Gordon Ramsay: Originality, Passion, Patience, Sponge Philosophies, & Leading | SS Podcast

On today’s show we have advice on how to lead effectively, learn and develop skill, priorities (especially in the beginning of your pursuits), and originality. Short and sweet though it may be, valuable would be an understatement; the man is question walks the talk—and then some, it must be said, in the way he walks and more so the way he talks. He is known for his extensive and borderline insane use of foul language, his belligerent persona, strict and obsessive demeanour (or in other words, his intense passion for his craft), for his famous rivalries with the like of Jamie Oliver and Marco Pierre White, for his many TV shows, and for his smooth forehead. He is, of course, Mr Gordon Ramsay.

Gordon was born in Scotland, raised in Shakespeare’s hometown, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and built himself into a chef in France. Though he was born as chef in France, as you’ll soon here, he is a student of the world; his skills and food knowledge has came and continues to come from a never-ending philosophy of learning, and one that includes plunging himself in to unknown cultures, in which he speaks not a word of the language and has barely a clue of his location.

According to his website, his self-titled company currently operates over 30 restaurants around the globe; one of these is Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, his signature restaurant, which has held 3 Michelin stars since 2001. Michelin stars are to chefs what oscars are to actors; they are awarded to only the world’s finest restaurants. Gordon has received a total of 16 Michelin stars in his career, and currently holds 8. Even Shakespeare would be proud.

Without further ado, here’s the man himself, with 7 short but very sweet parcels of practical wisdom.


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