20 episodes

Serial entrepreneur Ray Rafiq and author Jock Busuttil get together to discuss Mark McCormack's book, 'Never Wrestle With A Pig'. They just don't always get around to it. The topics they discuss often include their own experiences of fintech, founding and managing technology companies, product management and current affairs. Visit them at https://thepigwrestlers.com

The Pig Wrestlers Ray Rafiq and Jock Busuttil

    • Business

Serial entrepreneur Ray Rafiq and author Jock Busuttil get together to discuss Mark McCormack's book, 'Never Wrestle With A Pig'. They just don't always get around to it. The topics they discuss often include their own experiences of fintech, founding and managing technology companies, product management and current affairs. Visit them at https://thepigwrestlers.com

    Brand & TV Adverts

    Brand & TV Adverts

    Ray and Jock discuss why you can't control your own brand, and the power of TV advertising.

















    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj3OPR6Uyv0









    In this episode







    0:00 Opening titles0:27 Designing a brand3:51 You can't control your own brand9:26 Lemonade versus tech startups13:35 The power of TV ads18:01 How does it make you feel?22:08 Closing credits







    About The Pig Wrestlers











    Recorded on 24 September 2021Music: Crazy Glue (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward (CC-BY 4.0)

    • 22 min
    Putting The Work In

    Putting The Work In

    Ray and Jock discuss school systems that reward a desire to learn, and where that sense of entitlement comes from.

















    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ensA5QZ1YY









    In this episode







    0:00 Opening titles0:14 Reading as an unfair advantage1:34 How we should be educating5:39 The hard thing about learning mathematics7:55 Veritasium9:26 Treadmills and Jackass11:44 Sports and academia15:37 The split between adademia and vocation17:19 Better role models21:09 Closing credits







    Veritasium









    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyQwgBAaBag

    A propeller craft that moves faster than the air pushing it







    About The Pig Wrestlers











    Recorded on 27 August 2021Music: Crazy Glue (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward (CC-BY 4.0)

    • 21 min
    Communication and Autonomy

    Communication and Autonomy

    Ray and Jock discuss the challenges facing UK energy firms, and why autonomous teams can't just do whatever they want.

















    https://youtu.be/dSexRbmc_GQ









    In this episode







    0:00 Opening titles0:14 Businesses made stronger by the pandemic2:52 Terrible choices of energy companies4:10 How Octopus Energy communicates5:32 Running a business (badly) by committee6:10 "Autonomy" doesn't mean "no direction"8:02 Communicating as a company grows10:10 Responsibilities of an autonomous team10:52 Abuse of "digital transformation"13:55 Institutionalisation15:09 Closing credits







    About The Pig Wrestlers











    Recorded on 24 September 2021Music: Crazy Glue (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward (CC-BY 4.0)

    • 15 min
    Being Nice (When You Don't Have To)

    Being Nice (When You Don't Have To)

    Ray and Jock discuss nice things, nice people and the art of being nice to others. All very nice.

















    https://youtu.be/dpMIq6c0glY









    In this episode







    0:00 Opening titles0:14 Lunaz's luxury retrofit electric vehicles3:53 Other unscalable ideas5:37 Elegant simplicity8:06 Ryan Reynolds is winning TikTok10:34 Keanu Reeves paying it forward12:30 Robert Downey Jr and his cast and crew lunches13:53 Closing credits







    About The Pig Wrestlers











    Recorded on 13 August 2021Music: Crazy Glue (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward (CC-BY 4.0)

    • 14 min
    Content Creators & Brand

    Content Creators & Brand

    Ray and Jock talk about influencers, content creators and the brands they create for themselves.

















    https://youtu.be/E_Mw3KijHsI









    In this episode







    0:00 Opening titles0:14 Compare yourself to you yesterday2:51 How do influencers grow and monetise?3:46 What motivates influencers7:31 Risks of brand tie-ups with influencers10:37 James Gunn didn't burn his bridges12:51 Learning from coaching15:54 Closing credits







    About The Pig Wrestlers











    Recorded on 6 August 2021Music: Crazy Glue (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward (CC-BY 4.0)

    • 16 min
    The Best Ideas Can't Be Stolen

    The Best Ideas Can't Be Stolen

    Ray and Jock discuss the Mom Test, why 'it's complicated', how passion and purpose can elevate a so-so idea to a great one.

















    https://youtu.be/QiFyIby2uYc









    In this episode







    0:00 Opening titles0:14 Mom tests2:55 Ted Lasso4:15 Recap: big ideas grow from little ones6:31 How Android started out8:56 The best ideas can't be stolen12:14 Passion and purpose16:45 Some ideas deserve to be stolen18:50 A foot in mouth moment20:49 Closing credits







    About The Pig Wrestlers











    Recorded on 13 August 2021Music: Crazy Glue (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward (CC-BY 4.0)

    • 21 min

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