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Leana Delle – Claimed she had a Doctors appointment… FUNKY…

Leana Delle

​Leana Delle claimed she had to miss a Doctors appointment to record this episode. If you are listening or watching boss. Hope you enjoy it...

​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 related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet to score points. Points are awarded by me for FUNKY answers...

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ​?

​Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

Q1. Leana picked the hippy chicks and the question is "What was the last photo you took?"

A photo of a photo on a phone of a friends cat.

And that's the thing. Previously, photos had a currency, a value. You could only take either 24 or 36 (if you had money). Now they are a throwaway currency.

Someday when you got Grandkids, you will be saying to them "This is the breakfast I had in 1999"

85 points scored.

3/4 point scored for the Soviet Union soccer shirt. Total 85 3/4

Q2. Leana picked the telephone and the question is "What was your most recent lie?"

Leana told her boss that she had a Doctor's appointment so that she could spend 30 minutes recording the show.

If you look closely at the faces of cyclists from the Lance Armstrong era, you will see a look of fear on their faces. Fear they are going to be caught. Because they are lying.

30 minute Doctor's appointment. 30 points.

Total 115 3/4

Q3. Leana picked the show and the question is "What are you currently worried about?"

Leana is worried about her job. Now that her employer has been taken over by a large corporation. (Yes remarkable I know...)

Everything always works out. And here is the thing, large corporations are typically run by accountants and bean counters.

They won't be lied awake at night, worried about Leana.

Speaking of beans, I rounded the score up to 180. (To make it easier to add up)

Total 180

Q4. Leana picked the girl with the guitar and the question is who do you go out of your way to be nice to?

Leana goes out of her way to be nice to people who are having a bad day.  Very nice. 25 points scored.

Total 205

Leana knew who George Harrison was. Total 206 points.

Q5. Leana picked George and the question is "When was the last time you had a new lease of life?"

Leana defines this as "I can do this thing" or a sense of possibility

Leana scored 62 points plus the 2 years that Leana and myself have known each other = 67 points.

Total 269 - Tied with Lenora
Then point added -why? - see below.

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​270 points and comfortably into the playoffs for two time Funky Thinker Leana Delle. (Bonus point for - probably - being the only Leana Delle in the world).

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Kristen Tsetsi – Literally the best Funky Thinker ever?

Kristen Tsetsi

​Kristen Tsetsi is an independent author of 2 books and a key part of the child free girls community, advocating and promoting the child free lifestyle for women.

​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 related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet to score points. Points are awarded by me for FUNKY answers...

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ​?

​Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

​Q1. Kristen picked the cassette tape and the question is "Tell us about your record and tape collection when you were younger"

Kristen had a music station with record player on top, double cassette tapes and cd player.

Music included INXS, The Cure, New Order and Depeche Mode.

Link to World in Motion 1990 is below.

81 points scored.

Q2. Kristen thought the shirt was from Romania and therefore got 3/4 point.

Total 81 3/4

Kristen picked the phone and the question is "What was your most recent lie?"

Kristen recounted that feeling when, trying to keep a secret, she knew or strongly suspected that the other party had found out.

13 points scored. Total 94 3/4

Q3. Being a writer, Kristen chose the typewriter and the question is "What's some insider knowledge in your industry that only you have?"

Now, being a Funky Thinker, Kristen mused for a moment before answering that the need to have an agent to be a writer was a secret.

Why don't people know this?

​Buy Kristen's books below.

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​A slow start for Kristen with only 94 3/4 points after 2 questions. The literally story is worth a place in the post season playoffs in itself. 268 is a good score.

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Bryan Falchuk – Stopped carrying round last years garbage

Bryan Falchuk

​Bryan Falchuk lives one day at a time. And working out how he can do what he wants to do and achieve his goals while looking after his family is a challenge for all of us.

​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 related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet to score points. Points are awarded by me for FUNKY answers...

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ​?

​Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

Q1. Bryan picked the VW camper van and the question is "What brand are you most loyal to?"

Bryan said Apple or Garmin BUT did indicate that he isn't a total slave. When his Garmin watch broke, he couldn't get on with Apple.

I suggested that large corporations being in a space that they just felt they needed to.

First Apple computer 1976 so 76 points scored.

Q2. Bryan knew the football shirt and so scored a bonus point. Total 77.

Bryan chose the phone and the question is "What was your most recent lie?"

Bryan recounted shooting a video BEFORE his book was published saying that it was a best seller.

This is the world today. Best selling...

But what category ? In paddleboard yoga?

I recently finished a book by Tyler Hamilton who was one of Lance Armstrong's main wing men.

In a memorable passage, he recounts that if you look carefull at all cyclists on the podium from that era, you will see expressions of fear.

Fear that they are going to get caught and found out. Because they are living a lie.

Q4. Bryan chose the car and the question is "What from the present will withstand the test of time?"

Bryan answered mindfullness and plant based eating.

Do we need to be far down a road before we stop and make changes?

The political system in western cultures is on the way to being broken - how far down the road will we need to go before we make changes?

Their was no sign saying "Industrial Revolution - For 2 weeks only" - people living through it had no idea.

89 points (French Revolution 1789) - Total 209

Bryan correctly identified George Harrison. First person (I think) to get both bonus points on offer.

Total 210

Q5. Bryan chose George Harrison and the question is "When was the last time you had a new lease of life?"

Bryan told us a bit of his back story and I can't quite make out how we ended at 274 points but we did.

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​It's a good job there is no third umpire, referee or video assistant because this episode may feature some adding up errors.

Never mind because Bryan Falchuk deserves his place on the leaderboard - if only for getting the two bonus points.

Solid 5th and definately in the post season playoffs.

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Ron Clements – Home Run on Wheels

Ron Clements

​Sports writer Ron Clements is Funky Thinker 134

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 ​on what we British would call a camper van, on a mission to visit all 30 major league baseball stadiums in a season.

This Funky Thinkers episode is rare because I just talked to Ron​. No preprepared questions, no FUNKQUEST board, nothing. Just two friends talking about stuff.

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​We talk about getting kids to games and how one young person caught a home run. (You will have to listen to the full episode to find the details of why it is so rare).

One major league baseball team donated 200 free tickets for kids to get in...

Which stadiums allow tailgate parties and which do not?

We also got a FUNKY THINKERS exclusive and details of Ron's next book.

You can contact Ron via Homerunonwheels.com and contact the Children's hope alliance.

Plus - people we need on the show. Anyone who has been round all 92 English football league grounds and any ground steward or ball boy who works in a major sports league anywhere in the world.

​You can get Ron's book direct from Amazon

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​Ron and Patti travel around in what we would call a camper van. (A big one...)

Lana from Montana – more than four ingredients – No thank you.

Lana Nelson

​In this episode, I find out that Montana is near the Canadian border.You can contact Lana on www.thefoodcodes.com

​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 related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet to score points. Points are awarded by me for FUNKY answers...

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ​?

​Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

​Q1. Lana picked the camper van. (Or as she called it a beetle bop). The question is "Which brand are you most loyal to?"
Lana talked about the difference between brand loyalty and food loyalty.
Plus how much natural food advertising is glossy PR and how much is real?
Real is something that will feel good when you put it into your body, rather than being taken in by the advertising.
If there are more than three or four ingredients on a label, Lana just stops reading and puts the item in question down.
Plus - the total disconnect between what people eat and how it makes them feel.
57 points for that round.

Q2. Lana knew that the jersey was a shirt and scored 1 point.
Lana picked the record player and the question is "How many birthday cards did you get last birthday?"
Lana got 7 Birthday cards from her children.
What does Lana think about wishing people happy birthday on Facebook?
A real card is a real "I love you" - because people spent 5 minutes. You can own this card forever.
Is it OK to keep birthday cards and give them back?
This IS HISTORY...
Lana scored 100 points for this round. Because it was a good answer.

Q3. Lana chose the typewriter and the question is "What is some insider knowledge that only people in your line of work have?"
Some of what people call "Insider knowledge" is actually intuition?
You can go to the supermarket and use your insider knowledge to buy good and wholesome food. Is this drink good for me?
We need to get to eating whole - like our grandparents did.
Lana scored 24 points and is now on 182.

Q4. Lana went with laundromat and the question is "How do you judge a person?"
Lana judges with her heart rather than how someone smells or looks or talks.
Even a person who might look like a bum on a street - might have something inside them.
Judging of people is lazyness.
How to get through fakeness?
Answer - you listen.

Lana scored 150 points and the running total is 218 points.

Q5. Lana mistook George Harrison for John Lennon so half a point for that one.
Lana went for the horse and cart. The question is "What things do the opposite sex confuse you the most?"
In her younger days, Lana used to think that members of the opposite sex would (or should) know what she was thinking. If she was hurt or upset - they should know why.
If you aren't telling me that something is wrong - I can't fix it.
Lana says what she is feeling in a kind and loving way - so they know.
Women are fast thinkers - says Lana - a women. She would like to have a mans brain sometime to figure out how it feels.
Plus - Block sequential thinking cropped up.
Lana lives about 70 miles from the Canadian border and the total is 288 1/2 points.

Lana is the new leader of FUNKQUEST.

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As you can see - Lana is the new leader of FUNKQUEST with a superb score of 288 1/2.

The half is for mistaking George Harrison for John Lennon.

But hey - we can all make mistakes when answering questions we have never seen before. You should try it - it's very FUNKY.

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Michael Sherlock – Hugging homeless magazine sellers is funky.

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Michael was the first contestant to play under the new FUNKQUEST rules AND the first person to be on FUNKY THINKERS TWICE.

​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 related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet to score points. Points are awarded by me for FUNKY answers...

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ​?

​Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

In this episode -
Q1 - Michael picked the hippies -  We discussed sales mixology and why bar tenders (good ones) are worth studying for all salespeople.

Q2 - Michael picked the space hopper - We discussed Michael's secret talent which is singing. Next time you meet her - ask for a quick rendition of "When the banana skins are falling,I'll come sliding back to you."

Q3 - Michael picked the shoe - (I suspect in time - most women will select the shoe - we might have to remove it). Michael discussed her concerns about her upcoming 50th birthday. Note from host - nothing happens. No dancing girls, no message from the Queen. Nothing

Q4 - Michael picked the guitarist - We discussed homelessness and people selling the next step/Big issue. Remember, we have a slot on the show for a badged seller of one of these magazines.Contact us to discuss.

Q5 - Michael selected the roller skates - We discussed the opposite sex and emotions.

Michael Sherlock can be contacted via http://shockyourpotential.com

​Get "Tell me more" by Michael Sherlock below

​Tell Me More: How to Ask the Right Questions and Get the Most Out of Your Employees is a leadership book designed to help leaders of all levels to embrace a simple system of Listen, Learn and Lead. Unlike academic “how-to” business books, Tell Me More is written in story format, taking readers on an adventure in which serious business issues are explored in fun, relatable and memorable ways. The story is told through the eyes of fictional character Maria Sanchez, CEO of a large vision care and eyeglass company. Introduced to the Listen, Learn and Lead strategy, she uses this framework to help her company and employees move through a company restructure.

Tell me more Michael Sherlock
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Too busy to listen to the full episode? Watch the FUNKY INSIGHT into homeless people selling magazines.

​Michael storms to the top of the FUNKQUEST leader board with a cracking score of 279 points. I suspect that score will survive for a few rounds to come.

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Kate Frank – What needs to be in place to make it as an author

Kate Frank - What has to be in place to make it as an author?

Kate Frank
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Kate Frank - Contact via http://authorityredefined.com/

Kate Frank is a ghost writer and this episode is essential listening if you have aspirations to write any kind of book.

We talk about the democratization of publishing.

That is - anyone can publish a book - via the createspace platform.

But if you think it is going to be easy - get a snippet in the video extract below.

Kate came up with a Funky Thinkers truism - that is technology is going to ROT your brain.

Katherine Hepburn would play Kate in a film.


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Otakara Klettke – A REAL AUTHOR

Otakara Klettke
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Otakara Klettke

Contact via https://otakaraklettke.com/

When people say they are an "author" - what they really mean is that they have written the minimal viable book possible to promote their speaking business or their consulting business.

The book is really what would happen if you hired them as a consultant or a coach.

It is their view of the world.

 Otakara Klettke is a REAL AUTHOR.

That is - she has written fiction AND NON FICTION books.

We discuss illustrations for children's books.

Harder than you think because the picture must appeal to the child (it must look fun), it must appeal to the mum & dad (it must look safe) and to the person buying the book - (the Grandma & Grandad).

We talk about activities where people chase a ball round, Socrates - never talked to women apparently.

Catherine Zeta Jones would play Otakara Klettke in a film.

​Books by Otakra Kletkke are below

The case of missing max
the case of false blame otakara klettke
Hear your body whisper Otakara Klettke
Holiday hilarity - Jeffrey Gurian & Otakara Klettke
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Everett De Morier-Can you change a tyre?

Everet De Morier
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 Everett De Morier

This was a first for Funky Thinkers - a guest with a wikipedia page.

As Everett De Morier was watching his boys grow into men, he asked himself a series of questions.

How had he done as a father?

Could his sons change a flat tyre (or tire) on a car? 

Could they cook a meal? Light a fire?

Interesting - self reflective - questions to ask as your kids get older.

We talked about the state of publishing - which is interesting given the Everett reckons the minimum number of words for a "book" is now around 2600 (On Amazon kindle).

If you are interested in Fatherhood and the role of Dads in the world, you should also listen to Elliot Katz.

You can contact Everett via Everett De Morier.com

​You can chose from four Everett De Morier books below

Thirty three cecils
The invention of everything
The first year of fatherhood
The first year of marriage
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Lisa Vandiver -This is probably illegal now…

#FunkyThinkers - Lisa Vandiver

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Lisa Vandiver - Author - Tupelo - Mississippi

Lisa has been working on a series (fiction) for SEVEN years - and is coming towards the end of it.

Quite obviously, there will be a sister series starting soon.

Lisa has worked in a Russian women's prison and an orphanage and we talked about the everyday needs of people, which are - the same as ours.

With a magic wand - Lisa would build a massive ranch and invite orphans to come and live in it. Together with summer camps and visits by star athletes and entertainers. I can't help but think of the health and safety hassle this would cause but we can dream.

Lisa would go to some medieval period in history. She said Scotland but I suggested Conisborough castle. (Pictured).

She plays video games (probably the only person I have come accross over the age of 15 that plays minecraft) and goes geocaching. If you haven't tried geocaching, it's a great way to waste a bit of time with family and friends in the fresh air.

Julia Roberts would play Lisa in a film

Her three tips are stop judging other people, love other people and much to my delight. Have fun.

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