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Todd Nief is the owner of downtown Chicago's #1 CrossFit gym and the coach to multiple CrossFit Games athletes. He has been featured by Men's Fitness, WGN Radio, and NBC Chicago among others. His background in chemical engineering and as a musician in multiple death metal bands gives him a unique lens with which to unpack the models that people use to solve problems in complex areas like fitness, business, nutrition, music, economics and psychology.
 
The Swisspreneur Show is a podcast series of in-depth, candid conversations with some of Switzerland’s most successful founders, business leaders and innovators. By getting to the heart of these leaders’ stories - their successes, their failures, their must-have advice and greatest regrets - we hope to both inspire and guide the next generation of Swiss entrepreneurs. Each episode deconstructs and showcases one person’s personal and professional background and provides advice and recommendat ...
 
Myanmar Musings is the world's leading podcast with researchers and thinkers on issues relating to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the interviewees/guests and do not necessarily accord with those of the host or the Myanmar Research Centre.
 
Energy Trailblazers is a podcast and video conversation series hosted by renowned interviewer Holly Ransom and created by the founders of Energy Disruptors: UNITE. The Calgary-based initiative has been awarded for its in-person conferences designed to accelerate global clean energy and climate solutions by uniting the world’s boldest trailblazers. In collaboration with EY, the team is rallying the most inspirational entrepreneurs, business leaders and global thinkers in energy, finance, inve ...
 
It's 'crazy' how the mind can continue to do all the things we do not want like, intrusive thoughts, fear, resentment, worry, anxiety, etc. Why does this happen? For some of us, we have become prisoners in our own minds, helplessly tied to uncomfortable memories, obsolete beliefs, and limiting thinking styles. What implications does this have for the family, society, and the workplace? How can we change limiting patterns and empower ourselves to thrive? The world of work and life the way we ...
 
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Timestamps: 1:05 - The Goldman Sachs epiphany 9:28 - Getting into impact investment 18:53 - Women in developing countries & traditional banks 32:44 - From a 20$ loan to an SME 51:23 - Investing in European startups About Roger Müller Roger Müller is a board member and managing partner at Enabling Qapital, an microfinance advisory company. His backg…
 
Timestamps: 1:03 - Young founders and taxes 9:39 - Cantons and tax advantages 24:00 - The wealth tax burden 32:19 - Employee participation plans 40:33 - Tax pitfalls in structuring a sale About Peter Kempin and Patrick Arnold Peter Kempin is a Team Head of Executives & Entrepreneurs at UBS, where he has been working for the past 15 years. Patrick A…
 
Timestamps: 1:05 - Getting started in the agency business 7:07 - Thinking about monetization 11:09 - Evaluating an exit scenario 28:26 - Co-founder chemistry 45:06 - Accidentally becoming CEO About Christian Reiter Christian Reiter is a co-founder and board member at Kingfluencers, the leading Swiss social influence agency. After getting his bachel…
 
Monetary policy is confusing. What even is The Fed? How do they control interest rates? Is The Fed different than the Treasury? Why do different cities have different feds? And, most importantly, do people with laser eyes on Twitter actually know anything about inflation? These are all things that I've wondered about — fortunately, my friend Chris …
 
Timestamps: 1:00 - From the US to Engelberg 14:30 - The vending machine market 20:56 - A disruptive business model 32:51 - Who stands in the way of disruption? 44:45 - Thinking about the exit About Jon Brezinski Jon Brezinski is the co-founder and CEO at Invenda, a company disrupting the machine industry with connected smart technology. Invenda off…
 
Chris Voss is the former lead international kidnapping negotiator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as the FBI’s hostage negotiation representative for the National Security Council’s Hostage Working Group. Prior to becoming the FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator, Christopher served as the lead Crisis Negotiator for the New…
 
Timestamps: 1:02 - How studying abroad can change your life 5:56 - How is an investor trained? 19:47 - How an investor finds companies 25:55 - How to lose an investor's trust 48:20 - Attracting institutional investors About Gina Domanig Gina Domanig is a managing partner at Emerald Technology Ventures, a globally recognized investment and venture c…
 
Timestamps: 1:07 - The fundraising momentum in Switzerland 3:25 - Setbacks in Swiss investing today 11:53 - Going beyond the pitch 15:43 - How to approach investors 27:38 - An overview of Swiss brokers About Lukas Reinhardt Lukas Reinhardt is the head of UBS' Growth Advisory, the leading partner for fast-growing Swiss companies, such as On Running,…
 
What is the connection between White & Burman/Bama privilege, industrial development, conflict and capitalism? How can different class and ethnic groups build solidarity in the current crisis? Is class politics ultimately behind ethnic politics in Myanmar – or can it solve it? Dr. Stephen Campbell and Dr. Elliott Prasse-Freeman discuss their recent…
 
Dr. Anika Molesworth is a passionate farmer, scientist, and storyteller. She is raising awareness of the environmental effects of climate change and injecting a strong new voice of hope for the farming and agricultural communities. She has been invited to speak at the UN Paris COP21 climate meeting. Anika encourages her audiences to look past the s…
 
Timestamps: 1:50 - From farm boy to computer geek 10:13 - Being greedy for positive feedback 16:56 - Ending up in a broken team 23:18 - Perseverance 25:05 - Getting close to burnout About Igor Susmelj Igor Susmelj is the co-founder of Lightly, where he helps companies improve machine learning models by curating vision data. He has previously worked…
 
The coup has complicated the analysis of Myanmar's 2020 general elections, but Constant Courtin, of the University of British Columbia, is digging deep into the role and performance of the USDP during its time in opposition. How do we make sense of the NLD/USDP victories and defeats in the 2020 election results? This seminar was recorded as part of…
 
Timestamps: 6:02 - Saying goodbye to Big Pharma 18:26 - Fulfilling your parents' expectations 47:53 - Stepping down from the CEO role 58:56 - Joining Dezentrum 1:05:18 - A do tank, not a think tank About Malik El Bay Malik El Bay is the co-founder of the household management app Flatastic and a partner at Dezentrum, a think-tank concocting positive…
 
Dr. Margaret Heffernan is as outspoken as she is considered. She is at once warm and approachable, but sharp-witted and intolerable of fools. A seasoned CEO and celebrated writer, Margaret lives in a small town in the UK with a population of 700 people. Her words, however, resound globally. ​Margaret produced programmes for the BBC for 13 years, le…
 
Three economists from the Overseas Development Institute delve into assessing the sustainability of the Myanmar economy's current development model in light of COVID-19's effects, both domestically and in other nations, and in the current political context. This is a recorded seminar from the Myanmar Update 2021 conference held in July 2021.…
 
The garment manufacturing sector in Myanmar has strengthened with the political reforms of the last decade, offering jobs to millions of Myanmar workers. However, it has suffered huge contractions in the wake of the 1 February military coup, with associated indiscriminate murder of protesting workers and factory arson. In this talk given to the Mya…
 
Timestamps: 8:16 - Leaving your well-paying corporate job 13:29 - The business model behind a free product 22:08 - Is Revolut a competitor? 27:29 - Being on Höhle der Löwen 29:35 - Doing a 5M tokenized crowd investment About Simon Youssef Simon Youssef is the co-founder and CTO of neon, a transaction account for everyday finances. Before starting h…
 
What is the microfinance ecosystem in Myanmar, what has it been achieving and how has it endured the COVID-19 crisis and the devastating military coup of 1 February? In this seminar at the Myanmar Update 2021 conference, Dr Russell Toth from the University of Sydney gives a detailed overview of all this and more. If you're microfinance minded, don'…
 
In this presentation, Afke Jager, Myanmar Country Director for Innovations for Poverty-Action-Myanmar, talks about recent survey data on how people in Myanmar are strategising under the complex political and healthcare crises ongoing in the country. This is a recording of a talk given to the Myanmar Update 2021 conference at the Australian National…
 
Dr Gerard McCarthy of the National University of Singapore discusses a mixed-methods research project conducted by himself and three colleagues on how state aid assistance meant to ameliorate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic was perceived by people before the 1 February coup. He also answers questions on the coup and ethnic politics.…
 
Timestamps: 4:45 - The importance of a good social circle 10:51 - The right to disconnect 26:40 - Taking care of your body 38:32 - A good night's sleep 47:49 - Taking care of your mind About Mathias Wegmüller Mathias is an accomplished entrepreneur, board member and investor, with multi-year expertise in digital transformation. Together with Simon …
 
Craig Knight is the Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Hyzon Motors, a global supplier of zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, including heavy-duty trucks, buses and coaches. Hyzon was established as a new business of Horizon Fuel Cell, a company with an 18-year history commercialising hydrogen t…
 
What can other nations and multilateral institutions realistically expect to achieve with their responses to the 2021 military coup and the ongoing crimes of the Tatmadaw in Myanmar? Nicholas Coppel, adjunct associate professor at Monash University and former Australian ambassador to Myanmar, delivers straight talk on the limitations of most actors…
 
What is the difference between "functional state failure" and "state collapse", and what is the likelihood of a reduction in conflict in Myanmar's near future? Nicola Williams, PhD Candidate at the Australian National University, talks through how she sees the current contested state of the "State" in Myanmar, primarily stressing the importance of …
 
Timestamps: 04:40 - How market dynamics affect young companies 8:38 - Validating the market 20:35 - Why startups should participate in the SEF Growth initiative 22:23 - How SEF assesses companies 33:26 - The UBS growth advisory About Alexander, Lukas and Tom Alexander Curiger is the managing owner of the spirits company Silverbogen, which he co-fou…
 
Salai Samuel Hmung, Masters graduate of the Australian National University, shares his thoughts on the formation of People's Defence Forces and the varied politics of ethnic armed organisations in the wake of the 1 February military coup. This talk was recorded at the Myanmar Update 2021 conference held at the ANU earlier in July, 2021.…
 
I first encountered Spenser’s work through his writing for the Morning Chalk Up, and at some point I clicked on enough links to realize that the majority of his work is on voting rights and election reform. I’ve been a subscriber to Spenser’s voting rights newsletter, so I wanted to get his take on how things went with New York City’s experiment in…
 
How do we make sense of all the boomeranging signs and memes associated with the anti-coup movement in Myanmar? Dr Elliott Prasse-Freeman of the National University of Singapore takes us on a semiotic tour of engaged digital ethnography in this recording of a July 15 seminar held at the Myanmar Update 2021 conference.…
 
In this recording from a panel at the Myanmar Update 2021 conference, Michael Dunford, PhD Candidate at ANU, quickly breaks down the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) in relation to what he sees as the ongoing military occupation of Myanmar and colonial political domination of the Tatmadaw. He argues the heterogeneity of the CDM is its key strength…
 
Timestamps: 1:06 - Summarizing your life in 10 year spans 6:32 - Deciding to focus on just one thing 11:11 - What made UNIC special? 19:53 - Escaping the bootstrapping trap 50:06 - Being acquired by Dynatrace About Mathias Wegmüller Mathias is an accomplished entrepreneur, board member and investor, with multi-year expertise in digital transformati…
 
Timestamps: 3:45 - Die ersten Startup Ideen 7:48 - Wie entstand die Idee zu yamo? 15:30 - Die erste Produktion 22:10 - Tipps an Studierende die etwas starten wollen 30:50 - Gebrandete Kühlschränke im Coop Über Tobias Gunzenhauser: Tobias Gunzenhauser ist Mitgründer und CEO von Yamo, einem Startup, welches mit seinen gesunden Snacks für Kinder und B…
 
This episode is a recording of the Economic Update delivered at the Myanmar Update 2021 conference on July 17. Edgard Rodriguez of the International Development Resource Centre convenes talks by Vicky Bowman, of the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business and Dr Htwe Htwe Thein, Associate Professor in International Business at Curtin University. Th…
 
In this recorded seminar from the Myanmar Update conference on July 16, 2021, Salai Lian Hmung Sakhon, Minister of Federal Union Affairs in the National Unity Government, talks to Dr Jane Ferguson of the Australian National University about federalism, youth, human rights and the future of Myanmar. He outlines why the Tatmadaw must step away from p…
 
In this recorded seminar, Dr Morten Pedersen, Senior Lecturer in International and Political Studies at the University of New South Wales, Canberra (ADFA), delivers this year's Political Update to the Myanmar Update 2021 conference held at the Australian National University from July 15-17. Morten touches on the reasons behind the 1 February milita…
 
In this recording of a live event from July 15, 2021, Khin Zaw Win, ex-political prisoner, writer, analyst and director of the Tampadipa Institute, sits in conversation with Professor Nicholas Farrelly, Head of Social Sciences at the University of Tasmania, to cap off the first day of the Myanmar Update 2021 conference. The pair discuss the state o…
 
This episode is a recording of Yanghee Lee's July 15 keynote address to the Myanmar Update 2021 conference held at the Australian National University. Professor Yanghee Lee is former UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar as well as a developmental psychologist and professor in the faculty of Child Psychology and Educatio…
 
Timestamps: 6:51 - Why invest your money at all 9:53 - Explaining compounding interest 20:46 - How much you should invest 26:14 - What to invest in 40:30 - Whether you can time the market About Remo Uherek Remo Uherek is a founder, investor and content creator who has been active since the early 2000s. He co-founded the marketing agency Trigami, a …
 
This week our trailblazers are two inspirational powerhouses creating a new set of possibilities around nuclear. Holly joins Kirsty Gogan, cofounder of Energy for Humanity and Managing Partner at LucidCatalyst, and Dr. Rita Baranwal, former Assistant Secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy in the U.S. Department of Energy, and now VP of nuclear …
 
Timestamps: 2:09 - Der Weg ins Unternehmertum 5:50 - Wie aus Spesen ein spannendes Thema wurde 9:28 - Tipps für die Unternehmensgründung 20:59 - yokoy in drei Ländern 26:20 - Der Deal bei 'Die Höhle der Löwen' Über Melanie Gabriel: Melanie Gabriel ist Mitgründerin des Schweizer Fintechs Yokoy, welches mit künstlicher Intelligenz den Spesen- und Lie…
 
Mark July 15-17 in your diaries, because the Myanmar Update 2021 is coming to town - online, and completely free. The three-day conference features special guest speakers, cutting edge research presentations and Q&A sessions with experts on the current situation in Myanmar. In this episode, Dr Justine Chambers and Michael Dunford from the Australia…
 
Timestamps: 5:24 - Starting an influencer marketing agency in 2006 28:39 - Merging cultures 50:03 - Receiving an acquisition notice 54:07 - Burnout, anxiety, depression 1:07:01 - Can you build a startup without burning out? About Remo Uherek Remo Uherek is a founder, investor and content creator who has been active since the early 2000s. He co-foun…
 
Timestamps: 2:11 Vom Polymechaniker zum veganen Käser 7:20 Der Weg zum veganen Käse 12:53 Traditionelle Berufe für innovative Produkte 22:00 Wann kommt der vegane Hartkäse? 27:04 Die neue Produktion in Oberdiessbach About Freddy Hunziker: Freddy Hunziker ist der Gründer von New Roots, einer Firma, welche nachhaltige und vegane Alternativen zu Milch…
 
Timestamps: 1:16 - Discovering HIIT training 12:06 - How an injury leads to a company 22:30 - How a 6 min workout delivers results 35:18 - When COVID hit 51:41 - How Aurum stands out in the fitness market About Julian Massler: Julian Massler is the co-founder and CEO at Aurum Fit, the data-driven high intensity strength training startup that promis…
 
Seth Godin is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, speaker, and, above all else, a teacher who gives people the tools they need to make the impactful changes they want to see in the world. By focusing on everything from effective marketing and leadership, to the spread of ideas, Seth has been able to motivate and inspire countless people around the…
 
Timestamps: 2:00 - Warum Léa zu Beginn wöchentlich das Auto wechselte 6:20 - Wie die Idee zu Carvolution entstand 15:06 - Die ersten Kunden 19:23 - Welches Auto wird am Meisten vermietet? 28:00 - Was macht Léa stolz? Über Léa Miggiano: Léa Miggiano ist Mitgründerin des Auto-Abo Anbieters Carvolution, mit welchem Kunden ihr Auto in einem all inclusi…
 
Timestamps: 3:47 - Becoming an angel investor full-time 9:43 - Tomahawk success stories 12:12 - The Hong Kong ecosystem 10 years ago 21:34 - Failing to communicate with your co-founder About Cédric Waldburger Cédric waldburger is a startup investor, essentialist and explorer. He invests in early-stage technology companies through his VC firm Tomaha…
 
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