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The Knowledge with David Elikwu

David Elikwu



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35: Chasing your vibe with Richie Brave

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David Elikwu speaks with Richie Brave, a Broadcaster at BBC Radio 1xtra and Head of Diversity for a Publishing Company. Richie dug into his background growing up in London, and how he was able to craft his own career, defining success on his terms to build a life that suits him. Finally, Richie shared some of the incredible grassroots work that he does in his local community. 📜 Full transcript: 🎙 Listen to your favourite podcast player 👤 Connect with Richie Brave: Twitter: @RichieBrave / 📄 Show notes: Radio is definitely something he always wanted to do since young [3:06] Music was always big for him growing up [6:57] Life for him coming up in the area that he lived in [12:10] How did he make helping other young people and doing the CBT related things [19:40] Took the opportunities that were presented in front of him [24:30] Hard work, doesn't always pay off [26:34] Allowing people to reimagine and dream [33:49] Financial freedom [35:44] Having a platform allows us to have a collective conversation across the black communities [39:37] Built his whole career by being himself [44:46] You follow impartiality guidelines when being in BBC [47:01] Section of his wages every month goes towards charitable things [49:35] A bit of respect is so important for him [53:13] Being online is a really weird thing [1:03:28] We move fund [1:06:20] 🗣 Mentioned in the show: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Black Joy British Broadcasting Corporation Turbo Pascal We move fund: Youth Social Action 👨🏾‍💻 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. Twitter: @Delikwu / @itstheknowledge Newsletter: Website:, Podcast: 🚀 Career Hyperdrive David runs a course that 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 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. Website: Podcast: Support this podcast at —

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