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The Unobtainium Podcast with Oz Khan: Strategy, Achievement and Personal Development

Mar 31, 2022

This episode originally aired in 2020, it has been re-released as a set of "best of" episodes for new listeners as an addendum to episode 14, and those who wouldn't mind catching some of the episodes again prior to heading into the next round. David McCourt is a CEO, leader, speaker, businessman, and billionaire entrepreneur, the advice inside this episode will help you learn to think―and live―like a revolutionary - to become a person who grabs contemporary challenges to change the world.  

Rethink your way to a better life

In business, and in life, everything is changing fast, apart from how we behave. Our ways of thinking and making decisions have changed little since we lived in agricultural and industrial societies, but the problems we now need to solve are entirely different. It requires a revolution in thinking and behavior to meet the challenges that now face us and avoid disaster we need to totally rethink the model.

David McCourt lays out the reality of the dangerous situation we find ourselves in and suggests solutions which will empower everyone, including business people, politicians, diplomats, and teachers, to repair the damage we have already done, and prepare for the dramatic changes to come. David discusses:

  • The way he think and his personal development
  •   Why incremental change no longer works 
  •   Provides trusted, effective guidance you can put to practice today


Oz Khan is a strategist, passionate about personal development, coach and general all round business person. You can find more on his linkedin profile.



David McCourt is one of the world’s most successful, award-winning business people, widely recognized for using technology and innovation to improve the lives of underserved communities by deploying new revolutionary ways of thinking.

Over the last thirty years he has founded or bought twenty companies in nine countries, becoming a leader in the technology, media and telecommunications industries.

An Emmy award-winning producer, McCourt’s work has included prime-time documentaries that highlight the world’s most prominent problems, starring some of the world’s most famous actors including Michael Douglas, Angelina Jolie and Meg Ryan. McCourt’s production of critically acclaimed children’s TV series Reading Rainbow became the most watched show in the classroom in the United States.

McCourt is currently Founder and Chairman of worldwide investment firm Granahan McCourt Capital.


  • US President Ronald Reagan presented McCourt with the first-ever award from the White House recognising extraordinary accomplishments by private sector businesses
  • McCourt was selected as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young LLP
  • McCourt was named “Top Entrepreneur” by the Harvard Business School Club of New York, he became the inaugural “Economist in Residence” at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and was named as the inaugural Executive in Residence for Entrepreneurial Economics and Innovation by Georgetown University
  • The American-Irish Historical Society presented McCourt with its gold medal in 2004, an award previously bestowed on Ronald Reagan, Mary Higgins Clark and Bono
  • In 2018, McCourt was awarded The Science Foundation Ireland medal for outstanding contribution to technology and innovation