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Sergey Ross Show is an interview series that explores how thought leaders in business, sports & entertainment think, the psychological side of their success.

On the show, I find out what makes the top performers tick, their routines, rituals, principles, tools, career decisions that led them to where they are now.

I do it to get to the specific tactics and steps you can apply in your career to learn and get better.

The show is here to educate and inspire the future generation of momentum makers, entrepreneurs, people who want to make a dent in this world and find new solutions for their customers.

I’m Sergey, the host of this show, a marketer and speaker who is driven to inspire new thought leaders to pursue their goals.

I want my guests to feel like a hero. I want them to record an interview their kids will remember them by.

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Sergey Ross Show is an interview series that explores how thought leaders in business, sports & entertainment think, the psychological side of their success.

On the show, I find out what makes the top performers tick, their routines, rituals, principles, tools, career decisions that led them to where they are now.

I do it to get to the specific tactics and steps you can apply in your career to learn and get better.

The show is here to educate and inspire the future generation of momentum makers, entrepreneurs, people who want to make a dent in this world and find new solutions for their customers.

I’m Sergey, the host of this show, a marketer and speaker who is driven to inspire new thought leaders to pursue their goals.

I want my guests to feel like a hero. I want them to record an interview their kids will remember them by.

    #47 Inside the Mind of a Technical CEO with Zak Hemraj

    #47 Inside the Mind of a Technical CEO with Zak Hemraj

    In my 47th interview I had an opportunity to meet with the CEO of Loopio Zak Hemraj and talk about his mindset as a leader of one of the fastest growing B2B SaaS companies in Canada, how did he get started, his principles and drive, the importance of focus and limiting distractions, favourite business books and hypothetical questions to really expose Zak’s thinking.
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    About Zak
    He is the Co-founder and CEO of Loopio, a Toronto-based software company that accelerates the RFP response process for companies in a variety of industries. He started his career at Achievers, where he worked in a few roles across Software Development and Sales, as the company grew from 20 to 300 employees over 8 years. After being inspired by the problems and opportunities he was exposed to at Achievers, Zak decided to take the entrepreneurial plunge. He co-founded Loopio in 2014 along with his closest friends, Matt York, and Jafar Owainati. Loopio has grown to over 90 people, raised $9M in Series A funding from OpenView Venture Partners, and serves more than 500 customers globally.


    Connect with Zak on LinkedIn or Twitter


    List of books mentioned in this interview


    Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility


    Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs


    Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    #46 Leadership & Mindset You Need to Make People Better with Carmine Cinerari

    #46 Leadership & Mindset You Need to Make People Better with Carmine Cinerari

    Today I had an opportunity to interview the President of Sharp Canada Carmine Cinerari.
    He was the first Canadian-born executive to lead Canadian subsidiary of a Japanese company Sharp Electronics. Became the youngest president ever in 2008 and has been president for over 11 years.


    We are speaking about Japanese philosophy in business, work ethic, leadership principles, Carmine’s mindset during very tough financial times at Sharp, morning evening routines and a lot more.


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    About Sharp Canada
    At Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd, a direct subsidiary of Osaka-based Sharp Corporation - a company known worldwide for its unique one-of-a-kind electronic products and solutions, our challenge is to create a balance between work time and personal time, with products that can benefit people's lives at work, at home, and everywhere in between. Sharp consumer electronics can enhance your enjoyment, add to your comfort and open new perspectives.


    List of books mentioned in this interview


    Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don’t


    21 Lessons for the 21st Century


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    • 1 hr 24 min
    #45 Bob Langert on Leadership and Sustainability at McDonald’s

    #45 Bob Langert on Leadership and Sustainability at McDonald’s

    Today I’m interviewing Bob Langert, the first McDonald’s VP who led sustainability efforts before retiring in 2015.
    We are speaking about leadership, influence, corporate responsibility, Bob’s favourite books and career lessons he learned after spending over 30 years at McDonald’s.


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    About Bob Langert
    He is a TED speaker and recently did a talk called “The business case for working with your toughest critics”.
    As VP of sustainability at McDonald's, Bob shaped the restaurant chain's commitment to the environment, supply chain sustainability and balanced menu choices.
    In January 2019, he published The Battle to Do Good; Inside McDonald's Sustainability Journey.
    He shares how he addressed some of the most significant societal issues of our times -- obesity, waste and packaging, deforestation in the Amazon, animal well-being and much more. 


    Connect with Bob
    Linkedin
    Twitter
    GreenBiz Publication


    Books mentioned on the show


    The Battle To Do Good: Inside McDonald’s Sustainability Journey


    The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965


    Washington: A Life


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    • 50 min
    #17 - 7 Things I Learned From Interviewing a Famous Youtuber

    #17 - 7 Things I Learned From Interviewing a Famous Youtuber

    This was meant to be a Youtube live interview, but I had a connection failure and lost the recording. So, this episode is a recap of our chat with Evan!
    Evan is very well known for his personal development and mindset videos on YouTube.


    More about Evan.


    At 19, he built then sold a biotech software company. At 22, he was a venture capitalist raising $500k to $15M. He now runs a YouTube channel for entrepreneurs with over 2 million subscribers, wrote 4 books, and speaks globally.


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    • 11 min
    #44 Entrepreneurship is a Hand-to-Hand Combat

    #44 Entrepreneurship is a Hand-to-Hand Combat

    Look, regardless of what you are woking towards, you have to make sacrifices. And if you are the CEO, tradeoffs you make are particularly extreme.
    It’s a real hand to hand combat. Every. Single. Day.
    I’m interviewing the CEO of Soapbox (tech startup here in Toronto) Brennan McEachrun about what he had to give up by running a company and how he worked around it.


    We talk about how he uses Linkedin for business, his favourite business books, advice to young entrepreneurs and more.


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    Connect with Brennan on Twitter or Linkedin


    About Soapbox
    We’re a team of radical humans building the first people platform designed for managers. We believe that managers are the single most important reason why an employee shows up and tries, every single day. That’s why we’re building a tool that will help them coach, communicate and collaborate better with their team.


    List of books mentioned in this interview


    High Output Management


    Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm


    Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business


    Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth


    Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs


    influence: The Psychology of Persuasion


    Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity


    The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups


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    • 49 min
    Anniversary Episode: 10 Things I Learned by Interviewing Successful People for a Year

    Anniversary Episode: 10 Things I Learned by Interviewing Successful People for a Year

    This is an anniversary episode! If you are looking to get the next level in your personal development and discipline, this an episode you’ve been waiting for!


    It’s been a year since I started this show! And so much fun. I’m really grateful for the opportunities I had to interview amazing leaders in business, marketing, sports.


    So this time I wanted to share what patterns I’ve seen that makes them perform at such a high level and lead teams of smart people.


    These are my personal observations from over 40 interviews I’ve done in late 2018 and 2019.


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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

Natalia Shiretorova ,

Impressed with variety of experts!

Lots of growth conversations! Great podcast and lots of engaging and varied interviews with cool guests. Definitely like Sergey’s style of interviewing and back and fourth. Highly recommended!

Mina Faith Movasseli ,

Behavioural Scientist

Great podcast! You can tell that he truly wants to bring value to the listeners in the question he asks and the diversity of people he brings on. I did have the pleasure to be on his show a few months back. Might seem biased that I'm writing a review but my episode has already been aired a while back and I've continued to listen to his podcast. So I thought that it was fair for me to come on as a listener and write a review. Also, he's a very personable person and genuinely down to earth.

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