Podcast

Will a career in a capital city make you rich? | SPP #92

London’s population has grown 7.5% in just five years. The capital contained approximately 13% of the total UK population in 2016. Inner London’s population has increased by 300,000 since 2011 to 3.5 million while Outer London’s has increased by 350,000 to 5.3 million. These numbers are projected to grow to 3.7 and 5.6 million respectively by 2021. So why do so many people flock to England’s capital for work even… Read More »Will a career in a capital city make you rich? | SPP #92

Why did the Science Channel let Mike Hughes take off? | SPP #91

Amateur rocket builder and daredevil ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes suffered a fatal launch accident on the 22nd, during filming for the Science Channel’s (which has yet to comment on whether or not production will continue) show “Homemade Astronauts.” The purpose of the project was to launch Mike 5,000 feet (1.5 kilometres) towards the atmosphere via his homemade steam-powered rocket, funded by the Flat Earth society. On social media, there has been… Read More »Why did the Science Channel let Mike Hughes take off? | SPP #91

Yorkshire Tea: Why are people shouting at tea on Twitter? | SPP #90

So, what’s the tea? Top UK tea brand Yorkshire Tea was charged with treason by Twitter trolls and swamped with hate and calls for boycotting on social media after the Chancellor posed with a multi-pack of the popular brew. These people took the photo as product placement, and forced Yorkshire Tea to publicly defend themselves. Who knew tea could be so controversial? Twitter knew, clearly. Adam and Phil discuss the… Read More »Yorkshire Tea: Why are people shouting at tea on Twitter? | SPP #90

Is the BBC TV license fee worth paying for? | SPP #89

Phil and Adam discuss if there are any benefits to TV licenses, namely the UK’s BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and what it means to the nation – which may not be very much. They also explore what has changed since the inception of the TV license model, the political aspects of the BBC and the possible biases behind the organisation as well as the flaws of the service. Let us… Read More »Is the BBC TV license fee worth paying for? | SPP #89

Do we blame the media too much? | SPP #88

Whenever a celebrity casualty occurs, fingers start pointing. In recent cases, this has been directed towards the media – namely tabloids and social media such as Twitter, which is itself a hotbed of controversial conversation. Everyone likes to weigh in on the topic of a public figure, especially when that individual has committed a wrongdoing of some kind, but when a fatality incurring incident follows the shaming, there seems to… Read More »Do we blame the media too much? | SPP #88

Interview with investor, mentor and entrepreneur Sean O’Neill of Adore Group | SPP #87

In this 2-part installment, Adam and Phil sit down with Sean O’Neill, the founder of Adore Group, to hear about his work and life ethos, and how he has established his successful business ventures. Sean has had nearly 18 years of success in managing several businesses within the United Kingdom. He specialises in fundamental analysis and investing, with experience in asset allocation, investment strategy, facilities management, and property management. Here… Read More »Interview with investor, mentor and entrepreneur Sean O’Neill of Adore Group | SPP #87

The Clearview Controversy: Could this software affect your chances of getting hired? | SPP #86

Clearview AI is a new American startup specialising in facial recognition technology. They have just been hit with a cease and desist from Facebook after the company secretly collected billions of images of individuals without their consent. https://www.cnet.com/news/clearview-ai-hit-with-cease-and-desist-from-google-over-facial-recognition-collection/ As well as this, the software can track individual social media activity which businesses could use to screen potential candidates and job seekers, and is currently being distributed to police departments to… Read More »The Clearview Controversy: Could this software affect your chances of getting hired? | SPP #86

Letting Huawei build UK’s networks: Is 5G worth it? | SPP #85

A recent governmental decision made by Boris Johnson allows Chinese tech giant Huawei to continue its limited role in British telecommunications and contribute to building the UK’s new 5G networks. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51283059 This video summarises the best benefits we can gain from widely implementing 5G; the next generation of network connectivity that enables you to connect to the internet via mobile devices. Decide for yourself if you think 5G is worth… Read More »Letting Huawei build UK’s networks: Is 5G worth it? | SPP #85

Mental Health in the Modern Age – How can we keep positive in 2020? | SPP #84

As we make our way through the new decade, we are already being bombarded with new tragedies and challenges, as well as ever-increasing questions. Should we be trying harder or less? Are things getting worse? Or are we actually doing pretty good and we just don’t know it? In this rather philosophical episode of the productivity podcast, Phil talks through what can cause long periods of melancholy and how it’s… Read More »Mental Health in the Modern Age – How can we keep positive in 2020? | SPP #84

Checklist for an optimised business

Are you doing everything you can to grow your business? Or, if you are an entrepreneur thinking of beginning a start-up, have you considered these essential elements to implement for peak performance? The SwiftCase Productivity Podcast brings you this checklist, with advice devised by Dr Adam Sykes, to question whether your business structure is as productive and effective as it can be. The three main sections of this video: 00:12… Read More »Checklist for an optimised business