In a time that life is changing more than the speed of light, a time when people can barely cope with the extreme speed of changes. we decided to start a Podcast that talks about everything that's changing.
Topics like the effects of COVID-19 on the world, or how technology and Artificial Intelligence is changing the face of the world. The topic of ethics in business, or ethics in AI, and many topics that are important, relevant and very current.
Retail Business In A Global Pandemic (S02-E01)
In a one-in-a-century global pandemic some businesses were hit hard that they permanently close and some made billions in all types of business sectors. Retail business sector was no difference, we saw big retailers making more money than ever while small and medium retailers mostly suffer much to survive or even close because of the lockdowns. Yet, that wasn’t the major rule to all SMB and local retailers. We saw some survive fine, some with slight improvement and some with even better success than ever before. Yet, the story is not finished. Now that we’re expected to be done from the pandemic by the end of 2021, we’re going into a new norm. Life might get back to some of the old normal but a lot of things are going to change, and they’ll change for ever. We might not know exactly what it will look like but when it comes to business, we definitely know it will change forever. In this episode we concentrate on the retail business especial local SMB. Our guest Ms. Barbara J. Crowhurst to tell us all about it, before the pandemic, during and after. Barbara’s Short Bio Barbara J. Crowhurst shares partnership of Retail Makeover with her life partner Steve Crowhurst. Started in the late 90’s Barbara and Steve specialize in helping retailers achieve their dreams of running successful and profitable businesses. Services Include Leading International Retail Business Coaching, Retail Business Speaker, Sales Trainer, Retail Store Designer, Merchandising Specialist, Social Media Marketing Specialist, Website Consulting, Training, Setup, Design, Customizing, Maintenance, SEO Optimization, Web Sales Analysis, Social Media Sales integration. Barbara’s Business Information Barbara J. Crowhurst Leading International Retail Business Coach, Author, Speaker, Sales Trainer, Retail Store Designer, Merchandising Specialist and Social Media Marketing Specialist Office Line: (905) 686-8898, Ext: 1 Mobile Line: (416) 522-8169 Email: email@example.com Website: www.retailmakeover.ca Episode Topics: 1. 0:00 Intro https://youtu.be/D7_U0-32Y8o?t=0m0s 0:17 Opening remarks https://youtu.be/D7_U0-32Y8o?t=0m17s 2:45 Introducing our Guest Barbara Crowhurst https://youtu.be/D7_U0-32Y8o?t=2m45s 3:56 Barbara's extended introduction and her business https://youtu.be/D7_U0-32Y8o?t=3m56s 13:20 How did she start and the business before the pandemic https://youtu.be/D7_U0-32Y8o?t=13m20s 15:05 The sudden changes due to the lockdown and the lack of preparation for a digital transformation https://youtu.be/D7_U0-32Y8o?t=15m5s 21:05 How some businesses were ready or quickly coped with the sudden changes and why others failed https://youtu.be/D7_U0-32Y8o?t=21m5s 26:06 Will the changes done become permanent or we will go back to the old ways or a hybrid between both https://youtu.be/D7_U0-32Y8o?t=26m6s 31:31 Will we see some retailers that were created because of the pandemic disappear after it’s over or can they repurpose or transform to cope with the new norm? https://youtu.be/D7_U0-32Y8o?t=31m31s 36:32 Closing remarks https://youtu.be/D7_U0-32Y8o?t=36m32s Listen to the Audio MP3 Direct Download Watch the Video Follow Us You Tube: https://bit.ly/3cx6hNe Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3ahzbzn iTunes https://apple.co/2yefoUh Google Podcasts https://bit.ly/2Rzusmk Web: http://podcast.hqmedia.ca
Capitol Hill Riots January 6th, 2021 (S02 - Special Episode)
On a day that will mark US history as one of the darkest days, a group of Pres. Trump supporters rioted the Capitol Hill building on the day that the congress was set to certify the presidential election that Joe Biden won on Nov. 3rd, 2020 in a violent attempt to overturn his defeat. After breaching multiple police perimeters, they occupied, vandalized, and ransacked parts of the building for more than four hours. The insurrection, that was infuriated by Pres. Trump himself weeks before and in a rally right before it happened, led to the evacuation and lockdown of the Capitol building and disrupted a joint session of Congress assembled to count the electoral votes and formalize Joe Biden's election victory. The result of that riot was a significant damage to the capitol building, looting of many properties including two laptops one of which belongs to the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that contains high classified government data, the delay of one of the most important Democratic processes in the USA and most importantly the loss of 5 lives including one of the Capitol’s Police officers and one rioter who was a decorated US veteran. In that dark day we witnessed the US democracy being under siege and the fire and fury of what words can do beyond being just tweets and social posts. Episode Topics: 0:00 Podcast Intro & Episode Title https://youtu.be/RCTHtemPotE?t=0m0s 1:13 Opening remarks https://youtu.be/RCTHtemPotE?t=1m13s 4:31 The beginning: How we received the news that day https://youtu.be/RCTHtemPotE?t=4m31s 8:48 How did the event unfolded that day. https://youtu.be/RCTHtemPotE?t=8m48s 18:50 How things led to this event in the weeks before and how Pres. Trump’s tweets and speeches infuriated it and the mental state of the rioters at the time of the attack (refer to our mental health episode). https://youtu.be/RCTHtemPotE?t=18m50s 29:08 The US Election results and how it affected the Trump supporters to believe that their *freedom* is under attack (refer to our episode on US elections). https://youtu.be/RCTHtemPotE?t=29m08s 39:14 How Social Platforms were used to organize this event and how they are fighting now against this type of hate and the spread of misinformation (refer to our episode on misinformation). https://youtu.be/RCTHtemPotE?t=39m14s 48:52 Closing Remarks https://youtu.be/RCTHtemPotE?t=48m52s Referral Episodes Index Episode Title: Social Platforms Responsibility Against the Spread of Misinformation - Ep 10 Publishing Date: Jun 6, 2020 Episode URL: http://podcast.hqmedia.ca/index.php?post/2020/06/03/Social-Platforms-Responsibility-Against-the-Spread-of-Misinformation-%28S01-E10%29 YouTube URL: https://youtu.be/Me4mkbHkqto Episode Title: The United States Elections 2020 (Special live Episode) Publishing Date: Nov 8, 2020 Episode URL: http://podcast.hqmedia.ca/index.php?post/2020/11/07/The-Unites-States-Elections-2020-%28S1-Special%29 YouTube URL: https://youtu.be/Sbqe4KniS2E Episode Title: Privacy in the 21st Century - Ep 6 Publishing Date: May 9, 2020 Episode URL: http://podcast.hqmedia.ca/index.php?post/2020/05/06/Privacy-in-the-21st-Century-%28S01-E06%29 YouTube URL: https://youtu.be/QRB_04AX7As Episode Title: Mental Health and the Role of Society to Combat it - Ep 4 Publishing Date: Apr 25, 2020 Episode URL: http://podcast.hqmedia.ca/index.php?post/2020/04/25/Mental-Health-and-the-Role-of-Society-to-Combat-it-%28S01-E04%29 YouTube URL: https://youtu.be/6Z9v8gsukGI Listen to the Audio MP3 Direct Download Watch the Video Follow Us You Tube: https://bit.ly/3cx6hNe Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3ahzbzn iTunes https://apple.co/2yefoUh Google Podcasts https://bit.ly/2Rzusmk Web: http://podcast.hqmedia.ca
A Year in Review, Top 10 Episodes (S01 - E17)
In the last episode of this season that was actually recorded on Christmas day we decided to conclude this year/ season by talking about the achievements we made in this season and the top ten episodes that our audience most listened to and watched. It was a great season and because of our loyal audience we are planning an even better Season 2 next year. Stay tunes and keep leaping in a quantumly fashion. Note: I referred to some dates as in 2019 by mistake. All episodes were recorded and published in 2020. my sincere apologies. Episode Topics: 0:15 Opening remarks https://youtu.be/9_dnCCk3YJw?t=0m15s 7:15 COVID 19 Living Under Quarantine - Ep 1 https://youtu.be/9_dnCCk3YJw?t=7m15s 9:50 Cryptocurrency: Is it the New Global Financial Order? - Ep 7 https://youtu.be/9_dnCCk3YJw?t=9m50s 12:50 Personal Health and Wellness - E 14 https://youtu.be/9_dnCCk3YJw?t=12m50s 14:50 Employment In The 21st Century and Post COVID-19 - Ep 3 https://youtu.be/9_dnCCk3YJw?t=14m50s 17:15 Mental Health and the Role of Society to Combat it - Ep 4 https://youtu.be/9_dnCCk3YJw?t=17m15s 19:45 Climate Change: Past, Present and Future - Ep 8 https://youtu.be/9_dnCCk3YJw?t=19m45s 22:15 Ethics In Business Technology Negotiation And Life - Ep 5 https://youtu.be/9_dnCCk3YJw?t=22m15s 24:45 Privacy in the 21st Century - Ep 6 https://youtu.be/9_dnCCk3YJw?t=24m45s 27:15 Social Platforms Responsibility Against the Spread of Misinformation - Ep 10 https://youtu.be/9_dnCCk3YJw?t=27m15s 29:55 The Role of Technology in the COVID-19 Crisis - Ep 2 https://youtu.be/9_dnCCk3YJw?t=29m55s 33:50 (Bonus) The United States Elections 2020 (Special live Episode) https://youtu.be/9_dnCCk3YJw?t=33m50s 34:33 Closing remarks https://youtu.be/9_dnCCk3YJw?t=34m33s Episodes Index Episode Title: COVID 19 Living Under Quarantine - Ep 1 Episode Ranking: 2 Publishing Date: Apr 6, 2020 Episode URL: http://podcast.hqmedia.ca/index.php?post/2020/04/06/COVID-19-%28Living-Under-the-Quarantine%29-S01-E01 YouTube URL: https://youtu.be/LyxYuGv2AIQ Episode Title: Cryptocurrency: Is it the New Global Financial Order? - Ep 7 Episode Ranking: 3 Publishing Date: May 16, 2020 Episode URL: http://podcast.hqmedia.ca/index.php?post/2020/05/16/Cryptocurrency.-Is-it-the-New-Global-Financial-Order-%28S01-E07%29 YouTube URL: https://youtu.be/agoXZo8wC1w Episode Title: Personal Health and Wellness - E 14 Episode Ranking: 4 Publishing Date: Jul 12, 2020 Episode URL: http://podcast.hqmedia.ca/index.php?post/2020/07/11/Personal-Health-and-Wellness-%28S01-E14%29 YouTube URL: https://youtu.be/7VZGNR9D2YE Episode Title: Employment In The 21st Century and Post COVID-19 - Ep 3 Episode Ranking: 5 Publishing Date: Apr 11, 2020 Episode URL: http://podcast.hqmedia.ca/index.php?post/2020/04/19/Employment-in-the-21st-Century-and-Post-COVD-19-%28S01-E03%29 YouTube URL: https://youtu.be/8m_zW1g4lfc Episode Title: Mental Health and the Role of Society to Combat it - Ep 4 Episode Ranking: 6 Publishing Date: Apr 25, 2020 Episode URL: http://podcast.hqmedia.ca/index.php?post/2020/04/25/Mental-Health-and-the-Role-of-Society-to-Combat-it-%28S01-E04%29 YouTube URL: https://youtu.be/6Z9v8gsukGI Episode Title: Climate Change: Past, Present and Future - Ep 8 Episode Ranking: 8 Publishing Date: May 23, 2020 Episode URL: http://podcast.hqmedia.ca/index.php?post/2020/05/23/Climate-Change%3A-Past%2C-Present-and-Future. YouTube URL: https://youtu.be/O1rn3S08pVA Episode Title: Ethics In Business Technology Negotiation And Life - Ep 5 Episode Ranking: 9 Publishing Date: Apr 25, 2020 Episode URL: http://podcast.hqmedia.ca/index.php?post/2020/05/02/Ethics-in-Business%2C-Technology%2C-Negotiation-and-Life-%28S01-E05%29 YouTube URL: https://youtu.be/r-fFjJDxhJ4 Episode Title: Privacy in the 21st Century - Ep 6 Episode Ranking: 10 Publishing Date: May 9, 2020 Episode URL: http://podcast.hqmedia.ca/index.php?post/2020/05/06/Privacy-in-t
Post COVID-19 P1: Digital Transformation (S01 - E16)
There is no doubt that COVID-19 pandemic caused the worst economic crisis in the history of modern humanity. Hundreds of thousands of businesses closed permanently, millions are suffering and are on the edge of collapse, small business owners lost their life work, some even lost their lives, because of this. Yet, the pandemic also raised a lot of chances and opportunities for growth in the new circumstances of what is becoming a “new norm”. Suffice to say that those defied technology and transform their businesses into the new technical atmosphere were left behind to close or suffer a lot while those who rode the new wave survived and even flourished. Yet, no good deed goes unpunished. As businesses, and governments, moved more toward technology the chances of being exposed to digital attacks rose up to the roof and created a new gigantic challenge in a world that is already tackling the biggest challenges in history. In this episode we shed the light on all these topics and how we expect a world post COVID-19 will look like from a Digital Transformation point of view. Episode Topics: 0:17 Opening Remarks https://youtu.be/7VZGNR9D2YE?t=0m17s 2:10 Why Businesses Failed due to COVID-19 https://youtu.be/7VZGNR9D2YE?t=2m10s 11:16 Quick Digital Transformation During COVID-19 https://youtu.be/7VZGNR9D2YE?t=11m16s 22:06 Using AI and Data Modelling to Help Businesses https://youtu.be/7VZGNR9D2YE?t=22m06s 33:50 Closing Remarks https://youtu.be/7VZGNR9D2YE?t=33m50s Listen to the Audio MP3 Direct Download Watch the Video Follow Us You Tube: https://bit.ly/3cx6hNe Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3ahzbzn iTunes https://apple.co/2yefoUh Google Podcasts https://bit.ly/2Rzusmk Web: http://podcast.hqmedia.ca
Personal Wealth (S01 - E15)
As many people get scammed every day nowadays, or find themselves in a huge debt because they overused their credit cards or simply reached the retirement age with no savings to mention it is becoming more and more important to talk about how manage your own personal wealth and protect your savings from being robbed out of your hands because of an immoral scammer, an irresistible ad that pushes you to buy what you don’t need or being ignorant of what you gain and what you spend. In this episode we are talking about a topic that we’re both passionate about, as in our all episodes, that is Personal Wealth. We will talk, as we always do, from our personal life experiences and from what we learned from experts in this field. This episode is a lightweight summer episode we shot in July talking about a heavy topic with fun and simplicity. Episode Topics: 00:14 Intro and greetings. https://youtu.be/hqzQeeu9IwA?t=0m14s 01:37 What is personal wealth and how to quantify it (household income, assets… etc.) https://youtu.be/hqzQeeu9IwA?t=1m37s 12:00 Why financial literacy is so important especially when comes to knowledge about mortgage, debt, credit cards… etc. https://youtu.be/hqzQeeu9IwA?t=12m00s 23:05 Challenges of personal wealth management during the tough unprecedented time of COVID-19 pandemic when nothing can be expected anymore. https://youtu.be/hqzQeeu9IwA?t=23m05s 31:01 Closing remarks. https://youtu.be/hqzQeeu9IwA?t=31m01s Listen to the Audio MP3 Direct Download Watch the Video Follow Us You Tube: https://bit.ly/3cx6hNe Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3ahzbzn iTunes https://apple.co/2yefoUh Google Podcasts https://bit.ly/2Rzusmk Web: http://podcast.hqmedia.ca
Personal Health and Wellness (S01 - E14)
We are the 21st Century and while recording this episode we were in the middle of a global pandemic that affected over 10 million people around the world and the numbers were still skyrocketing. In such dire conditions we have to take our health seriously more than ever. Now with COVID-19 it is more important to eat right, exercise and keep our bodies in the best shape we can because if we lost our health then we have nothing. No wealth and no one can replace that. Being busy, motivated and sometimes driven professionals we both have our own health issues that we struggled with and, luckily, overcame with the least possible damage which is why we wanted to share this with you especially the young motivated and self-driven professionals. To be clear, none of us are in the medical field so be cautious listening to this episode and always remember to consult your family doctor about your health. Take these recommendations and do your own research from trusted well-known sources and remember to always listen to your body and act carefully on it. Episode Topics: 0:23 Opening Remarks: First time in person Podcast at the Coronation Park / Toronto https://youtu.be/7VZGNR9D2YE?t=0m23s 2:55 Personal Diet and Eating Habits https://youtu.be/7VZGNR9D2YE?t=2m55s 13:40 Personal Hygiene (pre and post COVID-19) https://youtu.be/7VZGNR9D2YE?t=13m40s 14:17 Daily Habits (e.g. sleep cycles, meal timing… etc.) https://youtu.be/7VZGNR9D2YE?t=14m17s 35:32 Personal Fitness https://youtu.be/7VZGNR9D2YE?t=35m32s 45:33 Closing Remarks https://youtu.be/7VZGNR9D2YE?t=45m33s Resources Academy of Wellness Dr. George Grant Living the Good Life David Patchell-Evans (Founder of Goodlife) Listen to the Audio MP3 Direct Download Watch the Video Follow Us You Tube: https://bit.ly/3cx6hNe Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3ahzbzn iTunes https://apple.co/2yefoUh Google Podcasts https://bit.ly/2Rzusmk Web: http://podcast.hqmedia.ca