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How to Outperform

What Britain's Best Brands Can Teach the World
Narrated by: Charlene White
Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (118 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Journalist Charlene White gains unprecedented access to some of Britain’s oldest and most famous companies and institutions to find out what makes them successful. In each episode we will meet the people behind this success; senior management and staff, past and present, this series gets under the skin of these world famous organisations.

We learn how they have each employed distinct cultures, systems and techniques in order to stand the test of time. We also hear about the companies’ biggest failures throughout their history and what they learnt.

With the help of Paul Anderson-Walsh, Director of The Centre for Inclusive Leadership; and research by Professor Alex Hill, Kingston University & Director of the Centre for High Performance; each episode identifies how these business lessons can be applied directly to your own life; how to improve your productivity, stay motivated and get ahead.

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  • 23-08-2019

Sad apple promotion

What did I learn from this audio book? Well, Absolutely nothing. What a shameful promotion.

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The riches man in Babylon, a really good listen

I really loved this book, I had it when I was younger but struggled with the old king James language, but it was really easy to follow while listening to it

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Interesting but didn't give what l was looking for

Some interesting topics and establishments. I didn't really find any new skills on how to out perform though.

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Thought it could be better. Thank you for doing the book, but it could have been great.

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not well planned

interviews and stories seems to just be thrown in. doesn't really go into any theories on how to preform or reach any conclusions

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Well delivered, great content and translatable

This series was well made and delivered with the added summary of take aways meant that missing any of the muchly translatable content was near on impossible

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not for me

wasn't what i expected, really did not like this however was presented very well. it was well researched.

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Very interesting

'How to Outperform' takes us into 6 different institutions where excellence, intelligence and the drive to be better are apparent. I thoroughly enjoyed this series and the many speakers throughout; ranging from cutthroat olympic rowing teams to actors, doctors and scientist. Each had a lesson to be learned and I will be applying these methods to my own life.

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Good read

Ep1, Ep2 & Ep4 are great, Ep6 is a political, more a climate change advertisement and no real take away about organisation performance, what make them different and does not seem to connect to the common man / woman.

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  • Pad de Braye
  • 26-04-2019

Vital lessons for all who care about performance

Valuable lessons - beautifully stitched together. A wonderful mix of contributions and perspectives from those involved in performance improvement from a range of fields. As a coach myself I gleaned countless valuable insights related to helping people improve their game in all fields of life.

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  • Nick
  • 03-06-2019

Great series with heartening motives

This series takes you from dominating in rowing to tackling cancer. With compelling accounts on how to succeed as a team, handling life changing challenges and pushing yourself. If you are looking for a short and sweet series, to provide some much needed inspiration, look no further.

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  • I need a cuppa
  • 23-11-2019

Thought provoking

I listened to all of them and liked the way the author has weaved the stories together. The coach - Paul - is utterly brilliant. So insightful. My favourite episodes are: Eton College (it's a different world); listening to actress Juliet Stevenson in the RADA episode talking about the late Alan Rickman and Michael Palin in the Royal Geographical Society episode. If you want a masterclass on teamwork listen to the The British Rowing episode . I have picked up some wisdom in some form from every episode. Well done!

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  • Kirsty
  • 05-01-2020

Ideal for leaders and Personal Development

Really interesting look at successful organisations. Great inspiration for your own team or company. Highly recommend

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-01-2020

The best of British

It is interesting to hear about attitude of businesses with long history. Over the various examples, it provides with many ideas on how to set the idea of outperformance as a norm.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-11-2019

A great podcast

This podcast series was a fascinating insight into how some unique British Institutions are run, how they have developed over the decades and succeed. Their people centred attitudes to management. Excellent listening.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-2019

Nice

great listen, informative and inspiring, people sharing personal experience on what is import to outperform

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  • robert
  • 07-08-2019

Fantastic

Great listen, very insightful and articulated, I gained a lot of information and ideas from this pod cast. More like this pls

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  • Knowledgehungry
  • 04-06-2019

amazingly stimulating

stories provide many varied perspectives on life with conclusions tightly tied together through evaluations by 2 experts. it is cohesive, multifaceted and extremely informative. I'll be listening to this series again and again!

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  • R-the Relentless
  • 26-09-2020

Very well curated series!

Excellent series of insights and interviews from contemporary and historically relevant organisations and heroic people

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