vision and create value through immediate access to smart capital, a lifelong community of support and a global network built upon a decade’s experience backing exceptional talent.
Most Recent Episode
Explorer Levison Wood on establishing mission command in business
2 days ago
Levison Wood is a British explorer, writer and photographer whose work has featured around the world. He has recently returned from his most ambitious expedition to date - a 5000 mile circumnavigation of the Arabian peninsula from Iraq to Lebanon (a new book and documentary series are set to follow). He previously also walked the Himalayas, a six-month journey of over 1700 miles, as well as the length of the river Nile (4250 miles over nine months).
A former paratrooper and major in the army reserves, Levison recalls the leadership lessons learnt from his military experiences, including four years in Afghanistan. He elaborates on the importance of 'mission command' – setting an objective, but allowing subordinates the freedom to execute on that objective as they see fit – and its applicability to the business realm. 'You may have the experience to do it yourself and prefer to do it one way, but you have to take a step back and say get on with it', he argues, given the empowering effect of giving employees and soldiers greater autonomy in execution.
Carlos Medium: sdca.mp/2entVR3
Levison Wood: http://www.levisonwood.com
Related bio links:
Carlos: linkedin.com/in/carloseduardoespinal / twitter.com/cee
Levison: https://www.linkedin.com/in/levison-wood-frgs-ba526620 / twitter.com/Levisonwood