May 19, 2020
Social Distancing With Friends: Rob Aksman
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Rob Aksman, co-founder and chief strategy officer of BrightLine digs into the future of TV advertising, why the pace of change in that space has been so damned slow and the lessons he'd give his younger self if he could travel back in time 17 years to when his company was founded.

Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People
Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People
Guy Kawasaki
Shea and Syd McGee of Studio McGee and Netflix's Dream Home Makeover
Syd and Shea McGee of Studio McGee and McGee&Co This episode’s guests, yes plural, are the delightful Syd and Shea McGee. They are the power couple behind Studio McGee and McGee & Co. With a vision that beautiful design can be approachable, Studio McGee has become one of the leading innovators in the interior design industry. This is the first wife-husband interview on Remarkable People. While they are individually remarkable, together they are unstoppable. Their business includes a home design firm as well as a line of carefully curated products. They’ve also designed a line of merchandise sold at Target, co-authored new book called Make Life Beautiful. And if that’s not enough, they’re starring in a new Netflix series called Dream Home Makeover All born from the idea of making life beautiful and blooming into a thriving business in just five years with a foundation on Instagram. In this episode, you’ll learn about rocking Instagram, working together as a married couple, the grit and determination that’s necessary to make a business successful, and how I should redo the background in my home studio. There’s even a marriage tip for Instagram couples. This episode is brought to you by reMarkable, the paper tablet. It's my favorite way to take notes, sign contracts, and save all the instruction manuals to all the gadgets I buy. Learn more at I hope you enjoyed this podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes It takes less than sixty seconds, and it really makes a difference in swaying new listeners and upcoming guests. I might read your review on my next episode! Sign up for Guy's weekly email at Connect with Guy on social media: Twitter: Instagram: Facebook: LinkedIn: Read Guy’s books: Thank you for listening and sharing this episode with your community.
1 hr 4 min
The Flip
The Flip
Justin Norman
Smart People Should Build Things - On Recruiting and the Global Competition for Top Talent
The very nature of a high-growth startup means that the company is always growing and hiring at a rapid rate. And for African startups, in particular, the talent question is even more acute, given the general challenges of sourcing for select roles, as well as the difficulty in competing for talent with other startups, multinationals, and companies elsewhere in the world. In this episode, we unpack the talent and recruiting situation for venture-backed startups and growth-stage companies - how do we source for newer types of roles, like product and growth? Do we hire for aptitude and train up? Do we go to where there is more talent? How does remote work - particularly during COVID-19 - play a role here? 2:50 - We discuss the current recruiting landscape with Toun Tunde-Anjous, Founder of The People Practice. 4:38 - Charles Sekwalor, CEO of Movemeback, shares his views on the talent question, and the opportunities with startups and growth-stage companies on the continent. 8:17 - We explore startup recruitment strategy with Ijeoma Oyeyinka, Helium Health's Head of HR. 10:26 - Many startups, including Helium Health, use outside recruiters, as well. Toun's The People Practice is one such firm. 11:20 - We har from Ijeoma & Mansi Babyloni, Flutterwave's Global Head of People Strategy on the hiring competition, and the pitches they make to mission-driven talent. 15:12 - Mansi & Toun on compensation and their experiences with African startups offering equity packages. 17:59 - On remote working dynamics and the opportunity to tap into a wider talent pool, particularly due to COVID-19. 20:46 - A discussion on training & development of talent, and in particular less experienced talent, on the continent. 24:23 - We hear from Aaron Fu, on the Venture for Africa fellowship program, and their endeavor to de-risk an exploration into the African tech and startup ecosystem. 28:13 - As always, a reflective conversation between Justin Norman and Sayo Folawiyo on this episode's topic.
32 min
Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
Travis Sherry
Where To Go & When w/ Sherry Ott
In her 11 years of living nomadically, she’s circled the globe multiple times visiting all 7 continents. She lived in Vietnam, hiked the Annapurna Circuit with her father, finished the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally, walked the Camino de Santiago, kayaked in Antarctica, herded reindeer in the Arctic, and drove an auto-rickshaw across India. While quarantining in her home in Denver - she used her time to work on a new Ebook, Where to Go, and When. The book provides inspirational ideas of where to travel each month (for when we can travel again). For each month she chose 3 destinations to satisfy different travel styles (epic adventure, domestic trip, and an international trip or festival) with a short overview of the interesting, cool and quirky things to do there. The destinations were chosen based on trips Sherry has actually done over her 14 years as a travel blogger. My good friend and incredible writer and photographer - one of the OG’s of travel blogging - Sherry Ott from What is your favorite place to go in a specific month? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts.In This Episode * 05:20 Homebasing After Being Nomadic For 11 Years * 12:00 How Fast Was She Moving As A Digital Nomad * 17:25 Do You Still Want The New Places Or The Comforts Of Places You've Been * 19:15 How The Pandemic Has Affected Sherry's Life & The Positives Of It All * 25:45 Exploring The West Via Road Trips * 33:30 Flirting & Planning For Future Travels * 36:30 Where To Go & When Travel Book * 38:50 Travel By Month * 42:00 Destinations That Are Surprising & Fun * 50:30 Lesser-Known Options & Trusting Advice From People Who Have Been There * 57:30 Save & Splurge: What Do You Save On & What Do You Splurge On * 01:05:30 Biggest Travel Mishap Important Links * Find Sherry at * Follow Sherry on Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Twitter * FREE Ebook Download of Where to Go & When * Wisconsin Supper Clubs Blog Post * Pooping Christmas Log Blog Post * Northern Argentina & Chile Travel Blog Post * Antarctica Travel Blog Post * Location Indie * Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles Want More? * Taking A Career Break With Sherry Ott Part 1 * Taking A Career Break With Sherry Ott Part 2 * The Beauty Of Imperfect Travels w/ Christine & Jules
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