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Feb 12, 2017

James Reed is an entrepreneur, author, career coach, and the Chairman of REED, a recruitment business that is family owned and employs over 3,500 people around the world.


James is a regular media commentator on work and labour market issues. His recent appearances include BBC News, Sky News, CNN, CNBC, London Live, Bloomberg, Sunday Brunch and The Apprentice. He shares his knowledge and experience in a monthly blog for the Huffington Post Young Voices section.

James is a best-selling author to two books, ‘Why You? 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again’ and ‘Put Your Mindset to Work’, which he co-authored with Dr. Paul Stoltz.

00:00 Trailer.
01:25 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
04:16 Brian’s Introduction.
04:58 “Life all comes down to a few moments. This is one of them.”
06:48 Everyone has the possibility of loving Mondays.
08:40 “Why you: 101 Interview Questions You Will Never Fear Again”.
16:57 A seven second curriculum vitae.
18:58 Answering a curveball question.
24:13 Will future employers check your digital footprint?
26:13 Why people seek a new job.
28:17 What a good company culture offers its employees.
33:57 The three g mindset.
34:23 introduces recruiter mobile app.
38:03 Role of the head of an organisation.
40:38 Growing up with a successful father.
45:04 Benefits gained from attending university and business school.
48:35 Business culture differences between England and America.       
54:18 Will robots decimate future job market?
1:00:27 How will Brexit affect the job market?
1:02:46 Success secrets.
1:03:12 The delight of having a large family.
1:05:42 What keeps James awake at night.
1:06:06 What James hopes will be his epitaph.
1:08:00 Phone call to the 20 year old James.
1:10:17 Best advice ever received.
1:12:29 Advice to the young person coming into the workforce.
1:15:50 Brian’s summing up.
Show Notes:
James Reed's website
James Reed on Twitter
James Reed on Wikipedia
James Reed Books:
Why You: 101 Interview Questions You Will Never Fear Again.
Put Your Mindset To Work

Topics discussed:
Wall Street (film)
The Police (band)
University of Oxford
Harvard Business School
New England Patriots
The Matterhorn

People mentioned in this episode:
Sir Alec Reed
Dr Paul G Stoltz
Michael Bloomberg
Daniel Pink
Neil Young
Kevin Kelly
Sigmund Freud
David Alliance, Baron Alliance,_Baron_Alliance
Kennedy Family


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