A CEO’s Diary is the most listened to podcast in the UK right now and has been for quite a while. If you’ve never heard of it, first where have you been? And second, it’s basically this: entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den star Steven Bartlett sits in long, juicy and often very revealing and emotional conversations with some of the most successful people in the world.
With over 230,000 subscribers on YouTube and 133 (and counting) episodes available right now for you to dive into, it’s hard to know where to start. Spotify has ranked all 133 episodes, so if you want to get started, here are the top 11 episodes you can get into.
Jordan Peterson: How to Become the Person You’ve Always Wanted to Be
Dr. Jordan B Peterson is a psychologist, academic, and author of 12 Rules for Life and Beyond Order. Jordan talks about his incredible recovery from health issues, how people can improve their position and lot in life, how to defend themselves and how he derives meaning from the work he does.
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Jimmy Carr: The Easiest Way to Live a Happier Life
Jimmy Carr is one of the biggest names in British comedy. But Jimmy has another side to him. When he was in his twenties, he had a desk job, without much joy or direction in his life. But he embarked on a journey of self-improvement. Out of nowhere he decided to quit and start over, the rest, as they say, is history. Behind Jimmy’s extraordinary story is a very ordinary person determined to try new things, work hard and pursue his passion.
The happiness expert who made 51 million people happier: Mo Gawdat
Mo Gawdat has co-founded more than 20 companies, he’s the author of the groundbreaking “Solve for Happy” and he was the commercial director of Google’s pioneering wing, Google X, the “moonshot factory” where they work on all the latest technologies like self-driving cars and robots. When his son passed away, it sent him on an incredible journey to look within himself and find the “Happiness Equation”, a simple technique that can help us all reduce our unhappiness and enjoy life more and ourselves.
Ant Middleton talks about his personal demons, his cancellation and his spirituality
Ant Middleton is an adventurer, military veterinarian, television host and author who has become a highly respected authority on survival and endurance techniques due to his elite and special forces experience. More recently, Ant was caught up in a media storm after Channel 4 kicked him out of SAS: Who Dares Wins after five years, the broadcaster said “Ant’s views and values are not aligned with their own”. . This is his first in-depth conversation he’s recorded since being “cancelled.”
Gymshark CEO: How I Built a $1.5 Billion Company at 19: Ben Francis
Founder of Gymshark, a leading sportswear brand, while still a teenager, the company is now worth more than $1.5 billion. But it hasn’t always been easy for Ben. Ben went from earning £5 an hour at Pizza Hut to paying for college and running one of the most exciting and fastest growing businesses in the country.
Ann Summers CEO: The heartbreaking story of one of Britain’s richest women: Jaqueline Gold CBE
Jacqueline Gold has been CEO of AnnSummers for over thirty years and early in her CEO journey, no one saw what she saw, that women might be interested in sex. Taking over a business run by and for men, AnnSummers and the sex industry have been transformed by empowering a new audience, women. The empowerment of women remains at the heart of everything she does. Jacqueline had to overcome a lot of demons and obstacles in her life, but the attitude she employed to face them is simply amazing.
Grace Beverley: How to build a multi-million pound empire at 24
Grace is an entrepreneur, brand founder, influencer and Oxford University graduate who defied expectations and took her post-graduate journey in an unexpected direction by launching 2 great brands: [We Are] TALA (sustainable and slow fashion sportswear brand) and fitness app Shreddy. Grace is candid about the challenges women in business face, even in 2021. A social conscience runs through her three businesses: recycled off-cuts and recyclable materials are incorporated into TALA’s products while remaining available to consumers at low prices. affordable.
Liam Payne opens up about his darkest times, his failed relationships and his entrepreneurial spirit
Liam Payne found worldwide fame after entering the seventh series of X Factor, and the dizzying rise once he came out as the fifth of One Direction. However, there is much more to him than the image of just being a teen idol or a sugary popstar.
This conversation is not your normal “meeting chat”. Everything from his relationships, his darkest moments, and everything in between.
The subtle art of not giving a fuck: Mark Manson
Mark Manson is the author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and Everything is F*cked. He has sold over 13 million books and his blog, Life Advice That Doesn’t Suck, receives millions of views each month. Mark’s message, while controversial to some, is helping millions of people overcome their challenges and be the most confident version of themselves.
Dr. Alex George: My Hardest Day in A&E, Family Suicide and Finding True Purpose
In 2018, George appeared in the fourth series of ITV2 reality dating series Love Island. After the show, he returned to work part-time in Lewisham while making regular media appearances to speak about mental health on ITV morning shows including Good Morning Britain, Lorraine and Loose Women. In 2019, George launched his podcast The Waiting Room with Dr. Alex in which he interviews other medical professionals on current health and wellness issues.
In July 2020, George’s youngest brother Llyr died by suicide. In January 2021, George launched a campaign calling on the UK government to prioritize the mental health of children and young people.
James Smith: How to Create the Life You’ve Always Dreamed of
James Smith is a bestselling author of Not A Life Coach and Not A Diet Book, and a personal trainer and fitness influencer with a unique philosophy that makes his message unlike any fitness advice you’ve ever heard before. Fitness is a world where there’s a lot of bad advice, a lot of conflicting opinions, and it can be hard to tell the wood from the trees. For tips on how to take your fitness to the next level, James is the fitness expert for you.
You can listen to podcasts on many platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Audible, and Spotify, and Diary of a CEO is available as a recorded interview on YouTube.