Episode 27: Bitcoin and Crypto Explained in Plain English, What are NFTs, Where are Investors Looking

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This episode, we talk to Tim Lea. Tim is a “veteran” of the cryptocurrency space having been an active trader, commentator and cryptocurrency investor since January 2015. He is a keynote speaker further to his book on the Blockchain in plain English called Blockchain: Down the Rabbit Hole (discover the power of the blockchain). He has been actively involved in cryptocurrency projects linked to film piracy, loyalty and fractional ownership. Most recently he is working with an international team on a project involving supporting de-centralised finance, which is currently in stealth mode.

Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

THIS EPISODE WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • ‘Crypto’ and ‘bitcoin’ explained in plain English for ignorant people like Terng and David
  • Does crypto have no value? Is it “like gold”?
  • Michael Saylor
  • Doge coin – what on earth is it about?
  • Lyra the Shiba Inu
  • What are NFTs?
  • The ethereum hype – is it valid?
  • Why is the market going crazy at the moment?
  • The Chinese creating a digital currency
  • Willy Woo
  • SHA256
  • CryptoKitties
  • NBA Top Shot
  • What would Tim hypothetically purchase at the moment? What’s his ideal portfolio? 
  • (And again – not financial advice) – Any other approach he’d go hypothetically about investing in bitcoin?
  • What’s your opinion of the price of the recent Beeple NFT?
  • Are we currently in a crypto bubble that will collapse in on itself and we’ll see who survives at the end?

WE’RE DRINKING:

PROMOTION:

Check out Tim’s book! Blockchain: Down the Rabbit Hole (discover the power of the blockchain)

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

Listeners get a free 30-minute consultation with Terng’s company, SYNC PR. Just mention this podcast when contacting them at syncpr.co

Interested in making your own podcast? Use this link to sign up to Buzzsprout and we all get a $20 Amazon gift card when you upgrade. 

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Episode 26: Adrian Sim of East Asia Beverages – How to Dominate the Beer Market, ”Four Hours to Chicken Rice”

Adrian Sim East Asia Beverages

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Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

This episode we speak to Adrian Sim of East Asia Beverages. 

Adrian is an entrepreneur with a long history in stock broking, property and over the last many years of experience, in beer, having represented many international brands in Singapore. He has seen a monopolistic beer market become one in which brands are able to compete on their own merits. Adrian is now turning his attention to brand acquisition and development through East Asia Beverages. He is totally sold by Crossroad’s brand positioning and quality.

WE’RE DRINKING:


WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Crossroads Beer
  • Aussie Beer
  • Beer terminology, such as what on earth ‘full flavoured’ and ‘sessionable’ beer means
  • How he started the company Six Drunk Men (now 6DM)
  • Starting a business with nothing
  • Orchard Towers
  • How Grab came into the Singapore market
  • What’s missing in the beer market
  • Adrian’s liquor portfolio
  • Surviving during the pandemic in Singapore
  • Did the alcohol industry actually prosper during the pandemic?

Please visit businessoverdrinks.com for full show notes.

PROMOTION:

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

Listeners get a free 30-minute consultation with Terng’s company, SYNC PR. Just mention this podcast when contacting them at syncpr.co

Interested in making your own podcast? Use this link to sign up to Buzzsprout and we all get a $20 Amazon gift card when you upgrade. 

PROMOTION:

Listeners get a special offer on Whiskey Loot – part of Liquor Loot’s subscription services. Click here to grab a fantastic whiskey subscription.

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

Listeners get a free 30-minute consultation with Terng’s company, SYNC PR. Just mention this podcast when contacting them at syncpr.co

FOLLOW BUSINESS OVER DRINKS:

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  • WEB: https://www.businessoverdrinks.com/
  • INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessoverdrinks/
  • YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx-s2TNu_21TNDSMJtP87eQ
  • PODCASTS: Search ‘Business Over Drinks’ on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

Episode 25: Starting a publishing company, how to get published and tips for kids authors with Carolyn Martinez

This episode was sponsored by Liquor Loot. Liquor Loot houses alcohol subscription services, Whisky Loot & Gin Loot, delivering three premium and hand-selected whisky and gin tasters from around the world each month. Click here for a special deal on Liquor Loot. Remember: drink responsibly! 

Carolyn Martinez is the Director of Hawkeye Publishing, a small traditional publishing house based in Brisbane. She is also an author, pen name: Cate Sawyer. She’s written a great range of non-fiction books as well as children’s books, one of which is Places to Poop: toilet training fun. 

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Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

WE’RE DRINKING:

WE CHAT ABOUT:

FOLLOW CAROLYN:

PROMOTION:

Listeners get a special offer on Whiskey Loot – part of Liquor Loot’s subscription services. Click here to grab a fantastic whiskey subscription.

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

Listeners get a free 30-minute consultation with Terng’s company, SYNC PR. Just mention this podcast when contacting them at syncpr.co

FOLLOW BUSINESS OVER DRINKS:

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  • LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/business-over-drinks
  • WEB: https://www.businessoverdrinks.com/
  • INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessoverdrinks/
  • YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx-s2TNu_21TNDSMJtP87eQ
  • PODCASTS: Search ‘Business Over Drinks’ on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

Episode 24: Facebook and Google Vs the Government – Who Wins in All of This? Chat with Mathew Ingram

Mathew Ingram

This episode was sponsored by Liquor Loot. Liquor Loot houses alcohol subscription services, Whisky Loot & Gin Loot, delivering three premium and hand-selected whisky and gin tasters from around the world each month. Click here for a special deal on Liquor Loot. Remember: drink responsibly! 

We hope you enjoy our podcast! To help us grow, please do subscribe to our podcast and follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and/or LinkedIn. It’s the best way we can keep bringing in quality guests.

Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

The podcast is an extension of their real-life experiences as business owners, salaried employees and industry mavericks who made mistakes along the way and lived to talk about it.

THIS EPISODE

This episode we’re talking about something that’s been bothering a lot of us lately. That is, the topic of Facebook and Google vs the government and major news outlets. If you haven’t heard lately, there was a standoff between Google and the Australian government (to which Google seems to have eventually backed down), followed by Facebook and the Australian government, to which Facebook didn’t back down, but then sort of did after a while? Are you confused yet? What does this mean, and especially, what does this mean for you guys not only in Australia, but who are listening from around the world?

We speak to Mathew Ingram to discuss these issues.

Other topics discussed include 

  • Who’s behind these new regulations popping up everywhere
  • Are news organisations complaining about platforms that give them most of their web traffic?
  • Clubhouse, is it really as stupid as it seems
  • Mathew’s latest article
  • Closed versus open internet

Mathew Ingram is an award-winning journalist who has spent the past two decades writing about business, technology and new media as well as advising media companies on digital strategy. He is currently the chief digital writer for the Columbia Journalism Review, and prior to that he was a senior writer with Fortune magazine, where he wrote about the evolution of media and the Internet. Before joining Fortune, he held a similar position at Gigaom, a leading technology blog network.

You can follow Mathew on twitter @mathewi, to which he has about 89,500 followers.

WE’RE DRINKING:

PROMOTION:

Listeners get a special offer on Whiskey Loot – part of Liquor Loot’s subscription services. Click here to grab a fantastic whiskey subscription.

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

Listeners get a free 30-minute consultation with Terng’s company, SYNC PR. Just mention this podcast when contacting them at syncpr.co

Interested in making your own podcast? Use this link to sign up to Buzzsprout and we all get a $20 Amazon gift card when you upgrade. 

FOLLOW BUSINESS OVER DRINKS:

  • FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/businessoverdrinks/
  • LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/business-over-drinks
  • WEB: https://www.businessoverdrinks.com/
  • INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessoverdrinks/
  • YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx-s2TNu_21TNDSMJtP87eQ
  • PODCASTS: Search ‘Business Over Drinks’ on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

Episode 23. Joel Hauer – CEO, Liquor Loot. Whisky Tips 101, Succeeding in a Competitive Market, Building a Subscription-Based Business

This episode we talk to Joel Hauer, the Founder and CEO of Liquor Loot

Launched in 2016, Liquor Loot is the home of alcohol subscription services, Whisky Loot & Gin Loot, delivering three premium and hand-selected whisky and gin tasters from around the world each month. Designed to take monthly subscribers on a journey from novice to connoisseur, Liquor Loot helps Aussies find their favourite spirit in a fun and safe environment. 

We hope you enjoy our podcast! To help us grow, please do subscribe to our podcast and follow us on YouTubeInstagramFacebook and/or LinkedIn. It’s the best way we can keep bringing in quality guests.

WE’RE DRINKING:

WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Whisky 101 – where do you start?
  • Building a successful subscription-based alcohol business with no experience in the industry
  • Whisky Loot and Gin Loot
  • How Joel transitioned from running a digital marketing agency to Liquor Loot
  • Benefits and pitfalls of a subscription-based model
  • Running multiple businesses, or focusing on one?
  • Being the sole founder of a company
  • The art of being able to describe the flavour of a drink
  • Joel’s LinkedIn 

PROMOTION:

Click here for a special deal on Liquor Loot. Remember: drink responsibly! 

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

Listeners get a free 30-minute consultation with Terng’s company, SYNC PR. Just mention this podcast when contacting them at syncpr.co

Use this link to sign up to Buzzsprout and we all get a $20 Amazon gift card when you upgrade. 

Episode 22. Dundee Kim – Building Gyms, Conquering INBA and Training Jeff Horn

Dundee Kim Business over Drinks

This episode was sponsored by Liquor Loot. Liquor Loot houses alcohol subscription services, Whisky Loot & Gin Loot, delivering three premium and hand-selected whisky and gin tasters from around the world each month. Click here for a special deal on Liquor Loot. Remember: drink responsibly.

We hope you enjoy our podcast! To help us grow, please do subscribe to our podcast and follow us on YouTubeInstagramFacebook and/or LinkedIn. It’s the best way we can keep bringing in quality guests.

THIS EPISODE: we speak to Dundee Kim.

Dundee was a two-time amateur boxing champion in Korea. He migrated to Australia, not knowing any English, but worked his way up to become the Associate Director of International Relations, and then the Regional Director of International Relations at James Cook University. Since then he founded Dundee’s Boxing & Fitness gym in West End, then opened another gym in Yeronga. He then released his own range of high quality boxing and fitness apparel, and then co-started Dundee’s Fit Education, a fitness education institute offering PT courses

He’s trained countless Olympians and high ranking athletes and fitness models, most notably Jeff Horn. Jeff Horn is an Australian boxing icon who won against Manny Pacquiao in the Battle of Brisbane. He was personally awarded with the World Champion Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Lord Mayor himself.

Dundee came second in a total of 6 men’s physique divisions in INBA Australia near the end of last year, and is soon to be competing in Mr Olympia.

WE’RE DRINKING:

  • David: gin from Liquor Loot
  • Terng: morning coffee
  • Dundee: water

Make sure you visit businessoverdrinks.com for show notes.

PROMOTION:

Listeners get a special offer on Whiskey Loot – part of Liquor Loot’s subscription services. Click here to grab a fantastic whiskey subscription.

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

Listeners get a free 30-minute consultation with Terng’s company, SYNC PR. Just mention this podcast when contacting them at syncpr.co

This podcast was created with Buzzsprout. Interested in making your own podcast? Use this link to sign up and we all get a $20 Amazon gift card when you upgrade. 

Episode 21: 2020 Highlights and Biggest F*** Ups of our Careers

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Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

THIS EPISODE

We talk about the highlights of our podcast in 2020, as well as the biggest f*** ups of our careers.

WE’RE DRINKING:

  • David: Penfold’s Shiraz
  • Terng: Suntory Strong Zero

WE CHAT ABOUT:

PROMOTION:

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

Listeners get a free 30-minute consultation with Terng’s company, SYNC PR. Just mention this podcast when contacting them at syncpr.co

Episode 20: Building one of the Largest TEDx Conferences in the World – Daniel Cerventus Lim

Daniel Cerventus Lim

This episode we speak to Daniel Cerventus Lim

Daniel has been an avid practitioner in technology and business for more than 20 years now. Having initiated his first technology related startup since tertiary years was a demonstration of relentless taking the challenge to the next level even at a tender age. The ambition only grew bigger when the startup was then invested by Multimedia University Malaysia (MMU).

Through the growing years, he has worked on various mid to large sized projects ranging from the Ministry of Youth and Sport’s projects (Rakan Muda) to consulting several companies in digital marketing and e-commerce space before embarking on building an education portal. The venture took shape along the years and through keen eyes on latest trends, pivoted into an education tourism company that facilitates middle eastern students to Malaysia in tandem with aims of Ministry of Tourism of Malaysia in bringing in foreign investment. Daniel soon exited this company and moved on with many other great interests.

Upon exiting, Daniel pursued various community driven and entrepreneurial projects in Malaysia such as Barcamp and Startup Camp to help to grow the startups and developers ecosystem in Malaysia. Through his experience, he then founded Entrepreneurs.my and soon became one of Malaysia’s leading resource for entrepreneurial content around Malaysia and neighbours Singapore and Indonesia. Entrepreneurs.my grew in online traction and seeing the interest from Asian countries, it has been rebranded to NextUp.Asia.

Daniel has also served as advisor, mentor and board of director of numerous entrepreneurs’ organization around Malaysia and South East Asia. Daniel is also the founding curator of TEDxKL – one the largest TEDx events in the world.

WE’RE DRINKING

  • David: Sake One
  • Daniel: Ice Americano
  • Terng: Santori Strong Zero

WE COVER:

PROMOTION:

Listeners can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

Listeners get a free 30-minute consultation with Terng’s company, SYNC PR. Just mention this podcast when contacting them.

Episode 19: Building A Great Work-Life Balance Without Getting a Job or Running a Large Company – Lyndon Wan

Wan Take films

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This episode we talk to Lyndon Wan, the Founder of Wan Take Films. He’s a 29-year-old super chilled solopreneur who is doing extremely well for himself – without the need to be the next Elon Musk or spend years climbing up the ladder in some company.

WE COVER

  • How Lyndon started his solopreneur journey
  • Building a work-life balance
  • Should you choose more money short term, or should you do something that satisfies you (with less money)?
  • Dealing with fear and worry
  • Should you ever work for free?
  • Biggest challenges from growing from zero income to a six-figure income

TODAY WE’RE DRINKING

  • David: One Fifty Lashes Pale Ale
  • Lyndon: Gin and Tonic
  • Terng: Strong Zero

STUFF WE MENTION

PROMOTION

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

Listeners get a free 30-minute consultation with Terng’s company, SYNC PR. Just mention this podcast when contacting them.

This podcast was created with Buzzsprout. Interested in making your own podcast? Use this link to sign up and we all get a $20 Amazon gift card when you upgrade. 

FOLLOW BUSINESS OVER DRINKS:

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  • WEB: https://www.businessoverdrinks.com/
  • INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessoverdrinks/
  • YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx-s2TNu_21TNDSMJtP87eQ
  • PODCASTS: Search ‘Business Over Drinks’ on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

Episode 18: Transforming the Dog Food Industry – Arianne Sackville from Bell & Bone

Today we speak to Arianne Sackville. 

At the age of 30, Arianne independently launched Bell & Bone. After only two years, and three new product lines Bell & Bone is available in 250 stores across Australia including PETstock nationally, and has launched into Asian markets in Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Thailand.

Bell and Bone Promo Code: use DRINKS20 to get 20% off your order! 

We cover:

  • Arianne’s journey 
  • Knowing your finances when starting a business
  • Should you work part time while working on your business/startup?
  • How to launch multiple products from scratch
  • The rules of launching a product
  • Finding your purpose
  • Finding the right dog food
  • Best marketing channel when launching a product

TODAY WE’RE DRINKING:

STUFF WE MENTION:

PROMOTION:

Bell and Bone Promo Code: use DRINKS20 to get 20% off your order! 

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Terng Shing has his own PR and content agency based in Singapore. He tries not to be defined by his job, but gave up and has leaned into it pretty heavily.

When he’s not working or conducting business over drinks, he is recording an episode for Business Over Drinks. 

Learn more about his company SYNC and what they’ve been doing for the startup community in Southeast Asia. He also has another venture with a business partner in the travel industry, called Travel Wanderlust.

Connect with him on LinkedIn

Find out more about his company and follow Travel Wanderlust on social media on Instagram and Facebook.

David Bobis

David Bobis is an author who has written a few works under both his real name and pen name, Dean Blake. He has just released a book of illustrations, Everyday A**holes

David was also the Head of Digital Marketing and Partner of Studio Culture – a leading digital marketing agency in Australia, before exiting to work on his books and private consultancy. 

David is a finalist of multiple awards, such as the Telstra Business Award, the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Award, The Optus Business Award, the Brisbane Business News Young Entrepreneur’s Award, a Melbourne Age Short Story Award, a John Marsden Short Story Award and a Brisbane State Library Short Story Award.

MORE PROMOTIONS

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

Listeners get a free 30-minute consultation with Terng’s company, SYNC PR. Just mention this podcast when contacting them.

This podcast was created with Buzzsprout. Interested in making your own podcast? Use this link to sign up and we all get a $20 Amazon gift card when you upgrade. 

FOLLOW BUSINESS OVER DRINKS:

  • FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/businessoverdrinks/
  • LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/business-over-drinks
  • WEB: https://www.businessoverdrinks.com/
  • INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessoverdrinks/
  • YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx-s2TNu_21TNDSMJtP87eQ
  • PODCASTS: Search ‘Business Over Drinks’ on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

This podcast was created with Buzzsprout. Interested in making your own podcast? Use this link to sign up and we all get a $20 Amazon gift card when you upgrade. 

Episode 17: How to communicate without sounding like a d*ck

We hope you enjoy our podcast! To help us grow, please do subscribe to our podcast and follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and/or LinkedIn. It’s the best way we can keep bringing in quality guests.

Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

The podcast is an extension of their real-life experiences as business owners, salaried employees and industry mavericks who made mistakes along the way and lived to talk about it.

THIS EPISODE

In this episode, we talk about how to communicate without sounding like a d**k

We cover:

TODAY WE’RE DRINKING

  • David: Sake One Junmai
  • Terng: Special Edition Tiger Beer

PROMOTION:

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Terng Shing has his own PR and content agency based in Singapore. He tries not to be defined by his job, but gave up and has leaned into it pretty heavily.

When he’s not working or conducting business over drinks, he is recording an episode for Business Over Drinks. 

Learn more about his company SYNC and what they’ve been doing for the startup community in Southeast Asia. He also has another venture with a business partner in the travel industry, called Travel Wanderlust.

Connect with him on LinkedIn

Find out more about his company and follow Travel Wanderlust on social media on Instagram and Facebook.

David Bobis

David Bobis is an author who has written a few works under both his real name and pen name, Dean Blake. He has just released a book of illustrations, Everyday A**holes

David was also the Head of Digital Marketing and Partner of Studio Culture – a leading digital marketing agency in Australia, before exiting to work on his books and private consultancy. 

David is a finalist of multiple awards, such as the Telstra Business Award, the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Award, The Optus Business Award, the Brisbane Business News Young Entrepreneur’s Award, a Melbourne Age Short Story Award, a John Marsden Short Story Award and a Brisbane State Library Short Story Award.

FOLLOW BUSINESS OVER DRINKS:

  • FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/businessoverdrinks/
  • LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/business-over-drinks
  • WEB: https://www.businessoverdrinks.com/
  • INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessoverdrinks/
  • YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx-s2TNu_21TNDSMJtP87eQ

PODCASTS: Search ‘Business Over Drinks’ on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

This podcast was created with Buzzsprout. Interested in making your own podcast? Use this link to sign up and we all get a $20 Amazon gift card when you upgrade. 

Episode 16: Building Queensland’s Largest Clothing Alterations Team – Clare Sheng from The Fitting Room

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Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

The podcast is an extension of their real-life experiences as business owners, salaried employees and industry mavericks, who made mistakes along the way and lived to talk about it.

THIS EPISODE

We speak to Clare Sheng. Clare is the Director of The Fitting Room and runs Queensland’s largest clothing alterations team. She is also the author of The Suit Book, where she decodes the process of buying and wearing a suit.

In 2017, she co-founded The Modern Gentry, a brand new concept where she introduces like-minded gentlemen to meet. In 2017 she was awarded the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Young Business Person of the Year, the Australian Small Business Champion Award, and a special mention in Business Innovation for the Lord Mayor’s Business Award.

TODAY WE’RE DRINKING

  • Mitolo Jester Cabernet Sovignon
  • Noblesse Chardonnay
  • Black Label

STUFF DISCUSSED

  • Our new BOD Instagram
  • Clare’s company, The Fitting Room
  • Clare’s book, The Suit Book
  • Being a “noble” pharmacist
  • Asian family businesses
  • Leaving a profession to join the family business
  • Clare Sheng’s LinkedIn
  • Finding your niche
  • Making David’s biceps look bigger
  • Running a brick and mortar business during the pandemic
  • How to stay positive during COVID-19
  • Dancing CEOs
  • Women’s Legal Service
  • Clare Sheng’s Dancing CEOs dance
  • What it’s like to go clubbing with David
  • What do men get wrong a lot when wearing suits?
  • Challenges as a female entrepreneur?
  • Dealing with difficult customers
  • Fashion tips for people like David with a horrible sense of fashion

PROMOTION:

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

You can also get a free 30-minute consultation with Terng and his team at SYNC PR. Simply contact us and mention this podcast.

FOLLOW BUSINESS OVER DRINKS:

  • FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/businessoverdrinks/
  • LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/business-over-drinks
  • WEB: https://www.businessoverdrinks.com/
  • YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx-s2TNu_21TNDSMJtP87eQ
  • PODCASTS: Search ‘Business Over Drinks’ on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

This podcast was created with Buzzsprout. Interested in making your own podcast? Use this link to sign up and we all get a $20 Amazon gift card when you upgrade. 

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Terng Shing has his own PR and content agency based in Singapore. He tries not to be defined by his job, but gave up and has leaned into it pretty heavily.

When he’s not working or conducting business over drinks, he is recording an episode for Business Over Drinks. 

Learn more about his company SYNC and what they’ve been doing for the startup community in Southeast Asia. He also has another venture with a business partner in the travel industry, called Travel Wanderlust.

Connect with him on LinkedIn

Find out more about his company and follow Travel Wanderlust on social media on Instagram and Facebook.

David Bobis

David Bobis is an author who has written a few works under both his real name and pen name, Dean Blake. He has just released a book of illustrations, Everyday A**holes

David was also the Head of Digital Marketing and Partner of Studio Culture – a leading digital marketing agency in Australia, before exiting to work on his books and private consultancy. 

David is a finalist of multiple awards, such as the Telstra Business Award, the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Award, The Optus Business Award, the Brisbane Business News Young Entrepreneur’s Award, a Melbourne Age Short Story Award, a John Marsden Short Story Award and a Brisbane State Library Short Story Award.

Episode 15: How to build a protein empire from your garage – Mathew Stillone from Protein Supplies Australia

We hope you enjoy our podcast! To help us grow, please do subscribe to our podcast and follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and/or LinkedIn. It’s the best way we can keep bringing in quality guests.

Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

The podcast is an extension of their real-life experiences as business owners, salaried employees and industry mavericks who made mistakes along the way and lived to talk about it.

***

This episode, we have an amazing interview with Mat Stillone. Mat is an award-winning Gen Y entrepreneur at the helm of a number of successful companies, including Protein Supplies Australia (PSA), a supplements start-up whose mantra is ‘natural nutrition without the crap’. 

Profitable from its first year, PSA has grown into a multi-million dollar business, whose range of health conscious supplements are sold online and in 1500 outlets nationwide. Expansion has been achieved without recourse to partnerships or venture capital investment.

In addition to producing and formulating PSA’s own products, Mat has diversified into manufacturing and developing products for global supermarket giants, specialty retailers and other well known brands, via another start-up venture, Integrity Food Co, posting significant revenue & growth within the first 12 months of business (founded July 2017).

Mat’s ability to diversify saw another business Botanika Blends launch nationally in February 2018 with a focus on plant based nutrition.

In May 2020, Mat launches his latest business “Flexible Foods” which offers plant based meat alternatives and quick and easy vegan meals.

Mat was awarded Business News Australia’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Wholesaling, Manufacturing and Distribution, in 2015, 2016, and 2019. He was shortlisted for the Optus & Telstra Business Awards 2016.

Mat has given us a special promotion

GET 20% off ALL Protein Supplies Australia, Botanika Blends and Flexible Foods products with promo code DRINK20. 

THIS EPISODE

In this episode, we cover:

  • How Mat started his career from being a single dad on government support to become the founder of a global empire
  • How to grow a successful protein business from nothing
  • The importance of honesty 
  • Integrity in business
  • Getting rid of people who hold you back
  • Jackfruit
  • Launching a plant-based business, Flexible Foods
  • Marketing protein in a highly competitive industry
  • Advice on influencer marketing
  • Is vegan protein ‘not as good’ as standard whey protein?

TODAY WE’RE DRINKING

  • Johnnie Walker Black Label
  • Sobah non-alcoholic beer
  • Porta white wine

STUFF WE MENTION:

PROMOTION:

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

GET 20% off ALL Protein Supplies Australia, Botanika Blends and Flexible Foods products with promo code DRINK20.

This podcast was created with Buzzsprout. Interested in making your own podcast? Use this link to sign up and we all get a $20 Amazon gift card when you upgrade. 

FOLLOW BUSINESS OVER DRINKS:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/businessoverdrinks/

LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/business-over-drinks

WEB: https://www.businessoverdrinks.com/

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx-s2TNu_21TNDSMJtP87eQ

PODCASTS: Search ‘Business Over Drinks’ on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

Episode 14: How to Start a Podcast and Interview the Guests You Want – E Hueen from Start-up Climb

We hope you enjoy our podcast! To help us grow, please do subscribe to our podcast and follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and/or LinkedIn. It’s the best way we can keep bringing in quality guests.

Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

The podcast is an extension of their real-life experiences as business owners, salaried employees and industry mavericks who made mistakes along the way and lived to talk about it.

THIS EPISODE

This episode we speak to E Hueen from the podcast Start-Up Climb, where he speaks to startup founders and CEOs from South East Asia. He does this all while still a full time business student at the National University of Singapore.

We cover:

  • How do you start a podcast?
  • How did E Hueen interview CEOs and founders while being a student 
  • How to interview the guests you want, even if you may not be ‘high status’ enough
  • Interesting podcast guests
  • What tools do you use to start a podcast? (Refer to show notes below)
  • Why should you intern for startups?
  • How do you get an internship in a podcast?
  • Why LinkedIn is important
  • Having a strange name 

TODAY WE’RE DRINKING

  • Johnnie Walker Black Label
  • Kirin Beer
  • Water

STUFF WE TALKED ABOUT

This podcast was created with Buzzsprout. Interested in making your own podcast? Use this link to sign up and we all get a $20 Amazon gift card when you upgrade. 

PROMOTION:

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Terng Shing has his own PR and content agency based in Singapore. He tries not to be defined by his job, but gave up and has leaned into it pretty heavily.

When he’s not working or conducting business over drinks, he is recording an episode for Business Over Drinks. 

Learn more about his company SYNC and what they’ve been doing for the startup community in Southeast Asia. He also has another venture with a business partner in the travel industry, called Travel Wanderlust.

Connect with him on LinkedIn

Find out more about his company and follow Travel Wanderlust on social media on Instagram and Facebook.

David Bobis

David Bobis is an author who has written a few works under both his real name and pen name, Dean Blake. He has just released a book of illustrations, Everyday A**holes

David was also the Head of Digital Marketing and Partner of Studio Culture – a leading digital marketing agency in Australia, before exiting to work on his books and private consultancy. 

David is a finalist of multiple awards, such as the Telstra Business Award, the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Award, The Optus Business Award, the Brisbane Business News Young Entrepreneur’s Award, a Melbourne Age Short Story Award, a John Marsden Short Story Award and a Brisbane State Library Short Story Award.

FOLLOW BUSINESS OVER DRINKS:

  • FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/businessoverdrinks/
  • LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/business-over-drinks
  • WEB: https://www.businessoverdrinks.com/
  • PODCASTS: Search ‘Business Over Drinks’ on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

Episode 13: Filmmaker Amanda Tan – Becoming a Successful Artist in Singapore, Working on Crazy Rich Asians and Will Money Make You Happy

We hope you enjoy our podcast! To help us grow, please do subscribe to our podcast and follow us on Faceboo, Instagram and/or LinkedIn. It’s the best way we can keep bringing in quality guests.

Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

The podcast is an extension of their real-life experiences as business owners, salaried employees and industry mavericks, who made mistakes along the way and lived to talk about it.

ABOUT OUR GUEST, AMANDA TAN

Amanda Tan is a filmmaker based in Singapore. 

Amanda’s storytelling work has led her to collaborate with agencies like DDB Singapore, MRM Wordwide and Ogilvy Social as well as brands like McDonalds, Uber, Nescafe Dolce Gusto, AIA, Microsoft, Unilever and Diageo Asia Pacific. With an understanding of pop and alternative culture, she is able to create mainstream work that still appeals to the masses, as well as those to the left of center.

Her music videos and short films have been screened and nominated for awards at various film festivals, including the Berlin Short Film Festival, NYC Indie Film Awards, Singapore Short Film Festival, Salento International Film Festival in Italy and Singapore Short Film Awards. Amanda was also an executive producer on the Berlinale Silver Bear award winning acclaimed film, Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis.

THIS EPISODE

We discuss stuff such as:

TODAY WE’RE DRINKING

  • Absolut Vodka with Solo
  • Red wine spritzers (with unnamed wine)
  • Laphroaig Single Malt Whisky

PROMOTION:

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Terng Shing has his own PR and content agency based in Singapore. He tries not to be defined by his job, but gave up and has leaned into it pretty heavily.

When he’s not working or conducting business over drinks, he is recording an episode for Business Over Drinks. 

Learn more about his company SYNC and what they’ve been doing for the startup community in Southeast Asia. He also has another venture with a business partner in the travel industry, called Travel Wanderlust.

Connect with him on LinkedIn

Find out more about his company and follow Travel Wanderlust on social media on Instagram and Facebook.

David Bobis

David Bobis is an author who has written a few works under both his real name and pen name, Dean Blake. He has just released a book of illustrations, Everyday A**holes

David was also the Head of Digital Marketing and Partner of Studio Culture – a leading digital marketing agency in Australia, before exiting to work on his books and private consultancy. 

David is a finalist of multiple awards, such as the Telstra Business Award, the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Award, The Optus Business Award, the Brisbane Business News Young Entrepreneur’s Award, a Melbourne Age Short Story Award, a John Marsden Short Story Award and a Brisbane State Library Short Story Award.

FOLLOW BUSINESS OVER DRINKS:

  • FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/businessoverdrinks/
  • LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/business-over-drinks
  • WEB: https://www.businessoverdrinks.com/
  • YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx-s2TNu_21TNDSMJtP87eQ
  • PODCASTS: Search ‘Business Over Drinks’ on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

This podcast was created with Buzzsprout. Interested in making your own podcast? Use this link to sign up and we all get a $20 Amazon gift card when you upgrade.

Episode 12: How Important Is Your Face in Business, Should You Go to Work Naked?

Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

The podcast is an extension of their real-life experiences as business owners, salaried employees and industry mavericks, who made mistakes along the way and lived to talk about it.

THIS EPISODE

**We hope you enjoy our podcast! To help us grow, please do subscribe to our podcast and follow us on Facebook and/or LinkedIn. It’s the best way we can keep bringing in quality guests.**

We were supposed to record a snippet for social media, but it ended up being a whole episode. It turned out to be one of our best episodes ever. It’s a completely random one, but we think you’ll have a few laughs, or at least one laugh. We didn’t even have drinks.

We cover issues such as:

  • How important is your face in business?
  • Should you go to work naked?
  • Are TED Talks relevant?
  • Your side hustle
  • David’s book, Everyday A**holes
  • People who sell Amazon courses online

WE DISCUSSED

PROMOTION:

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

OR be the chance to WIN a copy by following us on social, commenting on one of our posts and sending us an email at hello@businessoverdrinks.com

Don’t want a book? You can also be in the draw to win a FREE PR consultation (worth over $2,000) with Terng and his team by the same rules above (just specify that you want the PR consultation in your email).

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Terng Shing has his own PR and content agency based in Singapore. He tries not to be defined by his job, but gave up and has leaned into it pretty heavily.

When he’s not working or conducting business over drinks, he is recording an episode for Business Over Drinks. 

Learn more about his company SYNC and what they’ve been doing for the startup community in Southeast Asia. He also has another venture with a business partner in the travel industry, called Travel Wanderlust.

David Bobis is an author who has written a few works under both his real name and pen name, Dean Blake. He has just released a book of illustrations, Everyday A**holes

David was also the Head of Digital Marketing and Partner of Studio Culture – a leading digital marketing agency in Australia, before exiting to work on his books and private consultancy.

FOLLOW BUSINESS OVER DRINKS:

  • FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/businessoverdrinks/
  • LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/business-over-drinks
  • WEB: https://www.businessoverdrinks.com/
  • PODCASTS: Search ‘Business Over Drinks’ on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

Episode 11: Mastering Sales, Getting Insane Marketing Results With AI

 

GIVEAWAY: GET A AUDIT WORTH USD 10K

Every listener/viewer has the chance to win a FREE digital audit from Joe and his team on their company’s marketing. See how AI can improve your advertising. 

Simply either:

  • Like and comment on one of our posts on Facebook/LinkedIn/YouTube
  • Subscribe to our podcast or YouTube channel 
  • Then send us an email at hello@businessoverdrinks to tell us what you’ve done. 

And that’s it!

IN THIS EPISODE

Tonight we’re drinking with Joe Fox. Joe is the APAC Managing Director of Lighthouse8 and previous Co-Founder of Studio Culture. His team is currently doing some amazing things with AI.

We cover issues such as:

  • How can you sell what you want to the people you want to sell to?
  • The best book you need to do to improve sales and negotiation
  • How can you improve your networking as an introvert?
  • Does fashion matter?
  • Will AI steal our jobs?

WE’RE DRINKING

  • David: Koyomi Highball
  • Terng: Kirin beer
  • Joe: Kombucha

STUFF WE DISCUSSED

BOOK DISCOUNTS:

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Terng Shing has his own PR and content agency based in Singapore. He tries not to be defined by his job, but gave up and has leaned into it pretty heavily.

When he’s not working or conducting business over drinks, he is recording an episode for Business Over Drinks. 

Learn more about his company SYNC and what they’ve been doing for the startup community in Southeast Asia. He also has another venture with a business partner in the travel industry, called Travel Wanderlust.

David Bobis is an author who has written a few works under both his real name and pen name, Dean Blake. He has just released a book of illustrations, Everyday A**holes

David was also the Head of Digital Marketing and Partner of Studio Culture – a leading digital marketing agency in Australia, before exiting to work on his books and private consultancy.

FOLLOW BUSINESS OVER DRINKS:

  • FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/businessoverdrinks/
  • LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/business-over-drinks
  • WEB: https://www.businessoverdrinks.com/
  • PODCASTS: Search ‘Business Over Drinks’ on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

Episode 10 – What To Do When Partners Leave, and Marketing During/After a Pandemic Lockdown

GIVEAWAY:

Every listener/viewer has the chance to win a FREE social media audit on their company’s marketing worth over $4000 from Fil and the team at Studio Culture. Simply either:

  • Like and comment on one of our posts on Facebook/LinkedIn/YouTube
  • Subscribe to our podcast or YouTube channel 
  • Then send us an email at hello@businessoverdrinks to tell us what you’ve done. 

And that’s it!

THIS EPISODE

This episode we talk to Fil Cristaldi, the Managing Director of Studio Culture – a leading (and award-winning) digital agency based in Brisbane. It’s worked on clients such as Alibaba, the City Council and all that other fancy stuff.

We cover issues such as:

  • What to do when your business partners leave the business (similar concepts could be used when multiple people leave the company and leave all the tasks to you)
  • How to cope when all the responsibility comes to you
  • How to lift spirits of staff during a tough time – should you be honest?
  • – Should you run an office-based business, or remote work-style business
  • Where should you be putting your marketing after a pandemic? (Facebook, SEO, etc

WE’RE DRINKING

  • David: Bundaberg rum and coke
  • Fil: The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
  • Terng: San Miguel Lite

PROMOTION:

Every listener/viewer has the chance to win a FREE social media audit on their company’s marketing worth over $4000 from Fil and the team at Studio Culture. Simply either:

  • Like and comment on one of our posts on Facebook/LinkedIn/YouTube
  • Subscribe to our podcast or YouTube channel 
  • Then send us an email at hello@businessoverdrinks to tell us what you’ve done. 

And that’s it!

BOOK DISCOUNTS:

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.


ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Terng Shing has his own PR and content agency based in Singapore. He tries not to be defined by his job, but gave up and has leaned into it pretty heavily.

When he’s not working or conducting business over drinks, he is recording an episode for Business Over Drinks. 

Learn more about his company SYNC and what they’ve been doing for the startup community in Southeast Asia. He also has another venture with a business partner in the travel industry, called Travel Wanderlust.

David Bobis is an author who has written a few works under both his real name and pen name, Dean Blake. He has just released a book of illustrations, Everyday A**holes

David was also the Head of Digital Marketing and Partner of Studio Culture – a leading digital marketing agency in Australia, before exiting to work on his books and private consultancy.

FOLLOW BUSINESS OVER DRINKS:

  • FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/businessoverdrinks/
  • LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/business-over-drinks
  • WEB: https://www.businessoverdrinks.com/
  • PODCASTS: Search ‘Business Over Drinks’ on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

Episode 9 – Should I Work Overseas (After COVID)?

THIS EPISODE

This episode we bring in a good friend of ours. His name is Yin, he has a funny accent and he has plenty to share about working overseas. If you’re ever thinking about working overseas (after COVID-19) and are wondering if you should make the move, you should definitely tune in to this episode.

We cover issues such as:

  • Should I move overseas even if I can’t afford it?
  • Should I move overseas if I’ll leave my loved ones back at home?
  • What are some of the misconceptions about living abroad?
  • David shares the greatest story ever told on this podcast

TODAY WE’RE DRINKING

  • – David: Absolut Vodka
  • – Yin: Tanqueray Rangpur Distilled Gin
  • – Terng: Lunardi Pinot Grigio

STUFF WE MENTIONED

PROMOTION:

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

FOLLOW BUSINESS OVER DRINKS:

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Terng Shing has his own PR and content agency based in Singapore. He tries not to be defined by his job, but gave up and has leaned into it pretty heavily.

When he’s not working or conducting business over drinks, he is recording an episode for Business Over Drinks. 

Learn more about his company SYNC and what they’ve been doing for the startup community in Southeast Asia. He also has another venture with a business partner in the travel industry, called Travel Wanderlust.

Connect with him on LinkedIn

Find out more about his company and follow Travel Wanderlust on social media on Instagram and Facebook.

David Bobis

David Bobis is an author who has written a few works under both his real name and pen name, Dean Blake. He has just released a book of illustrations, Everyday A**holes

David was also the Head of Digital Marketing and Partner of Studio Culture – a leading digital marketing agency in Australia, before exiting to work on his books and private consultancy. 

David is a finalist of multiple awards, such as the Telstra Business Award, the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Award, The Optus Business Award, the Brisbane Business News Young Entrepreneur’s Award, a Melbourne Age Short Story Award, a John Marsden Short Story Award and a Brisbane State Library Short Story Award.