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Calling Out Unconscious Bias in the Workplace, With Buki Mosaku

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on October 3, 2023



Wisdom Comes From Evaluated Experience, Not Time Served, With Antonio Garrido

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on September 26, 2023

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Why Building Trust Should Be Every CEO’s Top Priority, With Zain Raj

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on September 19, 2023

In their search for continued success, many businesses lose touch with the foundational elements that fueled their success, becoming complacent and expecting the good times to go on forever.

Then they begin to struggle.

Not just because of operational weaknesses, management disruptions, or changing business environments, but rather because they forget that their success depends on one crucial foundation: people.

Human beings who are their customers, their suppliers, and their employees. It is those people who make or break a business and brand. To win with them, businesses need to earn and retain their trust.

By leveraging a framework grounded on proven social sciences principles, ancient wisdom, and modern-day management principles, any company, whether surviving or thriving, can ignite business growth.

Trust is the most underleveraged impact-maker in the business world today.

The power of trust can help any company ignite growth in a way never imagined before:

Forget AI, sustainability, or any other ideas: amplifying trust will have a transformative impact on any business.
Don’t think you’re a manufacturing, services, transportation, etc. business. You’re actually in the people business.
There is a framework to building trust grounded on proven principles in the social sciences, ancient wisdom, and modern-day management principles.

A visionary leader, business accelerator and industry futurist, Zain Raj combines innovation and creativity to create new business models for the future in his new book, THE PYRAMID PUZZLE: Igniting Transformation with the Power of Trust.

Tune in to hear Zain’s answers to questions such as:

  •  In your new novel, The Pyramid Puzzle, you say the average business consultant often focuses on the wrong things when they are called in to help a struggling brand or business. What do you think most consultants get wrong?
  • You identify trust as key to business success. Can you define trust in the context of business?
  • A business’ three constituents are customers, employees, and suppliers. Where are trust pressure points for each of these groups?
  • In The Pyramid Puzzle, your three protagonists put their heads together to save a legacy brand that is on the skids. Your main protagonist, Joseph Chandler, is a business professor; his role in the process is somewhat self-evident. But he works side-by-side with a young woman whose first interest is the social sciences, and her boyfriend, a philosophy major. Can you talk about how those latter two disciplines relate to business success?
  • What does the pursuit of trust look like in practical terms? Where should a struggling brand start in order to turn things around, and what are the most cost-effective ways to use their presumably limited financial resources?
  • And much, much more!


The Importance of Understanding Different Business Models, With Ben Camille

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on September 12, 2023

Business is not a one-size-fits-all scenario. To have a successful business means having a successful business model…or even models.

For over 20 years, Ben Camille has managed numerous multi-million dollar tour companies specializing in the uber-luxury market using many different business models.

Tune in to hear Ben’s answers to questions such as:

  • How did you start your business?
  • What makes your company stand out from all the other businesses in your niche?
  • What was the toughest moment in your business journey? How did you work through it and move forward?
  • How do you plan on growing and effectively scaling your business?
  • Considering Travel Defend assists thousands of clients, who need help in REAL TIME on their trips – do you have any crazy stories you can share?
  • What advice would you have for entrepreneurs who are starting out?
  • And much, much more!

Uneducated, With Christopher Zara

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on September 5, 2023

In his new book, Uneducated, Christopher Zara tells a highly personal story about the education divide and the stigma of being degreeless in a 21st-century knowledge economy.

He retraces his ill-fated journey through an overcrowded public-school system; getting classified as “emotionally disturbed”; ejected in 11th grade; being trapped in low-wage service jobs throughout his 20s and 30s; landing a lucky break in journalism; and finally, his years-long struggle to assimilate as a high-school dropout in the elite world of New York City media.

Tune in to hear Christopher’s answers to questions such as:

  • What happened to you in high school that got you kicked out in 11th grade?
  • How did you become an editor at a leading business magazine in NYC with only a GED?
  • How has your lack of a formal education impacted your approach to news coverage?
  • Why are large companies (Google, GM, IBM) relaxing their degree requirements now?
  • How has social anxiety impacted your career?
  • And much, much more!

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Redefine Time, Redefine Your Life, With Daniel Lawson

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on August 29, 2023

Do you find yourself wishing for more time in your life? The truth is, we all have the same amount of time, distributed evenly between us. But in today’s world, many of us have fallen into the trap of viewing time as a limited resource, a commodity that can only be traded, leading to a sense of scarcity.

In this episode with guest, Daniel Lawson, we’ll delve into our perception of time and explore the common unresourceful Time mindset. We’ll also address the dysfunctional relationships with time that contribute to stress, busyness, and overwhelm in our lives, leading to significant health problems.

Join us as we challenge these beliefs and learn how to create a healthier relationship with time. Tune in to gain a new perspective on internal time management and discover ways to reduce stress and enhance your overall well-being.

Tune in to hear Daniel’s answers to questions such as:

  • Time seems to be a universal challenge for many, corporate world, entrepreneurship, anywhere we look. How has time been a challenge for you in your life?
  • Contrary to popular belief, you love to say that time is not the most precious resource. Tell us what lead you to go against popular belief?
  • Why is it so important then to switch time from a physical reality into a psychological state instead?
  • So what does all this mean, how can we view time instead?
  • What are the challenges you have discovered within this, for yourself and the clients you have worked with?
  • Where/how can we start with making this shift within our experience of time?
  • And much, much more!

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HR Tech Pioneer and Investment Visionary, With Andrew Swiler

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on August 22, 2023

Andrew Swiler works at the intersection of entrepreneurship and investing…starting, acquiring, and investing in HR tech companies around the world.

With 12 years’ experience starting and acquiring software companies, Andrew has built up a portfolio of small HR SaaS companies.

Tune in to hear Andrew’s answers to questions such as:

  • How were you able to acquire a software company with none of your own money?
  • How do you onboard remote team members?
  • How do you keep remote teams united?
  • How will remote work impact hiring in the future?
  • And much, much more!



From Zero to 100k Home Business, With Michelle Hon

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on August 15, 2023

Michelle Hon started a blog from home 10 years ago and turned it into multiple businesses in various industries, including food & beverage, maternity, media & education.

Today she’s able to focus on what she loves most: helping moms fulfil their dreams by creating a purposeful source of income for themselves and become a role model for their children.

Michelle’s approach to building an online business has helped her build wildly successful businesses, earning 6-figure income each, without having to “chase sales”.

Her secret is the perfect blend of content marketing, branding and automation system to get traffic, attract opportunities, and sell products/services online.

Tune in to hear Michelle’s answers to questions such as:

  • What were the biggest challenges you faced in starting a home business from scratch, and how did you overcome them to reach the milestone of $100k in revenue?
  • Many people dream of starting their own home business but struggle to take the first step. What advice would you give to someone who wants to start from zero and build a successful home business?
  • How did you balance your family life and business responsibilities while working towards your goal? Any specific strategies or routines that helped you stay focused and productive?
  •  How did you go about finding your niche and understanding the needs of your target market?
  • What strategies did you use to effectively position your business and stand out from the competition?
  • And much, much more!



How to Build a Big Brand on a Small Budget, With Faisal Siddiqui

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on August 8, 2023

Are you competing against bigger brands with deep pockets?

Learn how to build the business case for brand marketing and start scaling profitably.

Providing a global perspective on brand building, Faisal Siddiqui shares the biggest mistakes small companies often make in marketing, and how to make the most of the marketing budget you have.

Tune in to hear Faisal’s answers to questions such as:

  • Why you can’t scale profitably using performance marketing
  • How can challenger brands position themselves for profitable growth?
  • How can you build a big brand on a small budget?
  • How can you get the impact of a TV campaign for a fraction of the cost?
  • What’s the biggest mistake small companies make with their marketing?
  • And much, much more!



Backing Bold, Ambitious Startups, With Jonah Midanik

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on August 1, 2023