10 episodes

Join me on a quest exploring the first principles of human nature, innovation, learning, virtue, business, and a bunch more. Why do things work the way they work? What causes them to do so

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Quest For Questions Podcast Konrad "Yerba Mate Addict"

    • Society & Culture

Join me on a quest exploring the first principles of human nature, innovation, learning, virtue, business, and a bunch more. Why do things work the way they work? What causes them to do so

konradyerba.substack.com

    Human Nature from Caveman to Homo Deus: 30 Years of Wisdom in History, Biology & Science

    Human Nature from Caveman to Homo Deus: 30 Years of Wisdom in History, Biology & Science

    Show Notes:Today’s guest is a walking reminder of our human origins, or said differently, how we as humans used to live & think for 99% of the time on Earth. The main challenge he’s been tackling for over 30 years now is:  
    "How do we retain some sense of our ancestry and our ancestral ways while making it work in the modern world & environment."
    And as Frank beautifully put it, the challenge isn’t small, because:  "We’re just animals who are trying to function in an alien environment. We’re all trying to adapt to this world, that we don’t really understand.”
    The 3 main questions me & Frank are exploring today:
    ❓ What caused the big shift from humans living in harmony with Nature, and the present moment, where it’s a Man against Nature, trying to master it.
    ❓ Why a trip to the Ground ZERO of Human experience, which is Africa and its native Tribes, changed Frank‘s perspective on the human condition - forever
    ❓ What is the unifying story that will bring, us humans, together, moving forward?
    Full show notes and resources can be found here
    Links Mentioned In The Episode:The Reenchantment of the World by Morris BermanThe Master and His Emissary by Iain McGilchristThe Fall by Steve TaylorFrank's WebsiteLike the show? Please subscribe & leave a review -- (even one sentence helps):* Show Website
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    What The Heck Is a Degree on Common Sense? Business, Travel & Life | Malcolm Teasdale

    What The Heck Is a Degree on Common Sense? Business, Travel & Life | Malcolm Teasdale

    Show Notes:Welcome to the quest for questions podcast, today's guest is someone who went from living an ordinary life in a small town in England to becoming an adventurer, multiple book author and enrichment Speaker.
    In the meantime, he also co-founded a software dev business which he sold after 15 years to fund his adventures all around the world.
    Just like me, he picked up the so-called travel bug early in his life and then slowly grew while travelling extensively on business for over 30 years. He visited over 90 countries to this day.
    One of my favourite quotes I got from him(and one we discuss in the interview) is "The Best degree you can have is degree on common sense." I wholeheartedly agree.
    Here are the 3 main questions me and Malcolm explore today:
    Why the most important degree in life, is a degree in common sense? And how do you earn that degree?Why the company's biggest asset are employees and how to spot & hire the true A-players?How do you prepare for a business meeting in a foreign country (or a business from abroad)?This is Konrad Yerba Mate Addict, and here's a conversation with a life-long learner who keeps discovering how the rest of the world works, the one and only Malcolm Teasdale. Enjoy!
    Links Mentioned In The Episode:Malcolm's WebsiteMalcolm's LinkedInMalcolm's TwitterLike the show? Please subscribe & leave a review -- (even one sentence helps):Show WebsiteSubscribe on YouTubeSubscribe on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on SpotifyIf You Have a Question or Feedback, Email Here

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    • 1 hr 40 min
    How The Hell Can You Create A Competitive Advantage For Your Business? | Rand Fishkin

    How The Hell Can You Create A Competitive Advantage For Your Business? | Rand Fishkin

    Show Notes:Welcome to the Quest for Questions podcast, today's guest is a digital marketing dinosaur who dedicated his professional life to helping people do better marketing through his blogging, videos and speaking engagement all around the world.
    Rand has co-founded SEOmoz(now called Moz) and over 7 years as CEO grew it from 7 employees to 134, revenues from $800K to $29.3mm, and traffic from 1 to 30mm annual visitors.
    Currently he's the co-founder and CEO of SparkToro - a digital PR tool, that you will hear more about in the interview.
    According to his bio, if you feed him great pasta or great whisky, he’ll give you the cheat code to rank #1 on Google. wink
    The 3 main questions me & Rand are exploring today:
    What kind of business you should start as an up-n-coming entrepreneur? Product-based? Service-based? Something else?Which matters more, idea or execution?How do you figure out what does your audience pay attention to and where to market to them?This is Konrad Yerba Mate Addict and here's a conversation with the author of Lost & Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World... the one and only Rand Fishkin - Enjoy!
    Links Mentioned In The Episode:SparkToroRand's LinkedInLike the show? Please subscribe & leave a review -- (even one sentence helps):Show WebsiteSubscribe on YouTubeSubscribe on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on SpotifyIf You Have a Question or Feedback, Email Here

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    What The Heck Makes Someone An Influential Person? | John Ball

    What The Heck Makes Someone An Influential Person? | John Ball

    Welcome to the Quest For Questions podcast, today's guest has been helping professional people around the world grow and develop as public speakers, coaches and trainers for over 12 years.
    In personal life, he went from working as a flight attendant, through joining an NLP cult to finally teaching people & businesses about the ethical side of influence & persuasion.
    On business side, he's the Founder of PresentInfluence where he helps businesses owners and professionals to stand out as charismatic presenters and leaders in their industry.
    And also, the Founder of Success Books Review Club - a YouTube-based blog reviewing the best of personal and professional development books
    The 3 main questions me & John are exploring today:
    What's the difference between influence and persuasion?Why you need to master public speaking & presentation skills if you want to become an influential person/authority figure in any fieldHow to go from an expert to an authority figure in your field and sell effectively without losing your soul?This is Konrad yerba Mate addict and here's a conversation with competition-winning public speaker & the host of Speaking of Influence Podcast - John Ball.. Enjoy!
    Links Mentioned In The Episode:Contact JohnSpeaking of Influence podcastFollow John on LinkedInLike the show? Please subscribe & leave a review -- (even one sentence helps):Show WebsiteSubscribe on YouTubeSubscribe on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on SpotifyIf You Have a Question or Feedback, Email Here

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Thrive in Chaos, Challenge the Norm & Create a Better Future | Takatoshi Shibayama

    Thrive in Chaos, Challenge the Norm & Create a Better Future | Takatoshi Shibayama

    Show Notes:Welcome to the Quest For Questions podcast, where each week I ask not so common questions, to not so common humans in search of not so common answers.
    Joining me today is someone who was either thrown or intentionally threw himself into chaos since he was 5 years old. Taka, went from trading on Wallstreet for the likes of JP Morgan, through 17 years of investing for big-ass hedge funds to founding two businesses in the blockchain space.
    From moving back n' forth between Japan and the U.S since he was a little kid to finally settling down in Singapore with his family. I promise you, he's seen it all and is as wise as an old tree.
    3 things you're going to learn today;
    How to achieve mastery in any skill or pursuit in life, based on ancient Japanese philosophyHow to think and what to do when starting a business & becoming an entrepreneurWhat, as westerners, we can take away from eastern culture and societyWe also touched on the state & future of blockchain, his Future Design podcasting project & a few other topics.
    This is Konrad Yerba Mate Addict, and here's my conversation with one and only Takatoshi Shibayama. Enjoy!
    Links Mentioned In The Episode:Taka's Future Design PodcastFollow Taka On TwitterConnect With Taka on LinkedInLike the show? Please subscribe & leave a review -- (even one sentence helps):Show WebsiteSubscribe on YouTubeSubscribe on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on SpotifyIf You Have a Question or Feedback, Email Here

    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit konradyerba.substack.com

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Digital Nomad Shares Tips for Building an Online Business & Explains the Superpower of Podcasts...

    Digital Nomad Shares Tips for Building an Online Business & Explains the Superpower of Podcasts...

    Show Notes:Joining me today is a 40-hour-a-week-cog-in-corporate-machine turned successful business owner & digital nomad. His rare 15 years of experience with all kinds of digital marketing and running a fully remote online business, made for very engaging chat, full of actionable advice.
    Here are the 3 things you're going to learn:
    How to run a business while travelling without losing your mind (or clients)What to focus on when creating any type of content (hint: it's not the search engine or social platform)How to use podcasting to find new clients, build relationships & educate yourselfThis is Konrad Yerba Mate Addict, and here's an interview with one and only Jeff Mendelson.
    Enjoy!
    Links Mentioned In The Episode:More About JeffLink 2Connect With JeffLike the show? Please subscribe & leave a review -- (even one sentence helps):Show WebsiteSubscribe on YouTubeSubscribe on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on SpotifyIf You Have a Question or Feedback, Email Here

    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit konradyerba.substack.com

    • 1 hr 23 min

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