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17 minutes | May 27, 2022
S4 Ep84: Greg Hoffman - Creative Leadership Lessons From a Life at Nike
Greg Hoffman turned up to Nike HQ in a borrowed van in 1992. Twenty seven years later, he left the building as a creative giant, having worked alongside the heroes of his youth at the highest level of sport. During his time as Global CMO, he led iconic campaigns across football, basketball, tennis and athletics, always looking outside himself, always listening and always trying to do better for himself and his team. His book Emotion By Design, distills that experience into an accessible manual for creative leaders. In this episode he sits down with Bookomi founder Richard Kilgarriff after a Books for Breakfast members' event at Soho House in London. To join Bookomi's mailing list - please apply HERE.
21 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
S3 Ep83: Hephzi Pemberton - Building Strength in Diversity
Hepzhi Pemberton has her work cut out: With a clear mission to prove that business (and society) does better when it embraces diversity, she's up against a self-harming system that starts at the top. For instance, in March 2021 there were more FTSE 100 CEO’s called "Andy" or "Steve" than there were female CEO's and CEO's from ethnic minorities combined. But it's not just race and gender bias that can get in the way of progress. Socio-economic barriers built up over decades still persist today. For free guidance and advice, Hephzi recommends connecting with The Social Mobility Network . Meanwhile, The Diversity Playbook can be purchased via our independent book shop partner HERE.
42 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
S3 Ep82: Will Greenwood and Ben Fennell - How to Learn, Lead and Grow Like a Champion
This week Richard Kilgarriff shares OMI with two brilliant minds: England Rugby World Cup champion, Sky broadcaster and club coach Will Greenwood and his friend of 30 years Ben Fennell, whose stellar career in advertising taught him how to learn, lead and grow at an elite level. Together, Will and Ben have produced a book for leaders who want to blend their own personal development with the growth of the people around them. In WORLD CLASS HOW TO LEAD, LEARN AND GROW LIKE A CHAMPION They celebrate and demonstrate the power of diverse minds, abilities and attitudes at work – as seen through the lens of hard-won experiences in sport and business. Get your copy of the book with free UK shipping HERE Sign up to Bookomi's Most Wanted HERE
37 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
S3 Ep81: Angus Fletcher - The Human Brain's Most Powerful Technology : Literature
In Wonderworks – Literary Invention and The Science of Stories – dual trained neuroscientist and doctor of literature Angus Fletcher explains how mankind's most enduring technology makes our past, present and future worth living. From Aristotle Poetic’s to Mario Puzo’s Godfather, he explores why such inventions were needed, how they work on the human brain and helpfully, where you can find them to make your own life better and more meaningful. Get a copy of Wonderworks from an indie bookseller with free UK shipping HERE
3 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
As the founder of Bookomi - the UK's leading independent connector of authors to audiences in clubs and companies - I've met some of the world's most wanted minds in new non-fiction. Bookomi celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2022, and its longest running event series - Books for Breakfast at Soho House in London - was one of the first to introduce Yuval Harari and Sapiens. Since then we've connected hundreds of other brilliant minds in great companies : From tech titans like Peter Thiel to multi-talented musicians like Tim Minchin, Bookomi has access to the deepest, widest, range of author intelligence in the world. If you need help getting brilliant minds into your company for, events, talks, off-sites and retreats - online and offline - contact Richard on email@example.com or sign up for Bookomi's Most Wanted newsletter HERE Richard Kilgarriff Founder, Bookomi
30 minutes | Oct 2, 2021
S3 Ep80: Sukhinder Singh Cassidy - Take Risks and Thrive (Even When You Fail)
This week's Bookomi title is recommended by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, who says it will help you see risk in an "entirely new way." In Choose Possibility, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy debunks the "myth of the single choice," (the belief that big decisions rule our future) in favour of making many incremental decisions which move our career (and our life) forward every day. Get your copy of the book HERE Join Bookomi HERE
37 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
S3 Ep79: Nova Reid - Own Your Shame To Be A Better Ally
This week we’re sharing OMI with the award-winning anti-racism activist, educator, entrepreneur, TED speaker, media commentator and author Nova Reid. It’s high time, she says, for white people to confront the “ugliness of anti-blackness” in Britain’s colonial history, to own their shame and move towards a future of “mutual transformation” and “collective healing” Get your copy of THE GOOD ALLY from Primrose Hill Books HERE
45 minutes | Aug 14, 2021
S2 Ep78: AGC Studios Founder/CEO Stuart Ford picks The Powerful and The Damned : Private Diaries in Turbulent Times
Between 2005 and 2019 Lionel Barber led the digital transformation of the most important business newspaper in the world – The Financial Times - taking it from the stands to the screen with over one million paying subscribers. The Powerful and The Damned (buy your copy from Primrose Hill Books HERE) opens up the pages of his private diaries during that turbulent time, exposing off the record chats with the men and women who make and break economies around the world. In this intimate conversation with Richard Kilgarriff, former FT Editor Lionel Barber talks candidly about his opinion of Donald Trump (like Tony Soprano) and Dominic Cummings (viewed the British public with contempt). As FT Editor, could he, should he, have done more to prevent Brexit? Which living newspaper editor does he admire most and what does he think about the way Boris Johnson runs the country? Join Bookomi HERE
33 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
S2 Ep77: Elon Musk, Tesla and The Bet of The Century
Power Play was picked by Publicis UK CEO Annette King, get your copy today from our indie bookshop partner Primrose Hill Books. Elon Musk's impossible dream - to make a desirable, sustainable, mass market electric car - has become a multibillion dollar reality in Tesla - the most valuable automative company in the world. Today, with a market valuation of $630 billion, Tesla's shares are worth more than Toyota, Volkswagen, Daimler, and General Motors combined. To many he embodies the “contemporary electric car zeitgeist” to some he is an underdog, to others an anti-hero or a conman – what’s certain is that few people understand Elon Musk and Tesla better than Wall Street tech and automotive journalist Tim Higgins, who shares his OMI with Richard Kilgarriff. Join Bookomi for updates and OMI from the most wanted minds in business, science, technology by email every week HERE.
44 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
S2 Ep76: YouGov Chairman Roger Parry picks The Nine Types of Leader
What type of leader are you? Are you an Alpha or a Lover even? Top city journalist James Ashton has met hundreds of CEO's and has come up with nine, distinct, types that classify the species in an original, memorable and insightful way. In this episode we hear about tycoon Richard Desmond's transition from cigars to bananas and why people don't necessarily want the leader of the country to be the same type as the leader of their company. Get your copy of NINE TYPES OF LEADER HERE Join Bookomi HERE
60 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
S2 Ep75: Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin picks Dreaming in a Nightmare : Inequality and What We Can Do About It
Neuroscientist, musician, educator and best-selling author (Your Brain on Music, The Organised Mind, The Changing Mind) Daniel Levitin picks a book by young British activist and entrepreneur Jeremiah Emmanuel. Daniel wants to know more about Jeremiah's story: growing up in Brixton, often homeless but always hopeful that life can get better, he ends up joining the UK youth parliament rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous and being awarded a British Empire Medal before he's 21. Can we find a way through the divisions tearing society apart. Recorded in front of a live audience at Shoreditch House in London. You can get a copy for Dreaming in a Nightmare HERE You can join Bookomi HERE
44 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
S2 Ep74: Simon Sinek picks The Power of Giving Away Power: How The Best Leaders Learn to Let Go
Richard Kilgarriff shares OMI with President Barack Obama's Ambassador to the UK (2013-18). Picked (and published) by Simon Sinek, this is a fascinating insight into the nexus of human relationships at the highest level of government and business, revealing a new way of managing power at a time when we seem more divided than together at home and abroad. Join Bookomi HERE - https://bit.ly/MOSTWANTEDsignup Get your copy of Matthew's book from Primrose Hill Books.
50 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
S2 Ep73: Unilever Plc CEO Alan Jope picks Digital Business Transformation : How Established Companies Sustain Competitive Advantage - From Now to Next
Alan Jope, the man in charge of leading Unilever's 149,000 employees picks a book packed with Original Memorable Insights for anyone dealing with constant digital disruption at work. Learn why the term "CEO" originally stood for "Chief Electricity Officer", how Netflix turned themselves upside down to deliver the future and what Disney boss Bob Iger did to get 100 million subscribers in the space in just over one year. You can get a copy of Nigel Vaz's book here - http://bit.ly/DBTinBookomiShop Sign up to Bookomi's free Most Wanted email here - http://bit.ly/MOSTWANTEDsignup
38 minutes | May 14, 2021
S2 Ep72: Pearson Plc CEO Andy Bird picks Framers: Human Advantage in an Age of Technology and Turmoil
FRAMERS takes the psychological concept of the “Framing Effect," whereby our decisions are influenced by the way information is presented to us – and applies it to a new mental model which will improve our lives as individuals, organisations and the world at large. Picked by Pearson Plc CEO (and Richard's former boss) Andy Bird for Bookomi club members. JOIN TODAY.
37 minutes | May 9, 2021
S2 Ep71: Allbright Club Co-founder Debbie Wosskow picks Friends: Understanding The Power of Our Most Important Relationships
Richard Kilgarriff shares OMI with Professor Robin Dunbar (famous for creating The "Dunbar Number" of 150 - the maximum number of relationships the human brain can maintain at any one time). Professor Dunbar leads the social and evolutionary neuroscience research group at Oxford University and has dedicated his career to exploring and explaining the Human Social World, possibly, he says, “the most complex phenomenon in the observed universe." His new book FRIENDS goes deeper into the digital age to describe the power and impact of the social circles that ripple out from our most intimate relationships with family and friends to the people we just recognise in the street or on the screen.
28 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
S2 Ep70: The Impossible Office: The History of The British Prime Minister
You might want the power that comes with the top job, but would you want to be Prime Minister today? A role which, since 1945, has always started OK and ended badly. In this episode Richard Kilgarriff shares OMI with the world's leading authority on the people who have inhabited No.10 Downing Street for the last 300 years. How does Boris Johnson compare to his predecessors in terms of intelligence and conviction? What can we learn about ourselves through the lens of the highest office in the land? Get your copy of Sir Anthony Seldon's book here - http://bit.ly/ImpossibleOffice If you'd like to join Bookomi Club visit - www.bookomi.club
57 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
S2 Ep69: M&C Saatchi Performance Global CEO Christian Gladwell picks Tarzan Economics: Eight Principles for Pivoting Through Disruption
In this short episode of the Bookomicast for Leaders Who Are Readers, Christian Gladwell, Global Chief Executive of M&C Saatchi Performance picks Tarzan Economics by Will Page. To become a Bookomi member and get our free weekly email CLICK HERE Meanwhile, if you'd like to go deeper into Will's OMI, you can get your own copy of the book from the Bookomi section of our independent bookshop partner HERE.
28 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
S2 Ep68: UK Scouts Association Chair Anne Limb picks Toxic: Rebuilding Respect and Tolerance in a Hostile Workplace
Kicking off Series 2 with a new format and a new Bookomi Club for Leaders Who Are Readers, Anne Limb (UK Scouts Association/UK Innovation) and James Devine (NHS Medway Trust) pick Clive Lewis's guide to detoxifying the poison of pressure and uncertainty at work. You can get a copy of Clive's book, with free P&P in the Bookomi section of Primrose Hill Books HERE . To hear the full conversation and find out more about the benefits of membership, visit THE BOOKOMI CLUB
52 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
S1 Ep67: Patrick Barwise - The War Against The BBC
For years the BBC has lost battles with right wing lobbyists, free market economists and competitors who frame the corporation as biased, bloated, elite and out of touch with the people who pay for it to exist. In The War Against The BBC, London Business School Professor and "critical friend" of the corporation Patrick Barwise traces a line of anti-auntie gunpowder back to a surprisingly small but powerful and determined cabal of lobbyists and politicians linked to media and business interests in the UK and America.
27 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
S1 Ep66: Grace Campbell - Growing Up With Amazing Disgrace
Grace Campbell takes you on a whirlwind tour of childhood, adolescence and young adulthood, growing up in a playground of political celebrity, idiot boys and brilliant girlfriends. This is a must-listen episode for all young women and parents of daughters navigating the passion and pitfalls of teenaged life. Get your copy of Grace's book HERE.
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