Most of us know that addiction to digital tools is costing us both productivity and peace. But giving them up completely isn't realistic. We're addicted to texting, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter not because we're stupid or shallow, but because they provide real value in the form of connection, community, affirmation, and information. In this episode we dive into Cal Newport’s philosophy and plan for a mindful, intentional use of technology that maximises its benefits while minimising its drain on our attention, focus and time.
Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and the author of six self-improvement books. He also writes the Study Hacks blog focused on academic and career success. This series we will deep dive into his work starting with his book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World.
Deep Work is a book about the science of productivity. Cal argues the best way to get more meaningful work done is by working deeply – working in a state of high concentration without distractions on a single task.
'The Infinite Game' will be Simon Sinek's fifth book. It promises to go beyond personal vision and leadership as keys to success. Sinek has discovered the way winners think. It's an infinite game. And when you think this way leaders can build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organizations. Tune in for our final show of the Simon Sinek series.
Simon Sinek is fast becoming a leading thinker of our time. He motivates his audience by thinking differently about how we behave and how we lead companies. His books and videos top their respective lists and our first profile of Sinek was well received by our listeners. That's why we've dedicated 5 shows to each of his books.
So settle in for a deep dive into the world of Simon Sinek. Let’s start this journey with his first book Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action.
2018 wasn’t such a great year for our tech giants, from Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica debacle to Google’s sexual misconduct investigations, last year was rocked by scandal within the tech industry. In this Moonshots episode we look into theses scandals and how they are likely to influence 2019, as well as, what can we learn from these events and how they shape the future.
Danish architect Bjarke Ingels born 2 October 1974 is often cited as one of the most inspirational architects of our time. At an age when many architects are just beginning to establish themselves in professional practice, Ingels has already won numerous competitions and achieved a level of critical acclaim that is rare for new names in the industry. He is the founder and creative partner of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), widely known for buildings that defy convention while incorporating sustainable development principles and bold sociological concepts.
Dame Zaha Hadid born October 31, 1950 and died March 31, 2016, was an Iraqi-born British architect known for her radical deconstructivist designs. In 2004 she became the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize. She was also known as the “Queen of the Curve” for buildings such as the Heydar Aliyev Center in Azerbaijan with its gently sloping and yet zany curves.
Frank Ghery a Canadian born architect whose works have been cited as being among the most important works of contemporary architecture. Frank has been named "the most important architect of our age". Norman is known for his complementary yet ultra-modern redesigns of classic buildings and for his simple, streamlined new structures. Dubbed the "hero of high-tech," his architectural signature is a design that opens a building up to the public, is mindful of the environment, and saves money by using modern materials and advanced technology.
We wrap our Investor series with a Silicon Valley heavyweight - Peter Thiel. Peter started his entrepreneurial adventure with PayPal and continued his success with Palantir and Founders Fund.
He made one of the best investments in history by being the first investor in Facebook. His book Zero to One and his political activity have catapulted him into the public arena.
We’re excited to announce our third live Moonshots show will be in New York. We will be interviewing some incredible entrepreneurs from the Big Apple. The event will be hosted by the fabulous team at Makovsky PR and Communications.