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Talking through my hat

Talking Through My Hat explores bookish businesses and the fantastic people who create them, looking at why business are started, how they keep going and where we can take them in the future. I'm John Pettigrew - a hat wearer, a recovering editor and the creator of Futureproofs. To avoid missing anything, why not subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, and follow me on Twitter? The podcast is on hiatus from Easter 2019 for a few months, but we'll be back with more great interviews later in the year!

Mar 27, 2018

First proper podcast episode, in which I describe where I'm coming from and the sorts of thing I plan to talk about in future episodes.

  • The importance of books and my experience working on them, especially in education.
  • Disruption and misunderstandings of that.
  • Tech companies and shiny toys.
  • The value of quality...

Mar 19, 2018

Thoughts on what makes the publishing industry what it is, and how we sustain it.

Mar 12, 2018

A review of the IPG Spring Conference last week (7-8 March 2018), pulling out my highlights of the sessions.

  • Dealing with newsletters and social media.
  • Design and passion in your product and business.
  • Mindfulness and self-care.
  • Good food.
  • Great people.