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The Customer Service Plan Marketing Can’t Compete With

How can we ensure customers keep coming back? How do we remove friction from their experience? Where are startups getting their customer service strategies wrong? Don Peppers is known...Listen Now

INC 500 CEO + Navy Seal: Here’s How to Build Entrepreneurial Stamina

How can we avoid stress and doubt as an entrepreneur? What are the strategies to minimise feeling overwhelmed? Why is understanding your why pertinent to succeeding and getting through...Listen Now

Scientist: Here’s How to Master Your Mind to be a Better Entrepreneur

How well do you really know yourself? How does understanding your mind make you a better entrepreneur? What steps do we need to take to achieve this? Ariel Garten...Listen Now

Leadership Hacks: Why The Best Leaders Have No Rules

Why do the best leaders have no rules? How can you become the boss everyone wants? How can you double your productivity? Billionaire Entrepreneur Kevin Kruse has had multiple...Listen Now

Shark Tank Investor: This is How You’ll Impress Me

What are early-stage investors looking for? What basic fundamentals do founders still get wrong? Where do entrepreneurs screw up their pitches almost instantly? Steve Baxter is one of Australia’s...Listen Now

Extreme Teamwork: How To Achieve Consistent Peak Performance

How do you create peak performance with teams? Why are teams that get along the best strategy? Do we have to do EVERYTHING in our startups, and is it...Listen Now

Using the Power of Storytelling and Change to Sell Anything

How can we stand out in today’s content-saturated world? What can we learn from chocolate when it comes to storytelling and winning business?How can we create a receptive field...Listen Now

Extreme Ownership: Everything Related to Your Startup is On YOU

Why is EVERYTHING to do with your startup on you? How can you master the ability to self criticise? What happens when someone in your team is dragging the...Listen Now

The Busyness Epidemic: How to Become More Productive

Why are some of our meetings useless? How can we become more productive? Is creative office design actually beneficial? Carson Tate is a world leader in workplace productivity, and...Listen Now

How To Become a Leader Everyone Trusts and Create a Reliable Team

How can you be the sort of leader everyone relies on constantly? With the “War for Talent”, how can you attract and maintain the best staff? How can “Check...Listen Now

Fmr Facebook CEO: Where Startup Founders Are Getting Digital Strategy Wrong

Why are people and culture the reason businesses succeed or fail? Where do founders go wrong with their digital strategy? What attributes do the best leaders have? Stephen Scheeler...Listen Now

5 Degree Thinking: The Strategy to Engage and Stand Out During Peak Advertising Periods

How can we ensure maximum impact during landmark sales periods like Black Friday? Why should we look to other social channels for advertising opportunities? What is 5 degree thinking...Listen Now

The True Pain of Entrepreneurship and How to Pivot When Falling Short of Funding

What do entrepreneurs really go through? How can you pivot when you fall short of funding? How can you discover the way in which you work your best? A...Listen Now

The Content Startups Need To Produce Today to Attract and Keep Customers

How do we actually achieve brand affinity today? How can we earn AND retain an audience that we can market to properly? How did Wistia grow with and for...Listen Now

Anatomy of a Disaster: How the WeWork Saga Will Affect Startups

How is the WeWork situation affecting startups and entrepreneurs? How will this change how VCs operate? How will this affect future IPOs and future valuations? John Colley is Professor...Listen Now

The Emerging Tech Changing Marketing Strategies Forever

How can marketers move with new technologies to stay relevant? What are the big changes that are already happening? Are Siri and Alexa a slow progression towards allowing robots...Listen Now

Leaping into Entrepreneurship after Years as an Employee

When is it right to enter entrepreneurship? What are the first few months like? What emotions will you experience? Ahron Young has taken his journalistic talents to his own...Listen Now

Why Your Corporate Content is Scaring off Potential Clients

Is corporate language always the best way to attract clients? How can we identify our target audience first? Why do so many companies get giveaways wrong? Luke Buesnel is...Listen Now

How To Take On Big Industry as a Nimble Startup

Why are customers demanding more today? How can we leverage that to bring down big industries? What power do startups have over larger companies? Yanir Yakutiel is the founder...Listen Now

The Benefits of a Co-Founder for Your Startup

What are the benefits of a co-founder? How does it differ from being a solo founder? How do co-founders make the journey different? Ian Whitworth is the co-founder of...Listen Now

How To Run Your Meetings like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos

How do these famous entrepreneurs run their meetings? How can we become more emotionally intelligent? Why is emotional intelligence critical for running a startup successfully? Justin Bariso is an...Listen Now

Why Bitcoin is the Future of Ethical Business

How can Bitcoin ensure ethical business? Do governments feel threatened by it? Why is Bitcoin the future for some nations? Tim Draper is a billionaire VC who has invested...Listen Now

The Dangers of Startup Creativity and Normalising Failure

Can we be both analytical and creative? How dangerous is creativity? Is startup failure becoming too normalised? Dr Alice Flaherty is a neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and...Listen Now

A Billionaire VC on What Makes an Irresistible Startup and Founder

What’s the one detailed mission all successful founders have? Why is pivoting such a good idea? Why do all entrepreneurs need to stake out their own territory? Tim Draper...Listen Now

How to Pair your Business and Marketing Plans to Prevent Failure

What’s the first thing you need to ask yourself before starting a business? Where do founders go wrong with their business plans? Where does the customer journey really start?...Listen Now

Where Startups Go Wrong With Customers

Why does customer service start with employees? Why are we ultimately competing with the service of all industries? Why should we think about customers before our first sale? Shep...Listen Now

Managing Hypergrowth and Surviving

How can you manage hypergrowth as a startup? How can staff be empowered? Why are your startup’s financials such a big part of it? Amy Foo is the Managing...Listen Now

Mastering Brand Storytelling For Startup Success

Why is storytelling so important for connecting to customers? Why do we avoid telling the best parts of our journey? What’s your brand’s Origin story, and why is it...Listen Now

The Science Of Recovery and Avoiding Burnout

What’s the science behind recovering from work? What are the three steps for optimal recovery? Why is recovery so important? Dr Jamie Gruman is the author of “Boost: The...Listen Now

Focus on Marketing to Humans and Forget Companies or Businesses

Why should we focus on B2H (human), and not B2B or B2C? Why should we NOT try to be everything to everyone? Should we move towards generation Z to...Listen Now

Choosing the Right VC as an Entrepreneur

How do you know which VC is right for you? What are VCs looking for in a founder? Is there such thing as receiving too much funding, and giving...Listen Now

Asking for Referrals the Right Way to Boost Business

What language should we use when asking for referrals? Who are our “influencers” and how can we leverage them? What’s the best way to handle initial meetings? Judith Humphrey...Listen Now

Why Some Brands Are Using Jail Inmates for Their Creative Strategy

Is there a link between criminality and creativity? Why are inmates creating successful brand campaigns? Are you ever really too old to start another career? Concreates is an advertising...Listen Now

Your Subconscious Computer Dictates Your Entrepreneurial Success

How can we stay in the moment as entrepreneurs? Why are our visions never achieved? What’s the strategy for discovering what we’d be best at as entrepreneurs? Chip Wilson...Listen Now

Getting Content Marketing Right For Best Results

What’s the best content marketing strategy? Why should we stop talking about our product? Why are so many marketers miserable, and not able to engineer their best results? Michael...Listen Now

Mastering Persuasion Will Give You the Competitive Edge

Why is persuasion so important in today’s ideas age? Why does every entrepreneur need to master these skills? Why is storytelling so critical to a founder’s success? Carmine Gallo,...Listen Now

Build Your Personal Brand or Get Left Behind

Why do we need a personal brand? What are the 5 steps to do it? Do you have to be an extravert to succeed? Glen Carlson is the co-founder...Listen Now

Launching Your Startup in the US

How can you use being an Australian business to your advantage in the US? What mindset do you need to win? What issues can you forsee before they happen?...Listen Now

Signs You’re Ready for Entrepreneurship

How do you know if entrepreneurship is for you? How can you enter entrepreneurship and minimise the risk? Why is peaking early not ideal for fulfilling your true character?...Listen Now

The Critical Attributes of a Successful Founder

What attributes does a successful founder have? How do you redefine inspiration when times get tough? Why is it important to launch as soon as possible? It’s rare founders...Listen Now

Tell Stories to Win Funding and Customers

Why are stories vital for securing funding? Why is your story critical for more business? Where do so many founders get it wrong? Neil Bearden is a world-renowned preacher...Listen Now

Prevent Burnout Before it Harms Your Career

What can you do to prevent burnout? What are the signs you’re heading for burnout? Why does no one talk about it? We’re being described as the burnout generation,...Listen Now

Exploit The Vulnerabilities of Big Brands To Succeed

How can smaller brands take on the behemoths and win? What are the four critical steps required to do so? What’s the most effective market research? After departing Schweppes...Listen Now

Testing Your Tech Product PROPERLY Before Going to Market

How do you test your product properly before going to market? How many people are required for a worthwhile product test? What can you do when you don’t know...Listen Now

Crisis-Proof Your Brand Before it’s Too Late

A crisis has the potential to destroy your brand, so how can you implement safeguards to protect it? Where do brands get it wrong when a crisis arises, and...Listen Now

Being an Entrepreneur is Safer Than Having a Job

Why are tenders so hard to win, and how can we increase our chance of success? Why is someone’s so-called “safe” job not so secure in 2019? What are...Listen Now

Give Your Staff Equity to Build a Great Startup

Why should every staff member get equity? What salary/equity package options should they be offered? What are the advantages/disadvantages to being married to your co-founder? Ruwin Perera is the...Listen Now
Master Your Skills as a Disruptive Leader to Survive

Master Your Skills as a Disruptive Leader to Survive

What makes a great disruptive leader? Why is it critical we understand all four types of disruption? What are the signs an industry is ready for disruption? As a...Listen Now
Burnout Burdens and Winning Big Business

Burnout Burdens and Winning Big Business

How do you win the business of large organisations? How can you pre-empt and deal with burnout? Why are multiple founders better for a startup? Brad Moran is the...Listen Now
Learning from Afterpay to Pivot Rapidly with Threatening Competition

Learning from Afterpay to Pivot Rapidly with Threatening Competition

What can you do as a startup when a corporate juggernaut offers the same service? What strategies do you need to adopt? How can Afterpay fight off the threat...Listen Now
Market Your Startup to the Ideal Client

Market Your Startup to the Ideal Client

Should startups bother with an agency or go internal? How can startups make sure their voice is heard? Why is programmatic marketing where business is heading? Miles Joyce is...Listen Now
The Mindset of a Billionaire Entrepreneur and How to Mimic It

The Mindset of a Billionaire Entrepreneur and How to Mimic It

What’s the difference in mentality between a millionaire and a billionaire? What’s the one skill all billionaires are masters in? Why do people live their lives not believing in...Listen Now
How Challenging Expectations Led This Startup to $100 million in Turnover

How Challenging Expectations Led This Startup to $100 million in Turnover

What’s the value in challenging expectation with your startup? Why market on platforms other brands are fleeing? Why is NOT raising capital better for ultimate business growth and control?...Listen Now
Overcome Your Fear of Delegation to Grow Faster

Overcome Your Fear of Delegation to Grow Faster

When is the best time to start delegating? When should you hire a full-time staff member over a freelancer? How can you succeed as a non-technical founder with a...Listen Now
Focus on Staff Happiness to Boost Performance by 3x

Focus on Staff Happiness to Boost Performance by 3x

How does an unwavering commitment to staff happiness lead to greater profits? Why do most founders get replaced after raising capital? Why is trying to do everything on your...Listen Now
Using Storytelling to Create Frictionless Business Growth

Using Storytelling to Create Frictionless Business Growth

Why do you critically need to find a “why” for your startup? Why are large companies now marketing to businesses as if they’re consumers? How can you use storytelling...Listen Now
Keeping Staff in The Age of AI

Keeping Staff in The Age of AI

IBM has cut headcount by 25% under CEO Ginni Rometty, so what does that say about their motives? How can we use AI for the better of our staff?...Listen Now
Why a Consistent Leadership Style Is CRITICAL for Startup Success

Why a Consistent Leadership Style Is CRITICAL for Startup Success

Why do you need a consistent leadership style for optimal success? Why is learning about yourself first critical to being a good leader? What can you learn from Apple...Listen Now
How this Startup Disrupted Banks and the Home Loan Industry

How this Startup Disrupted Banks and the Home Loan Industry

How do you disrupt a market that people associate with banks? How important is your leadership team? How do you market for disruption? Michael Starkey and his Co-Founder were...Listen Now
The Secret Job Interviewing Hack to Recruit the Right Staff

The Secret Job Interviewing Hack to Recruit the Right Staff

Hiring the right staff is one of the biggest challenges a founder faces, so how can you get it right? What does the MD of Xero Australia test every...Listen Now
The Best PR Strategy for Immediate Publicity

The Best PR Strategy for Immediate Publicity

How can you discover your startups’ best story? How can you get inside a journalist’s head? Why do so many business fail with PR? Oryana Angel brings 15 years...Listen Now
The Struggles of Being an Entrepreneur and How to Manage It

The Struggles of Being an Entrepreneur and How to Manage It

Why don’t we entrepreneurs talk about the pain we’re in? How can we look after ourselves better? Is our true purpose in line with our entrepreneurial goals? Mark Leruste...Listen Now
Is Data-Driven Marketing Really The Best Strategy?

Is Data-Driven Marketing Really The Best Strategy?

Have traditional marketing practices been forgotten? How is data getting in the way for startups? Does research trump creative brilliance? I discuss these questions with Robert Strohfeldt, a marketing...Listen Now
How To Growth Hack with NO BUDGET with Andrew Lee Miller

How To Growth Hack with NO BUDGET with Andrew Lee Miller

Why is advertising on Facebook or Instagram not the best use of your money? How can you ensure you nail your launch? Why is user experience so vital? I...Listen Now
Why Culture and Purpose is Vital to Startup Success with Dan Pontefract

Why Culture and Purpose is Vital to Startup Success with Dan Pontefract

How do you attract and retain the right people for your business? How do you set up a hierarchy without alienating staff? Why is culture and purpose the most...Listen Now
How to Get Your Legal Framework Right with Michael Tidball

How to Get Your Legal Framework Right with Michael Tidball

Where do startups fail with their legal framework? What should you focus on in particular? What should you do if you can’t afford top legal advice? Michael Tidball is...Listen Now
Confessions of a Failed Startup with James Eder

Confessions of a Failed Startup with James Eder

James Eder was staring down the barrel of immense success with his startup Causr. He had funding coupled with coverage from Sir Richard Branson, but the business ultimately failed...Listen Now
The Three Things Venture Capital Firms are Seeking in a Founder with Benjamin Chong

The Three Things Venture Capital Firms are Seeking in a Founder with Benjamin Chong

What are the three things venture capital firms are seeking in a founder? How important is a track record? What does a successful startup look like? I discuss these...Listen Now
Taking Wednesdays Off Work with Kath Blackham

Taking Wednesdays Off Work with Kath Blackham

Is having Wednesdays off better for productivity? Does it boost profits? Would it work for your business? After creating headlines around the world for giving her staff Wednesdays off,...Listen Now
Why the Major Banks are Reluctant to Work with Startups with Peter Bradd

Why the Major Banks are Reluctant to Work with Startups with Peter Bradd

Why are the big four banks reluctant to work with startups? How can a founder increase their chances of doing business with them? How can you avoid wasting your...Listen Now
The Dangers of Government Facial Recognition with Tim Garnsey

The Dangers of Government Facial Recognition with Tim Garnsey

Why does the government need access to facial matching? What is the legal framework here? Why are they being so secretive about it? I discuss my concerns here with...Listen Now
The Benefits of Multiple Founders with Nihal Mehta

The Benefits of Multiple Founders with Nihal Mehta

Why are multiple founders better than just one? What’s the best possible pitch for a VC? How can founders achieve balance and optimal mental health during the hustle? I...Listen Now
How Small Business Can Use AI To Get the Edge with Emma Martinho-Truswell

How Small Business Can Use AI To Get the Edge with Emma Martinho-Truswell

AI is expensive, but how can small business use it for a competitive edge? What’s the most cost effective way of utilising it? And is Australia really the best...Listen Now
The Art of a Successful Negotiation with Seth Pinsky

The Art of a Successful Negotiation with Seth Pinsky

How can we communicate to ensure our negotiations are a success? What’s the “red line” in negotiating, and why is it so important? How can we ensure we don’t...Listen Now
How AI Will Help You Get Your Next Job with Dennis Mortensen

How AI Will Help You Get Your Next Job with Dennis Mortensen

How can you use AI to win your next job? How does a startup founder best seperate themselves from their opposition? Is it business suicide if your startup relies...Listen Now
Can McDonald's Be Trusted with Our Data with Tim Garnsey

Can McDonald’s Be Trusted with Our Data with Tim Garnsey

What will McDonald’s do about consumer privacy in the wake of their 300 million dollar investment into big data? What about motorists at the drive thru who don’t want...Listen Now
How Australia is Destroying Their Startup Ecosystem Following Christchurch with Alex McCauley

How Australia is Destroying Their Startup Ecosystem Following Christchurch with Alex McCauley

Why is the Australian Government reacting so rapidly after the live streaming of the Christchurch mass shooting on Facebook? Are we heading down an anti-tech path? What effect will...Listen Now
Facebook's Potential Prison Sentence Over User's Live Streamed Content with Craig Davies

Facebook’s Potential Prison Sentence Over User’s Live Streamed Content with Craig Davies

After the Christchurch mass shooting, how much responsibility should Facebook have over what’s broadcasted live on their platform? How do we stop acts of terror being broadcasted? Will the...Listen Now
The Privacy Risk The New Encryption Laws Pose with Craig Davies

The Privacy Risk The New Encryption Laws Pose with Craig Davies

Why is the government putting all of our data at risk to hackers, when their whole job is to guarantee the security of Australians? What are their REAL intentions...Listen Now
The Three Principles to Succeed In Any Business with Scott Penn

The Three Principles to Succeed In Any Business with Scott Penn

What does it take to go from the customer of a business to then publicly listing it on the NASDAQ? What impact does your approach to other people have...Listen Now
Should You Hire on Qualifications or Character with Jim Penman aka "Jim's Mowing"

Should You Hire on Qualifications or Character with Jim Penman aka “Jim’s Mowing”

There are three big questions I hear from entrepreneurs. Should I hire on qualifications or character? Should I work with family? Is being a franchisee a profitable model? I...Listen Now
How To Reverse Engineer VC Funding with Charlie O'Donnell

How To Reverse Engineer VC Funding with Charlie O’Donnell

How do you get funding from a VC? One of the best tactics, as I discuss with top NYC VC Charlie O’Donnell, is by reverse engineering it. Here we...Listen Now
How To Sell Bigger Deals More Often with Scott Gerber

How To Sell Bigger Deals More Often with Scott Gerber

Scott Gerber is the author of the popular book “Superconnector” which aims to help us make more meaningful connections that translate into better business. Scott Gerber insists “networking is...Listen Now
Why You Need To Drop Your Sales Team with Andrea Breanna

Why You Need To Drop Your Sales Team with Andrea Breanna

Andrea Breanna is changing marketing one company at a time with RebelMouse, a platform that allows clients to streamline a calculated content marketing approach. A former CTO of the...Listen Now
How To Find Your True Calling with Andrew Horn

How To Find Your True Calling with Andrew Horn

Andrew Horn is described by Forbes as the Dale Carnegie of the digital age. Andrew has devoted his live to teaching people the art of meaningful conversation and finding...Listen Now
Don't Get Laughed At by a VC with Laurel Touby

Don’t Get Laughed At by a VC with Laurel Touby

This podcast explores the key insights of Laurel Touby, the managing director of Supernode Ventures. What’s so insightful about her thoughts is her approach to founders, having successfully exited...Listen Now
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