Cocktails and Condolences.

Well hey there strangers, long time no see!

First things first, before I begin this brain-fart of a post – please let me share a sincere apology for not posting last week. I’m have no doubt that there were hugs, tears, tantrums and crises but I’m happy to say that I am still alive and kicking and raring to go once more!

So what’s been happening in my world, I hear you asking?

Cocktails, condolences, parties, sunshine, boxing, running, winching, aching and dreaming.

It’s actually been a whirlwind of a week and between my social life, a sad departure and a few interesting projects wrapping up at work I’ve been feeling a little taxed of late… but with no less enthusiasm and or absence of my charismatic smile (look at me grinning out at you from up there, how adorable!)

Okay so back on topic I’ve been mixing up my learning materials of late, specifically with regards to the podcasts that I listen to on my hour-long transit to and from work.

I’m trying to avoid overindulging on those podcasts which focus on entrepreneurship and success stories in order to keep exposing myself to new thoughts. The primary reason for this is I think listening to a range of topics will improve my chances of stumbling across that one idea that I so desperately want. As a result I’ve subscribed to a number of new podcasts and I thought I’d take a moment to share a couple that I highly recommend!

(Oh and they’re both free!)

Freakonomics Radio

This is an awesome podcast that aims to explore “the hidden side of everything”.

Noteworthy episodes for me thus far would have to be Regulate This which was actually the inspiration for my last post about Uber and Outsiders by Design, which explores the lives of innovators who were rejected by society at large.

It’s a great podcast, excellently produced and full of some great information that has me spouting off my newly-learnt facts to everyone within earshot.

You can find it at the links above or here on iTunes.

Hardcore History

Gee whiz this is some intense stuff.

I first heard about this podcast in an interview between Tim Ferris (of the Four-Hour Work Week) Kevin Kelly (founder of Wired magazine, amongst many other achievements). Kevin assured the listeners that any military history buffs would be enthralled by Dan Carlin’s dramatic description of historical events, suggesting that the series called “Wrath of the Khans” would be a great place to start.

He could not have been more correct.

These podcasts are MASSIVE, clocking in at over two-and-a-half hours a piece, and I have been riveted for every moment of them. I can’t believe how little I knew about Genghis Khan! We’re talking about a man responsible for somewhere between 15 and 70 million deaths… 

Anyway, I cannot recommend this podcast enough for people interested in history or anyone who enjoys great story-telling.

Check it out on iTunes here.


That’s all for now!

Alright I have heaps more that I could write about but I think I’ll leave these for another day.

If you’re hungry for more, you should most certainly check out some of the excellent books I suggested a little while back by clicking here to see the post!

I hope you are all happy and well, and looking to the future with bright hopes.

Finally, please always remember…

Never settle!

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