Retail Gets Real
Retail Gets Real
Oct 27, 2020
#192 How the global pandemic and economic downturn are changing retailer's approaches to M&A
29 min

The pandemic's effects on the economy have led retailers to reassess and reexamine opportunities for partnerships so that they will be better equipped to thrive through the uncertainties ahead in the market. Though some might be vulnerable, merging with sectors that have flourished in the past few months could lead to new opportunities that fortify customer relationships and expand cash flow. John Potter, a partner in the US Deals Sector at PwC, discusses mergers and acquisitions, how the effects of the pandemic have shifted business strategies, and opportunities for investments in retail.

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Born to Impact
Born to Impact
Joel Marion
How to Give Life-Changing Gifts, Feat. John Ruhlin, with Joel Marion – BTI 84
Get ready for a fascinating conversation with John Ruhlin! Today, John Ruhlin joins us to discuss Giftology, the science of gift-giving. John Ruhlin is the founder of Giftology and the world’s leading authority on maximizing relationships and loyalty, both personal and business, through radical generosity. He is also the author of the best-selling book “Giftology” and a highly sought after keynote speaker. John and Giftology have been featured in and on Fox News, Forbes, Fast Company, Ink Magazine, and the New York Times. A short list of John’s many clients include: Raymond James, the Chicago Cubs, and Caesars Palace. Even more, John is a loyal husband, a loving father of four, an amazing friend, and an all-around stellar human being living out a Born to Impact life firsthand. In this episode, we discuss: -Why gifts are so important -How to build your relationship plan -How to avoid giving bad gifts -Why unexpected gifts are best -The “look before you leap” of gift-giving And so much more. John’s story will inspire you, encourage you, and pull you even closer to living the life you were born to live ... don't miss it. Even more, be sure to subscribe to the Born to Impact podcast to ensure you get notified as new episodes release each week! After listening, connect with John on Instagram @JohnRuhlin, and be sure to check out Giftology at
1 hr 29 min
eBay for Business
eBay for Business
eBay for Business - Ep 117 - Holiday Hustle Shipping Update
Give us a call - 888-723-4630 Send us an email - visit us at Welcome to eBay for Business! This week, Director of Shipping Stuart Reichenbach and SR Manager Shipping Strategy and Innovation, Nate Heyward return to the podcast with important shipping updates; returning to our Mini Stories series, eBay seller and Marine Corp vet John Davis of Sarge & Red's Gaming & Vintage Toys talks about a recent treasure find he’s still unpacking; And Griff and Rebecca answer seller questions about sending Best Offers and using listing templates. To have your questions answered on our eBay for Business podcast, call us at 888 723-4630 or email us at To give us feedback, please take our podcast listener survey at ( 00:01 - Intro 09:54 - Shipping Update - With Stuart Reichenbach & Nate Heyward 25:26- John Davis - Veteran Seller Series with Sarge & Red’s 41:18 - Q&A and Outro New Links for Ep 117: Time Away Settings - Seasonal Playbook - Sarge and Red’s Gaming and Toys eBay Store - Sarge and Red’s Youtube Channel - Sending Offers to Buyers - Inventory and Listing Templates Help Page - File Exchange - Merchant Integration Platform (MIP) - eBay Seller Events (Meet Ups) - Shipping Preferences - Recurring Links / Phone Numbers / Hashtags Mentioned: 888-723-4630 - Call in Line eBay Seller News Announcements - eBay Community - eBay Weekly Community Chat - eBay Help - eBay Meetups - Managed Payments on eBay - eBay for Business Podcast - eBay Seller Center - eBay Seller Hub - eBay System Status - eBay for Business Podcast Listener Survey - #ebaypodcast
50 min
The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk
The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk
Ryan Hawk
393: Chris Holtmann - How To Lead With Conviction (Don't Be Afraid To Pursue Growth)
Text LEARNERS to 44222 for leadership development resources Full show-notes at Twitter/IG: @RyanHawk12 393: Chris Holtmann - Head Basketball Coach of Ohio State University Buckeyes Notes: * Chris played his college basketball at a small Christian school called Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. For a coach named Paul Patterson. Chris said, “I think the core of who I am as a coach comes from him.” * Don’t Be Afraid To Pursue Growth - "As I debated, I realized that I couldn’t blame myself for craving stability – it was only human nature after all. We are drawn by the soft voice of consistency, the allure of a warm blanket of security in our jobs and lives. And while many of us willingly happily give in to living within the status quo, the reality is that the world around us rarely remains motionless. The sun rises and sets, the seasons pass and the world keeps moving and changing. It is only as we grow older and look back at life that we realize all that we have missed, all that we could have accomplished, had we simply pushed ourselves to break free of our fears." * "As I found myself deliberating once again, I began to think back to the work of Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck on motivation and failure. Dweck drew a distinction between performance orientation and learning orientation. Children that believe that their intelligence is fixed almost always give up on problems quickly, whereas those that believe their intelligence is malleable, conversely, stick with problems longer. Adults are no different. Those who are performance oriented are dissuaded by failure - they favor stability. Whereas those of who are learning oriented embrace opportunity and eschew the status quo." * Head Coaches To Lead Their Teams To 5 Straight 1st Round Tourney Wins: Chris Holtmann, Mike Krzyzewski, Jay Wright, Mark Few, Bill Self, Roy Williams, John Calipari * Article: David Brooks - Thick versus Think organizations -- "How To Leave A Mark On People" * Focus on the process... "Do today well." * "Don't compare yourself to others." * Why is Brad Stevens one of the most effective coaches in the world? * "He's an extremely curious learner. He has tremendous EQ and understands how to connect with people." * Chris got promoted to be the interim head coach at Butler shortly after accepting the job to be an assistant... * His boss (athletic director) told him, "You'll be evaluated daily." He came to every practice to watch Chris coach. * "It was hard to hear, but it was the reality. I couldn't listen to critiques. I had to coach to my convictions." * Living your values: You must make a commitment to your values and live them daily. * The values of the Ohio State basketball team: * Truth * Humility * Respect * Toughness - "Grit is imperative in successful people. Your response to challenging moments says everything to success." Coach Tony Bennett is tremendously tough. "Calm is contagious." * Your response to difficult circumstances is what toughness is all about. * Accountability * Thankful * "He who would be calm must first put on the appearance of being calm." * How does one develop composure? * "You need people around you to give you honest feedback. We don't realize how reactionary we can be." * "Any time you feel upset with a player, wait to talk about it until you can process it. Think it through..." * Excellence = * Consistency * Discipline * "Your habits need to match your dreams." * Be convicted in what you believe * What Chris looks for in a player: * Toughness -- "What's the most challenging thing you've been through? How did you respond?" * Selfless * "What's your body language on the bench when you aren't playing?" * "What's your response to a teammates success?" * Honesty * Advice to leaders: * You can't skip steps in the process of being a leader * Value the beginning stages * Eliminate comparison to others as much as possible * Be committed to growing professionally and personally. It's about your daily habits. Your character is put on display. * "We write our stories one decision at a time."
1 hr 4 min
Badass Digital Nomads
Badass Digital Nomads
Kristin Wilson
On Life, Death, and Coping with Grief
Reflections on life, death, and how to cope with grief, guilt, or regret after the passing of a loved one. Lessons learned from my grandparents, advice from Steve Jobs on how to seize the day, a song to make you think, and quotes from my favorite Stoic philosophers on how to live the good life without fearing death. Bonus: Questions to ponder from The Daily Stoic Journal: * What’s your role in the play of life? * Are you prepared for the randomness of fate and luck? * What principles will steer you through the flow of change? * What will remain when all else passes away? SHOW NOTES & RESOURCES * Book: The Daily Stoic Journal * Article: "A Stoic Response to Grief" * Article: "Lessons Learned in 15 Years as a Digital Nomad" * Song: Burgs by Mt. Wolf * Lyrics Video on YouTube ..................................................................................................... WORK WITH KRISTIN * Book a private consultation * Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) * Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: * Become a Patron * Leave a 5-Star Review * Leave a voice message * Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) * Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch ( Connect With Kristin on Socials: * * Follow on Instagram * Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube * Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube * Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
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