Chatting productivity, work/life balance and happiness

19 Jan January

Graham talks to legendary businessman Gerald Ratner, the former CEO of Ratner’s and H Samuel, whose infamous speech to the Institute of Directors led to him losing everything almost overnight. They discuss his book, some of his famous friends and rivalries and of course that speech, its consequences for him personally and how he managed to bounce back. Graham also has a special announcement towards the end of the show

Go further

Gerald Ratner: The Rise and Fall... and Rise Again: Gerald's book

Graham's blog post on his sabbatical

How to be a Productivity Ninja: Graham's book

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Graham Allcott is the founder of time management training company Think Productive.


  • Gerald Ratner

    Businessman and motivational speaker. formerly chief executive of the major British jewellery company Ratners Group