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Episode 38 - Hannah Barrett - Yoga Instructor

"Model your behaviour to plant positive seeds in other people”

Hannah Barrett joins Dominic and Juliet on this week’s episode of Business Without Bullsh-t. Hannah’s a Yoga Instructor, Business Women, and influential Instagram star with a following of over 360,000.

Her transition from being a full-time Actuary to a Yoga Instructor began in 2014 when she became a mother. But it was when Hannah had her second child that things really changed for her. After a traumatic birth, Hannah experienced Post Natal Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, both of which she overcame through the practice of Yoga and Meditation.

Now, Hannah's on a mission to share the incredible benefits of Yoga worldwide. She runs live classes, has her own YouTube channel, has co-written 4 e-books, and has her very own Yoga & Meditation app.

The three discuss Hannah’s history and lead up to becoming a Yoga Instructor and Instagram Influencer. We also get to hear about why Hannah believes people gravitate towards Yoga, the health benefits gained from regular practice, and what she has coming up with her live classes, app and new book. We also get a mini breathing lesson from Yogi Dominic.

Another packed episode, minus the BS. Roll out your mat and press play!

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"Businesses are getting really good at gathering data, I just don’t think we’re very good at using it"

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With Dominic Frisby and Andy Oury, David discusses the recent impact of coronavirus on aerospace and some of the uncomfortable questions that surround the industry. The three also chat all things accountancy (what some may call the world’s second oldest profession); how accountancy has changed over the years, the importance of keeping up to date with tech, and what the skill-set of an accountant may need to look like in the future.

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Joe discusses raising money for startups, trends in conscious capitalism and how entrepreneurs could be solving social problems.

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Episode 12 - Kevin Driver - Turner Studios

"Keeping the complexity but making a story out of it that’s cohesive"

On the latest episode of Business without Bullsh-t, Andrew Oury and Dominic Frisby speak with architect Kevin Driver, Director of Turner Architectural Studios.

The three discuss how the UK could be delivering housing more affordably and effectively, the impact of Covid-19 on our cities and, the most interesting cultural differences between the UK and Australia when it comes to working practices and email etiquette.

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Episode 11 - Anne Fairpo - Barrister

"International tax rules were not designed to deal with the digital economy, that's why it presents such a problem"

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It’s an enlightening conversation which covers a wide range of topics about tax, relating to technology businesses and the digital economy, what to do with your IP, and international tax cooperation.

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The three discuss the effects of COVID on consumer consumption, the impact of gaming tech on other industries, and improving the nations digital literacy.

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