Ft Listen To Lucy

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: 04min

    After 32 years, you are still an enigma, says Lucy Kellaway  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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

    How I lost my 25-year battle against corporate claptrap

    18/07/2017 Duration: 05min

    The exponential rise of guff in business shows no sign of abating, says Lucy Kellaway  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Apples new grandiose office is for grown -ups

    Apple's new grandiose office is for grown -ups

    06/07/2017 Duration: 05min

    Apple's $5bn headquarters is the world’s most expensive office and Steve Jobs' last posthumous hurrah, says Lucy Kellaway  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Dont listen to prigs: profanity is glorious

    Don't listen to prigs: profanity is glorious

    28/06/2017 Duration: 04min

    Shock over swear words exposes some misplaced prudery, says Lucy Kellaway  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Lets have more womanterruption

    Let's have more 'womanterruption'

    19/06/2017 Duration: 04min

    Interruptions help cut short boring discussions. So instead of making men interrupt less, women should be made to do it more, argues Lucy Kellaway.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Why the most successful people just say no

    Why the most successful people just say no

    15/06/2017 Duration: 04min

    The main difference between yes and no is that one is easy and the other hard, says Lucy Kellaway  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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

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

    07/06/2017 Duration: 04min

    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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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

    You heard it here first: hold fast to your antiques

    01/06/2017 Duration: 04min

    The tables are turning on Ikea and the fashion for Skandi tat, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 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: 04min

    Voice bot Experimental Amy might represent serious competition if what she produced was halfway decent, but it isn't, says Lucy Kellaway  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • To say older workers lack energy is ageist and wrong

    To say older workers lack energy is ageist and wrong

    17/05/2017 Duration: 04min

    Modern fiftysomethings are perky, well-rested and free from domestic ties, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • There is nothing cute about innumeracy

    There is nothing cute about innumeracy

    10/05/2017 Duration: 04min

    Abbott’s difficulty with a simple sum is evidence of a troubling assumption, says Lucy Kellaway  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Mondelez serves up 10 business clichés in one sentence

    Mondelez serves up 10 business clichés in one sentence

    03/05/2017 Duration: 05min

    ‘Breakthrough’ is so stale it makes me almost feel sorry for the author, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 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: 04min

    Good intentions led to a tour de force of clangers, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Cheap ways to prevent executive burnout

    Cheap ways to prevent executive burnout

    20/04/2017 Duration: 05min

    Expensive ‘holistic’ leadership programmes do not solve anything, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • A masterclass in calling bullshit

    A masterclass in calling bullshit

    11/04/2017 Duration: 04min

    Puffed-up nonsense has been deemed worthy of academic study, says Lucy Kellaway.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The dedicated office chatters are being forced out

    The dedicated office chatters are being forced out

    05/04/2017 Duration: 04min

    Everyone will tell you they are too busy to talk — but it is not true, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Codes of conduct breach the principles of common sense

    Codes of conduct breach the principles of common sense

    30/03/2017 Duration: 04min

    Like most humans, I am not naturally drawn to small print, says Lucy Kellaway  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 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: 04min

    Viral video of domestic mishap shows the artificiality of the professional self, says Lucy Kellaway  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • How I help my children navigate their incredible life journeys

    How I help my children navigate their incredible life journeys

    16/03/2017 Duration: 05min

    Unlike Angela Ahrendts, I am not ‘on 24/7’, say Lucy Kellaway.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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

    Why do we let Warren Buffett get away with sexism?

    07/03/2017 Duration: 04min

    The Sage of Omaha tells old and unfunny jokes without recrimination, says Lucy Kellaway. Picture credit: Chris Tosic  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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