Atomic Habits, James Clear, Best Tips – Book Summary and Review

BoD James Clear Atomic Habits

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Terng shares with David his take on his recent read, Atomic Habits – written by James Clear – and its “laws” for adopting life-changing habits, one little step at a time. The hosts relate the self-help book’s tips to their everyday lives, and how the core message of the book resonated with them.

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Will AI Really Take Our Jobs? – Terng and David

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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 entrepreneur 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.

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  • David: Borgo San Leo Prosecco
  • Terng: Jinro x Sunkist Orangeade Sour

WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • We did our first live and in-person interview with Shaneal Sharma
  • The potential of AI taking over jobs in marketing, content writing, etc and our opinions about the conversations surrounding AI
  • Some AI content development tools we use in our everyday processes to supplement our tasks
  • Issues people are currently facing when using AI tools
  • Quality vs quantity with content generation in the age of AI
  • The legality of data sharing and usage with AI, which remembers everything

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61. Is the TikTok Ban Stupid? Reacts – Entrepreneur Podcast

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In this special episode, we discuss the latest US congressional hearing on Shou Zi Chew, the CEO of TikTok. We give our thoughts on the whole debacle.

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How to Go Viral on LinkedIn, Getting on James Corden and Succeeding Online – Ling Yah From So This is My Why

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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 entrepreneur 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.

WE SPEAK TO: Ling Yah 

Meet Ling Yah, a lawyer, podcaster, newsletter writer and YouTuber. With 8+ years of experience as a lawyer, Ling has also become a successful content creator, ranking #2 for the This is My Why Podcast in Malaysia and Singapore for Business & Careers on Apple Podcast. With over 33k downloads, 35+ countries reached and 13k+ followers, Ling’s content continues to grow and inspire.

In addition to running multiple online platforms, Ling is also on a mission to “hack” the LinkedIn algorithm and break out of the traditional box of a lawyer. Ling enjoys meeting new people, reverse engineering their successes and sharing her learnings with her online audience.

Despite not having it all figured out, Ling has had some serendipitous moments in her career. She hiked to Everest Base Camp in March 2020, only to be stuck in the Himalayas during the world’s lockdown. She also landed her podcast on the Late Late Show with James Corden multiple times and even attended the show’s final London taping.

Ling’s “Monday Reflection” LinkedIn post reached an impressive 617k impressions, and she was even offered a book deal with a prestigious publishing house. Ling continues to push boundaries and inspire others through her online content and personal experiences.

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WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Tips on hacking the Linkedin Algorithm
  • The strategy behind writing a Linkedin post
  • Reasons to attend a networking event to meet interesting individuals 
  • More about Ling Yah’s recent book deal and how she got it simply by posting on Linkedin
  • Our interview with Yolanda Lee from Uncommon
  • Juggling between being a lawyer and everything else
  • What is Ling Yah trying to accomplish?
  • Most memorable guest on the “This is My Why” podcast 
  • Experience hiking the Mount Everest base camp 
  • Major lessons after working on the podcast 
  • Top 3 lessons learnt in Ling Yah’s career for listeners/viewers

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Life-Changing Advice for Female Entrepreneurs – Yolanda Lee, Uncommon – Entrepreneur Podcast

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WE SPEAK TO: Yolanda Lee

Yolanda is the founder and CEO of Uncommon, Asia’s first private leadership network for the next generation of female leaders.

Prior to this, she led the international consumer partnerships team across Asia Pacific and the Middle East at Deliveroo. She also built Deliveroo’s corporate solutions offering as the Head of Business. Deliveroo is an online food delivery company available across 200 cities globally.

Before joining Deliveroo in Singapore, Yolanda worked in Africa as the Regional Partnerships Manager for Uber and the Regional Managing Director at HelloFood under Rocket Internet GmbH. Originally from Canada, Yolanda has lived and worked in every single continent, with an exception for South America, and she counts Singapore as her 10th home.

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Marie Kondo – The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up Book Review for Ambitious People

In this special book review episode, David reviews The LifeChanging Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. In 9 minutes we’ll discuss the core principles of the book and how these principles can benefit busy and ambitious people, such as business people and entrepreneurs. 

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About The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Amazon)

Live in a clean and clutter-free home forever with the life-changing KonMari Method – now a multi-million copy international best seller.

Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. Japan’s expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will help you tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method. 

The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only the things you really love and to do it all at once – and quickly. After that, for the rest of your life, you need only to choose what to keep and what to discard. 

The KonMari Method will not just transform your space. Once you have your house in order, you will find that your whole life will change. You can feel more confident, you can become more successful, and you can have the energy and motivation to create the life you want. You will also have the courage to move on from the negative aspects of your life: you can recognise and finish a bad relationship; you can stop feeling anxious; you can finally lose weight. 

Marie Kondo’s method is based on a ‘once cleaned, never messy again’ approach. If you think that such a thing is impossible, then you should definitely listen to this compelling audiobook.

About Marie Kondo (Wikipedia)

Marie Kondo (近藤 麻理恵, Kondō Marie, pronounced [kondoː maɾie], born 9 October 1984[1]), also known as Konmari[2] (こんまり), is a Japanese organizing consultant, author, and TV presenter.[3]

Kondo has written four books on organizing, which have collectively sold millions of copies around the world. Her books have been translated from Japanese into several languages and her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (2011) has been published in more than 30 countries.[4] It was a best-seller in Japan and in Europe, and was published in the United States in 2014.[3]

In the United States and the United Kingdom, the profile of Kondo and her methods were greatly promoted by the success of the Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, released in 2019, which gained Kondo a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program.[5][6] In August 2021, Netflix released a follow-up show, Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo. She was listed as one of Time‘s “100 most influential people” in 2015.[7]

ABOUT BUSINESS OVER DRINKS

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From Malaysia to Australia: How Dr Jace Tan Travelled the World and Built a Successful Brick & Mortar Business.

Jace Tan Business over Drinks

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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 entrepreneur 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.

WE SPEAK TO: Jace Tan 

Doctor Jace Tan is the founder of Tan Chiro – a leading chiropractor in north Brisbane

Sometimes we interview founders of multinational companies, and sometimes we interview solopreneurs or people who are not necessarily global but are still killing it in business nonetheless. I think we can definitely learn from both.

So if you’re at a standstill in life at the moment and are looking for some kind of inspiration of what to do, or if you’re looking for tips on how to start and operate a growing brick-and-mortar business – this episode will be useful for you.

Today we’re interviewing a dear friend of mine who decided to leave the rat race to do her own thing. But her journey to get there wasn’t the easiest and it wasn’t necessarily the most linear. And based on our chats in the past, her taking time off to travel around the world had a lot to do with her successes today.

She was going to do medicine like a good Asian daughter, but when she did an internship at Gleneagles in KL, she had this nagging feeling that ‘surely there’s something else she could help people with before their health deteriorated to this level’ and went into chiro instead.

After her travels, she worked as an associate in a number of practices around Brisbane before finally deciding to go and do her own thing.

Starting from a small space north of Brisbane, she’s had to quickly upgrade to a much bigger location and now has a small team helping her with this immense growth – all within a year. She also has a long list of loyal clients, which is a great indicator of the quality of what she offers. 

Welcome to the show, Jace! 

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WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Jace’s background and experience in Australia 
  • The biggest culture shock of moving from Malaysia to Australia
  • Travel experience 
  • Crazy experience in Mongolia
  • Working experience as a chiropractor
  • Challenges of being a woman in the industry
  • What made Jace decide to establish Tan Chiro
  • Skepticism about the legitimacy of chiropractors and how Tan Chiro overcomes the challenge 
  • Recommendation on exercise to improve productivity
  • Challenges and failures when setting up Tan Chiro
  • Our review and summary of Bob Iger’s Ride of a Lifetime (our YouTube version here

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Is Real Estate Still a Good Bet, and Expanding Business Globally from Singapore – James Puddle, One Global Group

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This entrepreneur 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.

WE SPEAK TO: James Puddle, CEO & Founder of One Global Group

In 2017 James spotted an opportunity in the marketplace and relocated with his family to Singapore, where he founded One Global Group, a boutique real estate agency business that specialises in international project marketing, headquartered in Singapore with regional offices located in Hong Kong & Kuala Lumpur as well as offices in Dubai, South Africa, London and regionally Birmingham.

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WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • A gap in the region’s real estate industry
  • Why was Singapore chosen as the HQ 
  • Registering a company in Singapore – the ease and hurdles faced 
  • Benefits of setting up a company in Singapore
  • Expanding and scaling the company 
  • Issues faced when pivoting and adapting the business strategy
  • How did One Global Group differentiate itself in the real estate industry
  • What are property developers missing or doing wrong right now
  • Tips for a successful marketing/sales strategy
  • Is real estate still a good bet? 
  • What kind of investment is highly volatile and has a chance of decreasing in value 
  • Handling different timezones
  • Advice for any aspiring entrepreneurs 
  • The biggest misconception about life in Asia 
  • Property tips for buyers 

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Edmund Shern from 99 Misfits is not a metaverse expert, but he knows more than us.

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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 entrepreneur 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.

WE SPEAK TO: Edmund Shern

Edmund is a 25-year veteran in entertainment and marketing working in Singapore, Hollywood, Tokyo and China. He started in MTV as the studio director and then went on to lead teams in OgilvyInteractive and in comics, games, anime and film. He co-authored a fantasy book with famed Final Fantasy artist, Yoshitaka Amano. He has worked and consulted for many of the major entertainment brands in licensing and transmedia strategy while serving as advisor/co-owner to micro-influencer marketing startup X10 Media. With the advent of Web3, he now has a new startup to produce music-based events and experiences in various metaverses while also developing their own music metaverse for music fans and artists. 

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WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Insight into the metaverse 
  • Explanation of Web3 
  • Existence of the p*rn metaverse?
  • Inappropriate Roblox encounter 
  • The future of metaverse 15:25 
  • Experience economy
  • Gather.town as a taste of the metaverse
  • Surrogates with Bruce Wills 
  • Building an online community with metaverse
  • Producing musical projects on Roblox and Fortnight
  • BOD on Second Life?!?
  • More on 99 misfits 

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How to get 170,000 TikTok Followers and Personal Finance Tips From Invest With Queenie – Full-Time Content Creator

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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 entrepreneur 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.

WE SPEAK TO: @InvestwithQueenie 

Queenie Tan is a personal finance content creator. She shares money hacks and her journey to building wealth on social media such as YouTube, TikTok, Instagram and has also her own podcast.

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WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Start of @InvestwithQueenie 
  • TikTok tips
  • The secret of TikTok’s algorithm
  • Tips to analyse Tik Tok’s video performance 
  • Common mistakes content creators make on Tik Tok 
  • Which social media platform drives the highest revenue for content creators
  • Working hours of a content creator 
  • Growing the “Invest with Queenie and Pablo” podcast 
  • Using search engine optimisation (SEO) to grow podcast viewers
  • What does financial freedom mean? 
  • Starting tips towards financial freedom 
  • Investment tips for couples 
  • Calculating personal net worth 
  • More about the “Invest with Queenie and Pablo” podcast 

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How Does Blockchain Work, What are NFTs and How You Might Make Money From Them – Ryan Chew, Tribe – Entrepreneur Podcast

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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 entrepreneur 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.

WE SPEAK TO: Ryan Chew

Ryan Chew is a Forbes 30 under 30 Asia 2020 honouree, and is a co-founder of Tribe, Singapore’s first government-supported platform driving neutrality, collaboration and growth of the blockchain ecosystem.

Tribe works closely with Enterprise Singapore, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Temasek, Citibank, IBM and Intel, and others to grow the Blockchain ecosystem in Singapore and beyond.

Since its inception Tribe’s has accelerated more than 50 Blockchain start-ups with a combined value of more than $1 billion.

The idea for Tribe actually came out of a meal at his favourite Prata shop on Jalan Besar in Singapore with his business partner, Ng Yi Ming, when they decided to create a global blockchain ecosystem with the aim of connecting blockchain start-ups with corporations, governments, and investors.

Before that, Ryan’s entrepreneurship journey started at the age of 19, fresh out of National Service, when he spent his meagre $3000 savings to develop a gaming application.

Ryan joins us to talk about his life as an entrepreneur, the future of Blockchain and NFTs, as well as some handy tips on where to get the best Prata in Singapore!

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WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Ryan’s experience with Prata 
  • Ryan’s first experiences as an entrepreneur and building videogames
  • Ryan’s early days as a waiter
  • Ryan’s biggest mistakes in business 
  • What can blockchain do
  • How it is to sell blockchain
  • Real-world applications for blockchain
  • What are NFTs
  • Are NFTs a scam?
  • Are we in an NFT winter?
  • Blockchain/NFT investments
  • Is Asia behind on crypto
  • Ryan’s favourite books
  • Ryan’s life lessons

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Terra-Luna, Stable Coin and NFTs – Are We in a Crypto Crash?

Our first interview with Tim about crypto was the most popular episode of our podcast so far, so we just had to get him back to comment on the whole situation with Luna. 

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. He is currently working with an international team on an NFT/Metaverse project Walking Between Worlds (walkingbetweenworlds.net), which is empowering Indigenous artists globally to capitalise on NFTs. Walking Between Worlds has recently launched its Genesis Collection.

WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • What is happening with the Terra Luna drama
  • What’s happening with NFTs? Are we in an NFT winter?
  • Can you explain what a stable coin is and how it works?
  • What the f*** just happened?

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Solopreneur Life – Crazy Business Stories, Running A Guest House, Building Townhouses, Having Huge Forearms – Funny Business Podcast

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WE SPEAK TO: Simon Chap

We’ll be speaking about questions many if not all people are faced with at some point in their lives: what should I do next, and how do I know I’m making the right choices? 

To help us answer this question we’re speaking to a good friend, Simon Chap. Simon, at first, took the usual Asian Australian route – went to uni, got a corporate job. But then he went on to continue his family business and run Isla House. He’s also undertaking a few super easy projects such as building a hotel, as well as two townhouse development projects. 

In between all this, he works as a film and commercial extra, is doing an MBA and has the biggest forearms we’ve seen on an Asian man to date. 

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Building a Shoe Cleaning Empire Across 4 Countries – Ginny Truc To from Shoe Mo – Entrepreneur Podcast

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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.

WE SPEAK TO: Ginny Truc To 

Co-founder of Shoe Mo, shoe & sneaker cleaning, repairing and customization service brand. Started in 2016 in Malaysia, Shoe Mo now has 12 outlets across 4 countries. The idea came across as Ginny struggled to find a place to send her running shoes for a cleaning when she moved to KL from Vietnam. Then she discussed with her co-founder, then friend, Jack Wong and a few weeks later, Shoe Mo was born right in the middle of the sneaker trends in Malaysia. They managed to grab the sneaker lover market and from then expanded to non-sneaker shoes & bag services. 

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WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Introduction of Ginny, Co-founder of Shoe Mo
  • Ginny’s first impressions of Terng
  • Terng’a first impression of Ginny 
  • What was some of the biggest challenge Ginny faced moving to Malaysia 
  • Cultural shock faced 
  • Comparing life and work between Malaysia and Vietnam
  • Malaysian slangs learnt 
  • Coping with the extended Movement Control Order in Malaysia 
  • How was Shoe Mo founded
  • Success strategies when using digital marketing 
  • How to choose what to invest in
  • How did GInny scale her single home-run business to a multi-business market 
  • What are the factors the affected her decision-making process for the business 
  • Biggest mistake made while running the business 
  • Staying motivated during the pandemic

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34. What We’ve Learnt From Our Most Successful Clients – Funny Business Podcast

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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

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WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Introduction of SYNC PR Pte Ltd 
  • How to win a free PR audit by SYNC PR
  • Sharing of lessons Terng and David have with clients 
  • Define what success with clients is 
  • Lessons learnt from working with Grab 
  • Learning from Dundee Kim, two-time amateur boxing champion
  • The success story of Shoe Mo, one of the first shoe cleaning businesses in Malaysia
  • The benefits of encouraging open discussions 
  • Lessons from Shaneal Sharma – Importance of working hard and productively

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William Gilchrist, Konsyg: Taking a Company International, Improving Sales Team

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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.

WE SPEAK TO: William Gilchrist 

William has accumulated over 15 years of experience in technology sales throughout North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. He holds a Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in International Relations from Bowdoin College, TEFL Certification from GLV Zhuhai / 平和英语学院, Mandarin certification from Cornell University and another Mandarin certification from Beijing University / 北京大学.

William began his career within the corporate sector of Shanghai as a Media Relations Manager for Wai White Dragon, a publication for Shanghai’s elite. William then returned to the United States to work in school administration as Director of Admissions and College Planning at Hales Franciscan High School in Chicago Illinois. He was hired to rebuild the admissions department by devising a plan to increase enrollment numbers among a unique demographic within the Chicago-land area. William then returned to Asia and worked in Business Development in Singapore for TSL Marketing. At TSL, William ran multiple lead generation campaigns in both English and Mandarin for top-tier tech firms throughout J-APAC.

He then moved to a position as Regional New Business Sales Manager for Google, Asia-Pacific. William has also founded and facilitated internal sales training courses for multiple departments. William transitioned to the APAC Knowledge Manager role where he focused on training and quality systems management for regional and global projects. William then ventured outside of Google to build and direct the Outbound Sales Teams for TradeGecko (QuickBooks Acquired) as Director, and then as Vice President for MyDoc, both Singapore-based startups.

William is currently the Founder of Konsyg and runs an end to end sales operation for Enterprises and SMEs globally. 

WE’RE DRINKING:

WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Konsyg’s adaptation to the pandemic 
  • Discrimination and exploitation of Asians in business 
  • Asian towards Asian discrimination 
  • Personal experiences of dealing with discrimination 
  • The existence of foreigner’s privilege 
  • Horror stories with clients 
  • Getting ghosted by clients
  • Red flags shown by clients that businesses should be aware of 
  • William’s key takeaways during the pandemic 
  • Automation of HR department 
  • The phenomenon of integration between tools
  • Best way to get a bad salesperson off you 
  • How much time do you give your salesperson to close a business deal 
  • Tips on expanding your sales team in multinational company 
  • Tips on building and scaling team 
  • Challenges in certain markets to get businesses to understand the value of an external sales function 
  • Outsourcing sales team 
  • William’s battle with diabetes and how he overcame it

CONNECTING WITH KONSYG 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/konsyg/

Website:https://www.konsyg.com/

PROMOTION:

Listeners get 10% of David’s hilarious new 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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YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx-s2TNu_21TNDSMJtP87eQ

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32. Real Estate Investing in Today’s Market, Transacting $6B in Real Estate – Shaneal Sharma

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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.

WE SPEAK TO: Shaneal Sharma

Shaneal is a technology visionary and inventor of patented property technology Transactor which has transacted over $6B worth of real estate. 

His skillset and talent was developed early in his career in the entertainment industry. 

Based between LA, U.K and Asia he produced, wrote and performed as a recording artist scoring 4 top ten global hits whilst simultaneously building software and investing in property.

He has worked with major companies such as Universal, Warner, ABC, MGM and Sony as a songwriter and producer.

He has collaborated with artists and producers such as DJ Carl Cox, Malik Yusef (Kanye, Maroon 5, Elton John) Jack Knight (Kanye, Usher, J-Lo, Puff Daddy) and Grammy award winner Nile Rodgers (Pharrel, Duran Duran, Chic, Madonna and more).

He has been buying property for over 20 years.

THIS EPISODE WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Stocks vs Real Estate
  • How Covid-19 has affected the Real Estate and Stock Market
  • Shaneal’s preference between Real Estate and Stocks
  • Investing in Real Estate in States and Technologies 
  • Influencing factors of investing in properties around the world 
  • Tips on investing in densely populated regions/countries like Singapore 
  • How to know your property’s ROI 
  • How to upsize your property with limited cash 
  • Strategy to deploy when upsizing property with limited cash 
  • Tax free principal property in Australia 
  • Risk of shock inflation. Is it a good time to invest?
  • Land purchase in prospective suburban
  • What is happening in Real Estate now? 
  • Transactor – Simplifying Property Transaction
  • Life is all about creating options 
  • Biggest mistakes made as an Entrepreneur
  • Tall Poppy Syndrome 
  • Morning routine to stay efficient and accomplished 
  • Secret to achieving consistent positivity 
  • Shaneal’s music career 
  • Selling Shaneal’s album in the black market 
  • Buying $500 worth of grapes! 

WE’RE DRINKING:

Shaneal Sharma: 

  1. Transactor: https://transactorapp.com/
  2. Youtube Account: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpw0CWLcWos1Bt2B0s0mfUw
  3. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaneal-sharma-transactor/
  4. Demonstration of Transactor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdGcsUYf2Og
  5. Instagram: https://instagram.com/shaneal6s?utm_medium=copy_link

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. 

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

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Drinking, Picking, Enjoying and Understanding Gin – Tim Laferla, Award-Winning Gin Expert from Gin Loot

Tim Laferla Business over Drinks

We hope you enjoy our podcast! To help us grow, please subscribe to our podcast and follow us on YouTubeInstagramFacebook 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.

Tim Laferla is the Gin Specialist at Gin Loot. Essentially a professional gin drinker, his role entails sourcing hundreds of gins, building relationships with the distilleries, as well as researching, writing and recording content for the brand. 

Tim works with the world’s best distilleries to curate fantastic products for Gin Loot’s subscription service, taking subscribers on a monthly adventure of learning through tasting. Originally from Perth, Tim started his career in hospitality where his passion for the industry took him to the UK. There he worked with world-renowned chef, Simon Rogan, developing an extensive bar and cocktail menu for restaurant bar Mr Cooper’s House & Garden. This was then followed by a stints at upmarket pan-Asian restaurant, Bam-Bou, Fitzrovia and celebrity chef Jason Atherton’s City Social, both of which, under Tim’s tutelage were twice nominated as one of the top ten bars in the world.

On returning to Australia, Tim was employed at Sydney’s iconic Merivale-owned Charlie Parkers and then Scout at The Dolphin Hotel, where his passion for beautiful booze and more specifically gin grew, helping him make the leap brand side to work with newly launched innovative gin subscription service, Gin Loot. 

Tim has received many awards for his innovative approach to mixology. Most notably as the Australian winner of the Beam Suntory The Perfect Blend awards, global finalist for Disaronno’s Mixing Star awards, Imbibe Magazine Bar Personality of the Year, top six UK national finalist for Bols Around the World awards, and UK national finalist for Diageo Reserve World Class awards. 

WE’RE DRINKING:

WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Our wine episode
  • Our whiskey episode
  • Our wine guide
  • Our whiskey guide (coming soon)
  • Our gin guide (coming soon)
  • What a mixologist is
  • How to get a career as a gin expert
  • What a slow gin is
  • Different types of gin
  • “Entry-level” gins 
  • The basic rules of gin and gin hacks
  • The business of gin
  • Gin made of ants
  • Rare and collector’s gins – do they exist?
  • Where the gin market is heading
  • Glassware to drink gin in

MORE ON TIM AND GIN LOOT:

PROMOTION:

Listeners get 10% of David’s hilarious new 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

How to Drink, Collect and Enjoy Whiskey – Whiskey Educator Matthew Fergusson-Stewart

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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.

WE SPEAK TO:

Matthew Fergusson-Stewart. He joins Beam Suntory Asia as the Regional Brand Ambassador, specialising in the advocacy of Malt Whiskies, focusing primarily on Auchentoshan, Bowmore amongst the wide portfolio. Aside from having been the State Manager of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Western Australia, Matthew also became the creator and Director of Stewart’s Whisky Consultancy when he moved to Singapore. 

He has also managed iconic whisky bar ‘The Auld Alliance’ which houses Southeast Asia’s largest whisky selection and spent five years as an award-winning brand ambassador for Glenfiddich, the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Whisky, before working as the Chief Marketing Officer for TSH Group. He is also the creator of the 19,000 strong whisky community ‘Dram Full’ and author of both ‘Whisky Molecules’ and two authoritative papers on chill-filtration.

In 2016, in recognition of his pursuit of excellence as a Brand Ambassador, Matthew was awarded the highly prestigious industry award – Icons of Whisky Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador of the Year 2017 (rest of the world). In 2018 his peers in the Singapore drinks industry selected him as Best Education and Community Ambassador.

WE’RE DRINKING:

WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Don’t forget to check our whiskey guide (coming soon)
  • Our wine guide
  • Our wine interview with Amy White
  • What does ‘triple distilled’ mean
  • Different types of whiskey (single malt, blended malt, etc)
  • Whisky and green tea
  • ‘Entry level’ drinks you can order
  • Is there a way to order whiskey without sounding embarrassing? (What does it mean when you say things like ‘on the rocks’, is it silly to ask ask for ‘whiskey and juice’, etc) 
  • What are the key differences in scotch, bourbon, and so forth? 
  • Misconceptions about whisky
  • Is whiskey a feminine drink?
  • The Gospel Whiskey
  • Collector’s whiskey
  • Is there a whisky or a specific type of whisky that we’re completely sleeping on?
  • Which Asian country in your opinion has the best whisky culture? 
  • Matt’s favourite whiskey of all time: Laphroaig 1970
  • Matt’s favourite regular drink (from Beam Suntory): Bowmore® Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 
  • Thai discos
  • The rare Black Bowmore
  • Investing in whiskey
  • Storing whiskey
  • Does whiskey last forever?
  • Difference between scotch and bourbon
  • Whiskey glassware
  • Glencairn
  • IF design awards and Matt’s whiskey glassware range

KEEP IN TOUCH WITH MATT:

PROMOTION:

Listeners get 10% of David’s hilarious new 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

“The Apple and Amazon of Accounting” – Sidney Cachuela, Co-Founder of POP Business

Poptax Sidney Cachuela

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.

Today we speak to Sidney Cachuela. Sid Cachuela is an entrepreneur focused on building the world’s most customer-centric cloud accounting firm – POP Business, their vision is to become the Apple and Amazon of Accounting. Their mission is helping business owners build their dream business. Apart from business, Sid has a keen interest in philosophy and thought leadership and has considered values and skills that he believes are essential in building a successful and fulfilling life in this crazy fast-paced ever-changing world.

Listen to our first interview with Sidney here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Sidney is offering a free 30-minute discussion on your tax matters. Contact POP Business and mention this podcast.

THIS EPISODE WE CHAT ABOUT:

Click here for full show notes.

SIDNEY’S RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:

WE’RE DRINKING:

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

Sound like a Pro: a Super-Easy Wine Guide for People who Know Nothing About Wine

Amy White Business over Drinks

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.

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.

Today we speak to Amy of Aramis Vineyards and Davis & White. 

Amy White runs Aramis Vineyards (a McLaren Vale based winery) and L’Atelier Fine Wines, a wine import and distribution company. Together with her partner Darren Davis, they also own the company Davis & White – Queensland’s’ first wine auction business.

WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • How to easily look like a wine expert in front of partners, colleagues, friends and dates
  • Why red, why white? 
  • How to drink wine properly 
  • Penfold’s Grange wine while eating Hungry Jacks
  • ‘Hacks’ on picking the right wines to entertain different kinds of guests
  • Organic wine – is it all hype and marketing?
  • The interesting taste of natural wine
  • Differences between wines, such as merlot, pinot, chardonnay, etc.
  • The biggest mistake the average consumer makes with wine
  • Wine auctioning
  • Don’t forget to check out our wine guide

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT AMY: