#171 Bruce Daisley: How To Fall Back In Love With Your Job Again

Bruce Daisley is the European Vice-President at Twitter and host of the business podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat.  He has been one of the Evening Standard’s 1,000 Most Influential Londoners for four years and is one of Debrett’s 500 Most Influential People in Britain. according to Campaign magazine Bruce is ‘one of the most talented people in media’. He's just written a book 'The Joy Of Work: 30 Ways to Fix Your Work Culture and Fall in Love with Your Job Again' comes out in January on Blue Monday.


He is obsessed with making work better. He's dedicated his last few years to chatting to the leading experts in workplace culture - and using evidence to find a way to improving it.


It's a practical, uplifting, helpful book all about making the workplace a bit better, which is important considering we spend so much time there.


We discuss:


- The story behind 'Love Where You Work' signs inside Twitter HQ

- The power of laughter at work

- Why 'crisp Thursday' is genius

- Why you should cut all meetings in half

- We discuss this piece "Why ‘Do What You Love’ Is Pernicious Advice

 https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/08/do-what-you-love-work-myth-culture/399599/ 

- The importance of boredom when it comes to creativity 


Quotes:


'I'm convinced people don't read books, so I made 30 things. If all that happens is that someone is rips out one chapter and gives it to their team then it's been successful. Arm people with facts."


"In truth, most people in work are probably more exhausted than they'd like to admit."


'if you look at the science, if you are stressed, you can't be creative."


"Unlike the iPhone, no one is going to unveil the new version of work"


"50 hours a week is all that human brain can do."