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Episode 52 - Sam Wigan and Renee Elliott - Beluga Bean

Founders of Beluga Bean, Sam Wigan and Renee Elliott join us this week on BWB.

Beluga Bean is a well-being enterprise pioneering new strategies for success in business and life. Through Corporate Training, Personal Coaching and Business Advisory services the team deliver powerful journeys of personal discovery that promote individual and team success. After all, Beluga Bean’s key belief is that “Self-awareness is good for business".

In this episode we hear Sam and Renee talk about how they met, why they started Beluga Bean and hear their thoughtful responses to our staple questions with some great advice and wisdom shared for founders, entrepreneurs and business owners alike. And not forgetting the all-improved Business vs. Bullsh-t Quickfire Round!

 

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Episode 29 - Tom Graham - Founder

"Bitcoin is rapidly replacing the role gold has played for 60 years"

Tom Graham is this week’s guest on Business Without Bullsh-t. With a CV length stretching from London to a small Cheese shop in Paris, Tom’s career legacy really is something. He’s the Founder of several successful tech companies, was Managing Partner at TLDR, a leading crypto advisory firm, a qualified Lawyer who lived and practised in China speaking fluent Chinese, and was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School.

Tom’s wealth of knowledge and calibre of thought took the conversation to some fascinating and insightful depths covering a range of topics including the world of DeFi, the impact of Cryptocurrency and how it’s becoming Gold 2.0, why Food and Energy Security are the next spaces to be looking at for future projects and why world governments must step in and start working with social networks to regulate the dissemination of false information to protect the health of society. And that’s just this week’s dose ????

We also flip the script and go off-topic for a quick minute to hear Andy's perspective around privilege. He speaks from experience and wears his heart on his sleeve for this one!

Pull up a chair and press play.

Episode 28 - Richard Celm - Startupbootcamp Australia

“More than being passionate about solving a problem, you need to be obsessed with it”

Richard Celm, Co-Founder & Executive Program Director at Startupbootcamp, Australia joins Andy and Dominic on this week’s episode of Business Without Bullsh-t.

With a multifaceted career history driven by an ingrained entrepreneurial spirit and a hunger to constantly challenge himself, Richard’s CV is a very impressive read: from selling Skateboards and investing in eatfresh.com in Australia, to managing Investment Funds and establishing the award-winning Accelerator London startup Innovation Centre in London and serving as an Army Reserve Major in command of 117 men in Afganistan, Richard’s work has earnt him a wealth of knowledge and experience which he currently pours into Startupbootcamp Australia, the world’s largest industry-based startup accelerator program.

The conversation goes deep as the three talk about the realities and intricacies of the startup world, which sectors Richard is currently excited about as well as valuable insight into what makes a strong startup team and what it really takes to be a successful entrepreneur in today’s climate.

Usually, we’d stop there, however, we recently came to realise that there’s always so much of our chats with guests which we don’t end up including in the show, chat which may be less about business but nevertheless, well worth a listen. So in light of our epiphany, we thought we’d try something new by adding a brand new chapter to our show. Some might call it the outtakes, but as Andy likes to say, it’s less business, more bullsh-t!

And so we kick off this new chapter with Dom's and Andy's rants about their annoyances with having to deal with banks and stockbrokers during COVID while Richard talks about Army life in Afganistan and his thoughts on how society can recover from the war (the latter definitely not being bullsh-t, just to make that clear)

Sounds interesting, right? Pull up a chair and press play.

Episode 27 - Con Constantopoulos pt.2

"It takes everyone to come together to find a solution. It’s a group effort"

On the last episode of Business Without Bullsh-t, we had the pleasure of speaking to Con Konstantopoulos, a Pharmacology and Physiology graduate and Director of 4 companies who we spoke to in great lengths about a range of topics which we just couldn’t fit all into one episode. So to make sure you don’t miss out, we decided to split the conversation into 2 parts!

In this episode we take a deeper look at what makes Con tick; his passion for facilitating business in niche markets, his views on the emerging medical marijuana industry, the reality of drug testing in clinical trials and why trusting scientific research about COVID vaccinations is a better idea than relying on social media. Pull up a chair, press play and soak it in.

Episode 26 - Con Constantopoulos - Akesa | Syntro | Zenex | Preda

"The beauty of Science is that it’s searching for facts, it’s searching for truth"

Con Konstantopoulos joins Andy and Dominic on this week’s episode of Business without Bullsh-t. With a studied background in Pharmacology and Physiology, Con soon realised that working in the labs wasn’t for him and transitioned into the commercial business side of the industry. Fast forward to today, Con is the Director of four (yes, FOUR) companies providing life-changing services in the Pharmaceutical industries.

Con’s tell us about what drives his passion for his work, a lot of it coming from his love of connecting people to solve issues that exist out of the conventional box of pharmaceutical practice and improve access to information to help improve people's lives. The three also discuss the very hot (and fitting) topic of COVID, concerns around proper clinical trials, opinions on government reaction to the pandemic, the clampdown on free speech and explorational thought within Science and ultimately what keeps Con’s faith alive in the pursuit of Scientific truth amid all of the challenges.

Some much-needed expert insight on topics which most of us really are none the wiser about. Want to know more? Pull up a chair and press play.

Episode 25 - Jurate Hardy - Hardy Marketing Solutions

"If you want to enter a market, you have to spend time in that market"

Jurate Hardy of Hardy Marketing Solutions joins Andrew and Dominic on this week’s episode of Business without Bullsh-t.

A former professional tennis player turned Product Marketing Agent, Jurate has a wealth of knowledge and experience working in the Eastern European and Russian markets. She gives a fascinating insight into the realities of doing business in Eastern Europe, the cultural complexities of Russian business etiquette and how to prepare yourself to become a successful Product Marketing Agent in those markets. Dominic also tells us about his unexpected Brexit talks with locals in Naples.

Want to know more? Pull up a chair and press play.

Episode 24 - Best Of 2020

Happy New Year!

For 2021’s first episode of Business without Bullsh-t, Andrew and Dominic thought they’d take a look back over their favourite moments of 2020 in conversation with some of Oury Clark’s most delightful and enlightening clients.

Episode 23 with Juliet Oury - Robert White - IDC

“Data is like water for businesses, it's essential”

In the latest episode of Business without Bullsh-t Dominic Frisby is joined by a new face in place of regular co-host Andrew, Juliet Oury also a partner at Oury Clark and Andrew's sister!

Their guest is Robert White, COO for Western Europe at International Data Corporation (IDC) and CFO for EMEA. IDC provides market intelligence, advisory services, and hosts events for the IT, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets.

In this episode, Robert shares a little about the history of IDC, how the business has adapted to 2020, and some predictions around what the future of data looks like.

Episode 22 - Courtney Fingar - Investment Monitor

“No market is perfect”

Business Journalist and former Editor-In-Chief of the FT’s fDi magazine, Courtney Fingar, is the latest guest on the Business without Bullsh-t. With a 20-year career in business journalism, Courtney has become Editor-in-Chief of the recently-launched Investment Monitor, part of New Statesman Media Group.

She joins Andy Oury and Dominic Frisby to discuss the online publication, international investment, and the future of journalism.

Episode 21 - Olafur Thorkerlsson - Data Dwell

“The digital footprints we leave start to paint a picture"

Joining Andy Oury and Dominic Frisby on the latest episode of Business without Bullsh-t is Olafur Thorkelsson. Originally from Iceland and with a passion for tech, Olafur is CEO and Co-founder of Data Dwell, a software provider making content work harder for marketing and sales teams.

The three discuss big data, utilising digital footprints and cultural difference in sales, as well as the benefits of colonising mars.

Episode 20 - Tom Jeffs - Lucidica

“You’ve always got to be positive as a business owner - it's all about the journey”

Tom Jeffs joins Andy and Dominic in the latest episode of Business Without Bullsh-t. Founder and Director of Lucidica, an IT support and consulting company with offices in both London and Kiev, Tom and the hosts layout a mini-history lesson of VAT (we have the French to thank!), what its like setting up a business in Ukraine and how you can go about taking advantage of the government's R&D tax relief.

Episode 19 - Roy Moëd - LifeBook

"Purpose is everything"

Joining Andy Oury and Dominic Frisby on the latest episode of Business without Bullsh-t is serial entrepreneur Roy Moëd. Roy is Founder and CEO of bespoke memoir service, LifeBook. Inspired by his own father's experience with creating an autobiography, Roy set up LifeBook in 2010 with the aim to give elder adults new-found purpose and a project to stimulate their minds.

The three discuss the ageing population, the therapeutic power of the memoir process, and how to go about creating a legacy.

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