The Occupational Philosophers

A not so serious business podcast to spark imagination, creativity and curiosity

The Occupational Philosophers

What’s the show about?

Would you like to fulfill your potential to be the curious, creative, and imaginative star that you are, or would like to be? You already know in your bones that you are a creative beast, but maybe you just don't quite know how to unleash it – perhaps it’s an ignored talent in writing, leading innovation at work or simply underwater basket weaving.

Every fortnight, John, a mild-mannered, middle-aged British man with a love of curiosity and philosophy, and a slightly louder, middle-aged Australian surfer man, artist and published author on creativity chat with guests drawn from many walks of life who have woven creativity, curiosity and play into their everyday lives - and thrived personally and professionally in the process.

So, if you would like to listen to a “not so serious business podcast” and would like some thoughts, tools, and tips on staying curious, creative and asking those really great questions (and leading a most interesting life in the process) then this is the podcast you have been waiting for all your life. Well, maybe not all your life, but for a while…

And why a ‘not so serious business’ podcast’? Whilst your business (and ours) is a serious business, we felt that after the year of 2020 there is enough seriousness in the world without us adding any more. And we have tried it (being serious) and it just didn’t work.

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Listener Reviews

"We always make sure we listen to Simon and John - they have something almost as interesting as us to say about life, creativity and taking care of woven felt hairpieces"

- Bert & Ernie

"Awful. If I had known this is what he was up to in his garden office, I would have divorced him ages ago"

- Sally Banks

"These boys are pure genius, particularly John, as he always seems to have something funny and insightful to say. Simon has a funny accent."

- Mrs T Rice

“If they had of been alive in our time, we would have been best friends. Chin strokers of the highest order”

- Aristotle and Socrates

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The Occupational Philosophers Back Catalogue In Episode 9, The Occupational Philosophers chat with Eleanor Tweddle - a podcaster, an entrepreneur, and author, with a best-selling book, Why losing your job could be the best thing that ever happened to you! (and she is also an amazing coach, consultant, and very funny)After 23 years of corporate life, working for brands such as Costa Coffee, RAC, Virgin Atlantic, and Vodafone, Eleanor found herself redundant and so began a journey of self-discovery - getting really curious and asking herself questions about who she was and how she wanted to be, reimagining a new way of working and living, and connecting with lots of people - and now Eleanor helps other people thrive in the face of redundancy with her own business ‘Another Door’.Eleanor has been featured in The Guardian, The Financial Times, Glamour, and Grazia. In this episode, they explore:Why staying curious about yourself and what’s possible is key to reimagining your worldThe better question to ask yourself when deciding a way forwardWhat individuals, teams, and organisations can learn about providing space for reflectionWhy you should think about what you want to be, rather than what you want to doThey also discover:How Lego provides the perfect analogy for lifeWhy you should just stop giving a shitAnd why you should never look a penguin in the eye unless you have a planAs always, there are some great thought experiments such as:Twoddle or Tweddell? Is this saying real or utter hogwash?Guess the ‘RE' song and artist You can subscribe wherever you like and listen right here of good stuff at our website ... See MoreSee Less
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In episode 12, The Occupational Philosophers dive into the world of Accidental Mashups, Insatiable Curiosity, and how they drive Innovation. They explore: - Why an insatiable curiosity is at the heart of entrepreneurialism (and it's how they see opportunities that other people miss)- How being open to surprises, coincidences, and mistakes we can deliver some fantastic insights that can drive innovation- Why innovation is never linear (as much as we would like it to be!)- The importance of asking curious questions and how two key questions kicked off two of the worlds most innovative companies- How some of our most famous inventions are the result of accidents and unexpected mashups- Why the most exciting phrase in science is "Mmmmm, that's funny"- How unexpected incidences can bring around amazing insights - if you are open to them- Why you should always take the laundry out ahead of answering the telephoneThey also explore such job interview questions such as:- Why are manholes round?- Are you a hunter or gatherer?- What type of tree are you?As always there are some great thought experiments including:- Word mashups- A deep dive into the psychology of choices (and what it says about your life)Turn up your volume for 15 seconds of audio bliss.....You can subscribe everywhere and listen right here visit our website ... See MoreSee Less
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Occupational Philosophers Back Catalogue
The Amazing Dr Peter Lovatt (AKA Dr Dance)
You move, you improve!
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Occupational Philosophers back catalogue journey - When did we stop drawing Spider Goat? Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts #curiosity #creativity #businesspodcast #newpodcast

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The Occupational Philosophers is a not-so-serious business podcast to spark imagination, creativity, and curiosity.

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Sydney, Australia,
and Brighton, England


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