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#WhatsTrending: "An argument is a beautiful thing!" says John Vlismas

– Listen to this discussion between John Vlismas and Jon Foster-Pedley, that will leave you both chuckling and thinking deeply.

Building A Comedy Business ft. John Vlismas

Don’t let the title of this conversation fool you – John Vlismas is so much more than just a comedian…

This businessman, social commentator, and more shares his insights and feelings around a number of topics during this #WhatsTrending discussion that will leave you both chuckling and also thinking deeply and carefully about your businesses and careers.

During this show we look at:

  • 2:30 – What good comedy can teach us about communication and team dynamics.
  • 5:21 – How properly understanding polarization can assist us to make better, more informed decisions and judgement calls.
  • 8:03 – Why arguments and controlled conflict are so important.
  • 10:56 – What education is to John Vlismas.
  • 13:40 – What is essential to truly understanding other people.
  • 16:01 – How being generic damages your career.
  • 18:09 – Where we find parallels in comedy and management / comedians delivery and management style.
  • 20:02 – What ways we can use Resonance and Dissonance to engage those around us.
  • 22:20 – How one deals with complexity and complex environments.
  • 27:28 – What MBAs can teach and do for creative professionals.
  • 29:09 – Why previously innovative individuals and organisations lose their way.
  • 30:48 – How spending time with intelligent people can make a massive difference to your future growth
  • And more.

Our guests and experts in the Henley Business Radio studio this week:

  • John Vlismas – Comedian, Businessman, Social Commentator, and Founder of Wacked.


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