In the latest Money Makers podcast, Jonathan Davis talks to prolific investment author Glen Arnold about his new book, The Deals of Warren Buffett, in which he analyses the early successes (and failures) of America’s most successful stock market investor. Why did the young Buffett, still learning his trade, buy the shares that he did, and what lessons did he take away from his experiences?
Now if you're a manager - looking to shake things up in the office, have you thought about taking a deep breath...
...And trying Mindfulness
Author Philip Cox-Hynd reckons it can increase employee motivation and help leaders adapt to the fast evolving workplace.
His latest book is Mindfulness and The Art of Change by Choice
The Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 runs from today until Sunday. It's a meeting place for the industry's experts publishers, booksellers, agents, film producers or authors and it is the most important marketplace for books, media, rights and licences worldwide. Author James Craig talks about the publishing industry in light of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2016.
We’re used to the idea of designers designing things, but can they also design lives?
Two men who used to work for Apple believe you can use design theories to transform unsatisfying lives.
Bill Burnett, Executive Director at Stanford University’s Design Programme and Dave Evans, Co-Director of the Stanford Life Design Lab, discuss their book “Designing Your Life: Build a Life That Works for You”
Debt crises, high unemployment and now BREXIT...it hasn't been a great year for the European Union as it fights to hold together what's left of the bloc whilst retaining and building the credibility of the single currency. Can the Euro survive or is it hamstrung by Europe's competing visions of what the future is supposed to be? It all points to a philosophical difference between the founding countries of the single currency bloc, France and Germany. Can the differences be resolved or have events reached a point from which there is no turning back. Professor Harold James, is one of three authors of the new book, The Euro and the Battle of Ideas. Harold James now joined Juliette Foster in the studio.
Joining Steve Clarke in the studio is distinguished historian, Sir Richard J. Evans, to discuss his new book 'The Pursuit of Power: Europe, 1815-1914', out now and published by Allen Lane.
There's been a flood of literature in the past couple of years associated with the anniversary of the first World War - but what was happening in Europe in the 100 years that led up to that? Themes explored within Sir Richard's new book and in the studio include rationalistic excess, scientific revolution, the inevitability of WW1 and the dramatic diplomatic ruptures that have permeated our past and present.
It's time for another one of our weekly book reviews. Today Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by American entrepreneur Terri Sjodin, author of 'Scrappy' - a little book about choosing to play big. It tells the stories of extraordinary people who play scrappy in order to attain elusive goals - from a Girl Scout who sold 117 boxes of cookies in 2 hours outside a medical marijuana dispensary to the founder of the Rainforest Cafe restaurant chain. Tune in to see how such a fighting spirit can allow you to attain your goals faster and easier.
Innovation, lateral thinking and creativity are now the essential life skills. Innovation can apparently make the difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary, or even success and failure.
History is full of legendary pioneers, mavericks and visionaries who have transformed the fields of art, music, science and business, but what lessons can we learn from them in order to start thinking in the same innovative way ourselves?
Paul Sloane, has written extensively on the subject has compiled a new book entitled 'Think Like an Innovator' which gives 76 inspiring business lessons from the world's greatest thinkers and innovators.
What's the connection between a 16th century Polish astronomer and a 19th century British naturalist? Nicolaus Copernicus and Charles Darwin may have lived three centuries apart but their thinking changed scientific perspectives. Thanks to Copernicus, we know the sun and not the earth is at the centre of the Universe, whilst Darwin's theory of evolution challenged the orthodox view that the species were created the same time as earth and in their current form. So what about the science of economics? Is it also due for a major re-think? Yes, according to George Cooper, an author and Chief Investment Officer of Equitile Investments. In his new book 'Fixing Economics', he argues that modern economics needs to embrace a new way of looking at and understanding the world if financial crises are to be prevented in the future.
George Cooper joined Juliette Foster in the studio to discuss his book and ideas.
Everyday the world's stock markets carry out trades worth trillions of Dollars. Some of that business grabs the headlines whilst the rest largely goes by unnoticed. Given the volume of cash turned over each year and the crises that markets have to deal with, it's easy to see why some people prefer to leave the management of their money in the hands of so called market professionals. However in his new book "Success in the Stock Market", author and investor Dermod J Sweeney argues that anyone can play the financial markets…just as long as they have an understanding of how they work. Dermod J Sweeney spoke about the book and his top tips with Juliette Foster.