One More Question: Conor Neill

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Episode #17 of One More Question, Ross sits down with Conor Neill, President of Vistage Spain, a Senior Lecturer at IESE Business School, and a sought-after Keynote Speaker on Leadership Communication. As an entrepreneur, Conor has founded 5 companies and built the third largest fleet of private jets in Spain. But it wasn’t always […]

Work shouldn’t suck!

Reading Time: 5 minutes Work sucks. Say this to most people and you very likely will have found common ground. But work shouldn’t suck. The place where we spend most of our time shouldn’t be somewhere that we don’t want to be, because we end up resenting the work we do, the people we work with, and the companies […]

One More Question: Brad Shorkend and Andy Golding (Part I)

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Season 2, Episode #2 Ross sat down with Andy Golding and Brad Shorkend, co-CEOs of Still Human, a company that helps small, medium and large organisations to become Companies Behaving Awesomely. Why ‘Companies Behaving Awesomely?’ A Company Behaving Awesomely is an organisation to which the best people want to come, do come, choose to […]

One More Question: Louis Janse van Rensburg

Reading Time: < 1 minute In Season 2, Episode #1 Ross and Louis Janse van Rensburg talk about how Heavy Chef got started, how clarity of purpose can be a powerful tool in business, the challenge of scaling purpose alongside the organisation, and Heavy Chef’s work in the entrepreneurial space.

Nicework Reads – Week 42: 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Here’s what we’ve been reading and listening to at Nicework. Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard talks about the sustainability myth, the problem with Amazon—and why it’s not too late to save the planet “You want the truth? It’s hopeless. It’s completely hopeless.” That’s what Patagonia founder and chairman Yvon Chouinard told the L.A. Timesabout the plight of […]

You don’t need a podcast

Reading Time: 5 minutes Where do you listen to your podcasts? In the morning when you’re getting ready, in the car on the way to work, whilst you’re sitting at your desk, or maybe in the evening, before bed? Notice that we didn’t ask if you listened to podcasts, we asked where you listened to them. It’s a cheeky […]

Marketing is tactical. Comedy is brand building: Part 2

Reading Time: 5 minutes As mentioned in Part 1 of this two-post series, a lot of the marketing we are currently seeing is tactical. It jumps onto trends or looks for the next gimmick to grab attention for a few seconds. It works — sometimes it even drives sales — until the next trend comes along and you’re forced […]

Marketing is tactical. Comedy is brand building: Part 1

Reading Time: 5 minutes Marketing today is tactical. Jumping onto a trend or coming up with the next gimmick to grab attention for a few seconds. We can’t fault it — if it’s well-produced and timed correctly, it works — it puts your brand in front of people and may even produce enough traction to generate sales. Comedy, however, […]

Great work comes from honesty and commitment to process

Reading Time: 9 minutes What does it mean to start a business and stay true to your original vision – and what do you do when things change, and each of your partners wants to take a different path? Ross spoke to Carly Ayres (of the now defunct HAWRAF) about her journey in starting a design studio from the […]