The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

A few years ago I was a broke, university dropout, at 18 I built an industry leading social media marketing company, and at 27 I resigned as CEO. At 28 I co-founded Flight Story – a marketing and communications company, and thirdweb - a software platform, making it easy to build web3 applications. I then launched private equity fund, Flight Fund, to accelerate the next generation of European unicorns. During this time I I decided to launch 'The Diary Of A CEO' podcast with the simple mission of providing an unfiltered journey into the remarkable stories and untold dimensions of the world’s most influential people, experts and thinkers. Thank you for listening. My New Book: IG: LI:

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The Man Who Followed Elon Musk Everywhere: "Elon's Dad Abused Him, His Trans Child Disowned Him, And Here Are His Secrets For Success!" Walter Isaacson
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If you enjoy hearing about industry changing innovation, I recommend you check out my conversation with Airbnb founder, Brian Chesky, which you can find here: If you ever wanted to see inside the mind of the richest and most powerful man in the world, this episode is for you. Before becoming the world’s leading biographer, Walter Isaacson was formerly the chair and CEO of ’CNN’, the editor of ’Time’, and President and CEO of the ’Aspen Institute’. His best-selling biographies including, ‘Steve Jobs’, ‘Leonardo da Vinci’, ‘Einstein: His Life and Universe’, and most recently, 'Elon Musk'. In this conversation Walter and Steven discuss topics, such as: How he followed Elon Musk for 2 years Elon Musk’s childhood Elon’s abusive father The mental and physical scars of Elon’s childhood What haunts Elon Why Elon equates pain with love The 2 sides and personalities of Elon Elon’s ‘demon mode’ Why Elon loves drama and chaos What separates Elon from everyone else If he thinks Elon is a genius Elon’s first principle thinking Why Elon ignores rules and likes risk takers How 80% of people can’t work with Elon Why Elon bought Twitter How Twitter has hurt Elon Elon’s 3 aims for humanity Why there will be a mission to Mars in 30 years time Elon’s rules for success How Elon and Steve Jobs changed reality Why Elon is not happy Elon and Jeff Bezo’s rivalry You can purchase Walter’s new biography, ‘Elon Musk’, here: Follow Walter: Instagram: Watch the episodes on Youtube - My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' is out now: Follow me: Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsors: Eight Sleep: CODE: STEVEN (save $150 on the Pod Cover) Uber One: Huel: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Published Thursday
Busta Rhymes: "His Death Stopped My Career!" Busta Rhymes Finally Opens Up About His Grief, Nearly Dying & How He Turned His Life Around!
If you enjoy hearing about inside the music industry and its artists, I recommend you check out my conversation with, which you can find here: From Trevor to Busta, love of the rap game to global success, and rock bottom to rebirth. This is Busta Rhymes as you’ve never heard him. Trevor George Smith Jr. or ‘Busta Rhymes’, first reached fame with the hip-hop group, ‘Leaders of the New School’, and began his solo rap career in 1996, since then has released 11 studio albums and received 12 Grammy Award nominations for his work. In this conversation Busta and Steven discuss topics, such as: Growing up in the hood Starting out in music Becoming an MC by accident Using rap as a way out of work Becoming addicted to entertaining and the reaction of people to his raps Rapping to protect himself Selling crack at 12 years old Failure not being an option for his father His father standing in the way of his musical career Getting booed off stage early in his career His mother signing his record deal at 17 years old What lessons he would tell his kids to reach success Why you need to be selfish to reach success His manger dying in 2012 How his manager taught him ever he knew His emotional down turn How his whole life was going in a totally different direction Why he couldn’t figure himself out Being on steroid pills How his son thought he was going to die You can listen to Busta’s newest album ‘Blockbusta’, here: Follow Busta: Instagram: Twitter: Watch the episodes on Youtube - My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' is out now: Follow me: Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsors: Zoe: with an exclusive code CEO10 for 10% off Linkedin: Huel: Conversation cards: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Published Monday
Moment 137: Finance Isn’t Rocket Science! The 2 Simple Skills Billionaires Use Everyday: Codie Sanchez
In this moment, investor and financial educator, Codie Sanchez discusses the first steps in understanding the game of finance and deals. Codie says herself that she is no financial genius, however with her background as a journalist, she is able to right the ask right questions to the right people in order to get the right answers. Through this she was able to infiltrate the world of finance and saw behind the curtain. Codie realised there is no difference between a $100 million deal and a $100,000 deal, all were just slight larger steps up the ladder. To see behind the curtain, Codie believes there are 2 key skills people need to realise: firstly, learn how to do deals, which is not complex but only made to seem complicated through financial language. Secondly, understanding the importance of connecting with the right people, online or IRL who can give you all the information you need about the business you are entering. Finally, Codie believes that we never actually sell anyone anything or convince them to do anything, but instead you connect with what people are already truly feeling. Listen to the full episode here - Watch the Episodes On Youtube - Codie: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Published Friday
Doctor Jordan Peterson: "The NUMBER ONE Reason For Divorce!" & "The One Small Step You Have To Take To Turn Your Whole Life Around!"
If you enjoyed this episode, I recommend you check out my first conversation with Jordan Peterson, which you can find here: Jordan Peterson became a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto in 1998, and since then has written 3 best selling books, ‘Maps of Meaning’, ‘12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos’, and ‘Beyond Order’. He is also the host of ‘The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast’. In this conversation Jordan and Steven discuss topics, such as: Being so ill he couldn’t button his shirt The rule for getting yourself back on your feet Why unsocialised people are dangerous How to overcome crippling anxiety How to overcome any problem Why you need to learn to listen The most effective way to help people The reason for conflicts in relationships Why men don’t listen The neurological reason you argue with your partner Why lies ruin your life How stopping lying changed his life The importance of truth Why the more you focus on yourself the more miserable you are The different between men and women in relationships Why you should run your relationship like a business How to have a good marriage Why you are not moving forward in your life How to stay in love How to overcome childhood trauma and change your life Why life is a struggle and how to accept the burden The skills you need to develop in your 20s You can purchase Jordan’s most recent book, ‘Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life’, here: You can join Peterson Academy here: Follow Jordan: Instagram: Twitter: Watch the episodes on Youtube - My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' is out now: Follow me: Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Brand Sponsors: WHOOP: Huel: Uber One: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Published 11/23
The Coffee Expert: The Surprising Link Between Coffee, Mental Health, Depression & Heart Disease! James Hoffmann
If you enjoy hearing about the world of coffee, I recommend you check out my conversation with the founder of Pret, Julian Metcalfe, which you can find here: It’s the world’s most popular drink, with people drinking over 2 billion cups a day, but we still can’t agree on the most important facts about coffee. In this new episode Steven sits down with the world leading coffee expert, James Hoffmann. James won the World Barista Championship in 2007, is the co-founder of Square Mile Coffee Roasters and through his YouTube channel has become one of the leading figures in the world of coffee. He is also the author of ‘The World Atlas of Coffee’ and ‘How to Make the Best Coffee at Home’. In this conversation James and Steven discuss topics, such as: Where coffee really comes from How coffee is the world's most popular drug Why you can't tell how much caffeine is in your coffee How to get the maximum benefit from coffee How he went from not drinking coffee to an expert in 2 years Why coffee costs so much The best high street coffee you can buy How we are all addicted to coffee Why you get the coffee jitters What is the lethal level of coffee How caffeine is an insect repellent The history of coffee How coffee changed the world Why 1 cup of coffee will increase your life How he became the world’s best barista The best way to make coffee How to have a better cup of coffee Why coffee pods are rubbish His favourite coffee How he made his passion his life Why he became obsessed by coffee How he learned to communicate You can purchase James’ most recent book, ‘How to Make The Best Coffee at Home’, here: Follow James: Instagram: Twitter: Watch the episodes on Youtube - My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' is out now: Follow me: Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Telegram: Sponsors: Linkedin Shopify: Huel: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Published 11/20
Moment 136: 3 VITAL Questions To Ask Yourself If You're Feeling Trapped In Life (Relationships, Work & Financially): Adam Alter
In this moment, professor of marketing and best-selling author, Adam Alter discusses how to become unstuck in life, work and relationships. The first thing is to understand what it actually means to become stuck, this often means judging whether to keep going with a particular path or to quit. In these instances Adam thinks it is best to think about the opportunity cost of leaving a goal behind, especially as research shows that it is nearly always a good idea to keep going beyond the point where it starts becoming hard as this is where growth happens. However, too often we quit as we view any sort of difficultly as a problem. One of the key ways that Adam thinks we can become unstuck is by simplifying a problem as much as possible, we can do this through what he calls a friction audit. This means knowing what is and isn’t important, what’s getting in the way, and how you can subtract it. Listen to the full episode here - Watch the Episodes On Youtube - James: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Published 11/17