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Remoter Podcast

Erik Hare, Josephine Tse, Alexander Torrenegra, Andrés Cajiao

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The Remoter Podcast covers anything and everything you need to know in order to successfully build and scale a remote-first team. Season 1 is hosted by Andrés Cajiao, Chief Growth Officer of Torre, and Josephine Tse, Remoter Ambassador of the Remoter Project. Season 2 is hosted by Josephine Tse.
 
Have you been forced to work from home by your employer? Have you been laid off and are feeling depressed at home? Do you want to make money while working from home? When your W-2 world changes and you're told to work from home, or when work sends you home and tells you that you have to use vacation time if you want to get paid, it's time to figure out how. Adam Schroeder and Naresh Vissa have been working from home for over a decade each, and are here to teach you how to not only prove your ...
 
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Gonzalo Blanco, Quansa: Building the future of financial health in Latin America, Ep 152 For years, Gonzalo Blanco and Mafalda Barros have seen how the misaligned incentives in Latin American financial products push the average person to make bad financial decisions. Due to this lack of guidance, people improvise and spend money without realizing t…
 
During the lockdowns we saw many parts of the environment start coming back to life as humans had less of a footprint on the outside world. Will that become a trends as we move out of the Covid world or will we go back to business as normal? What can we learn about our time working from home that we can implement moving forward to help our world an…
 
Making happy money can make everything about your life better. But what is it, and (perhaps just as important) how can we teach our children about it? Ken Honda, New York Times' bestselling author of Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money, joins Adam and Naresh to discuss his concept of happy money, and how it can VASTLY impr…
 
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us all the flaws in the US healthcare system. But what can we do to solve the issues facing it? Dr. Alejandro Badia, hand and upper extremity surgeon at Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Doral, Florida; co-founder of Miami Anatomical Research Center (M.A.R.C.); bestselling author of Healthcare From The Trenches: An In…
 
What is the future of work? What is our new world going to look like once everything is back up and running in the world? Adam and Naresh are joined by Dr. Jay W. Richards to discuss these topics, how the free market and individual responsibility can save the American Dream, and why we don't live in a zero sum world. Jay is a Professor in the Busch…
 
Public speaking is something we associate with in person gatherings. But the pandemic has shown us that public speaking applies in virtual settings as well. Considering that public speaking is one of humanities greatest fears, it's something we need to focus on to overcome and succeed, no matter where we're working. Adam and Naresh are joined by Mi…
 
Greatest Hits Episode: Marta Forero, Driving Economic Growth in Latin America via Corporate Education with UBits, Ep 149 ​​For this week’s episode of Crossing Borders, we’re revisiting one of our greatest hits episodes featuring UBits’ Marta Forero. As the only Latin American woman in her Y Combinator cohort, Marta Forero is helping break the mold …
 
What is the life of a digital nomad really like? How can you do it when you actually have children? There are so many logistics that have to be handled, but Chris Elliott has conquered them all. Adam and Naresh are joined by Chris, who is the founder of Elliott Advocacy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers consumers to solve their prob…
 
Starting companies from home used to be more out of necessity than anything else. Nowadays, however, it's more part of the model for many startups. But there's a big difference between a "remote first" and "remote-friendly" companies. Adam and Naresh are joined by Alexander Torrenegra, CEO of Torre, a professional networking platform for remote and…
 
Maribel Dominguez, Círculo de Belleza: Building a vertical marketplace to supply the professional beauty industry, Ep 150 After graduating from university in the US in 2009 at the height of the financial crisis, Maribel Dominguez decided to move back to her native Mexico until the economy got better. While she was home, Maribel and her dad came up …
 
Greatest Hits Episode: Matías Rivera, Building Businesses and Replanting Patagonian Trees, Ep 149 ​​For this week’s episode of Crossing Borders, we’re revisiting one of our greatest hits episodes featuring Fanatiz’ Matías Rivera. What do Start-Up Chile, the Copa Libertadores, and Latin America’s largest crowdfunding campaign have in common? The ans…
 
They say that everyone has a story inside them, but Tehlor Kay Mejia had #1 New York Time best sellers in her at a very young age. Tehlor joins Adam and Naresh to discuss how she creates the stories she's writing (like her new book Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares), how she managed to get connected with renowned author Rick Riordan, and …
 
Heidi St. John, known as "The Busy Mom", is a Congressional Candidate in the GOP primary for the 3rd District of Washington State; #1 bestselling author of Bible Promises for Moms, Becoming MomStrong Bible Study: A Six-Week Journey to Discover Your God-Given Calling, Becoming MomStrong: How to Fight with All That's in You for Your Family and Your F…
 
Benjamin Labra, Houm: Streamlining the Real Estate industry in Latin America, Ep 148 Latin America’s real estate market is opaque, broken and bureaucratic. The home buying process in the region can take up to a year, and even just renting an apartment requires having another property as collateral in some countries. There are many pain points in th…
 
From writing in an office, to writing on the beach, to writing in a van, to writing for National Geographic Kids, Crispin Boyer has done it all. Crispin joins Adam and Naresh to discuss how he was able to convert his work from home life into a partnership with a brand that allows him to write best selling novels in both fiction and non-fiction real…
 
The pandemic showed us all what schooling in today's world is like, and many didn't like it. There was a massive spike in homeschooling, and who knows how many of those will stay out of public school in the coming year. Ainsley Arment is the Founder of Wild + Free, a home-schooling community and company that connects and supports parents who educat…
 
​​Nico Barawid, Casai: Providing Consistently High-Quality Hospitality in Mexico, Ep 147 In Mexico, the hospitality industry is the third-highest contributor to GDP. Therefore, when COVID-19 initially shut tourists out of the country and forced many hotels to close down, the Mexican economy was hit relatively hard. By the second half of 2020, trave…
 
Greatest Hits Episode: Daniel Bilbao, Fighting Fraud in Latin America, Ep 146 For this week’s episode of Crossing Borders, we’re revisiting one of our greatest hits episodes featuring Truora’s Daniel Bilbao. Originally from Cali, Colombia, Daniel studied in the US and started a company in Silicon Valley before realizing he wanted to use his experie…
 
If you're looking to start a company from home, how can you set yourself up for a successful exit when the time is right? What about buying an existing company to skip the dangerous first steps in creating a business? Josh Patrick is a serial entrepreneur and advisor to private business owners. He took his first business from 1.5 people to 90 emplo…
 
Greatest Hits Episode: Federico Vega, Transforming Transport Logistics in Latin America, Ep 145 For this week’s episode of Crossing Borders we’re revisiting one of our greatest hits episodes featuring Cargo X’s Federico Vega. Anytime you have an item that you need to send from here to there you enter the world of transport logistics. It may seem as…
 
Artificial intelligence has come a long way over the years. What was once a pipe dream has become reality. But what has that reality really done for us? Sharon Daniels, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Arria NLG, one of the pioneering companies in artificial intelligence for automatic text generation, joins Adam and Naresh to discuss what's happening i…
 
How do you go from being someone pitching a comic book at the age of 28 to getting a phone call from Disney that they want you to write a series of books? Serena Valentino did just that, and she joins Adam and Naresh to explain how she accomplished the feat, what her process is, and what's next for her. Website: www.SerenaValentino.com www.WorkFrom…
 
How do you succeed as a team, whether sitting in an office or from each worker's home? The answer remains the same regardless of the surrounding, and NFL Hall of Famer Joe Theismann joins Adam and Naresh to discuss what the keys are. Joe, Adam, and Naresh also delve into how to handle an abrupt end to your career, business, etc, and how to bounce b…
 
Pedro Moura, Flourish: Building the tech infrastructure to help people make better financial decisions, Ep 144 Pedro Moura moved from Natal, Brazil to the US at a young age, overcoming many challenges while always trying to build a better future for himself, his family and his region. His perseverance and grit guided him to create a company that he…
 
How can you go from a kid just trying to make some money delivering papers to partnering with athletes and sports teams to sell stadiums, memorabilia, and everything in between? For Brandon Steiner the answer is simple: increase your empathy. Brandon joins Adam and Naresh to discuss how he's able to keep his creativity at an elite level and come up…
 
Creating a business and growing it into a success is hard enough. But to then give that up and pursue your passion to write? That takes guts and determination. To then become a New York Times best selling author? Well, that's what Robert Beatty did. Robert joins Adam and Naresh to discuss his journey from entrepreneur to best selling author living …
 
Julie Meyer graduated university and took off overseas 10 days later to start her own business journey. The daughter of an entrepreneur, she's led quite the entrepreneur life of her own now. Julie joins Adam and Naresh to discuss her journey, what entrepreneurs (and "hidden" entrepreneurs) today can do to put themselves in position to succeed, and …
 
Taking care of yourself is something we all know we need to do, but it's something easily neglected. Rosie Mercado, on the other hand, went from being depressed at home to being an internationally renowned plus-size model and starring in a reality TV show. She joins Adam and Naresh to discuss her journey and how she was able to lose 240 pounds and …
 
Alexander Torrenegra, Torre: Reinventing job-matching and recruitment services, Ep 143 Alexander Torrenegra believes that most talent is going to waste because it’s not being exposed to the right opportunities. That’s why he founded Torre, a platform that streamlines the application, recruitment, and selection process for remote work. This new prof…
 
Learning self regulation is one of the most important things people can do, regardless of age. How can we, as parents, instill that discipline in our children? Adam and Naresh are joined by Dr. Stuart Shanker, distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology at York University in Toronto, founder & CEO of The MEHRIT Centre, an…
 
Pete Flint, NFX: Tapping into world-class startups in Latin America, Ep 142 During the summer of ‘95, when Netscape went public, Pete Flint decided he wanted to get involved in Internet startups as the next step in his career. He went on to form part of the founding team of lastminute.com in the UK– an online travel site that was later acquired for…
 
What can the average person learn from the training they give to Navy SEALS? What does a "warrior living" philosophy mean? Adam and Naresh are joined by Chris Sajnog, retired U.S. Navy SEAL Master Firearms Instructor and a Neural-Pathway Training Expert; #1 bestselling author of "How to Shoot Like Navy SEAL: Combat Marksmanship Fundamentals" and "N…
 
What do you do when your fear creates more problems than the actual crisis you were facing? How do you express gratitude during and after a pandemic? How do you overcome negative thoughts and instill a positive mindset not just in our own lives but in our children's? Adam and Naresh are joined by Doug Vermeeren, creator of Personal Power Mastery; a…
 
We're all living A life, but are we living the life we really want? How many of us can say, after a year like 2020, that we're really living our best life? Kimberly Friedmutter, internationally renowned hypnotherapist and bestselling author of Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You've Always Wanted, joins Adam and Naresh to …
 
Bismarck Lepe, Wizeline: Building world class startups from Mexico and Silicon Valley , Ep 141 Bismarck Lepe was part of the first batch of entrepreneurs to leave Google, ready to take the world by storm. And that he did. His first startup was Ooyala, an online video platform company that he built from zero to a $400M exit. Today, a seasoned entrep…
 
Diversity in the work place is something society has been trying to achieve for a long time now. Now that Covid sent workers home and changed the landscape of work, what does that mean for diversity? Professor Dr. Harvey Wingfield is Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, President of Sociologists for Women in Society, a nati…
 
David Poritz, Credijusto: Helping SMEs grow in Latin America, Ep 140 According to David Poritz, over six million SMEs in Mexico have historically lacked access to credit. That’s one of the reasons why in 2015, David decided to build Credijusto, a tech-enabled lender for SMEs in Mexico. David has always been a strong advocate for human rights, found…
 
There are common traits of businesses that are surviving (and thriving) during the pandemic. What are they? Is college the answer? How can workers truly get the necessary skills? Nicholas Wyman joins Adam and Naresh to discuss work from home skills and how to make sure you're what companies are looking for and how companies can get the people they …
 
Maria Fujihara, Sinai Technologies: Helping corporations mitigate climate change through decarbonization software, Ep 139 Maria Fujihara firmly believes in the power of the private sector to be a key piece in combating climate change. After a successful career in Brazil’s Green Building Council, Maria decided that if she was to work in that space a…
 
Covid put students of all ages into their homes. It showed a glaring fact about higher education pricing and the value it provides. How will these higher education facilities continue to surive (or will they?) once people see how much it actually costs to run the education side of the school? Jeff Selingo, award-winning journalist for The Washingto…
 
Reading is the foundation for children's learning, but sometimes between the 50th and 150th time reading you start to think there MUST be another way to read it. Shannon Bex is Co-founder & Chief Communications Officer of VOOKS, which is a newstreaming platform that is unlike any other streaming service available today by adding movement and sound …
 
Agustin Feuerhake, Fintual: Redefining what it means to invest in Latin America, Ep 138 For retail investors in Latin America, the options to invest are limited. This space is often dominated by traditional banks that charge very high fees and involve processes that are quite complex for non-experts. As co-founder and CMO of robo advisor Fintual, A…
 
How do you go from professional NBA player earning millions of dollars to a work from home professional running a business successfully? Not many of us will ever get a chance to do that, but Jim McIlvaine, former NBA center, joins Adam and Naresh to discuss what that transition was like. Jim discusses his NBA career, what he's been able to do now t…
 
With the cluster of people vying to be "the one", how do you stand out in today's landscape? Can a simple book possibly be the answer? Adam Witty, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Advantage Media Group and Forbes Books, bestselling author of Authority Marketing: How to Leverage 7 Pillars of Thought Leadership to Make Competition Irrelevant, a…
 
Could you fit your business plan on a notecard? Adam Witty, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Advantage Media Group and Forbes Books, bestselling author of Authority Marketing: How to Leverage 7 Pillars of Thought Leadership to Make Competition Irrelevant, as well as Book The Business: How To Make BIG MONEY With Your Book Without Even Selling …
 
Jose Miguel Cortes, Fondo de Fondos: Supporting the venture capital industry in Mexico and Latin America, Ep 137 A fund of funds raises capital from different investors to invest in Venture Capital or Private Equity funds. These investors –mostly institutional– pick funds of funds so that they can trust a professional manager to pick the best VC fu…
 
How can one person help so many others improve their lives? How can one doctor fight the current medical system that promotes more and more patients with less and less face time, to create a profitable business with good bedside manners and high quality of care? Dr. B.S. Ajaikumar, founder, chairman and CEO of HealthCare Global Enterprises and auth…
 
Daniel Rodriguez, Picap: Delivery and Logistics in Latin Americans, Ep 136 Daniel Rodriguez lives in Bogotá, the third most traffic-congested city in the world. He knows a thing or two about the frustration that comes from spending hours inside a car in slow-moving traffic when you need to get somewhere. Daniel’s usual response to these situations …
 
How do you avoid the feeling of loneliness while you're working from home? Especially during the lockdown we've been kept separated for a long time. Is it possible to actually build a community through these times? Charles Vogl, author of The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging, joins Adam and Naresh to discuss ways in which you can cr…
 
Most college students are going out on the weekend to party and doing the minimal work needed to get their degree. Others, however, are working from their dorm room and getting started on their life after college. Nathan Hirsch was one of the driven ones. He tells Adam and Naresh his story and shares how he's had such success from home while runnin…
 
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