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Untypical Thoughts

News. Views. Previews. Reviews.

Untypical Thoughts is a podcast presented by our Managing Director, Neil Butler (that's him in the image above). Each episode is short and sharp (3 to 5 minutes) - the kind of podcast episode you can listen to while you are waiting for your morning coffee to be brewed.

Each episode is available as an audio file via the podcast home page or through the major podcast stores - just look for Untypical Thoughts in your favourite store. Of course, we recommend subscribing to the Untypical Thoughts podcast - that way, you'll know whenever we publish another episode.

As well, each episode is presented below in written form. We've had a number of people ask if they can use some of the content and having it available as a written article helps with that. All we ask is that you post an appropriate credit whenever you publish anything from our Untypical Thoughts.

The posts are sorted chronologically - that is, the most recent thoughts are presented first, through to the oldest. 

If you like what you read, please feel free to share them using the links you'll find at the bottom of each post.


  • W for Wisdom and Willingness
  • K for Kinetic
  • X for Xenacious
  • I for Imagination, Innovation and Inertia
  • A for Adventurous and Apostrophe
  • M for Mediocrity
  • R for Resistance, Resolve and Radical
  • V for Visionary
  • Z for Zealous and Zoom
  • O for Organigram and Opportunity
  • D for Determined, Deliberate and Disruption
  • Q for Question
  • Updated photos
  • Y for Young and Yes
  • B for Brave and Brilliant
  • N for Normal and Now
  • E for Excellence and Education
  • We interrupt this alphabet ...
  • H for Heritage and Hesitation
  • S for Should and Stride
  • F for Frazzled and Friction
  • P for Process, Procedures and Protocols
  • C for Challenge, Creative and Could
  • G for Growth and Greatness
  • L for Leadership, Learning and Listen
  • J for Jump
  • T for Transformagination
  • U for Untypical
  • An Untypical Alphabet
  • The great philosophers of the 20th century
  • When will your sunrise be?
  • Could not should
  • As simple as A, B, C (and D)
  • The New Normal
  • Introducing Transformagination
  • There are no limits
  • Reset, re-establish and regenerate
  • No turning back
  • No one ever learned to swim ...
  • One size fits one
  • Imagine
  • My advice? Leave the door open
  • How long is too long?
  • Transformation is never an accident
  • But the problem is ...
  • KPIs - what are they good for? **
  • Chief "No-Risk" Officer
  • Tell Me About It - I'm Actually Not Listening Though
  • Really Busy
  • Everybody's Working For The Weekend
  • The Physics of Business
  • The Window Conundrum
  • Think outside of the box - what box?
  • What's your beach ball?
  • The Human Pyramid
  • So, who's really important?
  • Same old, same old ...
  • Lazy Recruitment - Part 2
  • Lazy Recruitment - Why Do We Stand For It?
  • Brilliant
  • All in all, you're just another brick in the wall **
  • Being an anti-complexificationist
  • The New Untypical