The Ideas Lab Podcast
By John Williams
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Welcome to the Ideas Lab Podcast, where you can learn from the world’s greatest creative and entrepreneurial minds to help you turn your ideas into original businesses, books and brands – because in a crowded world, it pays to stand out. Your host is John Williams, bestselling author of 'Screw Work Let’s Play' and 'Screw Work Break Free' and founder of The Ideas Lab London. Our focus is on the rebels, creatives and innovators with a new take on their topic that has allowed them to carve out a space that is all their own - from Saskia Nelson, the world's first dating profile photographer, to the New York Times bestselling author, Dan Pink exploding myths about productivity, to therapist Jerry Hyde taking his clients on a unique experience with plant medicines in Nepal. Subscribe now to get inspired, learn something new, and get ideas for your next creative project.
||ExplicitSaskia Nelson - How I created a new genre of photography.||Learn from 'the world's first dating photographer' as she recounts the start of her entrepreneurial journey||20 3 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDamian Barr - Writer, salon leader, & literary ambassador for the Savoy, Damian Barr talks about the power of stories, how he chooses his creative projects and how to write a memoir||Discover how Damian has created the dream working life for himself as a writer, hear he managed all his remarkable creative projects, and find out how he got into a good-natured disagreement about cheese with the New Zealand prime minister||5 3 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDan Pink - The scientific secrets of perfect timing, the new world of work and a bestselling author’s advice to writers||Bestselling author and Al Gore's former speech writer, Dan Pink and I discuss the finer points of daily routine, timing and how to write a bestseller.||5 3 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Ideas Lab Podcast||Welcome to the Ideas Lab Podcast, where you can learn from the world’s greatest creative and entrepreneurial minds to help you turn your ideas into original businesses, books and brands – because in a crowded world, it pays to stand out. Your host..||5 3 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Thought provoking & entertaining
I made a rule to only listen to ‘fun’ podcasts while running (& save business ones for other times) but made an exception for this one as I’ve met John & knew he was interesting! I’m glad I did. The run ended too quickly! Really entertaining & great guests. Interesting perspectives & John gets to the heart of the matter quickly & articulately. Highly recommend.
I've started listening to this with some scepticism as a lot of the business-type podcasts bore me. This does not. John Williams is an interesting, understated and focused host who used a relaxed style to get insights from his guests, supplementing these with his own experience. One such insight, from Damian Barr, is to work out who (in his case his books) are not for, rather than defaulting to saying it's for everybody. This strikes me as brilliantly simple, yet quite scary, as by doing this I'm cutting off potential clients, yet as an exercise it's hugely beneficial. I'd thoroughly recommend this as a listen, while doing nothing else, as a provocation to do more better.
I love the idea of this podcast from John Williams and The Ideas Lab - what makes something stand out in a crowded marketplace.
A concise deep dive conversation with interesting people including business people, writers and creatives, you will learn something new for business and life. It inspired me to think differently to make my mark.