What's going on at Silverstone and why was its place on the Formula One calendar in doubt? That's the question assistant editor Lee Boyce and broadcaster Georgie Frost tackle this week. It looks like the future of the F1 race in Northamptonshire has been secured – but what's behind the economics of the iconic track and its owners? We are joined this week by former British F1 driver Mark Blundell – 1992 Le Mans winner and three-time F1 podium finisher. He gives us his views on Silverstone, how technology has changed the face of motor racing substantially since the 1990s and why – aged 53 – he decided to get back behind the wheel, competitively. We look into the Silverstone contract, new races for 2020, the threat of a London Grand Prix, why it is important to the economy – and the impact paid-for TV is having on sport.
What can parents learn from the success of tennis star Roger Federer? When is grit a problem? Should travel soccer get the boot? What’s the best predictor of success in the business world? Is it better to be a frog or bird? And what should every graduate know about the road ahead? On this week’s show, we explore those questions and more with David Epstein, author of the New York Times bestseller Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.
Adam talks to Tyler Coleman, a specialist in breaking negative patterns. Tyler talks about how he freed himself from his patterns of aggression from male authority figures by using breathing techniques and self-reflection which enabled him to stop living his own personal groundhog day. They discuss why in many cases when we have destructive patterns that life gives us the same experiences on repeat until we break the patterns and replace them with new choices.
Justin Wright is the co-author of best-selling business book, ‘Stretchonomics’ and co-founder at consultancy Mangrove. A builder’s son, he started out as a money broker before deciding that City life was not for him – he describes his first day as one of the most daunting of his life. He later studied psychology before joining Proctor and Gamble. His agency looks after the likes of Diageo, Unilever, and BP. Justin admires great names from the world of sport, saying we should not underestimate the power of enjoying “something simple”.
Adam Cox talks to spiritual business coach, Ollie Trew, about why so many people fall into the trap of pursuing the path they think is meant for them, but end up feeling unhappy and frustrated. They discuss the symptoms to look out for, and why alignment doesn’t mean all or nothing.
It's that time of year again – Wimbledon, arguably the best tennis tournament in the world, starts next week. Assistant editor Lee Boyce and broadcaster Georgie Frost dust off their picnic blankets, pack the strawberries and cream and talk tennis with British pro – and plucky underdog – Marcus Willis, who has been ranked as high as 209th in the world. We look at the state of the game in Britain and why more youngsters are heading to the US, including 19 year-old Paul Jubb, a Wimbledon wildcard entry who may have to reject his £45,000 cheque. We discuss life after Andy and the true financial cost of training a child up to become a top tennis player – and the physical and mental cost to boot. Marcus also reveals all about his truly remarkable run in Wimbledon in 2016 in which he played Roger Federer on centre court – and managed to lob the best tennis player in history. He also reveals how much money that summer made him and how bonkers life became after he was thrust in the spotlight.
It's been an interesting last couple of decades for Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club to say the least. They fell to the basement division, had plenty of stadium drama and now find themselves an established Premier League team. In this week's This is Moneyball podcast, assistant editor Lee Boyce and broadcaster Georgie Frost are joined by the Seagulls chief executive Paul Barber, who previously worked with the FA and Tottenham Hotspur. He's been at the club since 2012 and gives the rundown of his day-to-day job and how the role has evolved. There is insight as to why the club has been 'scouting' managers for years, before recently appointing Graham Potter, who has a master's degree in leadership and emotional intelligence. He also gives his views on money in the game and why it is a good thing, the 'fit and proper' persons test for chairmen – and how his ingenious plan to give away replica shirts to seven year-old fans is reaping dividends as the Seaside-club goes global.
Adam talks to Ullis Karlsson a soul coach and spiritual healer about the impact that stress and burnout can have in modern day living. Ullis explains that Sweden like many western countries have long working hours and high levels of stress which can lead to self destructive behaviour such as alcohol and drug dependency. Ullis explains that by using techniques that utilise the breathe and breathing styles it can create a sense of wellbeing. Ullis talks about psychological, physical and emotional stress and how using yoga as a therapeutic approach can create massive changes to energy levels, stress levels and overall health and happiness.
Bruce Morton is head of strategy at Allegis, a global recruiter, and has worked with the likes of Paypal, ebBay, Amazon and many other global and regional companies on building their workforces. Before his time with Allegis, he worked in sales – and before that, was a butcher! He’s keen on music and sport and thinks the workplace of 10 years in the future will be unrecognisable and that more companies are focusing less on ‘talent’ and more on ‘getting work done’. His thoughts on workplace change are available in his new book, ‘Redesigning The Way Work Works’.
Adam talks to Jenny Lynne Sessions known also as Jennix, about her journey from a life threatening car crash to becoming a healer. Jennix talks about her experiences working with shamans and healers from different cultures to enable her to help people create change at a spiritual level. Jennix talks on stages to seasoned business people and explains that those in business are remarkably open minded about non-western approaches to changing energy to access resourceful states that can help anyone move from a trauma to find their own treasure.