34 episodes

I often wondered if I'm an anomaly. Is working a 15 hour day, coming up against barriers, making mistakes but constantly striving for excellence and differentiation normal?

I am Oliver Bruce, a founder and media entrepreneur. I started this podcast during the pandemic to speak candidly to other founder entrepreneurs in order to seek some solace and understanding into what makes an 'entrepreneur' and to reaffirm a few questions of mine.

I was amazed at the caliber of individual that wanted to chat and how what's perceived in the public-eye as 'success' was a long, tough and arduous journey often time and time again.

So often being at the 'top' can be lonely. Over 4 series now I have spoken to business leaders, founders and entrepreneurs from start-ups to multi-billion pound businesses across the globe in an effort to understand what makes them tick, how they motivate themselves and their biggest regrets, mistakes and barriers.

I hope those that listen to this podcast find some inspiration, reignite a hidden passion or continue to strive for excellence in their business, career or daily lives!

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Success Is In The Mind with Oliver Bruce PinPoint Media

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 86 Ratings

I often wondered if I'm an anomaly. Is working a 15 hour day, coming up against barriers, making mistakes but constantly striving for excellence and differentiation normal?

I am Oliver Bruce, a founder and media entrepreneur. I started this podcast during the pandemic to speak candidly to other founder entrepreneurs in order to seek some solace and understanding into what makes an 'entrepreneur' and to reaffirm a few questions of mine.

I was amazed at the caliber of individual that wanted to chat and how what's perceived in the public-eye as 'success' was a long, tough and arduous journey often time and time again.

So often being at the 'top' can be lonely. Over 4 series now I have spoken to business leaders, founders and entrepreneurs from start-ups to multi-billion pound businesses across the globe in an effort to understand what makes them tick, how they motivate themselves and their biggest regrets, mistakes and barriers.

I hope those that listen to this podcast find some inspiration, reignite a hidden passion or continue to strive for excellence in their business, career or daily lives!

Follow 👇
LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/oliverbruceonline/)
YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaa0Py0d6ItP77uaQi5SIbw)
Business (https://pinpoint-media.global/) 

    E34: UpTime Founder - Jamie True - Knowledge Hacking, Blockchain and Cookies

    E34: UpTime Founder - Jamie True - Knowledge Hacking, Blockchain and Cookies

    Serial entrepreneur Jamie True set up his first business at the age of 17 turning over circa £6 million! Over the past 20 years Jamie founded a further 8 successful businesses and invested in 4 before launching his latest venture Uptime in 2020.




    It’s clear Jamie has an entrepreneurial spirit in his blood and, despite the ups and downs, across his multiple businesses he is on an upward trajectory. No stranger to business in the face of adversity, he has a proven track record of growing technology companies from the ground up.




    The UpTime app shares thousands of 5-minute Knowledge Hacks from the world’s best books, courses and documentaries. This business model offers a win-win for the app users as well as the content creators.




    With the global online education market estimated to be worth $319+ Billion by 2025, is UpTime a future proof business proposition? Listen to find out.


    Exclusive Content –
    The most exciting project yet - https://bit.ly/3Avn2or



    When your first attempt goes wrong - https://bit.ly/3lIoz4y



    Jamie’s approach as an entrepreneur - https://bit.ly/39to5t2





    For more exclusive content visit Oliver's YouTube - https://bit.ly/3nSKubZ



    Sponsored by Coronation Wealth Management LLP. Coronation Wealth Management, an Appointed Representative of St. James's Place Wealth Management, provides a wide range of services to their clients to help them build, grow, protect, or preserve their wealth.

    • 39 min
    E33: Joe & Sephs Co-Founder - Adam Sopher - The World's First Alcoholic Popcorn, Bill Gates & Willy Wonka

    E33: Joe & Sephs Co-Founder - Adam Sopher - The World's First Alcoholic Popcorn, Bill Gates & Willy Wonka

    Popcorneur, Co-Founder and Director of Joe & Sephs, Adam Sopher didn’t follow the normal route to the kitchen. With a background in corporate businesses such as Adam Smith, Company Law International, Deliotte and Dixons, founding a gourmet popcorn company was unconventional to say the least.


    But it was clearly a winning idea as now Joe & Sephs produce the self-proclaimed ‘best tasting popcorn in the world’ with over 50 flavours of popcorn, 10 caramel sauces and a staggering 40+ Great taste awards. 


    Adam ‘popped’ onto our podcast to talk about how he went from founding a family business in 2010 to a turnover of £6m with products stocked in Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Waitrose, Selfridges, Wholefoods and more. Listen to find out more.

    ​​Treat yourself to the ‘best tasting popcorn in the world’ with 20% off! Pop to www.joeandsephs.co.uk, fill up your basket and use the code ‘SUCCESS20’ to enjoy. From Pumpkin Spice to Gin & Tonic, there’s a flavour for every palate!



    T&Cs: This code is only valid when spending £12 on our website. To redeem this code please enter at checkout. This code cannot be combined with any other code or any other offer, discount or promotion offered by Joe & Seph’s. This code can only be used once throughout the duration of the promotion by the intended recipient. This code is valid on popcorn, caramel sauces, gifts and excludes subscriptions, personalised products and international shipping charges. Expires on 10/12/2021 or while stocks last. 

    Exclusive Content –


    Undercutting the school tuck shop - https://bit.ly/3zlfELf 


    Becoming the Willy Wonka of popcorn - https://bit.ly/3EcIzVr 


    Meeting Bill Gates - https://bit.ly/3lmW3VZ 




    For more exclusive content visit Oliver's YouTube - https://bit.ly/2X1N0Sg



    We're thrilled to be sponsored by Coronation Wealth Management LLP for the 4th series of this award-winning podcast series. Coronation Wealth Management, an Appointed Representative of St. James's Place Wealth Management, provides a wide range of services to their clients to help them build, grow, protect, or preserve their wealth.

    • 35 min
    E32: The Bunch Founder - Elliott Herrod-Taylor - Making over £1million with just a spreadsheet.

    E32: The Bunch Founder - Elliott Herrod-Taylor - Making over £1million with just a spreadsheet.

    Ex-professional rugby player Elliott Herrod-Taylor’s career was cut short thanks to a spider’s bite! He founded his first business UP4 Events whilst at university thanks to his love of music and juggled this alongside his degree and starting The Bunch.

    As the designated bill payer in his university house Elliott dealt with the frustrations of setting up contracts with utility providers and knew there was a better way! The Bunch, founded in 2017 helps students and letting agencies compile their multiple bills in an easy to manage one off payment.

    Now The Bunch has expanded to help 3,000+ customers per year and works with massive names such as Virgin Media and Ovo Energy. For someone that had already founded 2 companies by the age of 23, what’s next for Elliott? Find out in this podcast.

    We're thrilled to be sponsored by Coronation Wealth Management LLP for the 4th series of this award-winning podcast series.

    • 49 min
    E31: Tenzing's Founder - Huib van Bockel - RedBull to Plant Based Energy Drink Startup

    E31: Tenzing's Founder - Huib van Bockel - RedBull to Plant Based Energy Drink Startup

    The former Head of Marketing at Red Bull in Europe, Huib van Bockel quit his high-profile job to create a brand with purpose and an energising drink that was plant-based, low-calorie & sustainable. He shares how he got started, dealt with knock backs and his plans for the future!




    Over the past 20 years, Huib has worked in the fashion, television and consumer brand world. Now he is taking on the big dogs of the soft drinks world! 




    From the belief that there was a need for an energy drink free from artificial ingredients and stacks of sugar, to climbing Everest for the naming inspiration, TENZING has tripled in size annually since its founding in 2016 and now has a turnover in excess of £10m.

    With the energy drink market expected to grow to over $80 billion by 2026 and the health food market on the rise, is TENZING literally liquid gold? Find out in this podcast.


    Exclusive Content –



    Taking on the energy drink space – https://bit.ly/3zz5lDY


    The difficulties of starting a business – https://bit.ly/38vBy3j


    Dealing with doubts – https://bit.ly/2Wx5B7X

    For more exclusive content visit Oliver's YouTube - https://bit.ly/3BFW8dZ 


    We're thrilled to be sponsored by Coronation Wealth Management LLP for the 4th series of this award-winning podcast series. Coronation Wealth Management, an Appointed Representative of St. James's Place Wealth Management, provides a wide range of services to their clients to help them build, grow, protect, or preserve their wealth.

    • 38 min
    E30: S4Capital Founder - Sir Martin Sorrell - Digital Transformation, FTSE100 and Unicorns.

    E30: S4Capital Founder - Sir Martin Sorrell - Digital Transformation, FTSE100 and Unicorns.

    Sir Martin Sorrell, famed for 'inventing the earn-out', taking over WPP and aggressively scaling the largest Ad Agency in the world talks to Oliver about his greatest successes and biggest regrets. 

    Founding S4 Capital Group in 2018, Sir Martin grew a Unicorn (£1bn company) in under a year, he tells Oliver about his 'twenty squared' strategy and the future of the economy, why D&I is critical for all business and how to build, merge, manage and scale a business of the future! 

    This episode is not just insightful to entrepreneurs but leaders and CEO's alike. 




    Exclusive Content -



    Martin's Unique Business Model - https://bit.ly/3Dn8B7K


    The Earn-out doesn't make any sense - https://bit.ly/2Y1iJ64


    Why Martin left WPP - https://bit.ly/3mCv9vo

    For more exclusive content visit Oliver's YouTube - https://bit.ly/38ieswM


    We're thrilled to be sponsored by Coronation Wealth Management LLP for the 4th series of this award-winning podcast series. Coronation Wealth Management, an Appointed Representative of St. James's Place Wealth Management, provides a wide range of services to their clients to help them build, grow, protect, or preserve their wealth.

    • 35 min
    E29: Series 3, The Best Bits - Success Is In The Mind

    E29: Series 3, The Best Bits - Success Is In The Mind

    Series 3 saw the winning of awards, international conversations, tonnes of bloopers and even more inspiration. Join Oliver as he looks back at some of the best (and worst) takes of the last series.  




    With the inauguration of the new studio, the winning the Business Media Podcast of the Year award and an abundance of wisdom from fascinating guests, the series has been jam-packed with energy💪




    From travel to Gen Z trends, Avatars to Finance, Success Is In The Mind has seen an eclectic mix of entrepreneurs sharing their insights into what success looks like for them, and anecdotes from their experiences at the forefront of business. 




    Thank you to everyone who has listened, subscribed and reviewed us - we’ll be back better than ever for Series 4 soon!💥



    A PinPoint Media podcast production https://pinpoint-media.global/ 

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Astro mesmo ,

Things you need to hear but enjoy hearing

In business there are so many hit or miss moments, where literally the red pill would mean eternal wealth and the blue… well, the other. Often, the only thing you have to navigate these moments are your gut feelings, random superstition, research and pins with a blindfold. This podcast helps you understand that you’re not alone in this wonderfully hellish journey and that actually… it’s ok… it’s ok to get it wrong once in a while but also ok to enjoy it.

Really well researched and just the right balance of insight and entertainment. Good stuff.

Oliver Bruce ,

Proud to have won!

Incredibly proud to have won Podcast of the Year at the Campaign Publishing Awards

Sean - Niro ,

Insightful, thought provoking & inspiring

One of the rawest and best business focussed start-up centric podcasts I’ve had the pleasure of listening to.
A wealth of founders stories covering everything you want to hear about from (and no limited to) teething issues, entering unknown territory, scaling successfully and raising capital.
Oliver is brilliant, hugely engaging with his guests, brilliant questioning making the most of their conversations. 5/5.

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