Posts Tagged ‘counter-cultural’

Great Work is Counter-Cultural. (So who are you irritating?)

January 24, 2013

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” Schopenhauer The real starting point Schopenhauer is on to something here, even if the first stage is more accurately

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Jonah Lehrer

Jonah Lehrer, Imagine

August 2, 2012

Jonah’s been in the news this week with the revelation that some of the quotes he attributed to Bob Dylan were fabricated. No doubt there’s a whole story behind what went on, but one victim in all of this might

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Julien Smith

Julien Smith, The Flinch

June 28, 2012

Julien Smith is one of my all-time heroes. You take a dash of Seth Godin, a dash of Steven Pressfield and a dash of tequila and mix it all up and you get the provocative, dynamo Julien Smith. He’s the

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Alexandra Levit

Alexandra Levit, Blind Spots

October 5, 2011

I’ve interviewed Alexandra before and she was one of the contributors to the End Malaria book. She has a new book out this week, Blind Spots which was a great excuse to catch up with her once more. The subtitle

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Nic Askew

Nic Askew, Soul Biographies

August 2, 2011

I came across Nic Askew’s work a few years ago when he started Monday9AM films, which are poignant and wonderful short films of both ordinary and extraordinary people reflecting on what makes them tick. Nic and his films were part

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Philip Zimbardo

Philip Zimbardo, The Lucifer Effect

May 5, 2011

Today I’m talking to Professor Phil Zimbardo of Stanford University. I came to him through his book The Lucifer Effect which is a powerful and disturbing look at why good people do bad things, based on the findings of the

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Raj Sisodia

Raj Sisodia, Conscious Capitalism

April 28, 2010

Firms of Endearment. Surely one of the best business book titles ever, don’t you think? Knowing my passion for Great Work and for a great pun, it was kismet that I was able to talk to Professor Raj Sisodia, Professor

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Jason Fried, Rework

March 9, 2010

Jason Fried’s new book Rework comes out today, and I’m delighted that we managed to arrange our interview for just a week ago in the lead up to its launch. Now here’s a quote to kick us off. It’s from

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Roger von Oech

Roger von Oech, Creativity

February 5, 2010

My first job, when I finally stumbled out of university, was with a small creativity and innovation company. It was pretty fantastic – sort of a ‘Fast Company’ company before such a thing existed. And we truly felt that we

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