The Flip
The Flip
Jul 23, 2020
Introducing The Flip Season Two
4 min

Introducing The Flip Season Two - the podcast exploring contextually relevant insights from entrepreneurs changing the status quo in Africa. This season, we explore venture building, geographic expansion, valuations and exits, mobile money, emerging markets, China, and much more. 

Produced and hosted by Justin Norman. Sayo Folawiyo is the executive producer and b-mic.

Origins Africa Podcast
Origins Africa Podcast
O'Seye Oni
Yemi Faseun "YF": Senior Human Resources Executive | 1
"I left Ilorin with a single, minded focus; I dey go Lagos, honestly... I remember that it was late, it was raining; I symbolically actually said, hey guys, I'll see you later. Almost like just saying, guys, hey, I'm going for my dreams. That's how I came to Lagos on my own. The only things I came with were my credentials and my dreams." - Yemi Faseun Yemi Faseun, "YF" as he's fondly called, is a Senior Human Resources (HR) Executive with over 20 years' experience across the banking, telecommunication, and management consulting sectors. He is currently the Head of HR at Globacom Nigeria, a telecommunications firm, and has actually led a nomadic career life, being on his 11th job. On this episode, we explore YF's early years, his desire to be successful which was driven by a great fear of failure, his journey to Lagos in pursuit of his dreams, as well as his political naiveté lesson. Episode Preview * 02:10 - Introduction * 04:33 - YF's desire to be successful, driven by a great fear of failure * 11:02 - Parental influence and YF's early years * 15:30 - YF's first encounter with failure * 43:35 - YF's journey to Lagos, early career years, and political naiveté lesson. *** Season 1: Origins Africa Podcast Feedback As we wrap up Season 1, we decided to make this survey to check how you feel about our current content as well as our future direction. The survey should only take a few minutes to fill out: Thank you! Follow Origins Africa: Twitter: Instagram: Facebook: Youtube:
1 hr 6 min
Prime Venture Partners Podcast
Prime Venture Partners Podcast
Prime Venture Partners: Early Stage VC Fund
#49 Fundamentals of Great Hiring: Boundaryless, Culture Fit & Trust with Abhijit Bhaduri
Abhijit Bhaduri, ex Chief Learning Office Wipro chats with Amit Somani, Managing Partner Prime Venture Partners. About Abhijit: Strategic advisor to business leaders and organisations in transition. Executive coach to leaders on building a culture that attracts talent necessary to drive growth. Rated among the top 10 learning experts globally. Clients range from Fortune 100 companies to startups and large Indian organizations. Author of two bestselling books: The Digital Tsunami; Don't Hire the Best - how to hire for culture fit. Latest book "Dreamers & Unicorns: How leadership, talent and culture are the new growth drivers." Former Chief Learning Officer for Wipro. Alumnus of Microsoft, PepsiCo, Colgate and Tata Steel. On the Advisory Board of the program for Chief Learning Officers that is run by the Univ of Pennsylvania. Former Member of the Governing Council of MICA. Listen to the podcast to learn about 03:30 - It’s not about talent. It’s about continuous improvement 06:30 - Why intangible factors are the new growth drivers 10:30 - 3 Key Differentiators: Leadership Brand, Talent Brand and Culture Brand 15:00 - How to do boundaryless hiring the right way 19:00 - Reading a resume backwards 22:00 - Evaluating culture fit when hiring 24:00 - Keeping your team engaged and motivated 27:50 - Knowing a person’s birthday is not knowing the person 29:45 - Most people don’t need to be managed  30:00 - Focus on building trust, people will take care of productivity 34:15 - Investing in a coach for the leadership team Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and subscribe wherever you are listening to this. Follow Prime Venture Partners: Twitter: LinkedIn:
37 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
Why Do Great Digital Agency Employees Leave?
Are you making the right hires for your agency team? Do you feel like your best agency employees don't stick around long enough? Most of your agency's success comes down to the people you surround yourself with. Hiring a team that supports your vision and grows with the agency is the key to success. In today's episode, we'll cover: * Does your agency foster career growth? * 3 strategies to help your agency succeed early. * How to find the right team members that will stick around. Today I sat down with Tom Yawney, director of business development at The Influence Agency, a digital marketing, and creative agency. After realizing there was no longer room for growth in his previous agency, Tom and his partners decided to start an agency of their own. He's here to talk about why he left his previous agency, what he's doing differently, and key strategies he has learned along the way. Does Your Agency Foster Career Growth? Have you ever spent time and money building a team, only to watch them one by one walk away? Are you struggling to understand why your top-performing team members don't seem to stick around? Tom says he never dreamed of being an agency owner, but he reached a point where there was no longer room for growth. As an agency owner, you need to provide opportunities for your team to bring new ideas and value to the agency. Your team should never feel like they are, as Tom felt, "stuck in a dead-end job." Too many agency owners have this hierarchy where they feel they know everything and just assign tasks. If you have ever uttered the phrase, "This is how we've always done it," it's probably time to make a change. Good employees get bored if they aren't given opportunities to challenge their evolving skills. If you hire the right people, it's your job to make sure you don't demotivate them. 3 Strategies to Help Your Agency Succeed Early Starting an agency is hard and those who don't know what they are doing can quickly fail. Tom says his agency's success is part strategic, part circumstantial. So what went right? * Knowledge in sales: Obviously sales are important to agency growth. At The Influence Agency, all four founders had a background in sales. It is possible to succeed without a background in sales, however, and most of the time an owner's passion is enough to create the sales hustle necessary for success. * Complementary skills: Tom and his partners quickly learned they had skills that would complement each other. This meant they could take care of a lot of the work themselves instead of contracting out. This allowed the agency to save money and start some financial momentum. * The right team: Your first few hires are one of the most important decisions you will make when you are first starting out. It's easy to get enamored by unique skills or an impressive resume, but Tom says you should hire for culture first. Is the person supportive? Do they bring good energy? Are they the right fit? When you bring on the right people, they can help take some of the pressure off your shoulders. How to Find the Right People for Your Team So how do you know if someone is a good fit? The most important thing to look at is character. This can be a little tricky, especially at the interview stage where the goal is to impress. At this stage, you want to look at thought-process, mindset, and attitude. Ask questions that will give you insight into someone's character: * Tell me about a manager you enjoyed working for; what worked? * How would you handle certain situations? * What do you like to do for fun? (I like to start with this one because it helps the person feel more relaxed). It's important to find a fit that is good for the agency and for the employee. This means you need to be transparent about the position the person will be entering as well. Culture and growth can have a big impact on the happiness of your team and your agency's success. When your team members feel valued and are given opportunities, they'll be more motivated to help your agency grow. Want to Scale Your Agency's Media Buying? Our sponsor, BuyerTool is a new tool agencies use to manage more ad accounts and clients. BuyerTool automatically builds your dashboard! It allows you to manage all of your ad accounts, team members, and clients from a single UI. Your team can do in minutes what used to take experts hours to accomplish. If you want to drastically streamline your media buying operations visit and get a free 2-week trial just for Smart Agency podcast listeners.
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