Entrepreneurship and Leadership (2023)

75 minutes | Nov 21, 2022

From Translator to Linguistics Entrepreneur: A Conversation with Krzysztof Zdanowski Richard LucasandKimon Fountoukidisspeak withKrzysztof Zdanowski, language and technology entrepreneur. Krzysztof argues that entrepreneurship is about emotional and social intelligence. He discusses the ups and downs on the road to buildingSumma Linguae Technologies, a company with yearly revenue of $35 million. Krzysztofstudied applied linguisticsin college, which helped lay the groundwork for his initial career as an interpreter.He first worked night shifts at a steel plant in Krakow. The factory had workers from different backgrounds, givingKrzysztof experience translating between workers and the international managers. Not long after, Krzysztof was fired from his job, which gave him the perfect opportunity to explore starting his own business. Krzysztof created a translation company and experienced several challenges in the effort to find the perfect business partner. He describes the important lessons he learned in these initial struggles. ForKrzysztof, the most important things when it comes to a business partner are a "match in values" and complementary skills. Krzysztof also discusses the role of luck in creating a business. As he states, in the early days, he gave away half his business, only to buy it back shortly after.Krzysztof also experienced personal setbacks, dealing with a severe illness that left him partially paralyzed and in and out of the hospital forseveral years. He finally began to recover after a series of treatments in 2015, which allowed him to refocus on growing the business. That year, the company went public on an alternative stock exchange in Polandand made its first acquisition of a translation company based in India. At this point in time, the company's yearly revenue was $1 million a year.Summa Linguaewas able to more than 30x by acquiring other companies. ForKrzysztof, this period was filled with stress. To fund these acquisitions, he had to spend a significant amount of time raising money and hiring talent to grow the company. This period of "crazy growth," from 2016 to 2019, was the "death valley" forSumma Linguae. In 2019,Summa Linguaesold a portion of its equity, giving both the company andKrzysztof breathing room. In recent years,Summa Linguaehas begun pivoting from translation to data services. Specifically, they use their data built up from many languages to help train AI voice assistants and other language assistant tools. Krzysztof spends much of his free time helping to build the entrepreneurship scene in Poland throughtheEntrepreneurs' Organization. Krzysztof Zdanowski is an entrepreneur. As CEO of Summa Linguae Technologies, he has built a language and technology company with revenue of more than $35 million per year. The NBN Entrepreneurship and Leadership podcast aims to educate, inform and entertain, sharing insights based on the personal stories of carefully selected guests—all in an informal atmosphere of unscripted conversations and open, personal accounts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/entrepreneurship-and-leadership

90 minutes | Nov 8, 2022

67 minutes | Oct 24, 2022

From Boutique Menswear to Boutique Retail Technology: A Conversation with Bryan Amaral Bryan Amaral began his career as an entrepreneur going door-to-door, selling custom-made suits. He learned how to work closely with clients as a therapist might work with their patients. By his mid-20s he was able to establish a brick-and-mortar location and create a showroom. He moved away from simply selling suits to building entire wardrobes for his clients. Soon after, in the early 90s, Bryan began designing customer relations software to expand his business and sell to other companies. His company was acquired by Symbol Technologies, which Bryan describes as akin tobeing adopted by a dysfunctional family. After an accounting fraud scandal at Symbol in the early 2000s, Bryan purchased his company back and createdRetaligent Solutions, Inc. Soon after reacquiring his company, the 2008 financial crisis hit. Bryan was able to weather the storm by "doing more with less," recapitalizing and partnering with Microsoft. Just three years later, his partners sold the company to another Microsoft partner. At this point, having had over 20 years of experience in retail technology and strategy, Bryan founded a consulting company,Clientricity. Clientricity helps retailers develop and grow, much in the way that Bryan first grew his menswear company nearly 30 years ago. Bryan also discusses the soft skills he learned along the way. He emphasizes the importance of company culture, finding the right people, and investing in the education of his employees to advance and succeed in different roles. As Bryan states, "I loved using the organization as a vehicle for people to live out their potential." Bryan's podcast ishere. Bryan on Twitterhere. Bryan on LinkedInhere. About NBN: The NBNEntrepreneurship and Leadership podcastaims to educate, inform and entertain, sharing insights based on the personal stories of carefully selected guests—all in an informal atmosphere of unscripted conversations and open, personal accounts. Find links to past episodeshere. About our Hosts: Kimon Fountoukidis: Kimon is the founder of bothArgos MultilingualandPMR. He founded both companies in the mid-90s with zero capital, and both have gone on to become market leaders in their respective sectors. Kimon was born in New York and moved to Krakow, Poland in 1993. He is passionate about sharing his success with others and working entrepreneurs of all kinds to help them achieve their goals. Listen to his storyhere. Kimon's on Twitterhere. Richard Lucas: Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who has founded or invested in more than 30 businesses, includingArgos Multilingual,PMRand, in 2020, the New Books Network. Richard has been a TEDx event organiser for years, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels. He was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991, where he continues to invest in promising companies and helps other entrepreneurs realise their dreams. Listen to his story in an autobiographical TEDx talkhere. Richard is on Twitterhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/entrepreneurship-and-leadership

73 minutes | Oct 10, 2022

How to Play Poker Like the Pros: A Conversation with Jonathan Little At the age of 18, Jonathan Little opened an online poker account with a $50 deposit. By age 21, he had about $350,000 in his account. In this episode of the Entrepreneurship and Leadership Podcast,Jonathan Little explains how he was able to parlay his poker hobby into a profession by keeping his expenses low and saving his winnings. This frugality allowed Jonathan to play inbigger games and maintain a margin of safety that has lastedhis entire career. Now 37 years old, Jonathan continues to play poker professionally, recently ranking as high asthe 24th best player in the world. He has written several books on poker strategy and teaches athttps://pokercoaching.com. At first glance, poker and entrepreneurship might appear to be very different activities; however, seasoned pros like Jonathan show how poker at its highest level is akin to investing. Each hand is like an investment opportunity. Playing a great hand is like finding an asymmetric investment opportunity. With each win, you can choose to reinvest or take the profits. Both activities rely on the power of compounding and risk mitigation. And, perhaps most significantly, both poker and entrepreneurship require humility and patience inthe face of constant uncertainty. Follow Jonathan Little at: https://twitter.com/PokerCoaching_ https://twitter.com/JonathanLittle https://pokercoaching.com/home About NBN: The NBNEntrepreneurship and Leadership podcastaims to educate, inform and entertain, sharing insights based on the personal stories of carefully selected guests—all in an informal atmosphere of unscripted conversations and open, personal accounts. Find links to past episodeshere. About our Hosts: Kimon Fountoukidis: Kimon is the founder of bothArgos MultilingualandPMR. He founded both companies in the mid-90s with zero capital, and both have gone on to become market leaders in their respective sectors. Kimon was born in New York and moved to Krakow, Poland in 1993. He is passionate about sharing his success with others and working entrepreneurs of all kinds to help them achieve their goals. Listen to his storyhere. Kimon's on Twitterhere. Richard Lucas: Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who has founded or invested in more than 30 businesses, includingArgos Multilingual,PMRand, in 2020, the New Books Network. Richard has been a TEDx event organiser for years, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels. He was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991, where continues to invest in promising companies and helps other entrepreneurs realise their dreams. Listen to his story in an autobiographical TEDx talkhere. Richard is on Twitterhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/entrepreneurship-and-leadership

65 minutes | Sep 26, 2022

The Path to Empowering Iconic Brands: A Conversation with Sören Stamer Head ninja. Top strategist. Main innovation engine. Chief optimist. Sören Stamer wears a lot of hats, and it’s one of the main reasons he wears the CEO hat at CoreMedia so successfully. CoreMediamarkets an open, best-of-breed, API-driven solution that combines a headless content repository with an advanced web-based UI. It allows editors to access content from any source and preview front-end customer experience in real-time. From the very beginning, Sören has played multiple roles in the company’s growth. As one of CoreMedia’s co-founders, he did everything it took to build the company’s CMS from a great idea into what has become a multimillion Euro business today. His entrepreneurial journey, however, didn’t start in the technology sector. It began on his family’s farm. Growing up on a farm exposed Sören to entrepreneurship ever since he can remember—the good side and the challenges—in addition to the hard and dedicated work it takes to succeed. Sören’s story is a fascinating lesson for anyone who not only wants to become an entrepreneur, but also wants to live a full and satisfying life. As he says, “I never regret things I did. I regret things I don’t do.” Tune into our episode to learn more. About our guest: Sören Stamer is CEO and Co-founder of CoreMedia, a strategic digital experience platform used many iconic online brands. He is also an award-winning author and speaker. Sören's primary interest is in the power of massive networks to bring about enormous change. A pioneering social media advocate, he is a recognized thought leader on web content strategy, digital rights management, and enterprise 2.0. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Hamburg, and ahs extensive startup and leadership experience In addition, he is passionate about early childhood education and solutions for society’s challenges in the age of A.I. About NBN: The NBNEntrepreneurship and Leadership podcastaims to educate, inform and entertain, sharing insights based on the personal stories of carefully selected guests—all in an informal atmosphere of unscripted conversations and open, personal accounts. Find links to past episodeshere. About our Hosts: Kimon Fountoukidis: Kimon is the founder of bothArgos MultilingualandPMR. He founded both companies in the mid-90s with zero capital, and both have gone on to become market leaders in their respective sectors. Kimon was born in New York and moved to Krakow, Poland in 1993. He is passionate about sharing his success with others and working entrepreneurs of all kinds to help them achieve their goals. Listen to his storyhere.OnTwitter. OnLinkedIn. Richard Lucas: Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who has founded or invested in more than 30 businesses, includingArgos Multilingual,PMRand, in 2020, the New Books Network. Richard has been a TEDx event organiser for years, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels. He was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991, where continues to invest in promising companies and helps other entrepreneurs realise their dreams. Listen to his story in an autobiographical TEDxtalk. OnTwitter. OnLinkedIn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/entrepreneurship-and-leadership

71 minutes | Sep 5, 2022

Entrepreneurship and The Promise of De Novo Protein Design What’s important aboutde novoprotein design from an entrepreneurship perspective? Everything. As the founder ofAI Proteins, Chris Bahl leads a company focused on building proteins completely from scratch. The research and subject matter itself are nothing new to Chris, but the entrepreneurial side of his work certainly is. From October 2017 to October 2021, Chris served as the head of protein design for theInstitute of Protein Innovation, a Boston-based research institution. One month later, however, he and his team opted to leave the research world and launch a new biotech company, AI Proteins. While the primary purpose of academic research in protein design is to learn more about the nature of proteins as they relate to disease, Chris believes the main mission of biotechnology is to cure it—and he definitely wanted to be on the “curing” side. AI Proteins is expanding the possibilities of protein therapeutics by rationally designing entirely new proteins, or as they’re officially called,de novo proteins.Using AI-based design and a high-throughput drug-discovery platform, the company creates synthetic proteins from scratch and seeks to optimize a specific protein’s activity for a variety of therapeutic applications. The objective is to enable the development of proteins that are inexpensive, durable, highly specific, and can be optimized for oral delivery. Such a lofty goal is what entrepreneurship in its truest sense is really about. It’s also a fascinating story to hear in the founder’s own words. About our guest: Chris Stahl is the founder and Chief Scientific Officer of AI Proteins, an Andover, Massachusetts-based company focused on ways to harness the power of synthetically designed proteins to cure diseases. The former head of protein design at the Institute for Protein Innovation, Chris is also a lecturer at both the Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, as well as a TED Fellow. His areas of expertise include computational protein design, structural biology, biochemistry, and in particular, he is credited for inventing thede novodesign of synthetic miniproteins. He holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. About NBN: The NBNEntrepreneurship and Leadership podcastaims to educate, inform and entertain, sharing insights based on the personal stories of carefully selected guests—all in an informal atmosphere of unscripted conversations and open, personal accounts. Find links to past episodeshere. About our Hosts: Kimon Fountoukidis: Kimon is the founder of bothArgos MultilingualandPMR. He founded both companies in the mid-90s with zero capital, and both have gone on to become market leaders in their respective sectors. Kimon was born in New York and moved to Krakow, Poland in 1993. He is passionate about sharing his success with others and working entrepreneurs of all kinds to help them achieve their goals. Listen to his storyhere.OnTwitter. OnLinkedIn. Richard Lucas: Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who has founded or invested in more than 30 businesses, includingArgos Multilingual,PMRand, in 2020, the New Books Network. Richard has been a TEDx event organiser for years, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels. He was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991, where continues to invest in promising companies and helps other entrepreneurs realise their dreams. Listen to his story in an autobiographical TEDxtalk. OnTwitter. OnLinkedIn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/entrepreneurship-and-leadership

64 minutes | Aug 23, 2022

73 minutes | Aug 8, 2022

Creating Your Own Luck: A Conversation with Robin Bennett Some people just seem to have all the luck, and Robin Bennett is one of them. Robin is a British entrepreneur, writer, and documentary producer. He is also the founder of The Bennett Group, a consortium of companies that primarily provide professional communication products and services. One of the companies, The Aktuel Translation Group, serves businesses that need to communicate globally; Quarto Translations specialises in translations for the publishing industry; PTI is a specialist in patent translations; and Monster Books is a publishing house that focuses on children’s books. All of these (and more) are thriving businesses today that belie Robin’s modest beginnings. In fact, when he first got started, Robin had virtually nothing more than a beaten-up moped and a single desk to his name. But luck had nothing to do with Robin’s successful outcomes. His story is one of how a single entrepreneur used his own determination and perseverance to launch, experiment, and build upon highly successful initiatives. Join us for a captivating hour of candid insights into a highly determined entrepreneur’s path to success and personal fulfillment. About our guest: Robin Bennett is Chairman at The Aktuel Translations Group; Commercial Director at Firefly Press; and the author of several publications, from top-selling business publications to widely read children’s books. Like his businesses, Robin’s writings span a wide range of topics—from educational books, likeStart-Up Smart: How to Start and Build a Successful Business on a Budget,to popular children’s publications, likeGo Be the Light!, the story of a firefly who loses his glow and does what it takes to get it back. Visit The Bennett Group’s website to learn more about Robin’s businesses and writings, as well as his personal motto for both living and working, which is—Life’s a Banquet! Selected Businesses: www.bennettgroup.org www.aktueltranslations.com www.quartotranslations.com www.patenttranslationsinternational.com fireflypress.co.uk Selected Writings: www.harriman-house.com/how-to-make-a-good-living-running-your-own-business www.harriman-house.com/kicking-the-property-ladder About NBN: The NBNEntrepreneurship and Leadership podcastaims to educate, inform and entertain, sharing insights based on the personal stories of carefully selected guests—all in an informal atmosphere of unscripted conversations and open, personal accounts. Find links to past episodeshere. About our Hosts: Kimon Fountoukidis: Kimon is the founder of bothArgos MultilingualandPMR. He founded both companies in the mid-90s with zero capital, and both have gone on to become market leaders in their respective sectors. Kimon was born in New York and moved to Krakow, Poland in 1993. He is passionate about sharing his success with others and working entrepreneurs of all kinds to help them achieve their goals. Listen to his storyhere.OnTwitter. OnLinkedIn. Richard Lucas: Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who has founded or invested in more than 30 businesses, includingArgos Multilingual,PMRand, in 2020, the New Books Network. Richard has been a TEDx event organiser for years, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels. He was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991, where continues to invest in promising companies and helps other entrepreneurs realise their dreams. Listen to his story in an autobiographical TEDxtalk. OnTwitter. OnLinkedIn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/entrepreneurship-and-leadership

58 minutes | Jul 25, 2022

200 Million Users Can’t Be Wrong: A Conversation with Denys Zhadanov When Ukrainian-born Denys Zhadanov went to London to study at the age of 19, he had no idea that a year later he would be launching one of the world’s most successful developers of productivity apps for Apple devices. Nor did he know that, working from his rented flat and with no outside funding, in a few years Forbes would recognize him as one of the top 30 under 30 business leaders in Europe. The story of how Denys and his co-founders launched and grew Readdle into a top global player is a living example of how, in Denys’s words, “Dedication, hard work, brilliant people all around, and the insane desire to make this world a better place pays off.” It’s also of example of how having a larger goal than making money alone adds significance and meaning to the entrepreneurial journey. And success. www.readdle.com www.pdfexpert.com www.sparkmailapp.com www.readdle.com/scannerpro About our guest: Denys Zhadanov is a 33-year-old Ukrainian entrepreneur and board member at Readdle. Founded in 2007, Readdle markets best-in-class apps with comprehensive UI and powerful features designed to increase productivity and shape the future of work. A frequent speaker and advisor between Ukraine and Silicon Valley, Denys was included in the 2018 Forbes List of 30 under 30 Tech Entrepreneurs in Europe. He has also been quoted on the app economy and marketing in many of the world’s top media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, The Verge, USA Today, TechCrunch, Bloomberg, Wired, TheNextWeb, Fast Company and Mashable. His business success and ongoing pursuits are driven by his three most important passions: technology, entrepreneurship, and happiness. About NBN: The NBNEntrepreneurship and Leadership podcastaims to educate, inform and entertain, sharing insights based on the personal stories of carefully selected guests—all in an informal atmosphere of unscripted conversations and open, personal accounts. Find links to past episodeshere. About our Hosts: Kimon Fountoukidis: Kimon is the founder of bothArgos MultilingualandPMR. He founded both companies in the mid-90s with zero capital, and both have gone on to become market leaders in their respective sectors. Kimon was born in New York and moved to Krakow, Poland in 1993. He is passionate about sharing his success with others and working entrepreneurs of all kinds to help them achieve their goals. Listen to his storyhere.OnTwitter. OnLinkedIn. Richard Lucas: Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who has founded or invested in more than 30 businesses, includingArgos Multilingual,PMRand, in 2020, the New Books Network. Richard has been a TEDx event organiser for years, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels. He was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991, where continues to invest in promising companies and helps other entrepreneurs realise their dreams. Listen to his story in an autobiographical TEDxtalk. OnTwitter. OnLinkedIn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/entrepreneurship-and-leadership

71 minutes | Jul 11, 2022

54 minutes | Jun 27, 2022

Austen Mulinder: Putting It All on the Line Austen Mulinder had a highly successful corporate career, holding several leadership positions at some of the world’s most respected companies. But as soon as his youngest went to college, Austen decided the time was right to take the leap and pursue his lifelong dream of becoming an entrepreneur Not many people would have thought the same way in his position. At the time he was a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, and he headed the company’s global sales operation. Not only would he be leaving a highly prestigious organisation, he would also be putting everything on the line in terms of his personal performance and financial risk. And that’s just what he did. In 2007, Austen used his past experience in retail technology, software development and sales management to serve as a founding board member, President and CEO of Ziosk, a tablet that allows diners at casual dining restaurants to order directly from their tables. Today, Ziosk is the leading restaurant customer tablet provider in the world and processes more than $8 billion in transactions. Join us to hear how Austen became a highly successful serial entrepreneur, and what he believes anyone can do to achieve success. About our guest: Austen Mulinder is a serial entrepreneur and former CEO of Ziosk, the world’s leading restaurant customer table-top tablet. He is also the chairman and co-founder of 501 Fun, the global leader in social entertainment systems, as well as the chairman of Forrit, a next-generation enterprise Content Management System. He currently serves as chairman and co-founder of two additional companies, Matilda Cloud Solutions, based in Dallas, and Iiwari, based in Finland. Austen also spends a great deal of time advising and coaching up-and-coming business leaders. 501 Fun, headquartered in London -www.501fun.com Forrit, headquartered in Edinburgh -www.forrit.com Matilda Cloud Solutions, headquartered in Dallas -www.matildacloud.com Iiwari, headquartered in Finland -www.iiwari.com Ziosk, headquartered in Dallas -www.ziosk.com About NBN: The NBNEntrepreneurship and Leadership podcastaims to educate, inform and entertain, sharing insights based on the personal stories of carefully selected guests—all in an informal atmosphere of unscripted conversations and open, personal accounts. Find links to past episodeshere. About our Hosts: Kimon Fountoukidis: Kimon is the founder of bothArgos MultilingualandPMR. He founded both companies in the mid-90s with zero capital, and both have gone on to become market leaders in their respective sectors. Kimon was born in New York and moved to Krakow, Poland in 1993. He is passionate about sharing his success with others and working entrepreneurs of all kinds to help them achieve their goals. Listen to his storyhere.OnTwitter. OnLinkedIn. Richard Lucas: Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who has founded or invested in more than 30 businesses, includingArgos Multilingual,PMRand, in 2020, the New Books Network. Richard has been a TEDx event organiser for years, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels. He was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991, where continues to invest in promising companies and helps other entrepreneurs realise their dreams. Listen to his story in an autobiographical TEDxtalk. OnTwitter. OnLinkedIn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/entrepreneurship-and-leadership

74 minutes | Jun 13, 2022

93 minutes | May 30, 2022

The Path to a New Learning Paradigm: A Conversation with Sophie Adelman Sophie Adelmanis the co-founder ofMultiverseandThe Garden, two companies that are innovating the way people learn and enhance their personal skills. Multiverse offers professional apprenticeships as an alternative to traditional college approaches, and The Garden is launching a platform for building and educating a diverse community of people who share a passion for learning. Sophie’s path to success began with no clear entrepreneurial role model, nor a precise idea of what she wanted to do with her professional life. After studies at Cambridge, Harvard, and Stanford Business School, she worked in a variety of positions in the corporate world, including stints in headhunting, banking, and finance. But along the way, Sophie knew one thing for certain—she wanted to change the world, and she believed that meaningful change could begin at the organisational level. Today, her innovative learning models are levelling the playing field for people and businesses that want access to top-tier educational opportunities. Tune in and find out for yourself how it works. About our guest: As co-founder of Multiverse and The Garden, Sophie Adelman is on her way to pursuing her overriding dream—which is nothing less than trying to make the world a better place for everyone. How does she plan to do it? By levelling the playing field between those who can and those who traditionally didn’t have access to equal educational opportunities. Sophie’s passion for driving change doesn’t stop there. She is also co-founder and president of WhiteHat, a tech scale-up committed to creating a whole new generation of leaders. In many ways, she is just getting started. Who knows where her passion for leadership and change will eventually lead her? About NBN: The NBNEntrepreneurship and Leadership podcastaims to educate, inform and entertain, sharing insights based on the personal stories of carefully selected guests—all in an informal atmosphere of unscripted conversations and open, personal accounts. Find links to past episodeshere. About our Hosts: Kimon Fountoukidis: Kimon is the founder of bothArgos MultilingualandPMR. He founded both companies in the mid-90s with zero capital, and both have gone on to become market leaders in their respective sectors.Kimon was born in New York and moved to Krakow, Poland in 1993. He is passionate about sharing his success with others and working entrepreneurs of all kinds to help them achieve their goals. Listen to his storyhere. Kimon's on Twitterhere. Richard Lucas: Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who has founded or invested in more than 30 businesses, includingArgos Multilingual,PMRand, in 2020, the New Books Network. Richard has been a TEDx event organiser for years, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels. He was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991, where continues to invest in promising companies and helps other entrepreneurs realise their dreams. Listen to his story in an autobiographical TEDx talkhere.Richard is on Twitterhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/entrepreneurship-and-leadership

134 minutes | Mar 14, 2022

Michael Sliwinski: Founder and CEO of Nozbe, a Leading Productivity Tool This podcast was first published in 2017. Michael Sliwinski is a productivity guy - he’s the founder and CEO of Nozbe - a project management and collaboration tool for busy professionals and their teams. Nozbe is a web-based tool with apps for all the major platforms. Michael is also a speaker, author of best-selling books, a podcaster and a blogger. He is happily married to his wife Ewelina and they have three daughters. Michael is known for his un-orthodox way of running Nozbe - our company doesn’t have any physical office (#NoOffice) and we dedicate Fridays to weekly reviews and personal development (#TGIF). Links Tools 2018 Mobiconf presentation in Krakow MichaelSliwinski.com @MSliwinski on Twitter Nozbe.com - a productivity app for busy professionals ProductiveMag.com Co-author of the first post-PC book: iPadOnlyBook.com Tooth Brush Test" in "To change the world - start with yourself | Richard Lucas | TEDxTarnow 91year old Wojciech Narębski at TEDxKazimierz 8 Year Old Marianna Pazhik on the TEDxKazimierz stage Lessons from when 52 year old Ray Croc sees the first Mcdonald's and meets the brothers Michael’s Linkedin Time Management from Piotr Nabielec and his TEDxKazimierz talk in Polish… Czas to nie pieniądz - dlaczego warto zarządzać swoim czasem How to organise communication Summary of Hyram Smith’s book about time and life Management About Michael  About your host Richard Lucas Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who founded, led and/or invested in more than 30 businesses, Richard has been a TEDx event organiser, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels: from pre-schools to leading business schools. Richard was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991. Read morehere, watch is autobiographical TEDxTarnow talkhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/entrepreneurship-and-leadership

36 minutes | Feb 22, 2022

Will Bunker: Founder of the World's First Dating App, "One and Only", Entrepreneur and Investor This podcast was first published in 2015. Since then our guest has foundedGrowthx,Lightjump Capitaland SVG Partners. Will Bunker talked to Richard Lucas and Sam Cook. Will was the founder of One-and-Only.com (currently owned by Match.com). He is a successful entrepreneur and investor. Richard and Will chat about their philosophies around investing. They discuss the importance of surrounding yourself with people that can bring you new ideas and ventures. Finally, Sam and Will look into analyzing data and its use in predicting startup success. Will Bunker LinkedIn GrowthX Borrow my doggy Innovation Nest Open Coffee Krakow About your host - Richard Lucas Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who founded, led and/or invested in more than 30 businesses, Richard has been a TEDx event organiser, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels: from pre-schools to leading business schools. Richard was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991. Read morehere, watch is autobiographical TEDxTarnow talkhere. Sam Cookwas the co-host of the Project Kazimierz podcast from 2015-2017 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/entrepreneurship-and-leadership

59 minutes | Feb 14, 2022

73 minutes | Feb 7, 2022

Patrick Ney: Parenting Expert, Entrepreneur and History Film-Maker with 23 Million Views on YouTube This podcast was first published in 2018. Since then our guestPatrick Neyhas become involved in a parenting startup “All about Parenting”, delivered aTEDxKazimierz talkwhich has been viewed more than 335,000 times, and is a regular host on PAP owned “The First News” channel. Patrick Ney is a British-born filmmaker and writer living in Poland. His films focus on Polish society and history. They have had more than 17,000,000 views to the end of 2018. He works as a digital marketer specialising in story-based digital sales funnels at James Cook Media. His specialisation is in producing short-form video content that works on Facebook. He is a popular media commentator on UK-Polish affairs. He also regularly appears as a guest in podcasts on digital marketing and LinkedIn. Brought up in the United Kingdom, Paddy moved to Poland in 2010. 'There's so much going on in Poland,' he says, 'it's this cauldron of dynamism, hard work and opportunity. Living here has changed me, and it's my purpose in life to help Poles to develop as well.' Links Michael Moran - A Country in the Moon'A man who favours the rational, pragmatic and imperial temperament of the conqueror will not find much to sustain him in Polish history. But the rhapsodic temperament, the lover of charm and hospitality, the brave and reckless in life the imaginative observer, the advocate of freedom will surely be satisfied. the lover of horses, and horsemen, the patriot who treasures honour and fidelity above all, the romantic who favours the heroic gesture over the consequence, the burning emotion over the achievement, sincerity of intention over regularity of thought - such as these will mine a rich seam' Czym jest Polska?2 million views (in Polish) Czym bedzie Polska?5.6 million views (in Polish) Talk at a Polish High School(in Polish) Witold Pilecki film Maximilian Kolbe - porazka! Beef and Dairy Network podcast About your host Richard Lucas Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who founded, led and/or invested in more than 30 businesses, Richard has been a TEDx event organiser, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels: from pre-schools to leading business schools. Richard was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991. Read morehere, watch is autobiographical TEDxTarnow talkhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/entrepreneurship-and-leadership

81 minutes | Jan 31, 2022

Asaf Navot: Founder of Home Made, On Disrupting the Real Estate Management and Rental Market Asaf Navot is the founder of Home Made in London, a fast growing residential property service which is both cheaper and better than existing services. Prior to founding his startup Asaf did an MBA at Insead, was a consultant with Bain Private Equity Group and Wilson Perumal, and served in the Israeli Armed Services. Asaf's Linkedin Home Made website manager tools Richard's blog post about Five things that he has learned from Asaf Navot About your host Richard Lucas Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who founded, led and/or invested in more than 30 businesses, Richard has been a TEDx event organiser, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels: from pre-schools to leading business schools. Richard was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991. Read more here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/entrepreneurship-and-leadership

58 minutes | Jan 24, 2022

The Mining Royalty Opportunity with Adam Davidson Adam Davidson is the CEO of Trident Royalties, listed in mid 2020. He explains the history of the company, and the business case for investing in royalty based mining businesses. In this case his work in Private Equity Mining Finance led him to the insight that there was room for a company like Trident, and he put that thought into action, with dramatic results. Trident Royalties PLC is a United Kingdom-based diversified mining royalty and streaming company. The Company focuses on base and precious metals, bulk materials and battery metals (excluding steam coal). It is constructing a royalty portfolio to get exposure of the global mining sector with a focus towards production assetswww.tridentroyalties.com London Stock Exchange filings Twitter profile Trident Royalties website Linkedin profile TEDxTarnow talk on opportunity readiness Trident Royalties Overview Project Kazimierz video of the interview on Facebook Adam's profile About your host Richard Lucas Richard Lucas is a business and social entrepreneur who founded or invested in more than 30 businesses, Richard has been a TEDx event organiser, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels: from pre-schools to leading business schools. Richard grew up in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991. Read more about himhereand watch his autobiographical TEDxTarnow talk about opportunity readinesshere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/entrepreneurship-and-leadership

58 minutes | Jan 18, 2022

Michał Borkowski: Co-founder of Brainly, Poland's First Unicorn to be? Michał Borkowski is the co-founder of Brainly.This Project Kazimierz interview with Michał was recorded back in 2016. Since then, Brainly has gone from strength to strength. Michal explains the importance of building, growing, and nurturing a community. Richard and Michał break down the competition within the networking platforms. Sam and Michal look into education and the need for personalisation within the system. Listeners are encouraged to note Michał’s sense of mission and commitment to the users of his many sites. Brainly Brainly on Wikipedia Techcrunch on Brainly’s 2020 Series “D” funding Michał's Linkedin About your host - Richard Lucas Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who founded, led and/or invested in more than 30 businesses, Richard has been a TEDx event organiser, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels: from pre-schools to leading business schools. Richard was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991. Read morehere. Sam Cookwas the co-host of this podcast from 2015-17 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/entrepreneurship-and-leadership
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