Anthony Scaramucci

Chris Hirst, Global CEO of advertising group Havas Creative, cuts through the bullshit and gets to the heart of modern leadership in this straight-talking podcast brought to you by Intelligence Squared.

In this episode, Christ Hirst speaks to Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House Director of Communications – a post he held for an infamous 11 days under President Donald Trump in 2017. The majority of Scaramucci’s career has actually been spent outside politics. He is the founder of global investment firm SkyBridge Capital. In 2011, Scaramucci received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award and in 2016 was listed in Worth magazine's "100 Most Powerful People in Global Finance". He spoke to Chris Hirst about leading as an entrepreneur, having the tenacity to fail upwards, working for Donald Trump – and what he would do if Trump ran for President again.

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Producer & Editor: Bella Soames;
Technical Support: Mark Roberts.
Chris Hirst is author of the award-winning book No Bulls*ht Leadership: Why the World Needs More Everyday Leaders and Why That Leader Is You. 


00:00 Intro 

04:20 Your leadership style 

06:02 The word you would delete from the bullsh*t business jargon dictionary 

06:30 The leader you most admire 

7:13 The best advice you’ve ever been given 

10:14 Were you naive when you took the job at the White House? 

13:09 Being fired and rehired by Goldman Sachs 

17:35 Learnings from your first job 

20:23 Differences in leadership as entrepreneur vs. an established corporate environment

23:30 Why you were always going to become an entrepreneur 

26:32 How you ended up working for Donald Trump 

30:48 Getting it wrong on Donald Trump 

32:39 The influence of social media on modern leadership styles 

34:27 The societal problems that made Donald Trump electable 

35:53 Will Donald Trump run for president again?

38:40 Suffering from self-doubt  

40:40 Getting it wrong on the impact of the pandemic in early 2020

41:55 What next?  

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