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Canadian discussions - a global retail perspective. As the world entered lockdown in March 2020, a small, diverse group of Canadian thought leaders gathered virtually to speculate, collaborate and share their insights on the waves of disruption facing retailers. "The Business of Retail” podcast emerged as an unflinching strategic alternative to the conventional discourse. Listen or watch as root causes are revealed and new paths forward for the wider retail ecosystem are explored.
 
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As we continue this June to explore the opportunities and challenges for new brands to scale, we are delighted to discuss the issues in a food context with one of Canada's most respected business people, resident Dragon on CBC and all-around supporter of ventures: Arlene Dickinson. She joined on the heels of launching Venturepark - what might be th…
 
Dr Ela Manga is a medical doctor in Muldersdrift specializing in bringing mindfulness back into medicine and using various integrative techniques in her daily practice. She uses modern medicine as a framework but focuses on looking at the root causes of illness rather than focusing on treating symptoms. Dr Ela Manga recognizes the need for health c…
 
In my early days in renewable energy Good Energy were one of the few companies out there providing customers with clean energy to the consumer. They were a pioneer and inspiration as I co-founded my solar business. Now, many years later I have had the opportunity to have CEO and Founder Juliet Davenport share her founding story, and much more besid…
 
“Purpose” in business is a daily topic in our newsfeeds. We expect much as shoppers, but are our values and commitments to do right by society and the environment in the way of our desire for what's new in fashion, technology - and the economic means to acquire them? While consumers continue to buy cheap and made-to-fail products, CEOs are under in…
 
Dr. Riaz Motara is doing things a little differently. Not only is Dr. Motara a cardiologist with 20 plus years experience, he founded the first woman’s heart clinic in Africa and is the only functional medicine trained cardiologist in South Africa who focuses on cardiac-endocrinology. But six years ago Dr. Motara was faced with a problem – his wait…
 
Dr. Jack is back!. He is the world-respected neurosurgeon and CEO of Optimized Life and Kruse Longevity Center. Dr. Kruse’s focus is on the foundations of how we work. Using science he explains the deep connection between thermodynamics in biology and the processing of energy and information. Dr. Jack reveals how there are diseases all around the w…
 
What’s it all about?Green Hydrogen! I’ve been aware of Graham and the work of ITM for some time, since meeting their Germany team at Power to X event in Dusseldorf, and seeing the scale of their recently expanded manufacturing capacity, I thought it would be a great time to have CEO Dr Graham Cooley on the podcast. Hydrogen is still in some ways co…
 
We have been seeing a surge in new fashion and lifestyle brands even as the bigger players in this subsector seem to struggle. Yet making it through to profitable scale remains elusive for many. The TBOR team are joined by Canadian retail executive Christine Day to explore why this is occurring and to discuss the challenges and common pitfalls foun…
 
Chris Kresser M.S., L.Ac is the founder of Kresser Institute, the creator of ChrisKresser.com, and the New York Times best selling author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine. He is one of the most respected clinicians and educators in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health, and has trained over 1,500 practitioners and heal…
 
Patrick McKeown is a pioneer in his field and a renowned breath expert, and has just authored another book called “The Breathing Cure” He is passionately motivated to teach people how to breathe correctly. He has been on the Made to Thrive show before and we are honored to have him back as his knowledge and passion are so valuable. Patrick is a wor…
 
Lubomila Jordanova is a cleantech force of nature. A passionate founder, leader and connector of people. I’ve enjoyed working with Lubomila via the Greentech Alliance, and seen how she has built and raised funds for the innovative Plan.A Earth platform, and transitioned the business during Covid. She has a great story and energy, and was delighted …
 
This time we are unpacking the tumult that has swept through the foodservice sector in Canada. Our dine-in restaurants and bars have borne the brunt of the pandemic, while some formats have thrived. Lots of losses here have been gains for grocery. But what next? The TBOR team is joined by guest Dr. Sylvain Charlebois. Sylvain a Canadian researcher …
 
“Brittany Biohacker,” or Bio B, is a Canadian (via South Africa) registered holistic nutritionist who is passionate about everything from biohacking to lifestyle habits and nutrient dense food. Like so many, Brittany came to taking ownership for her own health, by biohacking her own series of health crises. She battled years of health battles inclu…
 
Mark Joseph is a mindfulness and meditation teacher. He loves his job because he gets to really make a difference in people’s lives. Having suffered terribly from panic attacks and anxiety as a young man, Mark is eternally grateful for the transformation of his mind and soul due to the daily practice of mindfulness. He spent three years living in a…
 
Newly named 2 time Lions Courtney Lawes and Dan Biggar join us to celebrate Warren Gatland's Squad for South Africa 2021. What do we make of the 37 names? What does it tells about how we think the Lions will play? Who can feel most aggrieved to have missed out? PLUS news of our first Post Covid, Lions related Live Show. LTBP. See acast.com/privacy …
 
There is an escalating war of engagement by brands in an overcrowded and noisy consumer marketplace. We can’t compete without digital and we can’t afford to get it wrong. But beyond the hype, are current levels of spend sustainable? Why are so many overemphasizing acquisition over retention?By Christine Cowan, David Ian Gray, George Minakakis, Gary Newbury, Craig Patterson
 
Dr. Scott Sherr is a board-certified internal medicine physician with an additional certification in hyperbaric oxygen medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA with a BA in History and BS in Psychobiology. He then attended University of Maryland Medical School and Residency Program where he graduated magna cum laude from …
 
Mike Dillard is the host of his podcast The Mike Dillard Show (formerly the Self Made Man Podcast) and serial entrepreneur with several multimillion-dollar businesses including Mike Dillard Media, The Elevation Group and Magnetic Sponsoring. Mike resides in Austin, Texas and aside from his business pursuits is dedicated to his family and an avid mo…
 
What’s it all about?Addressing the heating issue through geothermal energy, even at a domestic level. I’ve seen Dandelion growing, and raising funds and thought it is a technology we haven’t yet covered on the podcast, so I was delighted when Michael agreed to join me and tell his, and their story, and how heat pumps are one more solution in our ar…
 
George and Gary wanted to get real about what might happen to the retail sector whenever we get to a point of full return, no restrictions - and what might be a very serious concern that dampens the mood of at least some the sector. On a lighter note, David wondered why the heck we are calling a potential spending surge "revenge spending" ?!?! "Wak…
 
Dr Stephanie Seneff is a pioneer in the field of glyphosate and the adverse effects it has on our health. Dr Seneff has an eclectic background with a MIT Computer Science Master's degree and an undergrad in Biology. She has spent most of her career working in computer dialogue systems. In 2007/8, her concern for Autism and the environmental factors…
 
Dr. Craige Golding is back for round two! As an Integrative Medical Doctor, Dr. Golding is the only doctor in South Africa to have completed his advanced fellowship in anti-ageing, functional and regenerative medicine with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He is pure genius and South Africa’s most decorated specialist physician as well a…
 
What’s it all about?Going Double Unicorn in 5 years, and still knowing you are still only at the beginning of the journey! I speak to tech founder and CEO of Octopus Energy Greg Jackson about how he used tech as the platform to disrupt one of the industries most resistant to, and in need of disruption- energy supply. With a focus on technology solv…
 
Josh Bayliss is a professional rugby player for Bath Rugby. Josh broke into the first team at the Rec a couple of years ago and has gone from strength to strength since. He is now one of Bath's leading players, particularly in a season so fragmented with international call ups. His efforts are not only appreciated by his club but also by Gregor Tow…
 
The TBOR team invited guest Claude Sirois, the forward-thinking former President of Retail at Canadian Shopping Centre giant Ivanhoe Cambridge, to a two-part discussion. Part 2 takes a look at what the future of “physical” for retailers, developers, and landlords might look like, including tremendous opportunities to collaborate on innovation in re…
 
Dr. Kien Vuu is a concierge performance and longevity physician specializing in human optimization and regenerative medicine. Having overcome poverty and nearly dying of dysentery as a young refugee, Dr. Vuu became a physician in America only to fall victim to the trappings of modern life and became overweight, developed hypertension and diabetes, …
 
Dr. Jay Montgomery is a South Carolina based opthamologist with a unique quantum perspective. Having gotten ill himself due to blue-light toxicity he had to ditch decades of traditional training and education as Western medicine continued to fail him. He is now dedicated to educating the masses about the quantum effects of the modern environment on…
 
What’s it all about?Flow batteries have had their technical and commercial challenges over the years, so it’s good to see that the technology is really starting to get traction in that 6-12 hour storage category. It’s also good to hear a good traditional ‘started in my garage’ cleantech start-ups story, just watch for the EPA. This week I talk to C…
 
The TBOR team invited guest Claude Sirois, the forward-thinking former President of Retail at Canadian Shopping Centre giant Ivanhoe Cambridge, to a two-part discussion. Part 1 reviews the deep, persistent shifts in the real estate landscape the past few years and the jarring impacts on landlords and tenants triggered by Covid responses. Part 2 in …
 
Dr. Al Danenberg has been a periodontist for over 40 years. As a student and qualified dentist, he practiced all the traditional methods of very invasive dental surgeries. Until, in 2018, at 71 years old, Dr. Al was diagnosed with terminal multiple myeloma - he wasn’t supposed to make it to see 2019, let alone be thriving in 2021. He determinedly d…
 
One of the biggest challenges I face is trying to keep up with all the great books my guests recommend as part of the show. One that I absolutely loved and found incredibly useful was The Grid: The fraying wires between Americans and our energy future. After the recent black outs in Texas I thought it a great time to speak with the author Gretchen …
 
Dr. Leland Stillman is a MD of Internal Medicine Specialist from Portland, Maine. He became interested in medicine at an early age, thanks to childhood ear infections, allergies, and ADHD. This sparked his interest in the immune system, which led him on a path to help people achieve their highest potential. He studied biochemistry and environmental…
 
Green Hydrogen! It’s hard to do or read anything in the sustainable technology sector without hearing about Green Hydrogen at present. What part does hydrogen have to play in the clean energy and mobility transitions? I’ve been working recently with hydrogen founders and entrepreneurs and I’m really intrigued as to where and how we could or should …
 
Perhaps this should be titled The High Cost of Data Illiteracy in Retail. In fairness, retail is very literate about a narrow range of data: skus and sales. But how many retail leaders have a vision and roadmap behind statements such as "we are a data driven business" or have applied critical thinking to scope out a range of data needs, over time, …
 
Dr. Orlando Rojas believes in ethical bio-aesthetic dentistry and discovering the truth. After graduating as a dental surgeon in Colombia in 1986, Dr. Rojas was deeply disturbed and disappointed after uncovering that amalgam fillings were not safe and the dentistry world knew it but still used them. He wondered if they lied about that, what else ha…
 
Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. Since the early 1980s she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change (neuroplastic…
 
I first spoke to Christian about joining on the podcast over two years ago, we planned to do so at the Hyperion office in Munich, time and pandemics conspired against us. But with so much happening in the space, and so much need for long duration energy storage, I didn’t want to wait any longer, seeing the progress they are making as a company, so …
 
Lale Kesebi joins the discussion from Hong Kong. Lale is an ex c-suite executive of global distribution giant Li & Fung and has built upon her sterling track record of transformations in her counsel to CEOs in her Human At Work advisory. We delve into the need for substantive change in retail cultures to enable successful transitions for legacy ret…
 
Jake Steiner is the founder and pioneer behind endmyopia.org, the world leading resource hub on how to reverse myopia and naturally return one’s eyesight to 20/20. Twenty years ago Jake himself had a -5.00 diopter myopia but now has perfect vision. Throughout his journey Jake accumulated and cataloged the many tools, resources and experiences that …
 
Dr Tom Cowan is a curious observer and courageous teacher. He is the author of Human Heart, Cosmic Heart, and the principal author of The Fourfold Path to Healing, and co-author (with Sally Fallon) of The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care. He has studied and written about many subjects in medicine including the heart, cancer, autoim…
 
Those who listen to the podcast will know I’m a big fan of the electrification of everything, but I’m also a (clean) technology agnostic, and in the drive to reduce fossil fuel consumption, sectors like hydrogen and biofuels may have a significant part to play. This week I talk with the very passionate and driven CEO of a biofuel company that recen…
 
Jeffrey Bland has been an internationally recognized leader in the nutritional medicine field for over 35 years and is known as the father of functional medicine for his ability to synthesize complex scientific concepts in a manner that is both personable and accessible. A biochemist by training, Dr. Bland earned dual degrees in biology and chemist…
 
As we gather stories of the plight of iconic independent stores and restaurants closing for good under pandemic guidelines, we discuss the bigger ripple effects beginning with streetfronts and local communities. Can the damage still be mitigated in 2021?By Christine Cowan, David Ian Gray, George Minakakis, Gary Newbury, Craig Patterson
 
Josh Trent is the Founder of Wellness Force Media and host of the top-ranked Wellness Force Radio. His iTunes show focuses on Health, Self-Help, and Fitness & Nutrition that showcases world class experts in both physical and emotional wellness. In 2004, he began his wellness journey in search of the truth and embarked on his very own Hero’s Journey…
 
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