This week Ray and Jock are talking about toxic lies, taking credit for other people’s ideas and how to give honest feedback.

In this episode

0:00 Opening titles
0:14 Do the most important thing done first
2:30 10 toxic lies in business
2:58 “I can keep a secret”
3:55 Overcompensating
5:21 What a coach is there to do
6:11 Feeding the boss with ideas
7:01 Who gets the credit for ideas at Spotify?
9:15 Who really contributed
11:06 Businesses aren’t meritocracies
12:25 Honest feedback – and when you should give it
14:12 Closeness of relationship
15:47 Turning the question around
18:02 No cutsies
19:02 Stop yourself before the rant
20:38 Closing credits

About The Pig Wrestlers

Ray Rafiq is the founder of increasingly larger businesses: Regent Street Cinema, Baker Street Bakery, Wigwamm, GetAgent, Unmortgage.

Jock Busuttil is the founder of Product People Limited, a freelance head of product, author and conference speaker, with over two decades’ experience helping technology companies. (

Recorded on 22 January 2021
Music: Crazy Glue (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward (CC-BY 4.0)