Talking through my hat

By John Pettigrew

Released every Tuesday, 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.

  1. 1.
    53: People and technology: the future of making books
    56:55
  2. 2.
    52: Publishing people: build teams and careers in 2020
    55:11
  3. 3.
    51: Publishing innovation: how do we manage change?
    56:18
  4. 4.
    50: Why start a publishing business? (Best Bits)
    24:37
  5. 5.
    49: Passion and idealism (Hugh McGuire interview)
    30:14
  6. 6.
    48: Follow your customer (Miral Sattar interview)
    29:36
  7. 7.
    47: Readers, users and scale (Emmanuel Kolade interview)
    31:37
  8. 8.
    46: From German Literature to blockchain (Sebastian Posth interview)
    29:00
  1. 9.
    45: Access to ideas and nature (Helen Bagnall interview)
    30:17
  2. 10.
    44: Keeping a broad focus (Lorraine Shanley interview)
    29:22
  3. 11.
    43: Following the river (Richard Nash interview)
    34:37
  4. 12.
    42: Finding new voices (Kevin Duffy interview)
    35:53
  5. 13.
    41: Growing open literature (Sean Preston interview)
    33:32
  6. 14.
    40: From personal plaything to book business (Jens Tröger interview)
    32:22
  7. 15.
    39: Learn by building (Ron Martinez interview)
    32:07
  8. 16.
    38: Building a grammar for augmented reality (Michael Kowalski interview)
    27:47
  9. 17.
    37: Just-in-time learning (Ryan Morison interview)
    29:08
  10. 18.
    36: Curation as marketing (Gary Price interview)
    34:08
  11. 19.
    35: Technology, process and people (Bill Rosenblatt interview)
    33:23
  12. 20.
    34: Climbing a new ladder (Joanna Penn interview)
    32:52
  13. 21.
    33: Flexibility and community (Georgina Atwell interview)
    33:25
  14. 22.
    32: Metadata and markets (Laura Dawson interview)
    30:43
  15. 23.
    31: Accidental publishers (Asi Sharabi interview)
    33:24
  16. 24.
    30: In the global marketplace (Jo Bottrill interview)
    27:07
  17. 25.
    29: Making authors and building brands (Dominique Raccah interview)
    37:46
  18. 26.
    28: No-one wants a "quite good" book (John Bond interview)
    28:39
  19. 27.
    27: Protecting people from tech (Arthur Attwell interview)
    30:40
  20. 28.
    26: Soppiness and profit (Justine Solomons interview)
    29:32
  21. 29.
    25: Working hard at learning (Michael Bhaskar interview)
    29:55
  22. 30.
    24: Finding the business model (Nina-Sophia Miralles interview)
    28:02
  23. 31.
    23: An agent's journey (Fiona Spencer Thomas interview)
    22:08
  24. 32.
    22: Crisis and opportunity (Kate Wilson interview)
    29:45
  25. 33.
    21: Nearly writing, nearly working (Chris Meade interview)
    25:45
  26. 34.
    20: Top down or bottom up? (Nancy Roberts interview)
    25:30
  27. 35.
    19: Getting inside someone's head (Emma Donnan interview)
    24:55
  28. 36.
    18: Don't listen to the doubters (Justo Hidalgo interview)
    27:38
  29. 37.
    17: Focus on the problem (Bec Evans interview)
    26:43
  30. 38.
    16: Lead the market (Emmanuel Nataf interview)
    26:49
  31. 39.
    15: Discovering and repeating success (Tom Chalmers interview)
    24:57
  32. 40.
    14: Local action, global passion (Syima Aslam interview)
    29:33
  33. 41.
    13: Be your own Google (John Espirian interview)
    25:09
  34. 42.
    12: An unexpected need (Mindy Gibbins-Klein interview)
    26:38
  35. 43.
    11: Outside your comfort zone (Simon Appleby interview)
    23:09
  36. 44.
    10: Better together (Bridget Shine interview)
    22:31
  37. 45.
    9: People, people, people (Suzy Astbury interview)
    27:00
  38. 46.
    8: Experimenting and learning, from print to digital (Ken Jones interview)
    28:10
  39. 47.
    7: Passion and working on your business (Alison Jones interview)
    27:19
  40. 48.
    6. Checking my privilege
    14:30
  41. 49.
    5: Surviving the workplace (Suzanne Collier interview)
    28:34
  42. 50.
    4: A review of LBF18
    7:42

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