DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS: Do You Really Need One?
32 min

Digital nomad visas have become quite the trend in 2020 as countries look for ways to bolster their economies with remote worker tourists. But are digital nomad visas just hype? How valuable are they? Do the benefits of digital nomad visas outweigh the costs? Most importantly, do you really need one to travel and work online?

In this episode, Kristin evaluates the pros and cons of each digital nomad visa and opines about which ones are worth applying for - if any.

DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS COVERED:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Barbados
  • Croatia
  • Dubai 
  • Estonia
  • Georgia

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The Digital Supply Chain podcast
The Digital Supply Chain podcast
Tom Raftery
The shift to Product as a Service - a chat with me, Tom Raftery!
A scheduling snafu meant that I was without a guest for this episode today, so I did what any good podcast host does in this situation, I stepped in and filled the breach myself! I normally prefer to let my guests shine on this podcast, showing off their expertise while I stay mostly quiet, throwing in the occasional question from time to time. Obviously this time, that wasn't a possibility, so I riffed on the global shift we are seeing to Product as a Service - what it is, why it is happening, and why it is a win, win, win (for the manufacturer, the customer, and the planet). I finished referencing the automotive industry, and drawing from a recent Forbes article I wrote called the iPhonification of the Auto Industry, which speaks a lot to this and other related topics. Worth a look if you are interested and have a few spare cycles. If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to). To learn how supply chain leaders improve end-to-end supply chain visibility, download the research study of 1,000 COO’s and Chief Supply Chain Officers – “Surviving and Thriving How Supply Chain Leaders minimize risk and maximize opportunities” (https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/supply-chain-leaders/index.html) And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and if you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks. And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!
25 min
Disruptors
Disruptors
RBC Thought Leadership, John Stackhouse
The Intangibles Economy: How to Make Canada an IP Powerhouse
It’s a term that’s been front and centre this fall, as the federal government considers ways to shepherd Canada out of the economic downturn caused by COVID: intellectual property. But what exactly _is _IP -- and how could it be central to the recovery? On this episode of Disruptors, an RBC podcast, host John Stackhouse sits down for a no-holds-barred conversation with one of Canada’s most outspoken tech and innovation advocates: Jim Balsillie, a businessman, philanthropist, former co-CEO of Research in Motion, and Chair of Council of Canadian Innovators. Balsillie believes there’s simply too much at stake to continue the Canada’s current approach to innovation, which he says has allowed foreign companies to cannibalize our businesses, pulling the benefits of IP research and development out of the country. Balsillie believes we’re at a pivotal moment, in which our economic prosperity, digital sovereignty, even our national security, could be impacted for years to come. Over the course of the conversation, Jim and John will also hear from CCI’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, Dana O’Born, and from a Canadian business leader who has successfully leveraged IP to grow his company. Jason Tham, the CEO of Nulogy will touch on the lessons he learned and discuss what needs to be done differently if Canada is indeed to become an IP powerhouse. Notes: Click the following links to learn more about the Canadian Council of Innovators, its recent open letter to the Prime Minister about nation building, and its plan for economic recovery. To read the Government of Canada’s National IP Strategy, click HERE. Jim Balsillie’s call for a national data strategy made headlines in the Financial Post and Toronto Star back in 2018.For more information about the businesses mentioned in this episode, visit Nulogy.com and Geocomply.com. If you enjoyed this conversation, you may also want to listen to these previous _Disruptors _episodes: Beyond Silicon Valley: Why We Need a Global Playbook For Innovation, and Global Canadians: The Tech Sector’s Secret weapon.
32 min
The Brainy Business | Understanding the Psychology of Why People Buy | Behavioral Economics
The Brainy Business | Understanding the Psychology of Why People Buy | Behavioral Economics
Melina Palmer
129. Melina’s Go-To Brainy Books: Behavioral Economics Books You Need To Read
Reading and research are some of my favorite things. (I’m guessing that doesn’t surprise you too much...especially if you’ve ever dug into the show notes for the podcast.) For this reason, I frequently get asked for my top book recommendations. While completing the citation list for my own book (which has over 210 citations by the way!) a few sources popped up often enough that it felt like a great time to do this episode. Plus, if you want to buy a brainy book this holiday season for a friend or loved one any of these could be a great choice! There are, of course, links to all the books I will be talking about in today’s episode within the show notes. AAAAND...while it doesn’t officially come out until May 2021, there are also links for my book, Unlocked, in the show notes as well, which I’ll update as we get closer to the launch (and beyond). SO…that is exciting to check out as well. Happy reading! I hope you love everything recommended via The Brainy Business! Everything was independently reviewed and selected by me, Melina Palmer. So you know, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. That means if you decide to shop from the links on this page (via Amazon or others), The Brainy Business may collect a share of sales or other compensation. Show Notes: * [02:36] If you’ve been listening to the podcast for a while, it likely won’t surprise you to learn that when people ask me for my book recommendations I always ask more questions. For example, “what are you looking to do with the information?” or “how do you want to apply that?” or “what’s the goal?” * [03:15] I could recommend books all day long, but this episode only includes the seven books I reference most often and most commonly recommend. I intend this to be the first in a series on the podcast where I will recommend books for various topics * [03:54] First on the list, is Daniel Kahneman’s, Thinking, Fast and Slow. Kahneman is a pillar in the field, the first to win a Nobel prize, and he (along with the late, Amos Tversky) conducted so much of the research that the field is based upon, it is amazing how many concepts are rooted in Kahneman’s work. * [04:44] If you are really wanting to understand behavioral economics and behavioral science including what it is built upon and get a peek inside the inner workings of the brain of one of the field’s founding members Thinking, Fast and Slow is definitely worth it. * [05:58] Kahneman is the source of the dual system theory of how our brains work. What I call the subconscious and conscious here on the show, he calls System 1 and System 2. If you want more about how he sees those working and how it all comes together in peoples’ behavior, Thinking, Fast and Slow is a great book for you. * [06:42] Next, we have our other Nobel laureate, Richard Thaler, and the book he co-authored with Cass Sunstein, Nudge. * [07:52] If you are looking to influence behavior through nudging, to “improve decisions about health, wealth, and happiness,” and just want a great foundation in the entire concept of nudges and choice architecture, I highly recommend Nudge. * [08:14] The last of the foundational “most common books you have likely seen on any behavioral economics list,” is Predictably Irrational, by Dan Ariely. * [09:04] If you have not yet read Predictably Irrational and are interested in “the hidden forces that shape our decisions” I highly, highly recommend this book. If you are looking for a first foray into behavioral economics books to start reading, I would likely start with Predictably Irrational because it is so relatable. * [10:04] The first book in our next category (of marketing/branding/communications) is called The Buying Brain: Secrets for Selling to the Subconscious Mind by AK Pradeep. He gives great insights into the brain: how it has developed (with details on the senses), as well as the processes going on in the brain AND how it relates to today’s buying behavior. * [11:46] The next book is another one you may not have heard of or seen on lists before, it is called Neurobranding, by Peter Steidl. It gives a baseline of neuroscience and how the field applies to marketing, it came out a few years after The Buying Brain in 2014. - (NOTE: That link is to the edition I have, which at the time of posting this is a bit expensive, so it may be out of print. There is an updated version here, but the content appears to be a little different. I’m sure it is still great, but can’t personally vouch content and it might differ a bit from what I said was included during the episode.) * [13:22] This next book is kind of a bridge between the marketing space and productivity – it’s Friction, by Roger Dooley. Friction is such an eye-opening book. It has so many practical examples that apply to business like expense reports with unnecessary friction and forms on a website that had small changes that increased (or decreased) usage and adoption rates. * [14:43] Reducing friction is important, but you need to know the behavior you are trying to nudge people toward before focusing on changing the processes. This book helps you see how other businesses have accomplished that, and ways you can relate it in your own business. * [15:06] Our last book is all about productivity and being less distracted. Or as Nir Eyal calls it, Indistractable. * [15:36] Nir shares about motivation, understanding your internal and external triggers, how they apply to you, making time for the things that matter, and helping you to actually focus on them. * [16:02] I really loved part three on “hacking back” external triggers. * [17:49] This book will help you understand how to find your traction and also how to keep yourself from getting distracted from those most important things. * [18:17] As a recap, our foundational books are: Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman; Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein; and Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely. * [18:31] Then our marketing and brand books, The Buying Brain by AK Pradeep and Neurobranding by Peter Steidl, and we bridge the path between marketing, efficiencies, productivity, and experience with Friction by Roger Dooley, and round it all out with Indistractable by Nir Eyal. * [19:14] And, my book, Unlocked is scheduled to launch on May 11, 2021. Woohoo! * [19:52] Have you read any of these books? Which one are you going to pick up first? Is there a go-to book you think should be in my next review episode? Come share it all with me on social media (links below). Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Android. If you like what you heard, please leave a review on iTunes and share what you liked about the show. Get Your Books! * Thinking Fast and Slow * Nudge * Predictably Irrational * The Buying Brain * Neurobranding (the edition I have, which appears to be out of print as it is more expensive) * Neurobranding (Updated Edition) * Friction * Indistractable Let’s connect: * Melina@TheBrainyBusiness.com * The Brainy Business® on Facebook * The Brainy Business on Twitter * The Brainy Business on Instagram * The Brainy Business on LinkedIn * Melina on LinkedIn * The Brainy Business on Youtube More from The Brainy Business: * Master Your Mindset Mini-Course * BE Thoughtful Revolution - use code BRAINY to save 10% * Get Your FREE ebook * Melina’s John Mayer Pandora Station! Listen to what she listens to while working. * Special Year-End Sale 👈🏻🥳 Past Episodes and Other Important Links: * 3 Ways You Can Limit Everyday Distractions * Dan Ariely Interview * NUDGES & Choice Architecture * Incentives – The “N” In NUDGES * Understanding Mapping: The “U” in NUDGES * Defaults: The “D” in NUDGES * Expect Error: The “E” in NUDGES * Give Feedback: The “G” in NUDGES * Vision Does N…
21 min
Behavioral Grooves Podcast
Behavioral Grooves Podcast
Kurt Nelson, PhD and Tim Houlihan
Cornelia Walther on POZE: Pause, Observe, Zoom in, and Experience
Cornelia Walther has spent most of her professional career with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Program (WFP). She was the head of communications in large-scale emergencies in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. She earned her PhD in Law and is a certified yoga instructor and her current work is a remarkable amalgam of her studies and her life’s journey. In recent years, she developed POZE as a way of exploring the world to help uncover deeper levels of happiness. (POZE is an opening spiral that can stand for, among a few things, to Pause for a moment, Observe what’s going on around you, Zoom in on yourself, and Experience what is going on in the world.) These are wise and weighty thoughts and we thoroughly enjoyed our conversation with her. We also discussed how we are all interconnected – that your world and my world may be very different, yet we share connections if we only give ourselves the chance to experience them. The hope is that we recognize this connectedness – both at a personal level and at a larger global level – and bring greater meaning and happiness to our lives through this connectedness. One of our favorite lines from our discussion with Cornelia was this: “So driven was I by the craving for some thing or another, that I omitted to savor the beauty of now.” We all need to take a moment, pause, and savor the beauty of now. © 2020 Behavioral Grooves Links Cornelia Walther: https://www.linkedin.com/in/corneliawalther/?originalSubdomain=ht POZE: https://www.springernature.com/gp/researchers/the-source/blog/blogposts-communicating-research/sdg-interview-cornelia-walther-sustainability-holistic-perspect/17463138 Gary Latham, PhD, Episode 147: https://behavioralgrooves.com/episode/gary-latham-phd-goal-setting-prompts-priming-and-skepticism/ Creole Language: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creole_language Brad Shuck, PhD, Episode 91: https://behavioralgrooves.com/episode/brad-shuck-being-ignored-is-worse-than-having-a-stapler-thrown-at-you/ Development, Humanitarian Aid and Social Welfare. Social Change from the Inside Out (May 2020): https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783030426095#aboutBook Humanitarian Work, Social Change, and Human behavior. Compassion for Change (June 2020):https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783030458775 Development and Connection in times of Covid. Corona’s Call for Conscious Choices (October 2020): https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-53641-1 Social Change from the Inside Out. From Fixation to Foundation. From Competition to Change: https://rdcu.be/b9GrF From Individual wellbeing to collective welfare: https://rb.gy/xsuauh Musical Links Pink “So What”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJfFZqTlWrQ Verdi, “Aida”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3w4I-KElxQ Dvorak, “Symphony of the New World”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_1N6_O254g Beatles, “Don’t Let Me Down”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCtzkaL2t_Y&list=PLf9cCqxaRfcMcL5yU9UZDdNJwkDNbh3ce Depeche Mode, “People Are People”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1FVmBHbPNg Mariza, “Quem Me Dera”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sze5rpbklM Ayub Ogada, “Kothbiro”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L48PCisRZ7s Giberto Gil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECtYYiHbIcQ Fabiano do Nascimento, “Nana”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4iukkBmDGg Tim Sparks, “Klezmer Medley”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkiCFzWTYRg
1 hr 13 min
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing | Lean Office | Six Sigma | Toyota Kata | Productivity | Leadership
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing | Lean Office | Six Sigma | Toyota Kata | Productivity | Leadership
Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
GA 348 | Communicating Respect in Lean with Tejas Munot
This week's guest is Tejas Munot. Tejas shared what he learned during his time at VIBCO Vibrators, the importance of respect, and more. Tejas also interviewed Ron about HIS lean journey thus far. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn:  The quote that inspires Tejas (2:53) Tejas' background (3:56) The lean lessons he's learned (6:49) Asking versus requesting (8:50) A story about Karl, CEO of VIBCO Vibrators (9:51) The process for kaizen events (10:57) His camera strategy (14:49) What Ron wish he had known earlier in his career (17:12) What Ron learned from Jon Miller (21:22) A story about Ron's Master Black Belt (29:04) What the future of lean looks like (32:50) Teja's overall experience with lean (35:27) Podcast Resources Right Click to Download this Podcast as an MP3 Download a Free Audio Book at Audible.com SimpliLean YouTube Tejas on LinkedIn Subscribe & Never Miss New Episodes! Click to Subscribe in iTunes If you enjoyed this podcast please be sure to subscribe on iTunes. Once you're a subscriber all new episodes will be downloaded to your iTunes account and smartphone. The easiest way for iPhone users to listen to the show is via the free, and incredible, Podcast app.  NEW! You can now follow the podcast on Spotify here.  You can also subscribe via Stitcher which is definitely Android friendly. What Do You Think? How and why does the language we use at work matter?
39 min
Flow Research Collective Radio
Flow Research Collective Radio
Flow Research Collective
New Book Revealed: The Art of Impossible — Steven Kotler | Flow Research Collective Radio
January 19, 2021 is the release of Steven Kotler’s new book, The Art of Impossible. It’s $27.99 everywhere books are sold BUT you can only get the book and a battle-tested set of Free Peak Performance Tools and Trainings at 👉 https://www.theartofimpossible.com/ Get your copy today! --- Our lives are nothing more than what we make of them—that’s the flat truth of the matter. Personally, I (Steven Kotler) am incredibly fond of the flat truth of the matter. I think of it as the Great Dull Scorecard—the GDS. The GDS is the sum total of a very simple math: What did I do yesterday? What did I do today? This calculation is the real us, the no bullshit us, days into weeks into years into decades into destinies, because, as Anne Dillard reminds us: “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” I mention all of this as a way of saying, yes, the flat truth of the matter is that I wrote another book. The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer—this is the new book. It drops January 19, 2021. And the title? Not an exaggeration. What does it take to accomplish the impossible? That’s the question at the center of this book. What does it take to shatter our limitations, exceed our expectations and turn our biggest dreams into our most recent achievements? And when I say, “what does it take,” I’m not being theoretical. I mean, “what does it take?” step-by-step-by-step. The Art of Impossible is exactly that—it’s a practical playbook for peak performance. It’s also the end result of three decades of studying those moments in time when the impossible became possible. Game-changing breakthroughs, paradigm-shifting discoveries, nothing-is-ever-the-same again feats. During this period, to answer this question, I worked with elite performers in dozens of domains: sport and science, art and culture, technology and business, using the tools of psychology and neuroscience to work backwards to the pragmatic reality of how they pulled off the impossible. Everything I learned over this period has been systematized into an easy-to-follow, how-to format that anyone can use to significantly improve their lives and their performance. This is what Art of Impossible is about. It’s $27.99 everywhere books are sold BUT you can only get the book and a battle-tested set of Free Peak Performance Tools and Trainings at 👉 https://www.theartofimpossible.com/ And, if you order The Art of Impossible right now, you’ll get these bonuses immediately dropped into your inbox. They include secret chapters I’ve never released, masterclasses on key skills to help you jack up motivation, heighten creativity, and accelerate learning. You’ll also get an entirely free training to help you fight distraction and spend more time in flow. So click the link here, snag yourself a copy of The Art of Impossible, and let’s get after it. 👉 https://www.theartofimpossible.com/
48 min
Financial Independence Podcast
Financial Independence Podcast
The Mad Fientist
8 Key Lessons from the Ultralearning Experiment
Last year, I conducted an experiment in Ultralearning that I hoped would help me achieve a lifelong dream of mine of writing and releasing an album. I’m happy to say it was far more successful than I ever imagined it would be! As I mentioned in the initial Ultralearning podcast episode, the hope for the 3-month experiment was that it would accelerate my progress towards my goal and make the process more enjoyable. Well, it did all that and more… I ended up finishing a song during that 3-month experiment and I can’t believe it but I just released that single today! Not only did I write a song during the experiment, I continued writing music since then and I now have enough material for an album! Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought this experiment would help me make so much progress but it has! In today’s podcast episode, I go through everything I learned and explain why the Ultralearning Experiment helped me push past the self-doubt and self-destructive habits that have plagued me in the past. I also describe the new routines the experiment helped me develop and why those new habits have allowed me accomplish more than I ever have before! Highlights * How to get your brain ready (and why it’s essential for making progress) * The best way to make developing new habits easier * What you should focus on and why * How to be original and creative * Why you should make your project “real” (even if it makes you feel silly) * When it’s worth spending more money instead of less * Why you should expect to encounter the “gap” and how to get over it
39 min
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