Episode Date October 28, 2021
Featured Guest David Gardner
Featured Book "The Pickwick Papers" by Charles Dickens

Episode Summary

David Gardner reading from Charles Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers and discussing the benefits of the enterprise mindset.

I’m a reader. Not only do I love books, I love to read them in an old-school way: my eyes and the book’s pages in front of me. But, it occurred to me that the really old-school way of reading books is to be a listener. The truth is, some books just shine when they’re read out loud.

David Gardner is the co-founder of The Motley Fool, the organisation that prides itself on the practice of conscious capitalism, a concept that seeks to elevate humanity through business.

David reads two pages from ‘The Pickwick Papers’ by Charles Dickens. [reading begins at 13:45]

Hear us discuss:

  • Bringing people together: “State what you stand for, live it, and fight against the things that undermine it.” [21:36]
  • Counteracting whitewashing. [26:24]
  • Balancing individual values and playing the bigger game: “The only ethical framework that makes sense is when everybody wins, not win-lose, or lose-win.” [29:12]

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier

I'm the author of five books that have collectively sold more than a million copies. I'm the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations move from advice-driven to curiosity-led. I'm the host of the *2 Pages with MBS* podcast.

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