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E161 | Why A Contrarian Could Help Your Business Grow with Alastair Dryburg
Episode 16114th September 2021 • Mind Your F**king Business • Dominic Monkhouse
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Is everything you know about business wrong? 

Alastair Dryburgh is a contrarian who taught himself to think differently so that he can help businesses that want to remaster themselves. 

For 10 years, Alastair penned a monthly column for Management Today titled, ‘everything you know about business is wrong’, which is why he’s the perfect guest for The Melting Pot. Because if your business is suffering and you can’t figure out what the problem is, maybe Alastair can help. 

Alastair is a recovering finance director who studied maths at Cambridge University. While becoming an FD was a natural career path, it never made him happy, which is why he segued into the world of business reengineering and crisis management. 

Alastair happily acknowledges he’s a bit weird as it allows him to look at business from a different perspective, a perspective that most business owners can’t see for themselves. 

Download and listen to this latest episode to hear Alastair discussing fundamental attribution error, which is what’s stopping people from seeing reality for what it really is. He also talks about recruitment, and whether people see curiosity as an opportunity or as a threat. And why those that are threatened by change, don't get curious, they just get angry. This is such a fascinating conversation with Alastair, we’re sure you’ll enjoy it as much as we did.

On today’s podcast:

  • WTF consultations
  • Unknown knowns
  • Fundamental attribution error
  • The trouble with recruitment 
  • Business Remastered