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A podcast about finding your place in the world and growing an impactful career.

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A podcast about finding your place in the world and growing an impactful career.

    #24: Your Questions on Web3, Blockchain, NFTs and DAOs Answered, with Daniel Bar, Founder at Bitfwd

    #24: Your Questions on Web3, Blockchain, NFTs and DAOs Answered, with Daniel Bar, Founder at Bitfwd

    A term that you might have seen recently is Web 3, used to describe the way the internet is changing. 

    In this episode, we break down how the web is evolving, where it's going and why this matters. We chat to Daniel Bar, founder at Bitfwd to unpack the impacts of the world's transition to web 3 and the trends appearing across recent projects. Daniel also explains the meanings of key terms that float around in this space such as the blockchain, NFTs and DAOs. 



    Further resources:

    Tools to get on boarded into crypto with:


    Bitfwd Telegram: t.me/bitfwd
    Bitfwd Twitter: twitter.com/bitfwdxyz
    Daniel's personal Twitter: twitter.com/danieltbar



    People Daniel recommends to follow:


    Twitter.com/naval
    Twitter.com/cburniske
    Twitter.com/vitalikbuterin
    Twitter.com/balajis
    Twitter.com/QwQiao
    Twitter.com/katherineykwu
    Twitter.com/Fiskantes
    Twitter.com/mrjasonchoi
    Twitter.com/Shuyao_Kong
    Twitter.com/yangwao



    Projects Daniel is working on:


    Cryptosat.io - Satellite network with confidential computing units for crypto applications
    deepdao.io - DAO ecosystem dashboard and data analytics
    Metaprime.network + KodaDot.xyz: Metaverse infrastructure + NFT marketplace
    dHEDGE.org - Hedge Fund protocol
    Aleph.im - Decentralized cloud computing services
    SubQuery.network - Data indexing and query protocol for the Substrate based blockchain applications
    OnFinality.io - Hosted Blockchain cloud computing services and API.



    First tools to use:


    Metamask.io (web and mobile wallet)



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    • 36 min
    #23: Performing at an Elite Level: Key Lessons with Olympian Mackenzie Little

    #23: Performing at an Elite Level: Key Lessons with Olympian Mackenzie Little

    In this episode, we unpack the key learnings from elite performance in sports and how this can be applied to your work. 

    We chat to Olympian and medical student Mackenzie Little to understand the habits, attitude and mindset that enables her to excel at both athletics and academics. We discuss how Mackenzie manages her time, sets herself up to achieve her goals, performing under pressure, and the importance of genuinely enjoying yourself at what you do. 



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    • 26 min
    #22: Building Tech Companies with No Technical Background or Tech Co-founders with Andrew Ward, Founder of SelfWealth

    #22: Building Tech Companies with No Technical Background or Tech Co-founders with Andrew Ward, Founder of SelfWealth

    Do you have an idea for a new tech solution, but feel limited by your lack of technical knowledge?

    In this episode, we chat to Andrew Ward, founder of SelfWealth and PlatformX about how he built fintech companies, without a technical background or tech co-founders. We chat about Andrew's key learnings on his entrepreneurial journey, how to succeed as the sole founder and how he thinks about leadership. We also dive into some business process such as navigating regulations and hiring lawyers. 



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    • 47 min
    #21: Advancing Equality for Women While Reducing Carbon Footprint with Dean Tavener, Co-founder at Pixii

    #21: Advancing Equality for Women While Reducing Carbon Footprint with Dean Tavener, Co-founder at Pixii

    Imagine if period products are provided everywhere, just like toilet paper is. Pixii is a social enterprise that works on bringing free and eco-friendly period products to schools and workplaces around Australia. 

    In this episode, we chat to Dean about the journey to starting a social enterprise, overcoming the inertia against social change, and ensuring a positive environmental impact. We also dive into how to achieve carbon neutrality in the supply chain and navigating the tradeoffs between maximising social impact and environmental sustainability. 



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    • 35 min
    #20: The Secret Ingredient to Creating Impact: How Initiative Took a Case Competition Idea to Implementation, with Bianca Lao

    #20: The Secret Ingredient to Creating Impact: How Initiative Took a Case Competition Idea to Implementation, with Bianca Lao

    Often when young people want to make an impact, the default advice is to work at a startup. In this episode, we chat to Bianca to show that if you have the drive, you can make an impact wherever you go. Bianca holds a role as a Culture and Engagement Advisor at Transport for NSW. In 2018, Bianca won the Judges' choice award for a case competition. Since then, Bianca and her team have been able to turn the idea into a reality to create Newtown station garden. This is an urban farm that operates as a circular economy, repurposing unused land to feed those that go hungry. 

    We chat to Bianca about how she turned an idea into a reality over the course of 3 years. We dive into her motivations, challenges and how the idea has changed over time in creating social and environmental impact. Bianca also provides advice to other young people wanting to change the world, but might not know how to. 



    Learn more about Newtown Station Garden here:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/6mduj2n7z1118u0/Newtown%20Station%20Garden.mp4?dl=0



    Weekly sprout video on stoicism shared by Vis:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoRXsmlF4eQ&t=69s&ab_channel=DailyStoic



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    • 38 min
    #19: Young, Driven and "Busy": Balancing between Working Hard, Being Productive, and Personal Satisfaction with Byron Dempsey, Founder of Driven Young

    #19: Young, Driven and "Busy": Balancing between Working Hard, Being Productive, and Personal Satisfaction with Byron Dempsey, Founder of Driven Young

    We live in a hustle culture world where we are young and we are driven and we want to change the world. But what does it mean to be young and driven and just how "busy" should we be? In this episode we chat to Byron Dempsey, the Founder and Host of Driven Young about the skills they don't teach you at school, the controversial issue of unpaid internships, and finding balance between working hard, being productive, and personal satisfaction. We also dive into a discussion about side hustles: whether to categorise it as "work" or "fun" and where hobbies without metrics fits in. Overall, Byron inspires us to have the courage and drive to make an impact. Enjoy the episode!

    Key resources mentioned:


    The Sh*t They Never Taught You: What You Can Learn From Books
    Blockchain Programming Course: https://buildspace.so/



    [Disclaimer: Unpaid/under paid internships have been discussed in this episode. Legality of this kind of work differs between countries. Make sure that you check regulations around this.]



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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Cloeyzhu ,

The best podcast for personal and career growth!!

Such great insights from people who have gone down different paths in life - would highly recommend listening or you want to figure out what career path is for you!

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Star guest lineup

Informative and relevant for the young working generation!

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Worth the listen

Great for uni/college-aged people wanting to hear more about the startup space covering a variety of innovations!

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