This podcast explores the benefits, opportunities and challenges of connecting in unprecedented times. Each episode brings together unexpected pairings of business leaders, mavericks and entrepreneurs who share surprising parallels in values, visions, experiences and ideas.
Hosted by David Fischer, Facebook’s Chief Revenue Officer, this journey of exploring connections aims to bring the world closer together through common lessons as we set out to build new businesses, paradigms, products and movements in today’s ever connected age.
The Power of the Grind: With Guests Tan France & Ryan Cobbins
Every small business starts off as a dream for some hopeful entrepreneur. In reality, that dream of success and occupational freedom may be a bit harder to achieve than imagined. But, it can be done. In this season’s final episode of Boost My Business with David Fischer, you’ll meet two entrepreneurs who are intimately acquainted with the successes and failures that come with striking out on your own.
Ryan Cobbins, owner of Denver’s Coffee at The Point and Tan France, TV personality, fashion designer and NY Times bestselling author, join David for a spirited and honest conversation about the trials of entrepreneurship. Hear about their rocky starts, the core philosophies that help them thrive and how they’re continuing to navigate an unpredictable business landscape.
The Power of Diverse Leadership: With Guests Ann Mukherjee & Rich Barnard
Diversity and inclusion have always been important topics within business circles. Studies have shown that effective diversity and inclusion strategies can lead to business success. In this episode of Boost My Business with David Fischer, David speaks with two business leaders tackling diversity and inclusion on their own terms.
Rich Barnard recognized that the Hispanic population in his Midwestern town wasn’t getting adequate service at local car dealerships, so he founded Tio Chuy’s Auto Sales and Finance to address the need. Joining him is Ann Mukherjee, CEO and Chairman of Pernod Ricard USA. Ann uses her platform to advocate for a range of cultural issues affecting people and communities, including taking a stand on consent and stopping hate speech. Listen as these two dynamic leaders share poignant insights to help other businesses show up authentically and lead with a spirit of inclusion.
The Power of Social Media: With Guests Gary Marella & Stasha Harris
At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic many businesses, large and small, had to rethink their operating models. Many turned to social platforms like Instagram and Facebook to build an online presence and reach loyal customers. In this episode of Boost My Business with David Fischer, you’ll hear from two entrepreneurs who skillfully leveraged the power of social media to help grow their brands and reach audiences worldwide.
You’ll meet small business owner, Stasha Harris, of Brooklyn-based Magic Fingers Studio, as well as Gary Marella, CEO of Mono Music Group and one of the co-founders of Verzuz. They both share with David how they pivoted their work onto social media, the surprising reaction from global audiences as well as provide useful tips on how other entrepreneurs can do the same.
The Power of Home: With Guests Stephen Orr & Monique Capanelli
Putting your best self forward isn’t always easy, especially in the midst of a pandemic. And when your home has also transformed into an office, school and gym, it can be difficult to find inspiration. In this episode of Boost My Business with David Fischer, David and his guests discuss the challenges of navigating work and home life when faced with so much uncertainty.
Joining the conversation are small business owner Monique Capanelli of Austin-based Articulture Designs, and Stephen Orr, editor in chief of Better Homes and Gardens. Together, these home and gardening experts share deep insights and important learnings about how we can be better to ourselves and to each other, as we navigate this new normal.
The Power of Resilience: With Guests Arian Simone & Courtney Scipio
Resilience is tricky. It’s not something you’re born with, it's something you develop over the course of your life. And for any entrepreneur or business person navigating 2020, it's a trait honed more and more each day. In this season of Boost My Business with David Fischer you’ll hear lots of stories of resilience as well as other important topics affecting businesses today.
Introducing Season 2: Boost My Business with David Fischer
It’s an all new season of Three-and-a-Half Degrees, now renamed Boost My Business. And while the title may have changed, it's still the same insightful business podcast you know and love.
We’re still bringing together unexpected pairings of business leaders, entrepreneurs and small business owners who share surprising parallels in values, experiences and ideas. In this season - as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts all of our lives - you’ll hear from diverse voices on a range of topics affecting businesses right now. And you’ll see how these connections are even more necessary as we all navigate life and work during these unprecedented times.