Quickfire Q&A: Professor Cal Newport


We welcome back Professor Cal Newport to Breaking Biz, following his first interview exploring the idea that 'follow your passion' is just plain bad advice when it comes to finding happiness at work. Today Cal steps up to take the quickfire Q&A, normally answered by entrepreneurs. Considering … [Read more...]

Is ‘follow your passion’ terrible advice?


Our guest Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that “follow your passion” is good advice. He believes pre existing passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work— and he also thinks that the 'follow your passion' advice can be dangerous, leading to anxiety … [Read more...]

Entrepreneur Q&A: Marc Worth of Stylus Media Group


Last week Breaking Biz had the pleasure of visiting the new offices of Stylus Media Group, for a chat with the founder, Marc Worth, who recently launched Stylus Fashion. It's the first time we've conducted a face to face interview and explains why you can hear the hustle and bustle of real life … [Read more...]

Entrepreneur Q&A: James Kitchener of Jack Media


Meet the founder of Jack Media, James Kitchener. He lives in the surfing town of Byron Bay and has been a successful entrepreneur since 2005 when he started experimenting in the world of affiliate marketing. He's come a long way since the days of travelling and working from a laptop (not … [Read more...]

Entrepreneur Q&A: Jake Hayman co-founder of Frame Again


Join Jake Hayman for a quickfire Q&A session. Jake recently appeared on Dragons Den with his business partner Joe, only to turn down an offer from serial entepreneur Peter Jones.   Today Jake took a few minutes from the busy world of Frame Again to answer some startup friendly … [Read more...]

Startup investing: Why I invested in Planned Departure


As our social, financial and legal lives become more digital, there's a very real problem with the deceased and their loved ones becoming the victims of online identity theft.   Planned Departure are a very interesting startup looking to solve this particular pain point in the market … [Read more...]

Turning down the Dragons to build a Marshmallow empire


In today's interview we're joined by Harriot Pleydell-Bouverie, founder of Mallow & Marsh who is the second guest (following the founders of Frame Again) from Breaking Biz to appear on BBC's Dragons Den and turn down an offer of investment. Mallow & Marsh make marshmallows with … [Read more...]