Summer 2018 Special Episode

2018 is flying by, so I thought I’d give a quick update and thanks to all my listeners, collaborators, and sponsors.

And also, I want to share the new initiatives that I am working on.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP064 | Jamie Michaels: Twitter Leader

Jamie Michaels is the Head of Brand Strategy at Twitter Canada. He joins forces with top advertisers to create ideas that impact during moments that matter. Before joining Twitter, Jamie was the Director of Brand Integration for Rogers’ Sportsnet and NHL properties. In this part, he was in charge of creating and executing coordinated media answers for Sportsnet’s 5 stages and Toronto Blue Jays media associations.

Jamie’s life outside of the business world is that he is a family person. The family is a cornerstone for him since he is a kid to being a business leader. He has two young boys and an awesome wife. Jamie is a lifelong tech nerd. He loves music and he plays the guitar. Jamie is a huge Grateful Dead and also a sneakerhead covering both spectrums of the classic rock and the modern sneakerhead culture.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Key milestones and difficult decisions that Jamie had to make that allowed him to grow as a business leader
  • Why Twitter work well as a global organization
  • The importance of having a creative mindset
  • How does Jamie encourage creativity within his organization
  • What is the role of personal and leadership development program for Jamie’s growth as a business leader

Links

Reading List

Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

 

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP063 | Mike Wessinger: Senior Care Leader

Mike is the founder and CEO of PointClickCare Technologies. The company started as a one-man operation and grown to 1,500 people today. The company’s mission is to prepare the world for an ageing population and for PointClickCare do that through long-term and post-acute care providers.

For Mike who is a father of a ten and twelve-year-old daughters, family comes first. They keep him busy. A few years ago Mike and his wife started to travel a lot with their kids. They spend a lot of time travelling and skiing. He also plays golf and for general fitness, he does Cross Fit, hiking, and cycling to keep him physically in and mentally in shape.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How do company’s culture can help bring bright people to the team
  • What did Mike do to overcome the communication challenges within the organization
  • Mike’s method of delivering a message to the members of his organization
  • Chasing Markets Vs. Sales Opportunities
  • Creating a mindset of building a company that’s durable for the long-term versus being acquired

Links

Reading List

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
  • Dream Golf: The Making of Bandon Dunes
  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

The Trials and Tribulations of a Product Lead with Rohan Nair

TBLP062 | Carl Rodrigues: Enterprise Mobile Leader

Carl is President, CEO and founder of SOTI Inc., a world leader in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and Mobile Security Technology. SOTI’s products and technology have received numerous awards and accolades from around the world. Today SOTI’s products are distributed around the world through a network of over 4000 VARs, Resellers, and Distributors. Over 17,000 companies around the world leverage SOTI’s EMM solution, MobiControl, to manage, support, secure and track their mobile workforces.

Carl is a geek at heart. He loves technology for many years. When he started SOTI, he was fiddling around and building some kind of technology that he is passionate about.  He loves to think of ways that technology can be used to solve business problems or even to help people in general. He is a dad to two teenage kids and a loving husband to his wife. One of the new initiatives they are working on is starting to work a little bit in robotics and vision systems.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • High Tech Startups Vs Old School Approach
  • The advantage of learning marketing, sales and strategies through experience
  • Carl’s evolving role while SOTI scaled up
  • The importance of choosing the right people when a company is scaling up
  • Discovering the challenges of a company growing all over the world
  • Government’s crucial role in helping companies to be a global player

Links

Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP061 | Bianca Lopes: Identity Leader

Bianca Lopes is the former CIO at BioConnect. She is also a public and keynote speaker. Born and raised in Brazil, Bianca spent most of her entrepreneurial life in Canada. She moved to Canada and was able to establish two businesses before the age of 27.

Bianca is a curious, proud geek person. She had a dream of being a diplomat but turned entrepreneur. She is obsessed with human beings which is why she is now living a bit of a nomad lifestyle right now.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What is the future of identity and data in technology
  • The significance of showing vulnerability as a leader to your team
  • The biggest challenge of being a woman leader
  • What are the traits of a leader in the future
  •  A massive accomplishment of a business leader

Links

Reading List

  • The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google by Scott Galloway
  • The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors


Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP060 | Cody Royle: Situational Leader

Cody Royle is the head coach of AFL team Canada, the national men’s Australian Rules football program. He has an endurance sports business called Inner Voice where they tell Tribune style stories on athletes. Cody was born in Canberra the capital city of Australia but raised in Melbourne. When he turned 25 he picked up a couple of suitcases and moved overseas and haven’t been back. He now lives in Toronto with his fiance.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • The most effective measurement tool for a business
  • What is a Situational Leadership
  • What steps do you have to take if you move into a new role
  • How organization awareness help maintain and set the culture of an organization
  • Where Others Won’t: Taking People Innovation from the Locker Room into the Boardroom

Links

Reading List

Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP059 | Michael Katchen: Investment Leader

Michael Katchen is the CEO and co-founder of Wealthsimple, a leading online investing service operating in Canada, United States, and the United Kingdom. Before starting Wealthsimple, he worked at a YC-backed startup called 1000memories, and we sold the business to Ancestry.com in 2012.

At a very young age, Michael became very interested in investing when his sister randomly entered him into a stock picking contest. Michael won the contest and took his father to skiing.

He moved to San Francisco and was part of the tech community.  Michael was a consultant at McKinsey doing work for banks and financial institutions. Then, a couple of his former colleagues got into YCombinator in 2010. They invited him to move to the Valley and help build a company. That gave him a chance to take a leap and be an entrepreneur.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What is Wealthsimple and hear from Michael their 12-month forecast for the company
  • Find out the valuable lesson learned by Michael during the Tech Bubble Burst in 1990
  • How to be a successful leader in a scaling company
  • The concept of “We are Makers’ Owners”
  • Biggest takeaway when growing your company in other countries
  • Efforts made by Michael for their remote offices

Links

Reading List

Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.