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Isolated Talks

I was lucky enough to be able to support Isolated Talks with two videos.

Isolated talks is like TED talks from home, from isolation or lockdown, mine was recorded from lockdown 2 in London.

It was suggested to me by a friend Simon Swan to record Hidden Leaders and Giles who looks after Isolated Talks asked me to consider creating a video based on my Focus Manifesto.

The Focus Manifesto

I ran with two call-to-arms, the first is my Focus Manifesto, it is my mission: To fix the broken world of work.

I walk through why:

  • Chat culture is dragging us down
  • Why having to have meetings to make decisions is slowly killing work
  • Why HiPPO’s (the highest paid person opinion) are killing businesses by dictating decisions
  • And why the calendar and emails are terrible tools unless managed correctly

Hidden Leaders

The second is Hidden Leaders what I have uncovered in two decades of work, there are obvious leaders by title and then those who are leaders without the title but guide the company forward and other behaviours that these elite few have baked into them that others don’t to get the best out of the company and their people.

If you are in a place to, please support Isolated Talks and the Samaritans here.

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The Most Watched Talks At Google

Talks at Google is a great resource, you can watch authors, actors, and bright ‘out of the box’ thinkers to help you think differently or learn new skills quickly.

On their recent YouTube channel, Google showed their top 20 videos and I created the list with my must watch videos, alongside the other videos that made the top 20.

My Recommended Must Watch

Never Split the Difference By Chris Voss

Chris’ Masterclass is worth the watch

Google Goes Gaga – Lady Gaga Talk:

Gaga is the queen of re-invention & crafting characters

Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool:

Creative genius, leveraging humour

Catch Me If You Can | Not the Leo, but the original Frank Abagnale:

If you loved the movie, you will love this

The Rest Of The Top 20


My Recent Favourite

Nicholas Thompson is the Wired editor and known for LinkedIn Videos