Jon Senior's Funky Thinkers

Jon Senior's Funky Thinkers

Jon Senior's funky thinkers is on a quest to interview interesting and innovative business people from around the world. Our aim is to give you a platform to show WHO you are rather than just WHAT you know.... Show More

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November 12, 2019 24 min

Heather Vickery is a two time FUNKY THINKER. Heather is massively into GRATITUDE, being thankful for things you have.

She requests that at the end of every session, clients are required to WRITE DOWN ten things they are grateful for.
Q1. Heather had some reservations about which to chose. Eventually, she went for the man on the moon. The question is "What problem are you currently grappling with?"

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Gabrielle Hartley is a loud mouthed New Yorker.

No scratch that, Gabrielle Hartley is a Leading divorce lawyer, coach and mediator.

Is it possible to be a FUNKY THINKER in the legal profession.

Yes and this episode proves it.
Q1. Gabrielle chose the VW camper van and the question is "What brand are you most loyal to?"

Gabrielle answered Verizon. As a divorce lawyer, Gabriel ...
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Whatever you think about alternative lifestyles and points of view, being a FUNKY THINKER means you listen to other points of view and decide for yourself if you want to find out more.

Cathy Weiss is (I think) the first clairvoyant we have had on the show.
Cathy got 20 points start because I said I was going to be stricter on the time limit as I had allowed some answers to run over in recent episodes.

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Michael Barnes has a science PhD and stepped out of corporate life five years ago.

He works in a number of fields including Cincinnati Hacking Homelessness.
Q1. Michael picked the astronaut icon and the question is "What problem are you currently grappling with?"

Michael updated us on his Cincinnati hackling homeless project and wanting to get the views of the whole of the community.

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Ben Reuter is an exercise physiologist and believes that movement should be a lifestyle choice rather than a bolt on extra.
Q1. Ben picked the camper van. The question is "Which brand are you most loyal to?"

Ben told us that he is on his 1000th straight day of drinking a double espresso from a niche coffee machine maker.

Score 89 points.

Ben did know the CCCP football shirt. (Because he...
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Isabel Firecracker is a life and career coach helping modern childfree women get what they want.

Why so Funky?

Having such strong help views is one thing - having them while living in a socially conservative country such as Colombia is another.

In this episode, procrastination, Auschwitz, knowledge, books and that guy from the Beatles.
Isabel Firecracker got an initial one point start for being...
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October 11, 2019 21 min

Rustie MacDonald is a multiple author, speaker and radio show host. We didn't get into her experiences as a rape survivor but we did talk about climbing trees making dens and the impact the internet has had on this lifestyle.
​What are the FUNKQUEST rules?

Funkquest is a fun interactive online game that features five rounds. Each round consists of ONE FUNKY question.The player​ selects the icon which most tweaks...
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October 7, 2019 26 min

Veronica Sordi was the first Italian we had on the show. So that gets a bonus point for starters.

​What are the FUNKQUEST rules?

Funkquest is a fun interactive online game that features five rounds. Each round consists of ONE FUNKY question.The player​ selects the icon which most tweaks their interest. Each Funky visual has a Funky question.
The Funky insight is that the question may or may not be relate...
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October 1, 2019 15 min

Ron Clements is a sports writer and what started out as a joke, like all these things do, turned into a mobile goodwill jaunt. Taking kids who would otherwise be stuck with their faces pressed up against the glass, to a real life major event.

On 12th March 2018 Ron and Patti set sail in what we British would call a camper van, on a mission to visit all 30 major league baseball stadiums in a season.

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The Barrister's chamber in Retford has 50,000 books and counting.
What does 50,000 books look like?
They go from floor to ceiling in several good sized rooms and 3 floors of an old building opposite St Swithun's church in East Retford, Nottinghamshire.
Why do people read books and go to old and second hand book stores?
Because you can instantly find someone interested in the same thing and have something...
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September 11, 2019 6 min

Recorded while out walking in Concord Park, Sheffield, I find out why walking is FUNKY. With Sheffield coach, Rebecca Norton.

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Carrie Brummer recently moved house - by driving for five days... We learn about lying, judging people and the struggling artist syndrome. Is it fake news? Plus if you had chance to get something for sale in a supermarket - but maybe compromise your principles - would you take it?

​What are the FUNKQUEST rules?

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Essential advice from an unlikely source. Lino print artist Dave Elsom discusses how he got into art, thinking big, REAL art and more.

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June 27, 2019 25 min

Lana from Montana - featuring - more than for ingredients in food? Lana is OUT. If you are from the future, you will know that sending birthday cards is part of history. Plus my newest discovery of something that we always managed without - cherry coke with a hint of chill..

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Allen Wagner is the latest player to take on FUNKQUEST. In this episode, Very shallow people live in LA, why women feel the need to gossip, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson and what Allen did every Sunday for months and months.

​What are the FUNKQUEST rules?

Funkquest is a fun interactive online game that features five rounds. Each round consists of ONE FUNKY question.The player​ selects the icon which most tweaks ...
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February 13, 2019 25 min

Melissa Clark is on a mission to educate and inform women. How would you like to be woken up by a loud alarm clock with the Muslim call to prayer? Thought not...Lake Placid, allostatic load, oldest lady in the world and more.

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How big is the world series? Why sea weed is an alternative to plastic (and how the inventor will make millions), I don't believe in global warming. Social media detox game and more with Bryan Falchuk

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What does it take to make a great school is a great question which Dr Aaron Smith PhD designed - without knowing it - using Funky Thinkers tools. Aircraft carriers, working on 4th July, which was used more in McDonalds - the human or the screen?

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January 24, 2019 29 min

Tim Armacost - Musician - would get stuck in a lift with John Coltrane - not Robbie. What is it like living as a child in Japan? Ever wondered why the musicians looked a little odd at that wedding and luck, skill or hard work?

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Vivian came into the Funky Thinker fold the minute she stopped trying to make herself invisible. Vivian is almost 6' tall, but lacking confidence she tried to blend in and carried extra weight.

But having a child changed all of that as she wants to be a positive..........

Vivian intends to ensure she avoids raising a "Screenager" a term she has co-opted...... having the desire for her child to i...
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