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Episode 313 - From Dragon's Den to Green Dentistry: Dr. Simon Chard's Battle Against Plastic in Oral Care

Simon is a leading UK cosmetic dentist and co-founder of the sustainable oral care brand PARLA, as seen on Dragon’s Den

We discuss PARLA's pioneering methods for reducing single-use plastics in dentistry with products like toothpaste tablets and plastic-free floss. We talk about the environmental impact of traditional oral care products, the intricacies of launching a sustainable business, and the hurdles faced by dentists and startups.

We also discuss the importance and strategies to manage stress and prevent burnout, and highlight the benefits of disconnecting from constant digital connectivity.

Simon also explains why greenwashing and gimmicks qualify for the big bin of bullsh*t.

Chapters:

00:00 BWB with Dr Simon Chard

01:41 The Problem with Plastic in Oral Care

02:30 Innovative Solutions by Perla

06:03 Challenges in Changing Consumer Habits

07:31 Toothpaste Ingredients: What You Need to Know

11:14 Mental Health in Dentistry

13:43 Dragon's Den Experience

15:46 Entrepreneurial Journey and Future Plans

33:11 Mental Health in Dentistry and Startups

34:10 Cosmetic Dentistry Market

36:16 Fear of Dentists and Media Influence

40:50 Public Health and Dental Care

45:08 Best and Worst Advice

48:23 Mentorship and Business Challenges

53:10 Quickfire Round - Get To Know Simon

58:51 Mental Health in Startups

01:04:36 Wrap Up

Simon's recommendations:

The Almanac of Naval Ravikant (book)

Unstressable - Mo Gowdat (book)

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Episode 169 - BWB Extra - Get To Know .. Steve O'Hear - Founder - O'Hear & Co

!NEWS FLASH!

Our Business vs. Bullshit Quickfire Quiz Round is back! And my goodness did we miss it

BWB Extra gets to know this week's guest , Steve O'Hear a little better. Steve's Senior Vice President of Zapp, London’s premium on-demand convenience app, Founder of his very own advisory firm O'Hear & Co and an Angel Investor with Atomico. In a past life, he was also a journalist covering European tech for 10+ years at Techcrunch. So kick back and get to know more about the man who wears many hats, and wears them very well indeed.

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Episode 168 - Steve O'Hear - Senior Vice President - Zapp

Meet Steve O'Hear, Senior Vice President of Zapp, London’s premium on-demand convenience app, Founder of his very own advisory firm O'Hear & Co and was a journalist for 10+ years covering European tech at Techcrunch.

As you can see, Steve's a man of many hats and wears them damn well. So sit up, press play and pay attention. You can thank us later.

Steve's links:

tryzapp.com

ohearco.com

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Episode 167 - BWB Extra - True Economics with Dr Phil Armstrong

BWB Extra gets to know this week's guest , Dr Phil Armstrong, a little better. Phil is a no nonsense Economist, Teacher, and Associate at The Gower Initiative For Modern Money Studies, an independent, non-profit organisation which is part of a growing international movement challenging the economic status quo of the last four decades. So kick back and get to know more about the man behind the magic of explaining Modern Monetary Theory.

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Episode 166 - Modern Monetary Theory Special - Dr Phil Armstrong - GIMMS

Meet Dr Phil Armstrong, an Economist, a Business and Economics Teacher, and Associate at The Gower Initiative For Modern Money Studies, an independent, non-profit organisation which is part of a growing international movement which challenges the economic orthodoxy of the last four decades.

Phil gained his master’s at the University of Leeds and PhD in Economics at the University of Solent. He started teaching economics in 1981 and has taught in the USA, France and UK. Phil supports pluralism in economics and is a strong advocate of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). He recently published his first book "Can Heterodox Economics Make a Difference?: Conversations with Key Thinkers" and co-edited "Modern Monetary Theory: Key Insights, Leading Thinkers".

Phil is an economic juggernaut. Strap in, press play and focus as if your life depends on it.

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Episode 165 - BWB Extra - C-Suite Politics with Steve Barnett

This week's BWB Extra continues our conversation with Steve Barnett, COO at QuadReal Property Group, a global real estate investment, operating and development company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. We hear more about Steve's humble begins, his journey to the C-Suite, his views on Politics as well as getting to personally know more about the man behind the infectious charm.

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Episode 164 - Steve Barnett - COO - QuadReal

Meet Steve Barnett, Chief Operating Officer at QuadReal Property Group, a global real estate investment, operating and development company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Steve has been of the company since the start in 2016 and is on the Board of Directors.

Our chat is part about Steve's work with QuadReal and (the best) part about the charming man himself.

Kick back, press play and smile.

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Episode 163 - BWB Extra - Payroll PTSD with Phil Bernie

This week's BWB Extra continues our conversation with Phil Bernie, Co-Founder of KeyPay, a revolutionary cloud based payroll solution. We hear more about the man behind the name, how he got to where he is today, his fu*k ups and failures and why he feels the need to reinvent payroll. We also hear Andy speak with absolutely no filter. You have been warned ..

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Episode 162 - Phil Bernie - Co-Founder - KeyPay

Meet Phil Bernie, Co-Founder of KeyPay, a cloud based payroll solution like no other!

Phil is also a self-proclaimed closet computer scientist, a purveyor of the ever-questioning status-quo as well as being a former professional rugby player.

Doesn't sound like your average chat about payroll, right ? Well it wasn't .. far from it in fact.

Press play and hold on to your trousers.

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Episode 161 - BWB Extra - Big Data Business with David Ricciardi

This week's BWB Extra continues our conversation with David Ricciardi, President & CEO of Proximo, an information services company specialising in Big Data which David founded in 1997. With over 30 years of experience in building, managing and utilising big databases for companies like Mercedes-Benz, L’Oréal and Time Warner, and now with a new UK based subsidiary open for business, David and Proximo are bonafide industry heavyweights.

Hear more about what makes David tick, how got to where he is today and his vision for Proximo's future company culture and business.

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Episode 160 - David Ricciardi - President & CEO - Proximo

Meet David Ricciardi, President & CEO of Proximo, an information services company which he founded in 1997 specialising in Big Data.

David’s experience spans more than 30 years and has led him to build, manage, and utilize large databases in industries as varied as financial, automotive and health care. David spends much of his time now as an advisor to clients, helping them plan and execute on data strategies to make better business decisions.

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Episode 159 - BWB Extra - The Business Rebellion with Alan Donegan

This week's BWB Extra continues our chat with Alan Donegan, co-founder of the award-winning Rebel Business School, Finance School and podcast with the aim of helping people start their own businesses, take control of their finances and avoid debt. And they provide it all for free! because Rebel raises its capital through sponsorship which means they can give away the best education to those who need it the most .. and have being doing so in over 7 different countries to over 20k people to date.

Sounds too good to be true, right? on the contrary. Alan and Rebel are the real deal. Have a listen to find out more about the man behind the mission.

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