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Episode 266 - Michael Akadiri - Junior Doctor & Comedian

Michael is a junior doctor, multi-award winning comedian and health commentator.

We discuss the current state of UK healthcare, the plight of NHS workers, and how to improve working conditions. Michael tells us about his double life as a junior doctor and comedian, best and worst moments on stage and his long-term plans. He also explains why feeling the need to perform at Edinburgh Fringe Festival qualifies for the big bin of bullshit

Michael's recommendations:

Natives: Race & Class In The Ruins Of Empire - Akala (book)

Love Is Blind (TV show)

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Episode 89 - Dominick Peasley - CEO at Sprk Capital

Joining us this week is Dominick Peasley, CEO of Sprk Capital, an online lender to businesses engaged in Research and Development.

Before joining Sprk, Dominik was responsible for all lending capital at Funding Circle and raised over a whopping £6bn to support SMEs in the UK, and also co-founded Capital-B, a FinTech advisory and capital placement agency focused on developing lending businesses.

Dominik has also worked for Goldman Sachs where he was Head of UK Distribution for its asset management business. A sparkling CV to say the least!

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Episode 88 - BWB Extra - Gold Goes Digital with Sukhi Jutla

Welcome to this week's BWB Extra where we continue our conversation with Sukhi Jutla, Co-Founder & COO of Market Orders.

We take a deeper look at today's Gold Jewellery industry and get to hear about how Sukhi believes it can be revolutionised with her platform Marketplace. From progress on the shop floor to turning jewellery into NFTs and entering the metaverse, big visions lead the way in today's episode.

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Episode 87 - Sukhi Jutla - Co-Founder & COO - Market Orders

Our guest this week is Sukhi Jutla who is the co-founder of MarketOrders, an online B2B platform for the gold and diamond jewellery industry.

Sukhi’s won numerous awards including Asian Women of Achievement, Female Entrepreneur of The Year and named Top 100 European Digital Pioneer by The Financial Times and Google. She's a leading international speaker and influencer in Tech, qualified IBM Blockchain Foundation Developer and holds board positions with the Mayor of London’s Digital Skills Partnership, the Department of International Trade in the UK and is an Associate of the University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT).

And if that wasn’t enough, Sukhi is also an Author of a range of publications in Fintech and Blockchain Technology. Pure enlightenment incoming!

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Episode 86 - BWB Extra - A Tweeter's Life with David Levin

Hello and welcome to this week's episode of BWB Extra where we continue our conversation with David Levin, Co-Founder and Creative Director of That Lot, an award-winning social creative agency.

We take a deeper look into how David went from being a freelance writer to becoming the world's first professional Tweeter being paid to be the voice for some of the world's biggest brands, to then meeting David Schneider who he started "That Lot" with.

Welcome to A Tweeter's Life.

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Episode 85 - David Levin - Co-Founder & Director - That Lot

David Levin, Co-Founder and Creative Director at “That Lot”, an award-winning, platform-first social creative agency is this week's guest on BWB.

After working as a writer at MTV and freelance for a number of brands, David’s initial foray into social came when he set up a spoof Twitter account for his local Hackney pub which attracted a cult following and was named Time Out’s ‘Best London Twitter’.

He was then asked to write and create social content for numerous brands and broadcasters including PG Tips, Adidas and BBC One’s The Voice which broke BBC records for engagement.

David specialises in nailing tone of voice and creating shareable social formats, many of which have contributed towards some major wins for That Lot’s clients such as making Channel 4 the most viewed UK broadcaster on Facebook.

Expect the usual BWB drilling into what makes David's career tick and grow and the challenges he's faced along the way.

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Episode 84 - BWB Extra - Becoming A Hero with Ben Thompson


Welcome to this week's episode of BWB Extra where we continue our conversation with Ben Thompson, CEO and Co-Founder of Employment Hero.

We take a deeper look at how and why Ben started Employment Hero, the journey he's been on to build it into a billion dollar company and the vision he has for both its future and his own. We also discuss his views on the adoption of a fully remote working practice and why he believes it's going to lead the charge with revolutionising employment on a global scale.

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Episode 83 - Ben Thompson - Employment Hero

Our returning guest this week is Ben Thompson , CEO and Co-Founder of Employment Hero.

A Bachelor of Economics and Law, Ben spent several years working in the banking & finance industry in Sydney before he moved to London at the peak of the dot com boom, and it was there that he realised his true passion was in combining business and technology to create innovative new companies.

Ben returned to Australia in 2002 to start an employment law firm and since then has grown his business into an international group of companies that share a common goal, “To permanently improve the way employment is managed by making it easier and more rewarding for everyone.” These companies include Employment Innovations, Power2Motivate, Global Reward Solutions, Keypay and Employment Hero.

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Episode 82 - BWB Extra - Making A Man with Jerry Hyde

We continue our conversation with Author and Mentor Jerry Hyde and dig deeper into the roots of Jerry's recent documentary "Make Me A Man" where members of Jerry's male therapy groups are interviewed to show what conscious masculinity looks like.

We also hear about how Jerry's approach to therapy practice differs between male and female clients and discuss the much broader topic of gender stereotypes, their place in society and whether they're still valid in today's world.

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Episode 81 - Jerry Hyde - Author & Mentor

Jerry Hyde, dubbed as “the most dangerous therapist in the world” joins us this week on BWB.

With 25 years clinical experience, Jerry rejects many of the conventionally held views of mainstream psychotherapy. An outspoken advocate of shamanic plant medicines, he believes for some people, a combination of deep psychotherapeutic work and psychedelic entheogens is the best way to bring real, lasting and positive transformation to their lives.

Jerry works with couples and individuals, leads the largest men’s group practice in the UK, is a best-selling author, podcaster and has recently co-made his first film “Make Me A Man” - a documentary which aims to inspire men to be open with their emotions and share their story.

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Episode 80 - Vijay Maharajan - bitsCrunch

**Heads Up - you'll hear Vijay via Zoom quality audio for the first 8 mins**

Our guest this week is Vijay Pravin Maharajan, Founder & CEO of bitsCrunch, a Blockchain Analytics company based in Munich focusing on securing the NFT ecosystem. Vijay’s previous experiences include working at Siemens, Volkswagen and Telefónica in Germany, and is also the first Indian to be a 3 times TedX speaker in Germany.

He’s been awarded as ‘Top 40 Data Scientists under 40’ in India and nominated as “20+ Inspiring Data Scientists to follow” by AI Time Journal USA, all of which has been fuelled by a passion for Blockchain, NFT, Data Analytics, Data Science, Machine Learning and AI.

All things NFT this week. Strap in and press play.

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Episode 79 - BWB Extra - Mission: B Corp with Andy Hawkins

**Heads Up - Andy Hawkins audio feed is from Zoom, not the best but audible nevetheless!" 

We continue our conversation with Andy Hawkins CPO of Business On Purpose who breaks down what it takes to become a B Corp. He unpacks the mission and process and explains the 5 metrics used to measure a business's quality of activity, as well as giving some surprising cases in point.

What types of businesses should consider becoming B Corp? Do you need the full certification to be recognised as one? Where do you go and how do you start?

Welcome to Mission: B Corp.

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