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Equipment Manager Joe O'Brien returned to the Bench to host another game. In it we learned that Tony Price was multitalented, that one of David's wheelhouses is Ivy League sports (who knew?), and that Matt missed a European soccer question (one of his wheelhouses?). https://www.patreon.com/benchwarmerstp https://www.facebook.com/benchwarmerstp http…
 
Article Attached To This Podcast!🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/whatifalthist-rudyard-lynch/ He is the creator of the youtube channel, Whatifalthist which is a 300,000+ subscriber YouTube channel that explores everything alternative history, geopolitics and history as it's been recorded. Rudyard Lynch is just a sponge of history. He is so passion…
 
Our old pal Sam Carr, host of MANY podcasts, joined his buddy Justin McClure on the bench to face off against Scott & Markkus in this Eric Ede-hosted game. In it, the backup truck makes a comeback(up) to help out guests, Markkus uses his best Lou Holtz impersonation to break down a Benchwarmers game, sometimes it doesn't pay to know everything abou…
 
Dan’s Online Quiz League teammates Graig Zethner, Gary Middleton, and Scott Barber join him on the bench for an informal session of sports trivia. In this episode we learn that Gary once nearly got run over by a world class Tennis Champion, that Graig REALLY knows his beloved Mets, and that Scott is the ONLY one on the show that knows ANYTHING abou…
 
First time guest Tim Peterson joined the Bench for this game hosted by Josh. In it we had the debut of Salty Walling and we learned that Ede was desperate for a young guy, that the Missing Link theme was not the name of a law firm, and that Mason's parents were not blasting Goldfinger when he was a toddler. https://www.patreon.com/benchwarmerstp ht…
 
Article Attached To This Podcast!🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/jordan-schneider/ Jordan Schneider is the host of the ChinaTalk Podcast & Newsletter, as well as the guest on this episode of the podcast! ChinaTalk is one of the most terrific sources of news and analysis if you are interested in the world of Chinese tech, which is one of deep fasci…
 
Scott finally gets his chance for a homecourt game playing against Dan & Eric Ede, though Scott fights valiantly against a persistent flare up. In this match, we learn that Dan Lundberg was in a hip hop band, and actually may be spending his hiatus preparing his master class in rhyming schemes. Surprising no one, we also learn that David can't pron…
 
Assistant Coach Trevor Hogg joins the bench and hosts this episode where David teams up with Scott to face Markkus and Matt. In it we learned a lot about Pacific Northwest parking & weather, a lot about Omaha high schools and property taxes, Madden Covers strike again and 3-2-1 David talks a lot. https://www.patreon.com/benchwarmerstp https://www.f…
 
Assistant Coach David Fudor returned to the Bench to host this game. In it we learned that Josh and his mother were on a daytime game show in 1991, that Mark PricewaterhouseCooper would not have created the Moonlight-La La Land debacle, and that Dan's Mind Palace has broken ground on a new wing that will house the FTG Hall of Fame. https://www.patr…
 
Board charter is also known as Board terms of reference. Board charters should reference the constitution, director appointment, Board meeting details, Board papers, sub-committees, diversity/lived experience on the Board and more. Remember, governance is always evolving, it’s ok to change things along the way. Connect with me on LinkedIn https://w…
 
Article Attached To This Podcast!🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/peter-pomerantsev/ Peter Pomerantsev is a journalist, author, TV producer and among many other things, a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics. I reached out to speak with Peter because of his brilliant book and the subject of thi…
 
Returning guest Jake Manne tries his hand at hosting for this episode featuring only Benchwarmer players. In it we learned that younger Josh would have loved to have had a Pop tree, that Al Unser is driving the Zamboni for CSKA Moscow, that Ede would love to attend Nintendo Wii-Fest (but not We Fest held annually in Detroit Lakes, MN), and that Sco…
 
Today I want to talk to you about recruitment bias and how it plays into the daily running of your business. The cost of recruitment bias needs to be examined in order to make good decisions as you move the business forward. In this episode we look into unconscious bias in recruitment that you may have and general unconscious bias in the workplace …
 
Are you part of the finance team in your organisation or do you have a finance team? Today I want to talk to you about understanding finance team culture and its organisational impact so that you can make strides towards enhancing your team culture. While the finance culture is just one area of organisational culture, it is an important one. In tod…
 
Firing a client is never easy and it’s not something any of us ever really want to do. However, it’s important to maintain a profitable business so that sometimes means doing the difficult thing. In this episode I want to take you through my process of understanding when you should be firing a client - tips to determine client profitability. To und…
 
In this episode I want to talk about paying yourself first from your business and also why, how and when to do it. So, the question is, are you paying yourself first? And if so, do you know how to pay yourself first? If your business is bringing in income and you are doing all the work then it stands to reasons that you need to pay yourself first. …
 
Personal/professional development training is one of those expenses where it can be difficult to measure in terms of impact and ROI as it’s a long term venture. Personal development training expenses can also eat up a large portion of your PD budget if you aren’t careful. In this episode we look at personal development and professional development …
 
Finding an accountant can be a daunting task at the best of times. On the one hand there is an abundance of accountants all seemingly performing the same duties. On the other hand, how do you know who to trust? Do they specialise in your type of business? How do you go about asking the right questions when you’re hiring an accountant? I’m going to …
 
If COVID has taught us one thing, it’s that having a business continuity plan is necessary moving forward. In this episode I want you to think about your own business continuity planning for your business and how that has effectively become a business continuity planning process that can now be documented and written into your business systems. Sec…
 
I want to discuss job automation and job loss and what this means for jobs in the future. Globally, It’s already been a wild year and the future of the workplace might feel even a little more uncertain for some. Robots taking over jobs in the near future is a real possibility as we have tasted a crisis that has, for the most part, shut the world do…
 
Would you not-for-profit benefit from some independent research? We’ll talk about the pros and cons of in-house, collaboration and outsourcing. Research helps with advocacy and provides an independent viewpoint to lean on when applying for funding. It confirms the value your organisation is adding to society. Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www…
 
Head Coach Chris Shen returned to the Bench to play in David's first hosted game as an official Benchwarmer. In it we learned that both Scott and Markkus know Stone Cold facts (big shocker), that James White Bread is a better option than James White Sup...never mind, and that we all missed out on seeing Doucheketball starring Jesse Palmer, though w…
 
Are you thinking of starting an enterprise here in Australia that has a social purpose? Perhaps starting a social enterprise is something you have in your long term business plan? Well, starting a social purpose enterprise is a little different to starting a nonprofit organisation and many people think they are one in the same. I want to use this e…
 
It’s a strange time right now in the business landscape and there are very few businesses that aren’t dealing with a business crisis. In this episode I am going to walk you through some tips around how your accountant can help with crisis management. This isn’t the time to shy away because you need business crisis management, it’s the time to have …
 
We’ve officially moved into an interesting time here in Australia, as well as globally, where working from home and flexible working arrangements have been enforced. It’s not an easy task understanding how to facilitate flexible working arrangements in Australia and as we move back into the regular pace of work (when this is over) we will likely be…
 
When you begin to go down the rabbit hole of building a business in Australia there are so many questions involving the ‘how’. One of the biggest downfalls of that thinking is that we need a ‘how to start’ motivational speech just to get us off our couch and into action. If you want to know how to start a business you simply get it done. There isn’…
 
Now more than ever we need to be thinking about how we will emerge on the other side of a national crisis. In today’s episode I am going to give you a handful of tips on crisis management and what to do now that we are actually in need of business crisis management. This crisis management plan is for those of you who have had business affected by C…
 
It’s an interesting question and I want to walk you through how to think about it in a way that positions you well for business. I want you to ask yourself, who do you want to be? Better still, who do you want to be today? If you want to win, if you want to be the best, listen to this episode on business mindset and start strong! Connect with me on…
 
Sometimes it can be difficult to put empathy and care about the fiscal needs of the business but today I want to talk to you about caring in business and how caring about employees makes for good business. It seems obvious right? That we should care about our business and our people within its four walls but empathy in business and more specificall…
 
Are you a leader of a company and tearing your hair out because building trust in the workplace is HARD?! You aren’t the only one! Building trust in teams isn’t easy but it also isn’t complicated! The good news is that a culture of trust is a top down initiative so the buck starts and stops with you. Learning how to build trust in teams is really y…
 
Assistant Coach Matt Coleman returned to team up with David against Markkus and Matt. Scott hosted a "Grimes-esque" game according to David. We learned that Markkus has a** for days, that David can't pull the trigger, and that Matt Dougherty knows WAY too much about a certain clipboard captain. https://www.patreon.com/benchwarmerstp https://www.fac…
 
Do you feel overwhelmed when you think about how to systemize your small business? You’re not alone! Figuring out your business procedure after business procedure and turning them into some type of documentation is a bit of an area a lot of business operators avoid. It’s not the most fun task but it IS important! Creating systems and processes for …
 
Internal fraud is a very real thing in business but unfortunately by the time you know anything about it, it’s too late. Preventing employee theft is possible though - but for you it can feel awkward. In this episode I look at employee theft and specifically employee theft prevention so that you know how to frame it in your mind when you’re putting…
 
Article Attached To This Podcast 🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/lachlan-mcgrath-cyber-security/ Lachlan McGrath is the Senior Strategy Consultant for CyberCX and the Curious Worldview Podcast's official cyber security expert. Cyber Security forces us to make considerations such as the following. Why deploy an expensive and costly army when you co…
 
Are you wondering what your first steps to starting a business should be? In this episode I walk you through three things you should consider when planning your first steps to starting a small business or a large business. The list of things to do when starting a business in Australia can be endless and I want to give you three practical steps from…
 
Are you an accountant or lawyer and want to give back but not sure where to start? Well, let me share a bit of my story in this video about how I became a company secretary for a non profit company in order to give back. Non profit governance is much like corporate governance (Australia) except that it doesn’t have all of the positions filled. For …
 
If you want to know how to close a business or how to dissolve a business and you own a small business in Australia, then stick around. In this episode I walk you through some business exit strategies that include (but are not limited to), selling a small business, closing your business and passing the business on. These business exit strategy exam…
 
We got rid of sick leave! Instead of 4 weeks annual leave and 2 weeks sick leave, we combined them. Our employees have 6 weeks of leave, to do with as they wish. No doctor’s certificates required, and the combined leave vests (we pay it out if the employee leaves). Need a day off? Just take one, no questions asked. Sick days, mental health days, ca…
 
If you are a lonely entrepreneur or you’re thinking of starting your own business then watch this video for my take on how to create a helpful and solid network. When you hear people speak about how to network effectively it kind of makes your cringe, doesn’t it? But learning how to network with people is a really effective skill and one that will …
 
Yes! It can provide a great deal of opportunity for both the CEO and the not-for-profit organisation. It can help with strategic thinking, teamwork, collaboration, networking and growth opportunities. There are also a few risks, which I will discuss. Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-hogg-right-source/…
 
First time guest Rodney Hartwig joined the Bench for this game hosted by Josh. This game marked David's first game as an official Benchwarmer and he was informed that he now needed to return his 5-timer smoking jacket. In it we learned that Josh is not done with Sci-Fi halftime questions (or is he), that Markkus has an aggressive cross chop (a la X…
 
In this episode Assistant Coach Mike Khoury teams up with Eric Walling to face Assistant Coach Tim Geving who joined forces with Matt in this Eric Ede hosted episode. In it the player knowledge of university mascots was tested, both teams focused their names on cephalopods, no body can remember New Jersey Devil centers, and for the first time in a …
 
How do you move from being an operationally focussed Board towards being a strategically focussed Board? You need to have strategic long-term goals and visions. If you want the board to be strategic, you need to have CEO/exec team who can focus on operations. Think about whether the Board papers are operational or strategic, because that’s what the…
 
Assistant Coach David Fudor joins the 5-timer club as he hosts a game pitting Josh and Markkus against Ede and Equipment Manager Hugh Gitlin. The teams reminisce about the horrendous QBs of the 1994 NFL Draft, Josh shows off his soccer knowledge, everyone agrees that ice skaters and Gloria Estefan should not headline a Super Bowl halftime show, and…
 
Personal development training is one of those expenses where it can be difficult to measure in terms of impact and ROI as it’s a long term venture. Personal development training expenses can also eat up a large portion of your PD budget if you aren’t careful. In this episode we look at personal development and professional development and how these…
 
Article Attached To This Podcast 🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/bradley-hope-project-brazen/ Bradley Hope is the co-founder of Project Brazen, a media company that is producing books, podcasts, and even tv shows and movies based off the stranger than fiction real-life stories composed in a narrative journalism style. Bradley Hope is also the co-a…
 
Head Coach Philip Sanford joined the bench and hosted this game featuring Eric Ede and Markkus versus Scott and Mason. In it, we learned that Bobby Jackson was pivotal for the early 2000's Kings, both teams correctly identified bovine mascots, Chris Webber still didn't have a timeout, and that apparently abstinence leads to longevity. https://www.p…
 
Article Attached To This Podcast 🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/jim-henry-blood-bankers/ Jim Henry is the author of Blood Bankers a classic investigative tale of following the money. Jim is a Harvard educated economist and lawyer, one of the famous Nader Raiders, a former chief economist at McKinsey & Co, an investigative journalist, author and a…
 
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