8 January 2019
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Travelling for business or leisure? Ditch the email catch up or movie binge and listen in to a whole world of audible – and educational – content to fill your flight and airport time with.
From motivational start-up origin stories to nuts-and-bolts how-tos, podcasts are the new black; pop on your headphones, sit back and spark those brainwaves with these thoroughly interesting business podcasts.
From the author of wildly popular The 4-Hour Work Week, Tim Ferriss’ eponymous podcast takes a deep-dive into the daily habits of highly successful people. Featuring interviews and anecdotes from some of the world’s most well-known celebrities, entrepreneurs and creatives, Tim highlights the ways you can live a more productive, fulfilling life with real tactics.
Fully committed to its productivity mantra, ProdPod is for all the busyophiles who say they don’t have time for podcasts. Each episode is just two minutes and covers personal productivity lessons like how to beat overwhelm, procrastination, and indecision.
Just like the label says, The Productivity Show is filled with practical and realistic tips and strategies for becoming more productive. Episodes feature expert interviews and cover topics just made for our modern, constantly connected world like focusing and switching off.
Inspiration + Motivation
An oldie but a goodie, this podcast is based on finding-your-purpose advocate Simon Sinek’s ‘Golden Circle’ theory and explores the power of knowing your ‘why’ as the main ingredient for success. Jam-packed with interesting interviews and stories from successful people putting their why into action, it will have you asking the right questions to improve all areas of your life.
TEDx has become a global phenomenon spawning a series of spin-off podcasts, webisodes and videos and naturally, they are all as inspirational and bingeworthy as the next. Featuring a litany of biz-world leaders, innovators and high achievers, TED Talks Business turns its popular platform towards the business world with this specially curated podcast taken straight from the TEDx stage.
Delving into the honest stories of the individuals behind the world’s most successful and well-known businesses this NPR-produced podcast makes for compelling listening. Hear about the origins and unwavering ethics of companies like Patagonia or the resilience of innovative changemakers from tech unicorns like Slack and Flickr, taking lessons and insights from their failures and successes.
OG self-help guru Tony Robbins teams up with financial expert Peter Mallouk for this podcast all about resilience in business. From actionable strategies to engaging anecdotes from those that have been there, done that, Unshakeable covers everything from wealth planning to the psychological traits behind the world’s most successful people.
How-to + Planning
If you are the owner of an endlessly curious brain, Stuff You Should Know is going to be serious mindfood. Produced and hosted by the factoid-loving team behind HowStuffWorks.com, Stuff You Should Know answers big-ticket questions from any category you can think of in an unbiased, reliable and relatable way. Added bonus: your trivia cred will go through the roof.
From lifestyle publication to online radio, everything Monocle does is guaranteed to be quality and their biz-focused podcast is no different. Cerebral and entertaining, this weekly series highlights some of the world’s most inspiring companies, people and ideas across all industries.
In this punnily named podcast, photographer and creative Jenna Kutcher shares her secrets for building your business and making millions in the online space. Using her own experiences, she answers some of the most commonly asked questions by solopreneurs and serves up a generous helping of juicy productivity tips, business hacks, social media strategies and much more.
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