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Our show is dedicated to helping startups & aspiring entrepreneurs, know what it takes to build their first business. We have a bi-weekly podcast show (x2 episodes per week) where we feature a mixture of content which focuses on all things startup, entrepreneurship & innovation. We feature interviews with influential founders around the globe and break down how they started and scaled their businesses, all whilst providing their first-hand advice. We also feature lessons on particular busine ...
 
Welcome To WTAF - A THIS COUNTRY Podcast! The Top 3 Itunes Podcast about the BAFTA winning BBC comedy series 'This Country'.We celebrate one of the best new comedies to hit UK screens for years. We will be chatting about the episodes in depth, interviewing the stars, creators and fans of the show.Follow us on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter @thiscountrypodEmail wtafthiscountry@hotmail.comwww.wtafpodcast.comwww.patreon.com/wtaf ©️Pavo&Neil Entertainment 2020
 
The private club industry's premier podcast! This program covers industry news, predictions, product spotlights, trends and other current developments in the world of private clubs. If you're involved in a golf club, yacht club, athletic club or business club, this is the show for you. Each week, Private Club Radio features one expert guest who has the opportunity to share their story and answer questions related to their field of expertise. Guests range from association presidents to genera ...
 
The Startup Canada Podcast Show is a production of Start up Canada, a grassroots, entrepreneur-led movement to bring together, celebrate, and give a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurship community. On the podcast, award-winning entrepreneur host Rivers Corbett speaks with the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship community to give a glimpse into the future of business, and share insights on everything from social innovation to the future of work, investing, and why we need to think bi ...
 
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Three main factors contribute to a successful career: competence, attitude, and networking. It is the interplay of these three key components that, when done right, will get you to places in any business. Sharing his wisdom on this with Dr. Diane Hamilton is Dennis Chookaszian, the retired Chairman and CEO of CNA Insurance Companies. Dennis shares …
 
Branding has the power to build or break a business, but what is branding and how do you master it? Branding is a choice that starts with strategy, just ask Jeremy Miller! Jeremy Miller is a globally recognized branding expert, and the bestselling author of Sticky Branding and Brand New Name. Jeremy’s path into branding wasn’t traditional. He fell …
 
COVID-19 has become such a huge problem in the world that the race to find a vaccine against it is one of the most urgent public health challenges. Joining Dr. Diane Hamilton on today’s episode is Dr. Jerome Kim, the Director General for the International Vaccine Institute. Dr. Kim is an international expert on the evaluation and development of vac…
 
Hey WTAF-ers! It's our 150th episode and we tick off another bucket list guest as we chat to the one and only Gaby Roslin. Of course we chat This Country and her new best friend Daisy but we also chat about broadcasting for 28 (and a half) hours straight, working with the legendary Terry Wogan and how she started The Big Breakfast with Chris Evans!…
 
They say that the only constant thing is change. If it happens all around us all the time, then why do people fear change? On today’s podcast, Dr. Diane Hamilton sits down with the Champion of Change, Jason Feifer. Jason is the Editor-in-Chief of the Entrepreneur magazine and the host of three podcasts – Pessimists Archive, Problem Solvers, and Hus…
 
Scott talks to Huma Abidi, the Senior Director of AI Software Products at Intel. Huma leads a team of software engineers and today she sits down and gets deep with Scott on AI, machine learning, deep learning, optimization...and painting! What is the role of silicon and hardware instructions when doing AI and ML? How does Intel interact with the op…
 
COVID-19 has changed the way we work and interact with each other and has left many nervous about the future. The transition from remote work back to the office can be seamless, but only if we follow occupational health and safety legislation – just ask Stuart Ducoffe! Stuart Ducoffe is an employment and labour lawyer, as well as founder of e2r, wh…
 
Just as how the world continues to evolve, business values have also come very far. Now, companies don’t create value anymore in the factory; they are now creating values in the network—the platform and digital ecosystems. Taking you into this very interesting topic, Dr. Diane Hamilton interviews the founder and CEO of VIVALDI, Erich Joachimsthaler…
 
The Club at Renaissance is a jewel in the heart of Florida's Southwest coast. The club has just completed a multi-million dollar renovation project which includes a completely new design concept for their golf course. Co-owners Jeff Darragh and Brian Rigsby join us to talk about the process and the future of the club. Learn more at https://www.thec…
 
Technology has a transformative power over the world. Whether it takes us to a place of chaos or to a place of greater wellbeing is up to us. Hidden behind the noise is a small, global pool of forward-thinking innovators who are taking the preliminary steps in harnessing the full power of technology to improve human life. Wellbeing tech curator, Ni…
 
Hey WTAF-ers! It's a very special episode as we celebrate our 3rd Birthday! We haven't sold our birthday like a certain young lady we know so we thought the best way to celebrate was to count down the definitive Top 10 This Country moments. Join us and see if you agree with our list. A massive THANK YOU to every single one of you that has listened,…
 
Why can't I control a Virtual Desktop of my PC from my VR headset? Guy Godin asked this question...and made the answer. Is VR Desktop VR's killer app? Scott talks to Guy about how he did it, and how VR Desktop made a $400 VR headset into Scott's primary rig...wirelessly! And it's written entirely in C#? With latency in the low milliseconds!? Imposs…
 
Every entrepreneur should know the basics of data privacy, cybersecurity, and the risks their startup is exposed to. Just ask Anne Genge, Co-Founder of the Alexio Corporation! In 2017 Anne Genge Co-founded Alexio Corporation, now a National and Global Award-winning Cybersecurity firm. With over 20 years of industry experience, Anne knows the challe…
 
In this era of change, leadership has to move away from its association with authoritarianism and into a new paradigm of transformative influence. This is what Walt Rakowich learned from his personal experience of becoming that leader when times are tough. When he became an executive at Prologis in 2008, the global real estate company was on the ve…
 
Hey WTAF-ers! We welcome back another SuperFan favourite this episode. Actor and Podcaster Craig Parkinson returns to the pod. We chat This Country Series 3, Craigs excellent 'Two Shot Podcast', his and Karl Pilkingtons planned return of 'Bullseye' and Craig's view on the US remake. You can check out Craigs podcast right here - https://podcasts.app…
 
Susana Benavidez has had an interesting path into technology and she wants to normalize that path. Sometimes it's not straight and narrow, sometimes it's windy and filled with bumps. What would tech look like if we normalized failure and gave folks a space place to fail fast, fail often and come out on the other side better than ever? Happy Hispani…
 
The entrepreneurial journey is not a straight line – it often consists of roadblocks, unexpected opportunities, and constantly changing circumstances. According to Colin Weston, Co-Founder of REVIVER Sport Entertainment and Startup Vancouver, the key to your startup’s success is understanding that entrepreneurship is a marathon, not a sprint. Colin…
 
Hey WTAF-ers! It's time for another SuperFan episode and this episode it's a real treat to chat to Actor Mike Fenton Stevens. We chat about his love of This Country as well as being the voice on the 'classic' 80's number 1 song 'The Chicken Song'. We find out what happens when you leave a family holiday for an audition and why it wasn't a man with …
 
Do you dread code reviews? Dr. Michaela Greiler believes they are essential and if done right, can be enjoyable and powerful. She talks about the general practice of code reviews, what goes wrong, and how we can get better at them! What are the responsibilities of the reviewer and the reviewed? Here are the links we discussed in the episode: awesom…
 
A simple idea can quickly turn into profit- if you use the right tools. Just ask Aaron Reynolds, the Author of Effin’ Birds. Aaron is a humourist, professional speaker, and the man behind the @EffinBirds and @swear_trek Twitter accounts. When he’s not on Twitter, you can find him producing a series of podcasts and at ComicCons dressed as George Luc…
 
Hey WTAF-ers! It's time for another SuperFan episode and this time we welcome writer Anna Jordan. Anna has written episodes for award winning Drama shows such as 'Succession' and Killing Eve and written and directed numerous plays and theatre productions. She has also been the recipient of a saucy text from Martin Mucklowe himself (who hasn't?). We…
 
In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton takes the floor and talks about two important things, curiosity and perception. These two go hand in hand as they cycle back into one another in various ways, shapes, or forms. She explains the massive role of curiosity in the success of people and businesses as she gives out examples of companies and how they in…
 
It’s not about being all over social media- it’s about using your social media consistently, intelligently and effectively. Nichole Howson, Owner of AIM Social Media Marketing, knows this best. As an experienced, award-winning social media strategist and consultant, Nicole’s work is focused on reducing her clients’ advertising spend while growing t…
 
You’ll never get the answers you’re looking for if you don’t start asking the right questions. This is true in any aspect of life. Doug Holladay, the Founder and CEO of PathNorth, takes a seat with Dr. Diane Hamilton to talk about the part of curiosity that’s often ignored. In this episode, Doug talks about defining what success is for you, and the…
 
Hey WTAF-ers! Yes he's back! The Dirty Peeper with the Big Dipper finally makes his return to the podcast. We chat to the man himself Paul Cooper about Series 3, Martin's dark return, why Dan Greaves was at his party and how Celebrity Gogglebox works! You can get your very own personal message form Martin Mucklowe himself! Just click the link below…
 
In this episode, Felisa Israel, Founder of 10 Fold Entertainment and IMPACT Internship, joins Dr. Diane as they talk about creating an impact in a male-dominated industry and Felisa’s passion for sharing her success. Felisa shares her journey through the sports and entertainment industry and how she took twenty years of experience in the NBA to bui…
 
In any industry, the field of sales is always competitive, so much more for women. Even in modern times, it can’t be denied that what women experience in a workplace is different from men. The Founder of the National Association of Women Sales Professionals, Cynthia Barnes, joins this episode to share her knowledge and insights about the women in s…
 
In order to disrupt your industry, you will need more than luck. According to Danish Yusuf, CEO and co-founder of Zensurance, resilience and grit are the true keys to success in today’s entrepreneurial world. Danish Yusuf is the CEO and co-founder of zensurance.com, a Toronto-based technology startup focused on commercial insurance product and dist…
 
Lily Braswell joins us from Winged Foot the site of the 2020 US Open as they begin the week. Learn about the preparations involved in preparing for a majo - and one during a pandemic. We also chat about women in golf and Lily offers some inspiration to the ladies out there who are looking to move up the ladder in private clubs around the world.…
 
As technology advances and society moves forward, the number of platforms you can utilize to spread your message also increases. The question boils down to how much visibility you can create and how effectively can you use your platform. The Founder of Your Purpose Driven Practice, Rebecca Hall Gruyter, joins this episode to talk about the best pra…
 
Hey WTAF-ers! It's a humdinger of a SuperFan episode as we're honoured to welcome broadcast legend Jeremy Vine to WTAF. We chat This Country, of course, as well as what it felt like stepping into a broadcast legends shoes at Radio 2, sorting out arguments on his daily Channel 5 show and his idea behind his Salvador Dali inspired novel. You can orde…
 
No matter what decade it is, conquering the summit of Mt. Everest is no easy feat and is definitely a cause for celebration. Describing the feeling of what it’s like to look at the world from above is Saray Khumalo, the first black woman from Zambia to summit Everest and reach the South Pole. Joining Dr. Diane Hamilton, she tells her exhilarating e…
 
Monica Powell is a software engineer who is passionate about making contributing to open-source more approachable. She works with The New York Public Library's eBook software and founded React Ladies. Today she talks to Scott about creative expression on the web and learning into learning in public.By Scott Hanselman
 
Curiosity drives innovation and in this world of digital transformation and ever-increasing complexity, you either innovate or stagnate as an organization. For this reason, Dr. Diane Hamilton’s guests in this episode embarked on an amazing collaboration that led to The Curious Advantage, a book that explores the increasing importance of curiosity f…
 
Fostering a team culture based on motivation and positive feedback is the best way to increase engagement. Employee engagement is vital to improving overall company performance, just ask Rob Catalano! Rob Catalano is the Chief Engagement Officer at WorkTango. Rob started off studying Marketing at Ryerson University, and worked at a Marketing agency…
 
A lot of sales books fall short because they are all filled with tips and tricks without offering insights into who the salesperson needs to be. You can have all the strategies in the world, but if you are not clear about who you are and who you are talking to, everything is for naught. Putting the heart in selling, Dr. Diane Hamilton is joined by …
 
Hey WTAF-ers! It's another SuperFan episode and this time we chat all things This Country to Gina Akers. You may have seen Gina on This Morning chatting all things beauty but we also chat about the dreaded Lockdown and how she has coped as well as finding out if she knows and 'Big Mandy's'! You can win your own personal video message from Martin Mu…
 
It is so easy to blame what is happening outside for what and who we are. However, it is important to remember that everything is already inside us. We have the natural ability and the potential to become better. That is one of the fascinating aspects of human behavior, our drive towards self-improvement. In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton intervi…
 
Scott talks with Joe Karlsson about Document Databases like MongoDB and how they differ from classic Table-based (ER) databases. Can this next generation of WebAPI and JSON-powered cloud DB allow more beginners to get into programming? Is this the death of select * from table? NOTE: Scott met Joe while speaking at Codeland. While Mongo is a sponsor…
 
We have a fascinating relationship with slips and falls. On the one hand, who doesn’t love to have a good laugh watching fail videos on YouTube? On the other hand, slip and falls account for an incredible percentage of accidental deaths in the US and in the world. This is increasingly becoming a serious and pressing issue as the population ages, wi…
 
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