The Outliers Inn

A Podcast

"The Outliers Inn" is a place where people from all businesses and roles within business can examine goins-ons from different and (hopefully) humorous perspectives. It's a place where we can be a lit less serious about ourselves, what we do, what our businesses do, and the manner in which they do it.

Whether you are in finance, sales, logistics, production, operations, human resources, facilities management, information technology -whatever your role might be - business people are always taking themselves too seriously - or are taken too seriously by others. All that ends here.

It's a place where respectful irreverence and self-deprecating humour is the order of the day.

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Episode 12 – Game Theory

Topic: It’s all fun and games until… you hit a Nash equilibium. JP and Antlerboy explore the games people (and organisations) play, going from Stratego to politics to framing, re-framing, and how to challenge the rules of the game. If that sounds a little dry, wait ’til you hear our crazy audio problems – Benjamin’s never-ending quest to purchase better…

Episode 11 – What is Truth?

Topic: There are laws of nature, which are absolute.  If we find an error in these laws, it is not nature which is wrong, but our understanding of nature that is wrong.  Compare this with laws made by man which, as such, evolve – can be bent or broken by man to suit man’s purpose.  When we hear about Lean…

Episode 10 – Wicked Problems

Topic: Wicked, messy, social, complex, tough human problems. No, it’s not the aftermath of the Outliers Inn summer party – it’s a hostly episode with Joe and Benjamin interviewing each other about the difference between complex and merely complicated organisational and human problems. With no guests to distract them, Antlerboy manages a long thematic canter or two of the kind JP…