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A podcast show dedicated to exploring and learning from the world's greatest ideas, concepts and people.

Latest Episodes

Today's Idea: "There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth."

If you're struggling, consider this: often beauty, excellence, hyper-competence, the things that we consider extraordinary, didn't just manifest themselves. In most cases, beauty is the product of a life cycle that's seen, and is obscuring, its own fair share of Hell. In short, if we want to achieve greatness, it's imperative that we suffer. Similarly, to paraphrase another saying, "Everyone is fighting a private battle we know nothing about." Nietzsche again saying so much in so few words. Thank you for listening.

2 MIN1 w ago
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Today's Idea: "There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth."

Today's Idea: Nietzsche Vs Adler: "Here's how to make the most of your life"

If like is a gift, how the hell are we supposed to use it properly before it runs out - if it doesn't even come with an instruction manual? After all, we follow our parents' examples, but that's unsatisfying. And the people we hold up as heroes turn out to be no better than us, either. So what do we do? How do we operate? Life's a ticking time-bomb. Should we panic? What do we do? Nietzsche and Adler both reckon they know the answer, and thankfully, they're pretty much saying the same thing (though Nietzsche, typically, goes in harder with his studs facing up). Good news: it's not as bad as you think. Bad news: it's so simple, you may be underwhelmed. Until, that is, you actually apply this approach to every facet of your life... Thank you for listening, and hopefully see you tomorrow (*drives off cliff like Thelma and Louise, and wig flies off*)

4 MIN1 w ago
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Today's Idea: Nietzsche Vs Adler: "Here's how to make the most of your life"

Today's Idea: "If you follow the herd, you may end up in the abbatoir"

All fanatics are liars, bending the truth to fit their own ideological views of the world. Worse still, argues Jung, they're likely hiding behind a fixed belief system in order to mask the hole within their souls that they don't have the courage to face. Little wonder then that they chose an ideology. "People prefer to judge," said Jung, because thinking is such hard work. So, in the face of so many people screaming their ideologies at you, what's the best path to take to steer away from such tyranny, to avoid "the abattoir", in order to become your own individual person. Herein Jung explains...

3 MIN1 w ago
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Today's Idea: "If you follow the herd, you may end up in the abbatoir"

Today’s Idea: The Destructive Power of Bitterness

According to psychologist Carl Jung, families are destroyed by the failure of parents to live their lives to their full potential. Consequently, everyone, especially the kids, suffer by being around such bitterness. So how does Jung suggest re-routing your life in a more positive manner? Here's his hugely insightful advice.

3 MIN2 w ago
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Today’s Idea: The Destructive Power of Bitterness

Today's Idea: When thinking, 'So What?' makes you strong. Insights from Andy Warhol.

If you're feeling overwhelmed by concerns that aren't truly important, consider thinking like artist Andy Warhol, who used to respond in his mind by saying, "So what?" Warhol said it revolutionised his approach to the world and helped all his 'pretend worries' melt away. Here's what he said in full, and some reflections on how to apply it.

2 MIN2 w ago
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Today's Idea: When thinking, 'So What?' makes you strong. Insights from Andy Warhol.

Today's Idea: Possibly the most powerful quote about life ever written. Wise words from Seneca.

With every second, your life is passing. But, says Seneca, we act like we have an infinite supply. So stop living for other people, or selling yourself short, or pretending you'll be here forever. You won't. Time is the most precious commodity we have. So start your life now with gusto. Don't let it slip through your hands. Thank you to a good friend who sent this quote to me.

3 MIN2 w ago
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Today's Idea: Possibly the most powerful quote about life ever written. Wise words from Seneca.

Today’s Idea: The slippery slope towards nihilism

If you've suffered setbacks, it's easy to slowly slide towards thoughts that nothing has any real value, anyway. So what is the antidote to such thinking?

2 MIN2 w ago
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Today’s Idea: The slippery slope towards nihilism

Today’s Idea: How many betrayals would turn YOU into the 'Joker'?

The new 'Joker' movie has struck a chord with so many people because it speaks to a truth we all know: if you don't stand up for yourself when you're being humiliated, betrayed, deceived, abused or let-down, even if it's merely deceiving yourself, eventually that bitterness could turn to your seeking vengeance. Stand up for yourself, therefore, to avoid tearing down the world into Chaos. On a happier note :-) this really is an excellent film.

3 MIN2 w ago
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Today’s Idea: How many betrayals would turn YOU into the 'Joker'?

Today's Idea: "Yes, because they WANTED to abuse you." Paraphrasing Carl Jung

Idea of the Day: In the mind of great psychologist Carl Jung, if you want to understand WHY someone behaves the way they do towards you, look at the consequences; look at the outcome, and work backwards. That was their intention...

3 MIN2 w ago
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Today's Idea: "Yes, because they WANTED to abuse you." Paraphrasing Carl Jung

How To Think Like A World-Class Lawyer, with the exceptional Rustum Rau

Lawyers and doctors are revered by society because they solve our problems when we can’t. Doctors fix our bodies, while lawyers fix our minds. So what is it that good lawyers do that would benefit us, if only we could think like them? How do they solve seemingly insurmountably complex problems with enough ease that they have full confidence in what they’re advising us to do? Surely then, for us to know how to think and operate like a top lawyer is to add a crucial string to our bow. Hence this episode’s guest, top lawyer Rustum Rau, whose ability to problem solve on such a sophisticated level sees him advise telecoms giant British Telecom as their ‘Legal Director, Major Transactions.’ How can we tap into his knowledge and skill set to up our own game? Please listen on for a very informative, lively, and mist-clearing exploration into how to problem-solve like the guys at the top. I hope you enjoy the episode and continue to triumphantly forge your way ahead, Ben.

42 MINMAY 21
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How To Think Like A World-Class Lawyer, with the exceptional Rustum Rau

Latest Episodes

Today's Idea: "There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth."

If you're struggling, consider this: often beauty, excellence, hyper-competence, the things that we consider extraordinary, didn't just manifest themselves. In most cases, beauty is the product of a life cycle that's seen, and is obscuring, its own fair share of Hell. In short, if we want to achieve greatness, it's imperative that we suffer. Similarly, to paraphrase another saying, "Everyone is fighting a private battle we know nothing about." Nietzsche again saying so much in so few words. Thank you for listening.

2 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Today's Idea: "There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth."

Today's Idea: Nietzsche Vs Adler: "Here's how to make the most of your life"

If like is a gift, how the hell are we supposed to use it properly before it runs out - if it doesn't even come with an instruction manual? After all, we follow our parents' examples, but that's unsatisfying. And the people we hold up as heroes turn out to be no better than us, either. So what do we do? How do we operate? Life's a ticking time-bomb. Should we panic? What do we do? Nietzsche and Adler both reckon they know the answer, and thankfully, they're pretty much saying the same thing (though Nietzsche, typically, goes in harder with his studs facing up). Good news: it's not as bad as you think. Bad news: it's so simple, you may be underwhelmed. Until, that is, you actually apply this approach to every facet of your life... Thank you for listening, and hopefully see you tomorrow (*drives off cliff like Thelma and Louise, and wig flies off*)

4 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Today's Idea: Nietzsche Vs Adler: "Here's how to make the most of your life"

Today's Idea: "If you follow the herd, you may end up in the abbatoir"

All fanatics are liars, bending the truth to fit their own ideological views of the world. Worse still, argues Jung, they're likely hiding behind a fixed belief system in order to mask the hole within their souls that they don't have the courage to face. Little wonder then that they chose an ideology. "People prefer to judge," said Jung, because thinking is such hard work. So, in the face of so many people screaming their ideologies at you, what's the best path to take to steer away from such tyranny, to avoid "the abattoir", in order to become your own individual person. Herein Jung explains...

3 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Today's Idea: "If you follow the herd, you may end up in the abbatoir"

Today’s Idea: The Destructive Power of Bitterness

According to psychologist Carl Jung, families are destroyed by the failure of parents to live their lives to their full potential. Consequently, everyone, especially the kids, suffer by being around such bitterness. So how does Jung suggest re-routing your life in a more positive manner? Here's his hugely insightful advice.

3 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Today’s Idea: The Destructive Power of Bitterness

Today's Idea: When thinking, 'So What?' makes you strong. Insights from Andy Warhol.

If you're feeling overwhelmed by concerns that aren't truly important, consider thinking like artist Andy Warhol, who used to respond in his mind by saying, "So what?" Warhol said it revolutionised his approach to the world and helped all his 'pretend worries' melt away. Here's what he said in full, and some reflections on how to apply it.

2 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Today's Idea: When thinking, 'So What?' makes you strong. Insights from Andy Warhol.

Today's Idea: Possibly the most powerful quote about life ever written. Wise words from Seneca.

With every second, your life is passing. But, says Seneca, we act like we have an infinite supply. So stop living for other people, or selling yourself short, or pretending you'll be here forever. You won't. Time is the most precious commodity we have. So start your life now with gusto. Don't let it slip through your hands. Thank you to a good friend who sent this quote to me.

3 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Today's Idea: Possibly the most powerful quote about life ever written. Wise words from Seneca.

Today’s Idea: The slippery slope towards nihilism

If you've suffered setbacks, it's easy to slowly slide towards thoughts that nothing has any real value, anyway. So what is the antidote to such thinking?

2 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Today’s Idea: The slippery slope towards nihilism

Today’s Idea: How many betrayals would turn YOU into the 'Joker'?

The new 'Joker' movie has struck a chord with so many people because it speaks to a truth we all know: if you don't stand up for yourself when you're being humiliated, betrayed, deceived, abused or let-down, even if it's merely deceiving yourself, eventually that bitterness could turn to your seeking vengeance. Stand up for yourself, therefore, to avoid tearing down the world into Chaos. On a happier note :-) this really is an excellent film.

3 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Today’s Idea: How many betrayals would turn YOU into the 'Joker'?

Today's Idea: "Yes, because they WANTED to abuse you." Paraphrasing Carl Jung

Idea of the Day: In the mind of great psychologist Carl Jung, if you want to understand WHY someone behaves the way they do towards you, look at the consequences; look at the outcome, and work backwards. That was their intention...

3 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Today's Idea: "Yes, because they WANTED to abuse you." Paraphrasing Carl Jung

How To Think Like A World-Class Lawyer, with the exceptional Rustum Rau

Lawyers and doctors are revered by society because they solve our problems when we can’t. Doctors fix our bodies, while lawyers fix our minds. So what is it that good lawyers do that would benefit us, if only we could think like them? How do they solve seemingly insurmountably complex problems with enough ease that they have full confidence in what they’re advising us to do? Surely then, for us to know how to think and operate like a top lawyer is to add a crucial string to our bow. Hence this episode’s guest, top lawyer Rustum Rau, whose ability to problem solve on such a sophisticated level sees him advise telecoms giant British Telecom as their ‘Legal Director, Major Transactions.’ How can we tap into his knowledge and skill set to up our own game? Please listen on for a very informative, lively, and mist-clearing exploration into how to problem-solve like the guys at the top. I hope you enjoy the episode and continue to triumphantly forge your way ahead, Ben.

42 MINMAY 21
Comments
How To Think Like A World-Class Lawyer, with the exceptional Rustum Rau