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Synopsis

Financial Times management columnist Lucy Kellaway pokes fun at management fads and jargon, and celebrates the ups and downs of office life.

Episodes

  • FT readers, I will miss you most of all

    FT readers, I will miss you most of all

    25/07/2017 Duration: 14min

    After 32 years, you are still an enigma, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • How I lost my 25-year battle against corporate claptrap

    How I lost my 25-year battle against corporate claptrap

    18/07/2017 Duration: 15min

    The exponential rise of guff in business shows no sign of abating, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Apples new grandiose office is for grown -ups

    Apple's new grandiose office is for grown -ups

    06/07/2017 Duration: 15min

    Apple's $5bn headquarters is the world’s most expensive office and Steve Jobs' last posthumous hurrah, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Dont listen to prigs: profanity is glorious

    Don't listen to prigs: profanity is glorious

    28/06/2017 Duration: 14min

    Shock over swear words exposes some misplaced prudery, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Lets have more womanterruption

    Let's have more 'womanterruption'

    19/06/2017 Duration: 14min

    Interruptions help cut short boring discussions. So instead of making men interrupt less, women should be made to do it more, argues Lucy Kellaway. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Why the most successful people just say no

    Why the most successful people just say no

    15/06/2017 Duration: 14min

    The main difference between yes and no is that one is easy and the other hard, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Paul Romer’s ‘and’ quota is a false economy

    Paul Romer’s ‘and’ quota is a false economy

    07/06/2017 Duration: 14min

    It was wrong to punish someone who tried to get his colleagues to write text that people might conceivably want to read, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • You heard it here first: hold fast to your antiques

    You heard it here first: hold fast to your antiques

    01/06/2017 Duration: 14min

    The tables are turning on Ikea and the fashion for Skandi tat, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Amy the robot wants my job, but shes no match for me

    Amy the robot wants my job, but she's no match for me

    21/05/2017 Duration: 14min

    Voice bot Experimental Amy might represent serious competition if what she produced was halfway decent, but it isn't, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • To say older workers lack energy is ageist and wrong

    To say older workers lack energy is ageist and wrong

    17/05/2017 Duration: 14min

    Modern fiftysomethings are perky, well-rested and free from domestic ties, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • There is nothing cute about innumeracy

    There is nothing cute about innumeracy

    10/05/2017 Duration: 14min

    Abbott’s difficulty with a simple sum is evidence of a troubling assumption, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Mondelez serves up 10 business clichés in one sentence

    Mondelez serves up 10 business clichés in one sentence

    03/05/2017 Duration: 15min

    ‘Breakthrough’ is so stale it makes me almost feel sorry for the author, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • My speech was a car crash because I am too confident

    My speech was a car crash because I am too confident

    24/04/2017 Duration: 14min

    Good intentions led to a tour de force of clangers, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Cheap ways to prevent executive burnout

    Cheap ways to prevent executive burnout

    20/04/2017 Duration: 15min

    Expensive ‘holistic’ leadership programmes do not solve anything, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • A masterclass in calling bullshit

    A masterclass in calling bullshit

    11/04/2017 Duration: 14min

    Puffed-up nonsense has been deemed worthy of academic study, says Lucy Kellaway. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • The dedicated office chatters are being forced out

    The dedicated office chatters are being forced out

    05/04/2017 Duration: 14min

    Everyone will tell you they are too busy to talk — but it is not true, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Codes of conduct breach the principles of common sense

    Codes of conduct breach the principles of common sense

    30/03/2017 Duration: 09min

    Like most humans, I am not naturally drawn to small print, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Robert Kelly’s children remind us how pompous we are at work

    Robert Kelly’s children remind us how pompous we are at work

    23/03/2017 Duration: 09min

    Viral video of domestic mishap shows the artificiality of the professional self, says Lucy Kellaway For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • How I help my children navigate their incredible life journeys

    How I help my children navigate their incredible life journeys

    16/03/2017 Duration: 10min

    Unlike Angela Ahrendts, I am not ‘on 24/7’, say Lucy Kellaway. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Why do we let Warren Buffett get away with sexism?

    Why do we let Warren Buffett get away with sexism?

    07/03/2017 Duration: 09min

    The Sage of Omaha tells old and unfunny jokes without recrimination, says Lucy Kellaway. Picture credit: Chris Tosic For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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