In this episode Steve Sammartino talks about “the future”, sharing his predicted changes for our world based on the interconnection of human behaviour, technology and economics, studying the patterns and trends to determine where they are going to go in the near and distant future.
Steve Sammartino is renowned as one of Australia’s leading futurists.
He has had multiple technology startups and launched one of the first “Sharing Economy” startups – Rentoid, that he had a successful exit from.
He is a global thought leader and authority on disruption and the author of two books, “The Great Fragmentation – Why the future of business is so small” and “The Lessons That School Forgot – How to hack your way through technology”.
He has also invested in some crazy projects over time, including building a full size drivable car that runs on air and was made using 500,000 pieces of Lego and also sending a Lego rocket into space orbit.
Steve provides expert commentary on emerging technology on Australian TV and news. He has a sharp focus on its impact on business and society. He’s the guy who always knows what’s happening, what’s next and how it will change our world. He know’s how to express big and sometime complex ideas in language everyone can understand.
In this episode Paul Dunn talks about business for good, sharing insights into how you can embed giving habits into your business that generate social impact and connections, which are in turn good for business.
Paul Dunn is a 4-time TEDx speaker and a hugely respected and admired business leader. He is a Senior Fellow in one of the World’s Leading Think Tanks and consults to and mentors leading-edge businesses around the world.
He is Chairman of the B1G1: Business for Good, the Global Giving Initiative that’s already enabled businesses to create over 170 Million giving impacts globally and he frequently travels around the world inspiring businesses with B1G1 and his amazing business insights.
In this episode Jim Penman talks about how he went from starting a mowing business with a $24 investment, to building the Jim’s Group, with more than 3,800 Franchisees and a turnover of approximately $500 million.
Jim Penman started a part-time gardening business while earning his PhD in history at Latrobe University. He launched a full-time mowing business in 1982 with a $24 investment.
He originally aimed only at taking on subcontractors, but his business grew and he gradually began to specialise in the building up and selling of lawn mowing rounds. By 1989 he franchised his business, and since then Jim’s Mowing has become the largest franchise chain in Australian and the largest and best-known lawn mowing business in the world.
Jim’s Cleaning was launched in 1994, followed by more than 50 other divisions which now operate in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom. Jim’s Group now has over 3,800 Franchisees and a turnover of approximately $500 million.
Jim says the key to success in franchising is an overriding concern for the welfare of franchisees, and constant improvement in customer service. He is still actively involved in the running of the business, is directly accessible to all his Franchisees and to any client with a serious complaint.
He is funding a research program into the epigenetics of social behaviour, a continuation of his PhD work, which he believes could help in the treatment of mental illness and addictive disorders.
His books ‘Biohistory’, ‘Biohistory: decline of the West’, and ‘Every Customer a Fan’ are available on Amazon and from Jims.net.
In this episode Anton Kraly talks about Drop Shipping, sharing insights into how you can create profitable eCommerce businesses by leveraging high-ticket drop shipping.
Anton Kraly has been a serial entrepreneur for more than a decade, finding success building and selling multiple seven-figure businesses. In 2013, he started Drop Ship Lifestyle to teach people how to create profitable eCommerce businesses by leveraging high-ticket drop shipping. Voted “Best eCommerce Course” by Shopify in 2018, Drop Ship Lifestyle is now the top online eCommerce coaching program and has helped more than 8,000 students in 25 countries to find freedom through entrepreneurship.
In this episode Nathan Hirsch talks about Remote Staff, sharing insights into how you can use remote staff to scale your business.
Nathan Hirsch is a serial entrepreneur, expert in remote hiring and eCommerce guru. Selling online since 2010, Nate has sold well over $25 million worth of product through his eCommerce business. He is now the co-founder and CEO of FreeeUp.com (yes you see 3 Es there – it’s an eCommerce thing), the hands-on hiring marketplace connecting hundreds of online business owners with reliable, pre-vetted remote workers. FreeeUp is redefining how businesses are able to hire remote freelancers online.
After building a team of over 30 remote workers, Nathan found he needed a system to make remote-worker hiring better and scalable. He founded FreeeUp. com, specializing in assisting eCommerce and digital marketing businesses remove the hassle of having to recruit and interview before making a reliable hire. Less time recruiting & interviewing means more time making money. Nathan understands the frustration: he and his business partner faced the same struggles with hiring online and wanted to redefine the way it was done.
You can find Nathan on leading podcasts, such as Entrepreneur on Fire, Eventual Millionaire, and many more, speaking about online hiring tactics. He currently lives in Orlando, Florida.