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A podcast focused on learning from top experts of various industries to help listeners become better designers, creatives and giant thinkers.

Giant Thinkers Podcast Ram Castillo

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A podcast focused on learning from top experts of various industries to help listeners become better designers, creatives and giant thinkers.

    How to use the law of singularity to increase effectiveness in your health, wealth and business

    How to use the law of singularity to increase effectiveness in your health, wealth and business

    Welcome to episode #91. I hope you’ve been enjoying this mini-series of weekly solo episodes from me. Audio-keynotes throughout this January 2022 to give you practical strategic direction and actionable tactics. In this particular episode I’ll be sharing how to use the law of singularity to increase effectiveness in your health, wealth and business.





     


    If we aren’t connected yet on Instagram, I invite you to follow me on my handle @TheGiantThinker as I share daily posts and stories on helping decision-makers, business owners and leaders get unstuck lightning fast through human-centred design methodologies, creative strategies and personal experiences. Send me a DM I’d love to hear from you! You can find me on my handle @TheGiantThinker.


    Alright, let’s get dive in!


     


     


    More on Ram Castillo can be found via the links below:


    https://ramcastillo.com


    https://www.instagram.com/thegiantthinker


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ram-castillo-39a39923


    https://twitter.com/thegiantthinker


    https://www.clubhouse.com/@thegiantthinker


    Subscribe to The Giant Thinkers Podcast on iTunes.


     


     


    Want to know the all-in-one web dev platform specifically for businesses, entrepreneurs and creatives?


    It's Wix. They're the leading website creation platform that’s got all the tools you need to create, manage and grow your brand.


    Whether you’re starting your online business or you’ve got a side hustle, you can design a site to showcase your brand that’ll look great on any device.


    Join over 200 million people already using Wix’s wide range of solutions to enhance their businesses.


    Like ultra-smart SEO tools designed to get you found on search engines, faster loading times to create outstanding user experiences and payment solutions to help you boost your revenue. Plus, with enterprise grade security built into every site, you know you're in safe hands. You can manage everything from one dashboard on desktop and mobile so you can be available anywhere at any time: in the office, at home or on the go.


    I encourage you to take a look for yourself. I'm quietly confident, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Head over to Wix.com and create a website you're truly proud of today.

    • 35 min
    How to use design thinking as a problem solving tool

    How to use design thinking as a problem solving tool

    Welcome to episode #90. I hope your 2022 is off to a productive and purposeful start. In this particular episode I’ll be sharing how to use design thinking as a problem solving tool.





     


    If we aren’t connected yet on Instagram, I invite you to follow me on my handle @TheGiantThinker as I share daily posts and stories on helping decision-makers, business owners and leaders get unstuck lightning fast through human-centred design methodologies, creative strategies and personal experiences. Send me a DM I’d love to hear from you! You can find me on my handle @TheGiantThinker.


    Alright, let’s get dive in!


     


     


    More on Ram Castillo can be found via the links below:


    https://ramcastillo.com


    https://www.instagram.com/thegiantthinker


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ram-castillo-39a39923


    https://twitter.com/thegiantthinker


    https://www.clubhouse.com/@thegiantthinker


    Subscribe to The Giant Thinkers Podcast on iTunes.


     


     


    Want to know the all-in-one web dev platform specifically for businesses, entrepreneurs and creatives?


    It's Wix. They're the leading website creation platform that’s got all the tools you need to create, manage and grow your brand.


    Whether you’re starting your online business or you’ve got a side hustle, you can design a site to showcase your brand that’ll look great on any device.


    Join over 200 million people already using Wix’s wide range of solutions to enhance their businesses.


    Like ultra-smart SEO tools designed to get you found on search engines, faster loading times to create outstanding user experiences and payment solutions to help you boost your revenue. Plus, with enterprise grade security built into every site, you know you're in safe hands. You can manage everything from one dashboard on desktop and mobile so you can be available anywhere at any time: in the office, at home or on the go.


    I encourage you to take a look for yourself. I'm quietly confident, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Head over to Wix.com and create a website you're truly proud of today.

    • 49 min
    How to get unstuck in 4 steps

    How to get unstuck in 4 steps

    Welcome to episode #89. Of course, happy new year wherever in the world you're listening! I wanted to release a few solo episodes to kick off 2022. In this particular episode I’ll be sharing how to get unstuck in 4 steps.





     


    If we aren’t connected yet on Instagram, I invite you to follow me on my handle @TheGiantThinker as I share daily posts and stories on helping decision-makers, business owners and leaders get unstuck lightning fast through human-centred design methodologies, creative strategies and personal experiences. Send me a DM I’d love to hear from you! You can find me on my handle @TheGiantThinker.


    Alright, let’s get dive in!


     


     


    More on Ram Castillo can be found via the links below:


    https://ramcastillo.com


    https://www.instagram.com/thegiantthinker


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ram-castillo-39a39923


    https://twitter.com/thegiantthinker


    https://www.clubhouse.com/@thegiantthinker


    Subscribe to The Giant Thinkers Podcast on iTunes.


     


     


    Want to know the all-in-one web dev platform specifically for businesses, entrepreneurs and creatives?


    It's Wix. They're the leading website creation platform that’s got all the tools you need to create, manage and grow your brand.


    Whether you’re starting your online business or you’ve got a side hustle, you can design a site to showcase your brand that’ll look great on any device.


    Join over 200 million people already using Wix’s wide range of solutions to enhance their businesses.


    Like ultra-smart SEO tools designed to get you found on search engines, faster loading times to create outstanding user experiences and payment solutions to help you boost your revenue. Plus, with enterprise grade security built into every site, you know you're in safe hands. You can manage everything from one dashboard on desktop and mobile so you can be available anywhere at any time: in the office, at home or on the go.


    I encourage you to take a look for yourself. I'm quietly confident, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Head over to Wix.com and create a website you're truly proud of today.

    • 34 min
    Tim Hale, former Fossil Group Global Senior VP of Design & Marketing on longevity, differentiation and problem-solving

    Tim Hale, former Fossil Group Global Senior VP of Design & Marketing on longevity, differentiation and problem-solving

    This is episode #88 – today’s guest is the former Global Senior Vice-President of Design and Marketing at Fossil Group. Fossil Group offers its products under its proprietary brands, such as Fossil, Skagen, Misfit, Michele, Relic, and Zodiac; and under the licensed brands, that include Armani Exchange, Diesel, DKNY, Emporio Armani, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Puma, Tory Burch, Skechers and BMW. Now here’s an incredible fact, he was actually the first full-time designer hired for Fossil Group in 1987 and continued on for a whopping 30 years.





     


    During his 30-year tenure, the company grew from $5M to $3B in sales. At its apex, he managed a multi-disciplined, creative team of 108, that included capabilities for all brand communications, marketing packaging design, photography, pre-press and web authoring for 4 owned brands and 13 licensed brands.


     


    Some of the topics we spoke about include:


    His secret to longevity

    Energy drainers and energy givers

    What makes a brand special and different

    Non-negotiables when hiring the right person

    How to get the best out of your team

    Insights to problem solving and plenty more.


     


    So if you’re someone that’s interested in self enquiry, self reflection and developing qualities within yourself for longevity as a creative and entrepreneur, then this episode is for you.


    Now a quick note, if we aren’t connected yet on Instagram, I invite you to follow me on my handle @TheGiantThinker as I share daily posts and stories on helping decision-makers, business owners and leaders get unstuck lightning fast through human-centred design methodologies, creative strategies and personal experiences. Send me a DM I’d love to hear from you! You can find me on my handle @TheGiantThinker.


     


    Alright, let’s dive in.


    I present to you … the highly pragmatic, down to earth and kind-hearted … Tim Hale!



     


     


    More on Tim can be found via the links below:


    Linkedin.com/in/tim-hale-4090921


    Newliferanch.com


    Subscribe to The Giant Thinkers Podcast on iTunes.


     


     


    Want to know the most productive tool that has helped me accelerate my progress?


    It’s the Five-Minute Journal; the simplest, most effective thing you can do everyday to be happier.


    It’s a physical journal that gives you a positive quote, followed by three questions you answer in the morning and two questions to answer in the evening before bed.


    It basically anchors your mind in a positively focused, intentional and grateful mindset, in less than 5 minutes a day. Grab yours here: GiantThinkers.com/fiveminutejournal


     

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Arlene Dickinson, Dragons‘ Den Investor and CEO of Venturepark on reaching hard and high

    Arlene Dickinson, Dragons‘ Den Investor and CEO of Venturepark on reaching hard and high

    Welcome to episode #87 – today’s guest is is widely recognised for her role as a Dragon and Venture Capitalist for 13 seasons on the multi-award-winning TV series, Dragons' Den. She is the General Partner of District Ventures Capital, a $100M venture capital fund focused on helping market, fund and grow entrepreneurs and their companies, in the food and health space. She’s launched, operated and managed businesses for 35 years. Her strategies and business savviness are highly sought after, and she has helped businesses succeed from early stage startups, to multi billion corporations. She’s also a three-time best-selling author and accomplished public speaker.


     


     


    To make mention of some of her recognition, voted Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Hall of Fame, the Pinnacle Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, as well as PROFIT and Chatelaine’s Top 100 Women Business Owners. She’s a Marketing Hall of Legends inductee and a proud recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award. She’s even served as an Honourary Captain in the Royal Canadian Navy. On top of that, she’s a mother of four and a grandmother of 5.


     


    Some of the topics we spoke about include:


    How to navigate the ups and downs

    Characteristics of a great entrepreneur

    How to assess risk

    How to prove or disprove a market need

    What world class marketing look like

    What makes a standout pitch and so much more.


     


    So if you’re someone that’s interested in reaching hard and reaching high as an entrepreneur, then this episode is for you.


    Now a quick note, if we aren’t connected yet on Instagram, I invite you to follow me on my handle @TheGiantThinker as I share daily posts and stories on helping decision-makers, business owners and leaders get unstuck lightning fast through human-centred design methodologies, creative strategies and personal experiences. Send me a DM I’d love to hear from you! You can find me on my handle @TheGiantThinker.


     


    Alright, let’s dive in.


    I present to you … the courageously transparent, kind and thoughtful … Arlene Dickinson!



     


     


    More on Arlene can be found via the links below:


    Instagram.com/arlenedickinson


    Linkedin.com/in/arlenedickinson


    ArleneDickinson.com


    VenturePark.ca


    Subscribe to The Giant Thinkers Podcast on iTunes.


     


     


    Want to know the most productive tool that has helped me accelerate my progress?


    It’s the Five-Minute Journal; the simplest, most effective thing you can do everyday to be happier.


    It’s a physical journal that gives you a positive quote, followed by three questions you answer in the morning and two questions to answer in the evening before bed.


    It basically anchors your mind in a positively focused, intentional and grateful mindset, in less than 5 minutes a day. Grab yours here: GiantThinkers.com/fiveminutejournal


     

    • 59 min
    Chris Do, Founder of The Futur on building and positioning a thriving creative business

    Chris Do, Founder of The Futur on building and positioning a thriving creative business

    Welcome to episode #86 – today’s guest is an Emmy award-winning designer, director, CEO and Chief Strategist of Blind and the founder of The Futur — an online education platform with the mission of teaching 1 billion people how to make a living doing what they love.





     


    He currently serves as the chairman of the board for the SPJA, and as an advisor to Saleshood. He has also served as: advisory board member for AIGA/LA, Emmys Motion & Title Design Peer Group, Otis Board of Governors, Santa Monica College and Woodbury University.


    He’s given talks and conducted workshops on a range of subjects, including: Sales, Negotiations, Value Based Pricing, Mindset, Branding, Graphic & Motion Design, Social Media Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Business Management, and Client Relations.


     


    Some of the topics we spoke about include:


    How to bring your personal brand to life

    How to validate a feasible and viable idea – and a potential audience

    Objection handling

    Building confidence as a public speaker and speaking to clients

    And what scares him most.


     


    So if you’re someone that’s interested in building, creating and positioning a creative business, then this episode is for you.


    Now a quick note, if we aren’t connected yet on Instagram, I invite you to follow me on my handle @TheGiantThinker as I share daily posts and stories on helping decision-makers, business owners and leaders get unstuck lightning fast through human-centred design methodologies, creative strategies and personal experiences. Send me a DM I’d love to hear from you! You can find me on my handle @TheGiantThinker.


     


    Alright, let’s dive in.


    I present to you … the Loud Introvert with a big mission … Chris Do!



     


     


    More on Chris can be found via the links below:


    Instagram.com/thechrisdo


    Linkedin.com/in/thechrisdo


    Thefutur.com


    Blind.com


    Subscribe to The Giant Thinkers Podcast on iTunes.


     


     


    Want to know the most productive tool that has helped me accelerate my progress?


    It’s the Five-Minute Journal; the simplest, most effective thing you can do everyday to be happier.


    It’s a physical journal that gives you a positive quote, followed by three questions you answer in the morning and two questions to answer in the evening before bed.


    It basically anchors your mind in a positively focused, intentional and grateful mindset, in less than 5 minutes a day. Grab yours here: GiantThinkers.com/fiveminutejournal


     


     

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

PatrickTT ,

Land of the Giant

Ram personifies giant thinking and validates it through the way he lives his own life, but also through the guests he brings to share with his audience. Highly approachable, Ram generously shares his time and effortlessly bridges the gap between his audience and his high profile guests - giants in their own industry.

Get amongst it and be inspired as you venture into the land of this Giant Thinker 👌

the driven designer (brittany) ,

An absolute inspiration

I have been listening to this podcast for over a year now and it has made such an impact on me.

It is so informative and insightful not only for emerging designers but for all creatives across various platforms. If you wish to expand your knowledge and grow your hunger to make impactful design this podcast is a strong recommendation.

Will continue to preach your legacy and support your future endeavours.

odysseus_coupe ,

One of my favourites

Love this podcast. Always informative and enjoyable. Thank you 🙏

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