37 episodes

Why do some ventures fail, while others grow like crazy? Is there a magic formula for business success, and if so, what is it?

In a documentary-style quest for answers, host Darren Moffatt talks to some of the best brains in marketing, advertising and technology. (In the first season alone, Darren has interviewed seven guests from companies worth a combined $2 billion!)

Together, each Tuesday fortnight, these ‘nerds of business’ attempt to crack the code by solving key entrepreneurial challenges – one problem at a time.

Along the way, you’ll hear amazing true stories and get valuable insights and strategies to power your own sales growth.

You'll also have fun; each episode includes uniquely entertaining segments such as 'Nerd Under Pressure' and 'The Nerdometer'.

Whether you’re a start-up CEO, a marketer seeking inspiration, or a small business owner hungry for growth, this podcast is for you.

About The Host...

Darren Moffatt is an award-winning business person who is passionate about entrepreneurialism. He is a recognised leader in both the financial services and digital marketing industries, and over a period of twenty years has helped hundreds of businesses grow.

He was one of the youngest bank managers ever, when he was appointed at just 25 years old. This gave Darren his first direct experience of small businesses and the important role they play in local communities.

After further corporate roles for an insurer, and for funds manager Challenger, he launched his first start-up in 2006. Three years later Darren was awarded ‘Broker of the Year’, and Seniors First remains today the largest reverse mortgage brokers in Australia, and has originated in excess of 2,000 loans.

In 2012 Darren co-founded a technology start-up ‘Facebook for Neighbours’ called Housenet. The social networking site was later awarded as one of the top 100 Innovations in Australia in the Smart 100 Index.

Since 2014 Darren has been Director of Digital Strategy and Content at 5-star digital marketing and SEO agency, Webbuzz. Darren, his partner Ben Carew and the team, have generated 150,000+ online leads for SME’s across a diverse range of industries.
 
FUN FACT: Darren is also a songwriter and has had his songs played on both Australian and U.K radio!

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    • 4.4 • 49 Ratings

Why do some ventures fail, while others grow like crazy? Is there a magic formula for business success, and if so, what is it?

In a documentary-style quest for answers, host Darren Moffatt talks to some of the best brains in marketing, advertising and technology. (In the first season alone, Darren has interviewed seven guests from companies worth a combined $2 billion!)

Together, each Tuesday fortnight, these ‘nerds of business’ attempt to crack the code by solving key entrepreneurial challenges – one problem at a time.

Along the way, you’ll hear amazing true stories and get valuable insights and strategies to power your own sales growth.

You'll also have fun; each episode includes uniquely entertaining segments such as 'Nerd Under Pressure' and 'The Nerdometer'.

Whether you’re a start-up CEO, a marketer seeking inspiration, or a small business owner hungry for growth, this podcast is for you.

About The Host...

Darren Moffatt is an award-winning business person who is passionate about entrepreneurialism. He is a recognised leader in both the financial services and digital marketing industries, and over a period of twenty years has helped hundreds of businesses grow.

He was one of the youngest bank managers ever, when he was appointed at just 25 years old. This gave Darren his first direct experience of small businesses and the important role they play in local communities.

After further corporate roles for an insurer, and for funds manager Challenger, he launched his first start-up in 2006. Three years later Darren was awarded ‘Broker of the Year’, and Seniors First remains today the largest reverse mortgage brokers in Australia, and has originated in excess of 2,000 loans.

In 2012 Darren co-founded a technology start-up ‘Facebook for Neighbours’ called Housenet. The social networking site was later awarded as one of the top 100 Innovations in Australia in the Smart 100 Index.

Since 2014 Darren has been Director of Digital Strategy and Content at 5-star digital marketing and SEO agency, Webbuzz. Darren, his partner Ben Carew and the team, have generated 150,000+ online leads for SME’s across a diverse range of industries.
 
FUN FACT: Darren is also a songwriter and has had his songs played on both Australian and U.K radio!

This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

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    #34. UNCUT: Founder of SoSyncd.com dating app, Jessica Alderson pt 2

    #34. UNCUT: Founder of SoSyncd.com dating app, Jessica Alderson pt 2

    BONUS: special 'uncut' episode – Part Two.
    Jessica Alderson is the founder of app So Syncd. In interview she shares her story with Nerds of Business host, Darren Moffatt.
    Guest Bios:
    Jessica Alderson is the founder of https://www.sosyncd.com/ (https://www.sosyncd.com/)
    What to listen out for:
    2:12 Jessica talks about the benefits she has found working together with her sister Lou.
    5:45 The personality traits Jessica draws upon as a business leader.
    8:58 Jessica’s inciting event which pushed her onto her own business path.
    12:48 Jessica’s most inspiring famous entrepreneur.
    17:34 A killer hack from the founder of So Syncd
    19:57 Nerd SUPERPOWER
    22:09 Jessica’s Mental Habit to channel her creativity
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    Get in touch with us here: https://nerdsofbusiness.com/contact/ (https://nerdsofbusiness.com/contact/)
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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/business_nerds (https://twitter.com/business_nerds)
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    Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nerds-of-business/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/nerds-of-business/)
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    • 24 min
    "The Lead Generation Chronicles" - Season 4 Trailer

    "The Lead Generation Chronicles" - Season 4 Trailer

    A reliable source of qualified leads is the lifeblood of business for millions of entrepreneurs.
    But there’s almost an infinite number of ways to generate leads. So how do you work out which channel, strategy or platform will work best for your business?
    I’m Darren Moffatt, host of the Nerds of Business podcast. In season 4 I’m joined by marketing experts, founders, and entrepreneurs from around the globe as we embark on a quest for answers in the Lead Generation Chronicles.
    We go put on the 80’s gear and look at the old-school methods that many businesses are still
    using with great success today such as:
    Direct mail
    Telemarketing
    Referrals
    Networking

    And of course we take a deep dive into the digital channels that now dominate our lives such as:
    Facebook
    Google Ads
    Linked In and B2B leads
    SEO
    Youtube

    We even speak with people killing it on Tik Tok and Instagram. One entrepreneur reveals the method she’s developed to generate millions of views, and most importantly, how to convert that attention into leads.
    So join me for the Lead Generation Chronicles. Coming soon, exclusive to Nerds of Business.


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    • 1 min
    Season 3 Trailer: "Mindset of the disruptive entrepreneur"

    Season 3 Trailer: "Mindset of the disruptive entrepreneur"

    We live in an age where the most iconic global brands are
    run by disruptive entrepreneurs.
    Companies such as Uber, Tesla, Facebook, Amazon, and others
    like them are hard-wired to move fast and break things.
    They re-write the established rules to crush powerful,
    incumbent players, dominate industries and create entirely new markets.
    Famous founders such as of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Mark
    Zuckerberg have amassed BILLION dollar fortunes and generated untold wealth for
    shareholders.
    But cultural influence is perhaps their defining legacy.
    They’ve provided the template and the inspiration for thousands of start up
    entrepreneurs to disrupt markets everywhere.
    These founders are the new apex predators of the commercial
    world.
    But what makes them tick? Are disruptive entrepreneurs born
    that way, or can anyone adopt their mindset to achieve the pinnacle of success?
    I’m Darren Moffatt, host of the Nerds of Business podcast.
    In season 3 I’m joined by business psychologist Stephanie Thompson and top
    entrepreneurs from the U.K, the U.S and Australia in a quest for answers.
    We’ll discover the key psychological traits that power these
    elite founders to the top, and we’ll hear incredible real stories that shed
    light on why – and how – they‘re winning in local and global markets.
    So Join us as we unlock the secrets to the mindset of the
    disruptive entrepreneur. Coming soon on Nerds of Business.


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    • 2 min
    #26. How ‘disruptive’ entrepreneurs are using resilience to power a winning mindset

    #26. How ‘disruptive’ entrepreneurs are using resilience to power a winning mindset

    Season 3: 'Mindset of the disruptive entrepreneur', Episode 1 Resilience is a key personality trait of any entrepreneur who gets to the top, but especially those who are disrupting markets. In this episode a business psychologist, a start up guru, and two entrepreneurs reveal how to be more resilient . Guest Bios: Stephanie Thompson is business psychologist and the founder of Insight Matters https://www.linkedin.com/in/insightinitiatives/ Rachael Neumann is the founder of Flying Fix Ventures and is a board member of StartupAus https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachaelneumann/ Sam White is the founder of Freedom Services Group and Stella Insurance https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-white-093b9b22/ Chris Brycki is the founder and CEO of online share investing platform Stockspot.com.au https://www.linkedin.com/in/brycki/ What to listen out for: 3.07 Jim Dyson's story of resilience, he failed 5,127 times 10.15 Psychologist deconstructs resilience from a clinical perspective 12.20 'Energy management' technique for improving resilience 14.16 What the most resilient start up founders have in common 23.27 British bulldogs game - personal story of perseverance 25.53 Entrepreneurs often seem to have a 'hole' they're trying to fill 27.44 Is there a correlation between trauma in childhood, and higher resilience later in life as an adult 32.53 Nature vs nurture segment, with Chris Brycki 34.04 Things you can do to improve resilience from a clinical perspective 37.18 The importance of movement and exercise in the resilience of entrepreneurs and business leaders 38.25 The importance of food and 'gut health' for resilience 44.11 Recurring segment NERD UNDER PRESSURE Resources and links: Dyson vacuum cleaner protoyping story https://www.wired.com/2012/11/mf-james-dyson/ ***** Enjoyed this podcast? >>>> Please SHARE via text or social media ((!)) Get in touch with us here: https://nerdsofbusiness.com/contact/ You can follow Nerds of Business on socials: Twitter: https://twitter.com/business_nerds Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdsbusiness/ Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nerds-of-business/

    • 46 min
    #27. How to harness to entrepreneurial creativity to disrupt markets & smash your competitors!

    #27. How to harness to entrepreneurial creativity to disrupt markets & smash your competitors!

    Season 3: 'Mindset of the disruptive entrepreneur', Episode 2
    Creativity is the key personality trait of entrepreneurs who succeed in generating exponential value creation. In this episode a business psychologist, a start up guru, and three entrepreneurs reveal how to be more creative.Guest Bios:
    Stephanie Thompson is business psychologist and the founder of Insight Matters https://www.linkedin.com/in/insightinitiatives/
    Rachael Neumann is the founder of Flying Fix Ventures and is a board member of StartupAus https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachaelneumann/
    Sam White is the founder of Freedom Services Group and Stella Insurance https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-white-093b9b22/
    Chris Brycki is the founder and CEO of online share investing platform Stockspot.com.au https://www.linkedin.com/in/brycki/
    Zara Lord is the founder of healthcare workforce app, Upaged.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/zara-lord-upaged/
    What to listen out for:
    1.55 David Bowie has a 'malevolent curiosity'
    2.50 Airbnb novelty breakfast cereal story
    10.46 Clinical definition of creativity, and where it comes from
    17.20 How to focus creativity on solving real problems; the of 'constraints'
    20.08 The story of how U2's song 'I will follow' and how that was written on just two strings
    29.15 The importance of curiosity for Zara Lord and how she fixed her first car (HJ Holden) at just 14 years
    32.21 Tips for creativity from a business psychologist
    35.47 'Stream of consciousness talking' - a technique for mindset and creativity
    37.57 Is there a correlation between high IQ and creativity?
    47.44 Chris Brycki shares a remarkable tip for 'zoning out'
    Resources and links:
    https://pando.com/2013/01/10/brian-chesky-i-lived-on-capn-mccains-and-obama-os-got-airbnb-out-of-debt/

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    • 50 min
    #28. The ultimate 'X-factor': how confidence drives entrepreneurs to bend rules & supercharge profits

    #28. The ultimate 'X-factor': how confidence drives entrepreneurs to bend rules & supercharge profits

    Season 3: 'Mindset of the disruptive entrepreneur', Episode 3
    There's an argument that success in business all starts with a strong sense of confidence. In this episode a business psychologist, a start up guru, and an indigenous entrepreneur share what it takes to 'bend the rules', and why having the courage to be disliked is so important.
    Guest Bios:

    Stephanie Thompson is business psychologist and the founder of Insight Matters https://www.linkedin.com/in/insightinitiatives/

    Rachael Neumann is the founder of Flying Fix Ventures and is a board member of StartupAus https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachaelneumann/

    Morgan Coleman is the founder of Vets On Call https://www.linkedin.com/in/morgancoleman1/

    What to listen out for:

    2.01 The story of Ferran Adriá and the restaurant El Bulli
    10.34 Stephanie Thompson deconstructs confidence
    13.10 What problems can overconfidence cause for leaders and organisations '
    16.51 Rachael Neumann on what she believes has given her interdisciplinary thinking
    24.29 Lifting the lid on bending or break established rules
    29.33 What drove Morgan Coleman to become a founder of a tech business
    38.36 How discouragement can push you to do better and make you more resilient
    40.33 Using baby steps to build confidence
    42.07 The definition of 'Power Posing'
    45.30 Top 3 points of this episode
    47.01 Inspiring Pablo Picasso quote for all aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs

    Resources and links:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Bulli
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    • 50 min

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Great show, I’m an aspiring entrepreneur and I’ve learnt a lot especially about launching a product. One thing I would say is to dive deeper with your speakers and dig really deep into their brain!

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