Jan 12, 2021
2021, Year of the Gamer: How Video Game Culture is Conquering Canada and the World
Play • 37 min

Did anyone in your household wake up to find a new video game, virtual reality headset, or console under the tree over the holidays? Do your kids spend hours on end online, watching their favourite gamers on Twitch, Tik-Tok, or YouTube? Is your business struggling to connect with young people, those elusive members of Gen-Z who don’t watch TV, listen to radio, or read newspapers?  If your answer to any of those questions is ‘yes’, this podcast is definitely for you.

On this episode of Disruptors, an RBC podcast, it’s ‘game on’, as host John Stackhouse dives into what are likely unfamiliar waters for most people over a certain age; the world of gaming, influencers, and esports. It’s projected to become a $300 billion dollar business over the next decade, and as John hears from his main guest, Adrian Montgomery, the CEO of Toronto’s Enthusiast Gaming, a staggering percentage of young people now consider it a key component of their very identities. Add it all up, and you’ll learn why gaming has become a critical conduit for reaching and engaging with that increasingly influential demographic in 2021, as Canada struggles to recover from the pandemic. 

John and Adrian will also hear from other organizations on the front lines of this disruption: Josh Marcus, the co-founder of Rumble Gaming and MKM Esports; Kevin Truong, the Head of Esports & Gaming at the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation; and Tawanda Masawi, the CEO & co-founder of GameSeta eSports. Over the course of the conversation, they touch on a surprisingly broad range of topics, including the U.S. Presidential Race, how esports could supplant traditional sports, and even Sidney Crosby’s golden goal for Team Canada at the 2010 Olympics. 



You can click the following links to learn more about the companies and organizations mentioned in this episode: Enthusiast Gaming, Rumble Gaming, GameSeta Esports, and the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation’s Quest to Conquer Cancer. The latest numbers on video game spending in Canada can be found HERE. For further reading, we recommend Game On! A Look at the Economics of eSports, from RBC Direct Investing, and eSports: About To Go Mainstream, a previous Disruptors piece from December of 2017.

The Art Of Coaching
The Art Of Coaching
Brett Bartholomew
E156 | What You Need To Know About Writing A Book & Getting It Published
If you’ve ever had even the smallest inkling of an idea or desire for putting a figurative pen to paper and writing a book - this one’s for you. Today’s episode is dedicated to everything I’ve learned, mistakes I’ve made and what you ABSOLUTELY need to know about the process of writing and publishing. I will warn you- if you’re looking for someone to pump you up and encourage you to drop everything and become an author- this isn’t the show for you. But if you’re curious and truly want to know what it takes to create work that lasts, I’m here to help. Whether you’re tangled up in the webs of (writing) despair, finished with a manuscript but don’t know what to do next or just not sure where to start… relax, you’re in the right place. In today’s deep dive, I cover the following and much more: * Essential questions to answer before you begin * Tips for the writing/editing process * Cover design (yes, people do judge a book by the cover) * Publishing routes and how to write a winning book proposal * Marketing without “selling out” Maybe writing isn’t your thing but you very much enjoy face to face interaction, connecting with people and finding ways to have deeper conversations about important subjects - if that’s you - you need to get over to artofcoaching.com/channels. We’ve created something that is social media free, highly interactive and deeply personal where coaches and leaders of every age, profession and experience level can connect- and it’s also where I’m dropping exclusive content weekly that you will not get on the podcast or on my social media.
59 min
Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore
Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore
Inspiring interviews with todays most successful restaurateurs 2-days a wee
783: Phillip Phillips Chef and Co-Owner of Chicken and the Wolf and Lone Wolf Banh Mi
Chef Phillip Phillips is the co-owner of Chicken and the Wolf and Lone Wolf Banh Mi in Tulsa, OK. Check out episode 728 with Mike Rypka as mentioned in today's episode! Check out episode 772 with Mike Bausch as mentioned in today's episode! Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! * Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel * Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group * Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: * "Customers will forgive bad food but customers will never forget bad service" In today's episode with Phillip Phillips we will discuss: * Existentialism * Accepting that we are all not perfect, but there is no excuse for bad service * Getting into the industry at 15 y/o * Food trucks * Being told "No" early on in your career * Ego * Over-saturated markets * Do ONE THING really well * From professional musician to restaurateur * Commissary kitchens * Systems for scaling * Debt * The reality of restaurant reality TV * Building a brick and mortar * Why does Phillip Phillips think 7Shifts is a great tool? * Coming back BETTER after COVID-19 Today's sponsor: 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. P&G ProfessionalTM offers innovative total foodservice solutions featuring trusted brands such as Dawn® Professional, Cascade® Professional, Spic and Span® and Comet®. We are unique in that our total solutions are founded in customer and patron understanding, superior products that help save time and cut overall costs, and a five-star service group that is compensated based on customer satisfaction, not commissions. Visit www.pgpro.com for the latest information about P&G Professional's solutions and services. Knowledge bombs * Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? * Humor * What is your biggest weakness? * Humor * What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? * Character * What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? * Growth. Planning overcomes the challenges. * Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. * Empathy * What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? * It always needs to be right if it's not right, throw it away. * What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner? * The Power of Now by Ekhart Tolle * GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM * What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't do well enough or do often enough? * Reflect * Name one service you've hired. * My entire management team! * What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influenced operations? * 7Shifts * If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? * We're on a rock hurtling outer space * We're following a ball of fire that's hurtling into the void * You're life might not be as meaningful as you think Contact info: Instagram: @chickenandthewolf -OR- @lonewolftulsa www.lonewolftulsa.com -OR- www.chickenandthewolf.com Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Phillip Phillips for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time! Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
1 hr 33 min
Insight Myanmar
Insight Myanmar
Insight Myanmar Podcast
The Power of Mettā in Action
In looking back at the turbulent recent history of her country, Sayalay Chandadhika, a Burmese Buddhist nun based in Germany, sees a never-ending spiral of destructive patterns that continue to produce the same disastrous results. How to disrupt this disturbing trend? In her words, the response is clear: “We need another method, and I cannot see another method rather than mettā.” Speaking to us from Germany, Sayalay Chandadhika affirms that mettā, or the practice of loving kindness, is not merely some optimistic or naïve way to engage with a difficult situation like Myanmar’s present circumstances, it is actually the very spirit we are seeing right now on display during the country’s daily protests. As an example, she describes a particularly tense standoff between protesters and police, which was defused by civilians offering the officers cool water on a hot day. She notes that this wasn’t merely a clever tactic to trick the police towards gaining some tactical advantage, rather it was a simple and generous action borne out of a mind trained in mettā. Through examples like these, Sayalay Chandadhika describes something truly stunning: a people whose lifelong spiritual practice of cultivating wholesome tendencies now finds itself facing the aggression of a professionally trained military with just those positive qualities of mind, like mettā, as their “weapon” of choice for self-defense. In her description, we can see how the non-violent struggle of the Burmese people today —in large part grounded in their Buddhist practice and identity—has firm connections with the Civil Rights Movement in America and Gandhi’s crusade in India. A note about our mission here at Insight Myanmar Podcast. While it usually takes us several weeks at minimum to produce an episode, we feel that the current moment demands a faster turn-around, and we are working to get out episodes now within just days. However, this can be challenging for a primarily volunteer organization, especially one with limited funds. We hope to continue bringing interviews on this topic, but we need your support to do so. If you would like to support our mission, we welcome your contribution. You may give by searching “Insight Myanmar” on PayPal, Venmo, CashApp, Go Fund Me, and Patreon, as well as via Credit Card at http://www.insightmyanmar.org/donation (www.insightmyanmar.org/donation). Support this podcast
1 hr 35 min
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