32: Finding your path with David Morris
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David Elikwu speaks with David Morris, the Chief Operating Officer at NeoInsulation.

David dug deep into his background and the road to becoming a chief operating officer and everything that he learned along the way.

They also discussed the idea of finding your path and not over optimising for optionality. Finally, David unpacked his leadership playbook, sharing everything that he's learned about leadership, both at home and at work, as well as the skills and values that you need to be a great leader.

Connect with David:

Twitter: @wdmorrisjr

Show notes:

David's journey to COO [1:59]

The magic of 'mid-life' [8:32]

The pressure to have things figured out [14:32]

What does it mean to get things right [16:40]

The glamorous alternative future [27:20]

How David built his career [31:54]

Learning values through hard lessons [38:02]

The hardest skills (you really need to learn) [47:07]

Great leadership and great parenting [50:33]

The battle against cynicism [54:58]

Mentioned in the show:


Harvard Business Review

Full transcript:


About David Elikwu:

David Elikwu FRSA is a serial entrepreneur, strategist and writer. David is the founder of The Knowledge, a platform helping people learn more and live better.

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David runs a course which will help you build a toolkit of mental models and bulletproof core skills that will drastically shorten the growth curve for your career, business or personal brand. Join the next cohort to take control of your path, build future-proof skills, and design a career you can be proud of.


🧭 The Knowledge

As a writer and serial entrepreneur, David Elikwu speaks with elite performers from a variety of backgrounds, unpacking everything there is to know about navigating the world around us.

This podcast is a catalogue of excellent data points. Join us each week for actionable insights to make sense of what matters most.

The Knowledge is an online publication designed to save you from information overload. It’s where you go to figure things out. A curated digest of the world's best ideas, drawing on insights from psychology, philosophy, business and culture. We explore tools, frameworks and stories that will help you navigate with clarity and cut through the noise.

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