Podcast 7: Welsh business, self-watering plants and Maya Angelou

9 to when? is a podcast built for the captains of small business-shaped ships – braving the squalls and showers that come with being the master of your own destiny.

5 September 2019

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In this evening edition of 9 to when? Mat discusses why employed people think businesses are important, Jamie attempts to explain what happens to sound when you turn a piano on its nose, and both of them agree (for once) on whether mixing untruths into business practice is ever a good thing.

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“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

– Maya Angelou (“Maiya Angelo”)

“My dear, the real truth always sounds improbable, do you know that? To make truth sound probable you must always mix in some falsehood with it. Men have always done so.”

– Stepan Trofimovich in Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Audio: Death of Lovers, John Hall | Opsound

Words by Jamie Maddison

Jamie Maddison is Head of Content Marketing at iwoca. He's written for a range of publications including Lonely Planet, Geographical, Diplomat, and Hidden Europe – and is the host of the ‘9 to when?’ podcast.

Article updated on: 5 September 2019

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