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Your host Eli talks with entrepreneurs making an impact on the next generation of business. Guests share the stories behind the businesses they are building, what’s worked, what hasn’t and how they are figuring things out.

Ground Breaking Podcast Eli Smit

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Your host Eli talks with entrepreneurs making an impact on the next generation of business. Guests share the stories behind the businesses they are building, what’s worked, what hasn’t and how they are figuring things out.

    #40 Nick Hyland, Co-Founder, Flamingo Scooters

    #40 Nick Hyland, Co-Founder, Flamingo Scooters

    Nick Hyland and his business partner Jacksen Love are two amazing entrepreneurs taking on the world of last-mile transport through Flamingo Scooters. In the face of major competition from global companies like Lime and Uber, Flamingo Scooters already have over 1,200 scooters across 3 major cities in New Zealand.  


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    • 9 Min.
    #39 Greig Brebner, Founder & Design Director, Madeblunt

    #39 Greig Brebner, Founder & Design Director, Madeblunt

    Greig Brebner is the founder of BLUNT Umbrellas, a New Zealand company that has disrupted the umbrella category, by creating better performing and longer lasting umbrella.


    Greig is still deeply involved in the day to day running of the company, he is passionate about creating a better product, and he is always on the lookout for new ideas and improvements to bring to market.


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    • 8 Min.
    #38 Grant Difford, Co-Founder and CEO, Waking Giants

    #38 Grant Difford, Co-Founder and CEO, Waking Giants

    Grant Difford founded Waking Giants in 2011, and this creative agency is growing from strength to strength.


    Grant talks to me about his massive ambition, the hard times that shaped his leadership and how he is keeping one eye on creativity and the other on entrepreneurship.


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    • 24 Min.
    #37 Jon Bostock, Co-Founder & CEO Truman's

    #37 Jon Bostock, Co-Founder & CEO Truman's

    Jon Bostock has consistently succeeded at the toughest challenges presented by companies both large and small. Over the course of nearly a decade at General Electric, he reinvented the company’s sprawling appliances division, devising ways to grow share and profitability, all the while competing against an ever-increasing number of entrants. 


    In 2016, Jon joined Big Ass Fans, he focused on improving the customer experience and then shepherded a sale that valued the company at $500 million.


    Following the sale, Jon sought a new challenge and joined with Big Ass Fans Global Marketing Director Alex Reed to found Truman’s, a household cleaning products company designed for today's consumer with an emphasis on simplicity, convenience and sustainability. 


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    Founder & Host
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    • 47 Min.
    #36 James Robinson, Co-Founder, My Food Bag

    #36 James Robinson, Co-Founder, My Food Bag

    As co-founder of two highly successful NZ start-ups – James Robinson has run the Marketing, IT and Finance teams of both businesses.


    With revenues exceeding 100 million, My Food Bag has changed the landscape of the online retail food sector.


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    Founder & Host
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    • 18 Min.
    #35 Catherine Wood, Founder & CEO, Ark Investment Management

    #35 Catherine Wood, Founder & CEO, Ark Investment Management

    Catherine Wood is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ark Investment Management which runs
    $7.4 billion in assets.
     
    From Tesla to the latest innovators in healthcare, Cathie Wood always keeps her eye on the disruptors. In 2018, Cathie was recognised in Bloomberg’s Top 50 list of leaders who have defined global business.
     
    Cathie has spoken all over the world and this week she finds herself in New Zealand speaking to me, your host Eli of Ground Breaking Podcast.
     
    I know you will enjoy this interview, so be sure to subscribe and share this podcast with your network.


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    Eli Smit
    Founder & Host
    Ground Breaking Podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 54 Min.

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