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The Occupational Philosophers

Ep. 90 Inbetweeners – Humility v Hubris v Brumble

By Simon Banks | May 14, 2024

In this short, sharp inbetweener episode The Occupational Philosophers explore Humility, and it’s Sith brother, Hubris… Amongst other things, they discuss: How curiosity needs to be wedded to humility What the Greeks made of humility…

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Ep. 89 Inbetweeners: Are we living in a VUCA, TUNA or a TURD environment

By Simon Banks | May 6, 2024

Have you been at a business event and someone, with a very serious face, stands on the stage and talks about a VUCA environment? If so, there is help! (and if not, still read on!)…

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Ep.88: Guest episode with Friska Wirya – Top 50 Change Management Thought Leader | TEDx Speaker | #1 Best-Selling Author

By Simon Banks | April 23, 2024

In episode 88, The Occupational Philosophers chat with Friska Wirya: Top 50 Change Management Thought Leader | TEDx Speaker | #1 Best-Selling Author “The Future Fit Organisation” Friska is a change and transformation expert for…

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Ep.87 – Reboot Guest episode with Dr Brock Bastian

By Simon Banks | March 15, 2024

In this reboot episode from 2021, The Occupational Philosophers chat with Dr. Brock Bastian – Professor, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne. Brock is a social psychologist whose research focuses on pain, happiness,…

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Ep.85 – Reboot guest episode with Dr Peter Lovatt (AKA Dr Dance!)

By Simon Banks | February 11, 2024

As they take a quick break to record new episodes, The Occupational Philosophers wanted to reshare one of their favourite guests and their very first with Dr. Peter Lovatt. Dr Lovatt is a Dance Psychologist,…

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Ep. 83 – In the wild with Dr Barbara Doran

By Simon Banks | January 31, 2024

In this short ‘in the wild’ episode, Simon (one-half of The Occupational Philosophers) connects with Dr Barbara Doran, Director of Strategic Innovation and Creative Intelligence live from the World Building Studio Day at the University…

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Ep. 82: Guest episode with Dr Cyndi Burnett – Author, Academic & Creative on a mission to infuse creative thinking into every classroom around the world!

By Simon Banks | December 30, 2023

In Episode 82, The Occupational Philosophers chat with the amazing Dr Cyndi Burnett – Author, Academic and Creative on a on a mission to infuse creative thinking into every classroom around the world! Dr Burnett…

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Ep. 81 In the Wild with Dr.Samuel West at the Global Innovation Forum, London

By Simon Banks | December 7, 2023

In this special, ‘In the Wild’ episode , The Occupational Philosophers get out of the studio (well, one of them does) to have a nice, cosy fireside chat in a London pub, with Dr Samuel…

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Ep.80 – Inbetweeners – What is Philosophy?

By Simon Banks | November 16, 2023

In this short, sharp Inbetweener episode, The Occupational Philosophers discuss “What is Philosophy”, after a teenager asked Simon that very question and he struggled a little to answer! He set off to explore and their…

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Ep 79 – Inbetweeners – Introducing The Parkers – Radio drama

By Simon Banks | November 6, 2023

In this short, sharp inbetweener episode, The Occupational Philosophers introduce their latest experiment, a new Radio play, The Parkers! Listen as Simon tries to convince John this is a good idea, before they lead you…

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Ep.78 – Inbetweeners: High or Low Curiosity? Whats an NFC? Say what?

By Simon Banks | October 26, 2023

In this short-ish, sharp-ish inbetweener episode, The Occupational PHilosophers explore a test for curiosity called The need for cognition (NFC) What is the NFC?  It’s a personality variable reflecting the extent to which individuals are inclined towards effortful…

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Ep 77 Guest episode with Dr Marco Motta, expert in data analysis & visualisation, philosophy doctorate, and funk-rock musician!

By Simon Banks | October 18, 2023

In Episode 65, The Occupational Philosophers chat with Dr Marco Motta, who specialises in data analysis and visualisation, with a strong track-record transforming the performance reporting culture of large organisations. He marries this with a…

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