110 episodes

We cover G = Growth from a Personal & Business perspective, as it is a fascinating and compelling topic to share stories and experiences, and T = Technology, something that is everywhere and is firmly here to stay...asking the questions about what does it mean, is it for good, how do we harness it and ensure it helps our future.


So, in the G&T Sessions Podcast, we are speaking directly to ourselves, when we were younger, not as wise as we are today, how could we know how transformative that Technology would affect the world .... And know how getting your personal growth and mindset in order, is a key building block and enabler to any organisation or business idea you want to scale.


We're going to try to take you, the audience, on a journey through the stories and lessons of gifted and talented people who have written their own personal growth stories, dealt with amazing peaks and character building valleys, but have learned and carved their own path to making their own history and future.


#Gifted #Talented.


Given Tech now integrates into so many areas of our life and many people see this as their new path for opportunity, we will also discuss Tech with our guests who are growing, advising, supporting, coaching and innovating in and around technology and so the founders, co-founders, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, leadership teams of tomorrow will know how to realise their dreams, find and unleash their own ideas to become unicorns, build new markets, new businesses & disrupt the world for the greater good.


#Growth #Tech

The G&T Sessions Andrew J Turner

    • Society & Culture

We cover G = Growth from a Personal & Business perspective, as it is a fascinating and compelling topic to share stories and experiences, and T = Technology, something that is everywhere and is firmly here to stay...asking the questions about what does it mean, is it for good, how do we harness it and ensure it helps our future.


So, in the G&T Sessions Podcast, we are speaking directly to ourselves, when we were younger, not as wise as we are today, how could we know how transformative that Technology would affect the world .... And know how getting your personal growth and mindset in order, is a key building block and enabler to any organisation or business idea you want to scale.


We're going to try to take you, the audience, on a journey through the stories and lessons of gifted and talented people who have written their own personal growth stories, dealt with amazing peaks and character building valleys, but have learned and carved their own path to making their own history and future.


#Gifted #Talented.


Given Tech now integrates into so many areas of our life and many people see this as their new path for opportunity, we will also discuss Tech with our guests who are growing, advising, supporting, coaching and innovating in and around technology and so the founders, co-founders, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, leadership teams of tomorrow will know how to realise their dreams, find and unleash their own ideas to become unicorns, build new markets, new businesses & disrupt the world for the greater good.


#Growth #Tech

    Dan Meredith, Human Connection in a Digital World + How To Be F*cking Awesome

    Dan Meredith, Human Connection in a Digital World + How To Be F*cking Awesome

    Today’s episode of The G&T Sessions has been brewing for a while. Andrew Turner interviews Dan Meredith, discussing topics such as authenticity on social media, the importance of consistency in podcasting, and the genesis of Dan's first book, that he wrote just over 8 years ago, to launch at an event with Gary V and is called ‘How To Be F*cking Awesome". Dan Meredith is a business coach, mentor & speaker specialising in growth, mindset and productivity with a focus on helping people achieve a successful and sustainable entrepreneurial career. We touch on the challenges and setbacks Dan faced in his personal and professional life, including the loss of his father and a serious motorcycle accident. Dan shares his philosophy of aggressively leveling up and finding a balance between success and happiness. He emphasises the importance of focusing on what truly matters and removing negative influences from one's life. Dan emphasises the importance of taking risks, being disciplined, and maintaining a positive attitude. He shares personal stories and insights on gratitude, human connection, and the balance between technology and humanity. Dan encourages listeners to make a positive impact and not be afraid to try new things. He also announces the upcoming launch of his new book and explains about his active community “Coffee with Dan” which was initiated after his marathon of writing his first book and drinking too much coffee for 3.5 days.


    Links


    @therealdanmeredith on Instagram 


    Chapters


    00:00 Introduction and Authenticity on Social Media


    04:09 The Genesis of Dan's First Book


    09:59 The Importance of Consistency in Podcasting


    14:33 Overcoming Challenges and Setbacks


    32:14 Taking Risks and Pushing Boundaries


    38:34 The Power of Discipline and Consistency


    43:41 Gratitude and Maintaining a Positive Attitude


    49:13 Human Connection in a Digital World


    53:06 Making a Positive Impact and Leaving a Legacy


    Here are some takeaways from this episode


    Authenticity on social media can create a strong connection with your audience.Consistency is key in podcasting and can lead to long-term success.Challenges and setbacks are a part of life, and it's important to find resilience and learn from them.Success should not come at the expense of happiness and personal well-being.Focusing on what truly matters and removing negative influences can lead to a more fulfilling life. Take calculated risks and push yourself out of your comfort zone.Consistently do the work and focus on the things that will lead to growth and success.Practice gratitude and maintain a positive attitude, even in the face of setbacks.Value human connection and strive for a balance between technology and humanity.Make a positive impact and leave a legacy that you can be proud of.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Matt Callanan, Mindset Coach, Hypnotherapist & Lecturer - visualization, hypnosis, and dyslexia as a superpower

    Matt Callanan, Mindset Coach, Hypnotherapist & Lecturer - visualization, hypnosis, and dyslexia as a superpower

    Today's episode of The G&T sessions we are joined by Matt Callanan, a Mindset coach, Hypnotherapist and lecturer, talking about visualization, hypnosis, and leveraging dyslexia as a superpower. Matt shares his experiences using visualization and hypnosis to help people overcome fears, pass exams, and achieve their goals. He also discusses the power of creating a vision board and taking action to make opportunities happen. The conversation highlights the importance of reframing dyslexia and other neurodivergent thinking as strengths rather than limitations. Matt's journey from a career in media to coaching and lecturing demonstrates the power of embracing one's true talents and passions. Matt Callanan shares his journey from being a DJ to finding his passion in filmmaking and coaching. He emphasizes the importance of helping others and making a positive difference in the world. Matt discusses his role as a coach, helping individuals overcome limiting beliefs and unlock their true potential. He highlights the need for accountability and mindset shifts to achieve personal and professional growth. Matt's coaching approach is tailored to each individual's needs, regardless of their age or industry. Matt Callanan shares his experience with group coaching and the power of accountability. He discusses the benefits of doing activities like CrossFit in a group setting, where the community and shared experience push individuals to achieve more. Matt also emphasizes the importance of visual accountability and taking action in the moment, rather than putting tasks off. He highlights the role of coaching in helping individuals break negative patterns and create positive ripple effects in their lives and relationships. Matt shares his journey to becoming a National Coaching Awards > Transformational Coach of the Year and the importance of collecting evidence and testimonials to support one's claims. Enjoy !!!


    Chapters


    00:00 Introduction and Colorful Beginnings


    08:10 The Power of Visualization and Hypnosis


    30:12 Exploring Different Passions


    37:23 Making a Positive Difference


    45:30 Coaching and Unlocking Potential


    52:26 Accountability and Action


    01:02:35 The Power of Group Coaching and Accountability


    Here’s the links:


    https://www.121matt.com/


    https://www.instagram.com/coachcallanan/


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattcallanan/

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Jan Bosch, Why Digitalization Will Kill Your Company Too

    Jan Bosch, Why Digitalization Will Kill Your Company Too

    Jan Bosch joins the G&T Sessions today, discussing the importance of innovation and technology in driving human progress.


    Takeaways


    Innovation and technology are key drivers of human progress.Industry-academia collaboration faces challenges due to differences in cycle times and priorities.Business agility is crucial for organizations to respond quickly to market changes.Federated learning and distributed AI offer new approaches to data privacy and model training.Truly cross-functional teams are essential for end-to-end value delivery.Keeping innovations alive in large organizations requires finding a balance between autonomy and alignment with career goals.Clarifying one's purpose is essential for personal and professional growth.

    Chapters


    00:00 Introduction and Background


    07:14 The Importance of Innovation and Technology


    12:06 Challenges in Industry-Academia Collaboration


    18:12 Software Center and Accelerating Digital Transformation


    24:05 The Need for Business Agility and the Limitations of Agile


    26:16 Federated Learning and Distributed AI


    30:47 The Transition to Truly Cross-Functional Teams


    35:36 Lean Management and Organizational Deforestation


    36:10 Value Models and Autonomy


    39:02 BAPO Model and Organizational Structure


    40:12 Innovation and Organizational Structure


    43:14 Keeping Innovations Alive


    45:31 Pearls of Wisdom


    49:18 Purpose and Education


    51:18 Founder-led Purpose-driven Startups


    54:44 Digital Product Management Week


    57:03 Living in the Nordics


    Jan Bosch is professor at Chalmers University Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden and director of the Software Center (www.software-center.se), a strategic partner-funded collaboration between more than 15 large European companies (including Ericsson, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, Saab Defense, Scania, Siemens and Bosch) and five universities focused on digitalization. Earlier, he worked as Vice President Engineering Process at Intuit Inc where he also led Intuit's Open Innovation efforts and headed the central mobile technologies team. Before Intuit, he was vice president and head of the Software and Application Technologies Laboratory at Nokia Research Center, Finland. Prior to joining Nokia, he headed the software engineering research group at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He received a MSc degree from the University of Twente, The Netherlands, and a PhD degree from Lund University, Sweden.


    His research activities include digitalisation, evidence-based development, business ecosystems, artificial intelligence and machine/deep learning, software architecture, software product families and software variability management. He is the author of several books including "Design and Use of Software Architectures: Adopting and Evolving a Product Line Approach" published by Pearson Education (Addison-Wesley & ACM Press) and ÒSpeed, Data and Ecosystems: Excelling in a Software-Driven WorldÓ published by Taylor and Francis, editor of several books and volumes and author of hundreds of research articles. He is editor for Journal of Systems and Software as well as Science of Computer Programming, chaired several conferences as general and program chair, served on numerous program committees and organised countless workshops. Jan is a fellow member of the International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA) and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science.


    Jan serves on the boards of Burt Intelligence, Shelfplanner and Strawberry planet. Earlier he served on the boards of IVER and Peltarion and was chairman of the boards of Auqtus, Fidesmo and Remente. In the startup space, Jan is an angel investor in several startup companies. He also runs a boutique consulting firm, Boschonian AB, that offers its clients support around the implications of digitalization including the management of R&D and innovation. For more information see his website: www.janbosch.com.

    • 57 min
    Joe Toscano, Privacy, Protecting Children, TikTok Ban and more ...LIVE from SXSW

    Joe Toscano, Privacy, Protecting Children, TikTok Ban and more ...LIVE from SXSW

    In this LIVE from SXSW today, 2nd time guest and long-time friend of the show, Joe Toscano discusses his journey and the impact of his book 'Automating Humanity' and his collaboration with Beeple Crap. He also talks about his involvement in the Netflix film 'The Social Dilemma' and the recognition and influence it has brought. Joe shares his visionary perspective and the skepticism he faced in the early stages of his work. He highlights his collaboration with Senator Gwinardas on new bills focused on children's privacy and protections. Joe also discusses the importance of eliminating addictive feeds for kids and the potential impact of these efforts. In this conversation, Joe Toscano discusses the ban on TikTok and the alignment within politicians on the threat of technology to national security. He emphasizes the need for comprehensive regulations and protections in the United States. Joe also introduces DataGrade, a company that assesses the risk and value of data in the supply chain. He explains how DataGrade helps privacy consultants and firms expedite their work and reduce cycle times. Joe concludes by mentioning his upcoming book on privacy in an AI era.


    Takeaways


    Joe Toscano's book 'Automating Humanity' and his collaboration with Beeplecrap have had a significant impact and recognition.The Netflix film 'The Social Dilemma' has brought Joe's work to a wider audience and increased his influence.Joe's visionary perspective and his ability to anticipate the impact of technology on society have been key to his success.Collaboration with policymakers, such as Senator Gwinardas, is crucial in enacting meaningful change in areas like children's privacy and protections. The ban on TikTok highlights the growing concern about the threat of technology to national security.There is a need for comprehensive regulations and protections to address the risks associated with data sharing and usage.DataGrade provides a solution for privacy consultants and firms to expedite their work and assess the risk and value of data in the supply chain.Joe Toscano is working on a new book that explores privacy in an AI era and aims to educate readers on data lineage and responsible data practices.

    Chapters


    00:00 Introduction and Catching Up


    01:18 Joe Toscano's Book and Collaboration with Beeple crap


    03:06 The Social Dilemma and Joe's Role


    04:06 Collaborating with Beeple crap


    04:35 The Impact of Automating Humanity


    05:05 Writing Book Number Two


    05:40 The Social Dilemma and Joe's Vision


    06:16 Joe's Influence and Visionary Perspective


    06:45 The Film and Joe's Collaboration with Tristan Harris


    07:15 Recognition and Impact of Joe's Work


    08:07 The Journey and Skepticism


    09:18 Joe's Work with Senator Gwinardas


    10:17 New Bills on Children's Privacy and Protections


    11:11 Eliminating Addictive Feeds for Kids


    12:40 The Impact of Algorithmic Manipulation


    13:10 The Importance of Protecting Kids' Privacy


    13:26 Status of the Bills and Potential Impact


    13:56 Discussion about TikTok and national security


    16:00 Hope for comprehensive protections in the United States


    23:42 The need for comprehensive regulations and protections


    26:05 Introduction to DataGrade and its purpose


    29:19 DataGrade's focus on privacy consultants and firms


    30:37 Assessing risk and value of data in the supply chain


    34:47 Joe Toscano's upcoming book on privacy in an AI era


    38:22 Discussion about Joe Toscano's next book and potential collaboration with Mike Winkleman


    Links


    Instagram @realjoet


    https://www.datagrade.com

    • 39 min
    Christopher Lochhead, Friend to the Different, Category Design, Author & Pirate, Arrr

    Christopher Lochhead, Friend to the Different, Category Design, Author & Pirate, Arrr

    In this latest The G&T Sessions episode, Christopher Lochhead discusses the importance of category design and being different in business. He shares insights from his book 'Play Bigger' and emphasises the need for companies to create their own market categories rather than competing in existing ones. Lochhead also highlights the role of courage and originality in building legendary startups and brands. He challenges the notion of emulating successful companies like Apple and emphasises the importance of standing out and creating new paths. The conversation also touches on the epidemic of "samey" brands and the challenges of modeling new categories. This part of the conversation explores various examples of category design and the importance of standing out rather than fitting in. It discusses Google's failed attempts at category design with their products, as well as successful examples like Dude Wipes and Chirp. The conversation emphasises the need for bravery and courage in category design, as well as the desire to create a new and different future. It also highlights the importance of being an evangelist for a category and the criticism that often comes with it. In this episode, Christopher Lochhead discusses his experience writing books and mini books, including the Category Pirates series. He also mentions the possibility of creating category pirate swag and hosting an event. Lochhead emphasises the rise of the creative capitalist and the need to shift from being a knowledge worker to becoming a creator capitalist. He explains that the future belongs to those who can create net new value and capitalise on it. Lochhead concludes by encouraging listeners to think critically and embrace creativity and category design.


    Chapters


    00:00 Introduction and Studio Setup


    01:26 The Man Cave in Santa Cruz


    03:04 The Creation and Success of the Book 'Play Bigger'


    06:49 The Courage to Be Different


    10:10 Emulating Apple and the Importance of Originality


    13:08 The Epidemic of Samey Brands


    17:33 The Fear of Defining a New Path


    19:03 The Mental Scaffolding of Competing to Win


    21:45 The Category Makes the Brand


    23:28 The Importance of Niching Down


    25:57 Creating a New Market Category


    30:00 The Challenges of Modeling a New Category


    34:18 The Role of Planning and Finance in Playing It Safe


    36:03 The Role of VCs in Betting on Radical Futures


    37:01 The Example of Google's Gemini in the AI Market


    37:33 Google's MeToo Product and Category Design


    39:23 Google's Sunset of Google Podcasts


    40:10 Google's Failed Attempts at Category Design


    42:11 Dude Wipes: Niche Down and Category Design


    46:19 Chirp: Combining Categories for Innovation


    49:45 Category Design as a Fracture


    53:05 Category Design as Problem Framing


    56:00 Category Design as Ownership of a Problem


    57:26 Category Designers as Evangelists


    01:02:19 Different Wins, Better Loses


    01:06:06 Bravery and Courage in Category Design


    01:09:31 The Desire to Fit In and the Need to Stand Out


    01:15:31 The Marriott Lobby Mentality


    01:19:26 The Fear of Being Fired vs. Radical Differentiation


    01:22:16 Writing Books and Mini Books


    01:24:01 Category Pirate Swag


    01:25:35 Hosting an Event


    01:26:17 The Rise of the Creative Capitalist


    01:30:05 The Future of Work


    01:31:14 Becoming a Creative Capitalist


    01:34:30 Embracing Creativity and Category Design


    01:38:29 Concluding Thoughts


    01:49:31 Getting in Touch with Christopher Lochhead

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Justin Breen, Visionaries are the most damaged people, the best coping skills, with the highest IQ & EQ

    Justin Breen, Visionaries are the most damaged people, the best coping skills, with the highest IQ & EQ

    We are joined today by Justin Breen, founder and CEO of BrEpic Network, discussing the power of networks and relationships in achieving success. He emphasises the importance of human relationships and storytelling in creating meaningful connections. Justin also shares insights into the imbalance between genius IQ and genius heart, and how it affects entrepreneurs. He highlights the purpose of the BrEpic Network, a collaborative community for visionaries. Justin's books, Epic Life and Epic Business, provide valuable insights and rituals for making the most of one's time on this planet.


    Takeaways


    The right mindset attracts the right network, which creates the right opportunities.Real human relationships and storytelling are fundamental and will never change, regardless of technological advancements. Visionaries are the most damaged people with the best coping skills, and they have the highest IQ and EQ. The BrEpic Network is a collaborative community for visionaries, focused on creating meaningful connections and fostering personal and professional growth.

    Chapters


    00:00 Introduction and Background


    03:17 The Power of Networks and Relationships


    08:21 The Formula for Success


    12:14 The Importance of Human Relationships and Storytelling


    17:29 The Epic Network and Collaboration


    23:04 The Imbalance of Genius IQ and Genius Heart


    26:51 Writing Books and Creating Impactful Content


    24:37 The Stigma Around ADD and ADHD


    28:19 The Origin of the Brepik Network


    29:43 Conclusion and Farewell


    Justin Breen is the Founder/CEO of the exclusive connectivity platform BrEpic Network. His newest book, Epic Life, features a foreword from Dr. Peter Diamandis and has been the No. 1 overall book for sales on Amazon Kindle. It also recently made the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller lists.


    LINK: www.BrEpicNetwork.org


    Wall Street Journal-USA Today Best-Selling Book "Epic Life" --> https://lnkd.in/gKb5Reff


    Do you have Visionary, Abundance, Investment Mindset? --> https://www.kys.coach/96382a667b443f0e


    BrEpic Network Launch Party --> https://lnkd.in/eu_SyeXN


    Private Wealth Magazine feature on BrEpic Network connecting the world's top visionaries --> https://bit.ly/301RrxQ


    Interview with Strategic Coach Founder Dan Sullivan —> https://apple.co/3bktbcL


    Interview with Abundance 360 Founder Peter Diamandis --> https://lnkd.in/edg7yVu


    Interview with Capability Amplifier Host Mike Koenigs --> https://lnkd.in/d9tYPcbD


    Interview with Shannon Waller's Team Success on BrEpic Network --> https://lnkd.in/dEJfMD2p


    Interview with Jay Abraham and Nick Sonnenberg on the growth of BrEpic Network --> https://lnkd.in/gzN2e5Kf


    Interview with Dave Will for Entrepreneurs' Organization EO 360 podcast --> https://entrepreneursorg.libsyn.com/justin-breen


    Inc. Column on how BrEpic became a global business --> https://www.inc.com/entrepreneurs-organization/8-patterns-of-ultra-successful-entrepreneurs.html


    Forbes Column on how BrEpic grows businesses exponentially --> https://www.forbes.com/sites/henrydevries/2020/11/30/how-to-grow-your-small-business-exponentially/?sh=744d1cfa7c83


    Book a phone call --> https://calendly.com/justinbreen/connection-call 

    • 29 min

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