My ten year-old son is always asking questions. Recently we were on a walk and he asked me what existed before the big bang. I told him I wasn’t sure, so instead he asked me how Boris Johnson ever became Home Secretary. I pondered for a moment and said I really had no idea. I thought I might have an answer to his next question about why pizza arrives in a square box (when they are actually round), but he interrupted my thoughts with this “I do hope you don’t mind me asking these questions, daddy”. “Of course not son” I replied indulgently “however else will you learn anything?”
Like him, I love asking questions. I’d like to think it means I learn more that way, but the reality is that I simply find people’s lives, the decisions they make and the outcomes they enjoy (or endure) fascinating. I’m the best person to keep a secret though, as I rarely remember the details, but I always remember the feeling. I started the Inside Jobs podcast as I couldn’t think of a better way to peek inside the experiences and motivations of people with whom I work or are acquainted with. I hope you enjoy what you learn about them, and this industry in which we have all found ourselves (rarely by design) as much as I do.