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11.1: Why Shazam was too risky — Dhiraj Mukherjee

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9.1: How to build a bank — Anthony Thomson

Feb 16 • 30:11
Anthony Thomson is a serial banking entrepreneur. He’s raised over $1bn in capital over his career to start 2 banks — and currently chairs a third bank.

We talk with Anthony about:

What is trust, and how there are different forms of trust

Why chasing profits have made big banks vulnerable

How he uses his marketing background to have an edge in banking

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9.2: Are there rules for success? — Anthony Thomson

Feb 16 • 19:14
Anthony Thomson is a serial banking entrepreneur. He’s raised over $1bn in capital over his career to start 2 banks — and currently chairs a third bank.

This second part is about

We talk with Anthony about:

How he raised $100m during the financial crisis

Why there are no set rules for success — and what that means for you

Serendipity and decision-making

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8.2: How Not to Be Stupid — Adam Robinson

Feb 1 • 41:54
This might be the most insightful interview we've had — don't risk missing it.

Adam shares his secrets on how not to be stupid.

We talk about:

- What is stupidity?

- What drives stupidity — and why are we all at risk?

- What skills can help us not act stupidly?

It’s hard to describe Adam because he’s brilliant. Among other things, he is an:

- Advisor to multi-billion dollar hedge...

8.1: Build your superpower — Adam Robinson

Jan 19 • 52:44
It’s hard to describe Adam because he’s brilliant. Among other things, he is an:

- Advisor to multi-billion dollar hedge funds

- Founder of the Princeton Review

- US Chess master who trained with Bobby Fisher (!)

We’ve taken 2 licences with Adam: to record a 3h interview when we typically take 45 minutes and to name this first episode like the podcast.

In this first episode, we...

7.1: Should you be ruthless? — Anthony Rose

Dec 8 • 24:40
Anthony Rose started selling Apple II hardware when he was 14 — and never looked back. He’s currently the founder of SeedLegals, the go-to solution for start-up and financing legals in the UK.

In this first episode of a two-part interview, we talk with Anthony about:

- Should you be ruthless?

- Why start-ups are divided into pre- and post-users

- When should you sit on a decis...

7.2: How to get a licence to break the speed limit — Anthony Rose

Dec 8 • 25:28
Anthony Rose started selling Apple II hardware when he was 14 — and never looked back. He’s currently the founder of SeedLegals, the go-to solution for start-up and financing legals in the UK.

In this second episode of a two-part interview, we talk with Anthony about:

- How to get a license to break the speed limit

- How he turned his weakness as a micromanager into a strengt...

6.1: Why you should trust your gut — Dr. Julie Gurner

Nov 24 • 30:18
Julie Gurner knows how to help you achieve your potential. She’s a psychologist turned performance coach with high net worth clients.

Our favourite fact about Julie is that she started her career working in a maximum security prison.

In this first episode we discuss:

- Why you should trust your gut

- How to defuse fear

- How to tell if someone is lying

- Why you should have clea...

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