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A place where respectful irreverence and self deprecating humor is the order of the day...


From all walks of life

Welcome to The Outliers Inn; a podcast where respectful irreverence and self-deprecating humor is the order of the day! It’s a place where we can be a lot less serious about ourselves, what we do, what our businesses do, and the manner in which they do it. The Outliers Inn is always serving up juicy morsels, treats, and tidbits – but you have to bring your own legal beverage of choice.

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.

We are welcoming, inclusive, and open to all comers and invited guestsWe encourage people from diverse backgrounds and experiences to keep the conversations fresh and rich with wisdom. And we strive to create a warm, casual and safe environment; so come as you are and be who you are.

Some of the banter is fun and refreshing, some of it is rather flat and stale. In any case, it’s always genuine. Whatever you choose, we’ll provide reliably amateur and random input which will occasionally leave the conversation obfuscated and declarified. The show is recorded, not live – and we eagerly await your moment in the glare of the audio spotlight to share what’s on your mind.

Meet the hosts

JOIN US for your monthly antidote against business boredom and life’s banalities.


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Take your pick from our selection of stand-out episodes to listen to in advance of subscribing…


Episode 31 – Mark Stewart – ProSolver Solutions

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Topic: Join us as we discuss Mark’s 36 year career at Xerox and how he assisted with the application of various Lean disciplines over the years and what he’s been up to since he “retired” Hosts: Joseph Paris, Founder of the OpEx Society & The XONITEK Group of Companies Benjamin Taylor,  Managing Partner of RedQuadrant, and Chief Executive of the Public Service Transformation Academy. Guest: Mark Stewart About Mark: Our…
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Episode 12 – Game Theory

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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 recording equipment goes, as ever,…
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Episode – 52; Navigating Beyond…

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Recorded: June 3, 2020 About the podcast Topic: We find Antlerboy in much better spirits and more positive. He has been a bit beat down due to being locked-down. But is finding working in his London garden – replete with a cherry tree, recently Amazon-delivered pond weed, potatoes and onions – is very therapeutic. JP is happy for Antlerboy, but wonders; just how big is…
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Episode 19 – Leadership and Organizational Strategy

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Topic:  Join Antlerboy and JP as they speak with Gia Campari about business leadership. Hosts: Joseph Paris, Founder of the OpEx Society & The XONITEK Group of Companies Benjamin Taylor,  Managing Partner of RedQuadrant. Guests: Gia Campari About Gia: Gia held executive positions in Marketing and Business Development before joining a major consultancy nineteen years ago. She specialised initially in business and marketing strategies, subsequently in operational performance improvement. For…
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Episode 22 – Business Diet Fad

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Topic: Our guest this week is Gem Holmes, no longer a hidden “Gem” but a public speaker and organisational change leader, who shares a love of Primitivo with JP and a change leader in Northgate plc. A natural born leader with a drive to deliver ‘excellence’.  Change & transformation has a high failure rate, often created due to resistance from individuals in an organisation. We…
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Episode 30 – Richard Sved – The Charity Sector

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Topic: What do charities, companies, public sector bodies and management consultants have in common? No, that’s not the start of a joke. In this podcast, JP and Benjamin are joined by charity sector specialist Richard Sved to talk formative experiences, responding to rejection, cures for insomnia and the worst football related pun you’ll ever have heard. Hosts: Joseph Paris, Founder of the OpEx Society & The XONITEK Group…
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