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December 17, 2018 @ 12:05 am

Episode 54: Business, being idle and the creative life with Tom Hodgkinson

In today's episode, we talk to bohemian businessman Tom Hodgkinson. In 2002 Tom quit the commercial world and retired to a farmhouse on the coast of North Devon to write books. His first book How to be Idle was a global best-seller and is one of our favorites. That success was followed by several others, including another of our favorites: Business for Bohemians.

In 2014 Tom returned to London to launch and develop the Idler Academy, both in the real world and online. In 2016, he and the Idler team relaunched the Idler as a magazine, raising £150,000 from 146 investors via the platform Crowdcube.

In this episode, we have a delightful conversation with Tom about his philosophy for life and work, and he shares practical tips for how we can live as bohemians - even if we keep our day jobs or don't intend to earn our living from writing.


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Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá.

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