Emma Gannon

She believes there’s power in having many strings to your bow. That being said, Emma is first and foremost a writer. She began her career as Social Media Editor at Condé Nast, and has since been published everywhere from The Telegraph and The Guardian to MTV and ELLE, as well as being a columnist for The Telegraph, COURIER and The Sunday Times.

Ctrl Alt Delete was the title of Emma’s first book which documented her adolescence online. But it was The Multi-Hyphen Method – a manifesto for crafting work on your own terms – that established her as one of the most exciting voices in business today. The Sunday Times bestseller, which was acclaimed by Richard Branson, champions diversifying your skillset and following your interests when it comes to the world of work. After the book’s publication, Emma was selected in the 2018 Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list for media and marketing.

Recently Emma has turned her hand to exploring new forms. Her debut novel Olive follows a protagonist asking the big questions about motherhood and will be published by HarperCollins in June 2020. Her longform essay Sabotage was crowdfunded and published via the Proud Project. Emma wants to spark curiosity in the people that follow her.

Her WEBBY-nominated podcast Ctr, Alt, Delete is an insight into people who’ve looked at their interests to shape the work they do. It won Best Business Podcast at the Vuelio Awards in 2019.

Her various platforms have become a window into her multi-hyphenate lifestyle, while her upcoming newsletter The Hyphen is an exploration of ideas that have got her thinking in new ways. For Emma, following interests where they lead doesn’t make millennials flakey or indecisive; it makes us hungry for opportunities to grow.

Episode 1

Lessons For Life With Akala

British rapper and author Akala talks first career attempts, lessons learned, dealing with criticism and the discipline required to do what he loves and be in a position to give something back.

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Episode 3

Embracing Discomfort With Farrah Storr

Editor in Chief of Elle magazine Farrah Storr talks career pathways, new challenges, tough decisions and inhabiting your discomfort zone in pursuit of a ‘dream job’.

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Episode 2

Starting From Scratch With Jason Fox

Former SAS soldier and TV star Jason Fox talks terrible grades, adjusting to life after the army, some unexpected transferable skills and the power of nature to help live in the moment.

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Episode 4

Plugging Away With Rachel Burden

Radio 5 Live presenter and breakfast broadcaster Rachel Burden talks longevity, persistence, keeping things fresh and juggling 3.30am starts with raising four children.

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