Thu, 30 May 2019
Innovation can come from common experiences when you have the right creative minds and entrepreneurial drive to make solutions a reality.
Picture this. It’s after dinner on a clear winter night in Canada and you head out with your friends to the pond to try and get in a quick game before you lose the light. No matter how careful you try to be seeing that black round piece of rubber never gets any easier and eventually you either lose all your pucks in snowbanks or it’s just too dark to see. That problem every young hockey player can relate to is what pushed Derek Chaisson and his friend Rick Richard to create Night Puck.
In today’s episode we hear not just about that first product, but the journey the company has been on to find the right market, optimize the right product offering and securing the funding needed to make their vision a reality.
Direct download: TBP_Derek_Chiasson.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 12:56pm -04
Thu, 23 May 2019
Most of the time, math teaches us that there are right and wrong answers. It’s positive to succeed, and it’s negative to fail. But is this attitude leading us to limit what kids feel they can learn? Are we causing anxiety and not adequately preparing our kids to find the positive angles of how you can learn from failure? Vanessa Vakharia uses her strong, Lady Gaga-esque attitude to highlight how we need to move away from “math person” stereotypes. She emphasises how important it is to experience failure on the road to success.
Direct download: TBP_Vanessa_Vakharia.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:43pm -04
Thu, 16 May 2019
In the Maritimes, there is this idea that certain careers or industries won’t be possible here. Pamela Mullinger is proof this thinking is wrong.
Pamela shares her journey from growing up in Saint John to gathering global experience in the publishing industry and coming full circle back to build her family’s future with an emphasis on the quality of life New Brunswick offers. We get some first-hand insights into The Edit’s (recently re-branded from The Maritime Edit) creation, goal and future including hearing about how these local stories are resonating on a national stage.
Direct download: TBP_Pam_Mullinger.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 12:41pm -04
Thu, 9 May 2019
It's been an incredible 4 years with 250+ guests that have brought Greg and Dave to this point. In this episode, they take some time to recap the December 2018 The Boiling Point Process event, a live all-day training session that was the first delivery of their new 4 step process of how to be heard in a noisy marketplace. Greg and Dave both discuss the journey that they took to reach this point and the goal they set for themselves of offering these live and online courses to share the knowledge they've gained over the years.
Direct download: TBP_Process_Dave__Greg_Intro.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:23pm -04
Thu, 2 May 2019
We all have the best intentions when we set out to build strategies for our business, but how often do we execute on those strategies? Sean Ryan has over 30 years of experience working with businesses to help them understand how to execute their strategies to achieve their goals properly. His new book, Strategy-Execution-Results: The 7 Gears that Transform Strategy to Results takes readers through simple to understand explanations of the steps needed to be more successful with their strategic execution.
Direct download: TBP_Sean_Ryan.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:41pm -04