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Matthew Syed: How to Reach Your Full Potential

The Diary of a CEO, Steven Bartlett, Matthew Syed

5 mins

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In this June 2021 episode of The Diary Of A CEO, Steven Bartlett interviews author and former Olympian Matthew Syed to discuss mindset, success, social media, diversity, and cancel culture.

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Matthew Syed: How to Reach Your Full Potential

Matthew Syed: How to Reach Your Full Potential

by The Diary of a CEO

Overview

What separates entrepreneurs from 'sofapreneurs' — those who have ideas but never act on them? What do the best leaders have in common? How should you react to failure? Answering the big questions on mindset and success could unlock huge potential in society.

Steven Bartlett is a business leader, entrepreneur, and podcast host, who founded social media agency Social Chain aged 21. Matthew Syed is a journalist, bestselling author, and former English number one table tennis player. In this June 2021 episode of The Diary Of A CEO, Bartlett and Syed discuss the most important mental attributes for success, as well as diversity, wokeness, and the effects of social media.

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There are a lot of people with truly brilliant ideas, huge potential, who never act on their dreams. But having the idea doesn't mean a thing. You've actually gotta act on that idea.

- Matthew Syed

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