RBC Disruptors
RBC Disruptors
Sep 15, 2020
Cancon and Beyond - How Wattpad Is Becoming a Global Content Destination and Distributor
Play episode · 31 min

COVID lockdown restrictions have boosted the desire to consume creative content higher than ever. What’s new about this era is where the content is coming from -- a diversity of voices from around the globe, not originally directly linked to traditional publishing firms, production companies, or movie studios.

We explore this phenomenon in this episode of RBC Disruptors by looking into the origin story of Wattpad. As co-founder and CEO Allen Lau tells host John Stackhouse, the company was inspired by the desire for a good app for reading on mobile phones. Now, it’s turned into a content powerhouse, with more than 4 million writers uploading stories in 50 different languages. The most promising are turned into books, T.V. shows, and movies, like The Kissing Booth, After We Collided, and She’s With Me, thanks in part to Wattpad’s custom AI engine.

It’s a global company with global perspectives, but Lau believes it’s also important to represent Canadian perspectives on the world stage. This episode of RBC Disruptorslooks at a whole new viewpoint on Canadian content.

The Progressive Property Podcast
The Progressive Property Podcast
Kevin McDonnell
7 Things That Make a Good Investment Property
Are you scared of making a mistake? Are you fearful of making a bad investment? In today’s episode of the Progressive Property Podcast, Kevin shares with new investors a 7-stage step-by-step guide on purchasing property and how to know if it’s a good investment. Discover how to spot a strong rental demand, where you can add value and what investments are best for instant cashflow. Join the Progressive Property Community   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Strong rental demand. You should not invest unless you’re sure that you can tenant that property. Research the demographic, demand, value and type of property that rents well in your chosen investment area online and in-person and even survey potential tenants and competition to discover your ideal investment. Cashflow. You need to invest in property that pays a positive cashflow today. Calculate your rental income (turnover) minus your expenses = profit/cashflow. Cashflow will also help to protect you from a recession negatively affecting house prices. Can you add value? Making money is about adding value to a property. Don’t gamble with a property that cannot be improved. Always research the footprint of the property for opportunities to add value. Capital growth potential vs stable property prices. When prices are stable and growth is miserable you will more accurately be able to predict future capital growth potential for that property on that street. Local Economy. Monitor the local economy and understand weather companies will be investing in the area and creating jobs and wealth which will lead to increased rental demand and capital gains. Make your money when you buy. Purchase at the right price, add value and bank future profits. Property Management. Always purchase in an area with good management companies and never manage your investments yourself so that you can focus on finding more deals to increase your wealth. BEST MOMENTS “View other properties to get a good idea of what rental properties should look like” “Property is a business that needs to create you an income today” “If you build up cashflow generating assets, you can replace your income and cover your cost of living” “Equity is vanity, cashflow is sanity” “You cannot add value to new build properties” “Force the value of your property to increase wealth” “Add value and recycle your investment back out by leveraging the banks money” VALUABLE RESOURCES Rob Moore - MONEY ABOUT THE HOST Kevin McDonnell is a Speaker, Author, Mentor & Professional Property Investor. He is an expert when it comes to creative property investment strategies. His book No Money Down: Property Invest talks about how to control and cash flow other people’s property to create financial freedom.    CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/kevinMcDonnellProperty/ https://kevinmcdonnell.co.uk/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25 min
Chasing Poker Greatness
Chasing Poker Greatness
Brad Wilson
#87: Phil Galfond: Nosebleed Cash Legend, Run It Once Poker Founder, & All-Time Great
Today’s guest quite frankly needs no elaborate introduction to get you excited about hearing from him but I’m going to give you one anyway. Phil Galfond is a living legend in the world of poker at the ripe old age of 35. What would be the career-defining highlight of pretty much anyone else’s poker career, having won 3 WSOP gold bracelets, is merely a footnote in Galfond’s journey through cards. He’s the founder of one of the most prestigious training platforms in poker, Run it Once, and is doing his damndest to realize his vision of providing the poker world with the platform he feels we deserve at Run It Once Poker. If you’re not living in the US and you have not checked out Run It Once Poker, I exhort you to go do that right now. It simply isn’t enough to sit back and complain about the way platforms treat their players. If you want things to change for the better because you love this great game of poker as much as I do, you have to start taking action and do whatever you can to support the good guys in this world. In my conversation with Phil Galfond, you’re going to learn: - His poker origin story from PartyPoker SNGs all the way up through the nose bleeds. - What I believe to be his superpower that has allowed him to thrive in a way almost no one else has. - Phil’s advice on bankroll management and why he’s never been afraid of taking his shot. - And much, much MORE! And before we dive into the show if you’d like to be more efficient in your poker learning while gaining focus and clarity so that you skyrocket your game check out pokerwithpresence.com. Once more time, that’s pokerwithpresence.com. Now without any further ado, I bring to you one of the most brilliant, humble, and influential human beings in the world of poker Phil Galfond.
1 hr 31 min
Think with Google
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Can Advertising Walk the Talk
We’ve seen positive shifts in diversity, equity and inclusion in the marketing industry. But COVID-19 is proving to be the mother of all distractions, and while it’s easy to forget about the important issues when they’re out of our line of sight (while working from home) how can we promote the tangible benefits of diversity, equity and inclusion and accelerate this positive change. Welcome to Rethink, a podcast by Think with Google.  The idea of creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces is something people have been fighting for for years but it’s still taking time for companies to turn this into real, meaningful change. In this episode, we're talking diversity, equity and inclusion, and how it positively impacts business. Especially when it’s clear that if people inside the four walls of your office are reflective of people outside it you get a better culture, better creative and ultimately, a better bottom line.  Today’s challenge comes from creatives Jess and Grace who want to know how the advertising industry is making diversity a reality. “A lot has been said about the need for diversity in advertising - both in the industry and the actual work. But what we wanna know is…what are we actuallydoing? How are we making it a more formal part of the creative process, so that agencies and clients not only include but amplify diverse voices?” To help us answer this we chat with Tara McKenty, a Creative Director at Google and co-founder of RARE, a platform that drives diversion and inclusion in tech, media and creative industries.  Consultant Karen Ferry shares her experience and quotes diversity advocate, Verna Myers, to illustrate clearly the difference between diversity and inclusion. And Barb Humphries, Creative Director at The Monkeys tells the story behind the diverse casting decision for the Meat and Livestock Australia Company’s 2017 Spring Lamb ad.  Diverse opinions, experiences and perspectives mean diverse ideas, and when ideas are your business that’s got to be a good thing.  So if you want to know more, check out this episode... FURTHER READING Want to learn more about how diversity and inclusion can make your brand messages and your business more powerful? Check out the latest from Think with Google… Video: Harnessing the power of diverse perspectives What 2.7M YouTube ads reveal about gender bias in marketing 9 ways we’re changing habits, so we can make more inclusive marketing at Google The power of difference: How to hire and retain diverse teams in brands and agencies For even more great insights head to thinkwithgoogle.com  CREDITS This podcast was brought to you by Think with Google Host and Consulting Producer: Rachel Corbett Created by: The Hallway & Eardrum in partnership with Google Produced by: Eardrum Executive Producer: Ralph van Dijk Producer: Sarah Mashman Project Manager: Jessie Williams Theme: Taka Perry Engineer: Adrian Walton See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19 min
The Money Podcast
The Money Podcast
Rob Moore
Money Today vs. Money Tomorrow
Balancing the right amount of input on money today vs money tomorrow is a time management exercise that will help to keep money flowing through your business today and enable you to scale your business tomorrow, but not everyone finds the right balance. Tune in to hear Rob share his thoughts on income generating tasks, key result areas and how you balance your time and money on the right income streams for sustainable growth.   Check out Rob’s supporter Facebook programme for more exclusive updates, lessons and courses on entrepreneurship, business, mindset, money and more. bit.ly/Robsupporter   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Money today is your hourly rate, your consultancy rate and the money you get from the work that you do directly. This can consist of over the phone selling, mentoring and tutoring with a direct income earned today.   Money tomorrow is future income streams, future businesses, strategies and ventures that will generate you an income in the future. This can consist of business planning, ideation, future joint venture partnerships and deals you’re working on that will net an income in 12-18 or 24 months.   Key result areas work on money today and money tomorrow. For example, working on joint venture partnership and future deals are key to success but will only generate money tomorrow, however, it’s essential to invest time in partnerships and future deals for security and if money today dries up.   Income-generating tasks work purely on money today and create the money that helps your business survive on a day-to-day basis.   Aim to work on the 80/20 principle. Spend 80% of your time working on income-generating tasks for money today such as sales calls and marketing and 20% of your time on KRA’s for money tomorrow such as partnerships and collaborations.   Once you have scaled your business and have a staff and a sales team you can flip the 80/20 principle and spend 80% of your time working on money tomorrow strategies, deals and partnerships.   BEST MOMENTS “If you spend eight hours a day on money tomorrow you can’t make money today and that’s a problem” “Money tomorrow is uncertain but it’s essential to create ventures that will generate money tomorrow in case money today dries up” “By working on money tomorrow you will ensure your company grows” “By having a staff focused on money today you will ensure you keep money flowing” “Admin is not money today or money tomorrow, you need to outsource the admin tasks that do not directly generate you an income”   VALUABLE RESOURCES https://robmoore.com/ bit.ly/Robsupporter   ABOUT THE HOST Rob Moore is an author of 9 business books, 5 UK bestsellers, holds 3 world records for public speaking, entrepreneur, property investor, and property educator. Author of the global bestseller “Life Leverage” Host of UK’s No.1 business podcast “The Disruptive Entrepreneur”   “If you don't risk anything, you risk everything”   CONTACT METHOD Rob’s official website: https://robmoore.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robmooreprogressive/?ref=br_rs LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/robmoore1979 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 min
Stuck @Om
Stuck @Om
Stuck@Om with Maria Konnikova
In this episode of Stuck@Om, I’m talking with an old friend, Maria Konnikova. Maria holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, is the author of multiple best-selling books, and is also a professional poker player. We immediately dive into her book “The Confidence Game” about how con artists convince people of unbelievable things. We dissect how movies and TV glamorize the con artists while placing blame on those who were conned. We even touch on our shared love for Sherlock Holmes. We enter into a much deeper discussion about Maria’s most recent book “The Biggest Bluff”, which was released June 23rd. When Maria wrote the book, she set out to write about luck and the things we can and can’t control. After reading John Von Neumann’s book on game theory, she realized poker was the perfect medium for her exploration into chance. Erik Seidel — a renowned poker player — agreed to let Maria shadow him to learn more about poker. Maria never thought this opportunity would lead to becoming a professional poker player. We talk about what poker has taught her about emotional control and how you have to learn to identify your emotions to become an expert poker player. The goal isn’t to move away from being emotional — because it’s human nature. But you must identify your emotions and learn to remove them from the equation. You must also identify your triggers: What types of people make you mad? What interactions make you upset? What excites you or makes you happy? We further delve into the psychology of poker and the topics of psychological distancing, physical distancing, and how to prevent emotions before you’re triggered. We chat about how emotions can be essential to decision-making. Maria also shares about her experience as a professional poker player and what she learned about herself throughout her journey. Our conversation travels deep into psychology, emotion, self-awareness, and the uncertainty of life. Please listen — Maria’s captivating story cannot be missed. Subscribe to THE OM SHOW Outline of This Episode * We talk about Maria’s three books * What does TV get right about con artists? * How Maria landed on writing a book about poker * Making decisions because of and in spite of emotion * How emotional control impacts the game of poker — and life * Maria’s journey to becoming a best-selling author * Maria’s time as a professional poker player * What Maria learned about herself from poker * The uncertainty of mortality that’s part of our being * How epidemiologists use poker as a model for disease spread Resources & People Mentioned * Theory of Games and Economic Behavior by John von Neumann * Erik Seidel Maria Konnikova's Books * Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes * The Confidence Game * NEW: The Biggest Bluff Connect with Maria * Maria’s Website * Follow on Twitter Connect With Om * www.Om.co * Om on Twitter: @Om * Om on Instagram: @Om
36 min
PT Pintcast - Physical Therapy
PT Pintcast - Physical Therapy
Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT
How To Leverage Your Passion With An Online Business With Aaron LeBauer
How To Leverage Your Passion With An Online Business With Aaron LeBauer Aaron LeBauer is a physical therapist, owner of LeBauer Physical Therapy and host of The CashPT Lunch Hour Podcast. Experiencing a 40+ caseload in physical therapy school, Aaron opened his own cash-based physical therapy practice after graduation. He consults with PT’s and other business owners about cash-based physical therapy and starting a practice through CashPT Blueprint. He believes the number one valuable resource is time and that should judge a business’s efforts and actions. To save time, Aaron recommends hiring someone for a business task that does not require the business owner to complete. If you work for a company, investigate software assistance to save time answering customers and patients.  Aaron is the author of The CashPT Blueprint book which is a strategy guide to help launch a cash practice and it is FREE! Check out Aaron’s Youtube channel for videos of tips and tricks on cash PT business. QUOTES 12:18 “People who pay money pay more attention.” – AARON 14:29 “Some things that we do in our clinic is try to get people to walk out with something tangible that’s something other than just an exercise print out.” – AARON 29:57 “It is five times as hard to get a new person then it is to sell a second time to an existing customer.” – AARON PARTING SHOT 42:58 “It’s your time to leverage online, video, radio to reach massive amounts of people because everyone needs to know that when they get hurt or tweak their back, they need to see a PT.” – AARON
46 min
Smart Agency Masterclass with Jason Swenk: Podcast for Digital Marketing Agencies
Smart Agency Masterclass with Jason Swenk: Podcast for Digital Marketing Agencies
Jason Swenk
Best Tips for Hiring and Retaining Amazing Agency Employees
Have you ever wondered what steps you should take to keep your finger on the pulse of your agency? Are you concerned with finding employees who can help fill open roles and keep your agency running smoothly, all while adapting? Finding, hiring, and retaining agency employees doesn't have to be as hard it as it may seem. In this episode, we'll cover: * Characteristics to look for when growing your agency team. * How to motivate your agency employees with more than money. * How to measure the pulse of the agency. Melissa Shaw is one of the three partners at ARC Media, which has a very niche market in communications and legislative relations for electric utilities, specifically in rural America. A military spouse herself, she has been through multiple military moves, added three children, and even adopted another dog while helping to grow and scale the ARC Media organization. Characteristics to Look For When Growing Your Agency Team The ARC Media headquarters is located in a small town in rural America: a less-than-ideal location for recruiting team members who have the skills and talent needed to help grow and scale the organization. The three partners found themselves wondering how they could find the top talent they needed to fill those vital roles in the business. They wanted employees who were content to relocate to small-town America and who were willing to go the extra mile with the team. The answer? Military spouses. Melissa herself is an active duty military spouse. She had just moved back to the United States after being stationed in Germany, and noticed it was difficult to find clients. As a result, she was very aware of that need, and she knew military spouses would help fill those roles. Employing military spouses offers a number of advantages to the organization. When you're trying to grow an agency, you need people who are able to adapt to change. They need to be self-starters, to be able to juggle all those tasks. They can handle the challenges at home and get work done at the same time. Military spouses are the ideal solution. They know change. They're used to functioning in a range of conditions. Their spouse may deploy or have to go on training, but they have to keep going, even when it's not ideal. In a growing agency, you're constantly changing and restructuring. It may look like changing the way teams work or developing new and more competitive products. You're always sharpening your sword. That means you may need to modify positions over time and find ways to use their skillsets differently. Military spouses are ideally positioned to adapt and grow. For ARC Media, this is one of the keys to success: hiring employees who already have those vital adaptive skills. How to Motivate Your Agency Employees with More than Money Retaining employees is a challenge for any organization. One big question many employers have: If we can't offer them more money, what can we offer them? Whether it's a new experience or advancing their skill set, these priceless opportunities often mean more than a raise or a bonus. You have to identify what your employees are looking for and what's important to them. One key strategy for identifying those needs? Keeping your finger on the pulse of the agency. How Do You Measure the Pulse of the Agency? Communication is critical. Agency life is often very fast-paced. It's easy, Melissa says, to decide it's not worth the time to jump on the phone and have a conversation. Those little things, however, can make a big difference. She also uses Google Hangouts to routinely connect with her employees. They have weekly meetings set up, broken down by the two key subgroups at ARC Media. One key? Team members don't have to dress up. Baseball cap and a hoodie? Cool. Got you sick kid at home? It's fine, as long as you're getting your work done. The hour a week taken to meet with each team, however, can make a big difference. She also encourages employees to work together and communicate through their regular platforms to address any problems they might have. Finally, she has a digital open-door policy. "I always invite employees to connect with me one-on-one and schedule those meetings whenever they need to. I keep my calendar open and visible to them," Melissa shares. A combination of these strategies--hiring the right employees, listening to them, and offering solutions that work for them are the best way to grow your digital agency. Want to Help Your Team Be More Efficient and Scale Agency Faster? If you want to help your team work smarter and scale your agency faster you need to check out the artificial intelligence software created by our friends at Morphio. It instantly alerts your team about digital marketing errors before they become problems, saving a huge amount of time. Their AI manages and analyzes data, so you can focus on growing your agency. For a limited time, Morphio is offering Smart Agency podcast listeners a special deal to get you started. Sign up at Morphio.ai/Swenk and get 25% for a limited time.
23 min
Property Magic Podcast
Property Magic Podcast
Simon Zutshi
The Do's And Don'ts Of Property Joint Ventures
In this week’s show, Simon talks you through the best practices when it comes to property joint ventures, one of the most favoured ways of seeing property deals through. There are many benefits, but there are also some pitfalls, and in this episode, Simon lays out do’s and don'ts you need to watch for.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   A property joint venture is when two or more parties come together for mutual joint benefit. Typically, this happens when someone finds a property deal, but then must seek an investor to make it work. When you find a joint venture partner, ensure that you have visions, goals and values that align. You have to make sure that you can be in partnership for the long term. Make sure you set down your criteria at the beginning. Agreeing terms in case one of you wants to leave is essential to state at the outset. Consider whether JV (joint venture) is right. If you have the experience, and you can get a private loan, this can work out to be cheaper in the long run.   BEST MOMENTS   ‘Would you be happy if this person came to your home and dinner with you and your family?’ ’There’s always risk with any loan that you make’ ‘You need to think about the exit strategies you’ll use if either party wants to leave’ ‘I want you to realise just how much a JV is costing you'   VALUABLE RESOURCES   To access more free Creative Finance Strategies visit www.creativefinancetraining.co.uk    Property Magic: How to Buy Property Using Other People's Time, Money and Experience by Simon Zutshi   To find your local pin meeting visit: www.PinMeeting.co.uk and use voucher code PODCAST to attend you first meeting as Simon's guest (instead of paying the normal £20). iphone:  http://bit.ly/pinAPP1 Android https://bit.ly/pinAPP2   Register at Mindset For Property at - www.mindsetforproperty.co.uk    ABOUT THE HOST   Simon Zutshi, experienced investor, successful entrepreneur and best-selling author, is widely recognised as one of the top wealth creation strategists in the UK. Having started to invest in property in 1995 and went on to become financially independent by the age of 32. Passionate about sharing his experience, Simon founded the property investor’s network (pin) in 2003www.pinmeeting.co.uk.    pin has since grown to become the largest property networking organisation in the UK, with monthly meetings in 50 cities, designed specifically to provide a supportive, educational and inspirational environment for people like you to network with and learn from other successful investors.   Since 2003, Simon has taught thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners how to successfully invest in a tax-efficient way.  How to create additional streams of income, give them more time to do the things they want to do and build their long-term wealth. Simon’s book “Property Magic” which is now in its sixth edition, became an instant hit when first released in 2008 and remains an Amazon No 1 best-selling property book. Simon launched his latest business, www.CrowdProperty.com, in 2014, which is an FCA Regulated peer to peer lending platform to facilitate loans between private individuals and property professionals.   CONTACT METHOD   Contact and follow Simon here:   Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialSimonZutshi  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonzutshi/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/SimonZutshiOfficial Twitter: https://twitter.com/simonzutshi See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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