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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

    Which Investment Strategy Wins?

    Which Investment Strategy Wins?

    Ray and Jock talk about Warren Buffett's $1m wager on a passive investment strategy, ethical funds and legendary car testing ground, the Nurburgring.

















    https://youtu.be/oQdo1pa06W8









    In this episode







    0:00 Opening titles 0:14 Back to investing 1:34 Warren Buffett's $1m bet 3:26 How many hedge funds actually succeed? 4:58 VC Hussein Kanji wins and losses 9:06 Risk parity funds 10:16 A/B testing fund management styles 10:47 An ethical index fund 12:39 Carbon credit trading 16:55 Diesel cars and subsidies 17:45 Tesla S Plaid touring cars 19:07 The Nurburgring 21:23 Closing credits







    About The Pig Wrestlers











    Recorded on 16 July 2021Music: Crazy Glue (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward (CC-BY 4.0)

    • 21 min
    Building An Empire On TikTok with Max McCann

    Building An Empire On TikTok with Max McCann

    Ray and Jock are joined by TikTok sensation Max McCann for a revealing interview in which he shares the long, hard path to becoming an overnight success, and how he keeps his positive attitude when faced with trolling.

















    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2XxDLE9OCU









    In this episode







    0:00 Opening titles 0:36 Introduction to Max 4:40 A sustainable relationship with food 6:39 1.6M followers in 10 months 8:08 Constantly in helping mode 9:44 Tapping into audience needs 14:10 Making a living from TikTok 17:34 Bizarre comments and lookalikes 19:35 Empathy with the audience 22:15 Honesty and trust 24:02 Trolling and positivity 27:25 Building a business around a problem 33:12 Where do you start when doing something new? 35:44 Motivation to succeed 37:48 Catchphrases 38:28 Max's go-to recipe 39:17 Who do you follow on social media? 41:03 Advice for someone following in your footsteps 42:53 Closing credits







    About The Pig Wrestlers











    Recorded on 9 July 2021Music: Crazy Glue (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward (CC-BY 4.0)

    • 43 min
    SpaceX Is Taking The Magic Out

    SpaceX Is Taking The Magic Out

    Ray and Jock delve into Eric Ries's long-term stock exchange and wonder whether the magic's being taken out of space travel.

















    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bd4sd67h4g









    In this episode







    0:00 Opening titles 0:28 15-minute mortgage application 1:44 The problem with open banking 3:54 Where are all the good UK startups? 7:23 Why aren't deployment pipelines more standard? 10:59 Eric Ries's long-term stock exchange 15:26 Too busy to go to space 17:41 The commoditization of space travel 21:58 Jet aeroplane Top Trumps 24:17 Closing credits







    About The Pig Wrestlers











    Recorded on 16 July 2021Music: Crazy Glue (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward (CC-BY 4.0)

    • 24 min
    A Digital Way To Demean Me

    A Digital Way To Demean Me

    Ray and Jock talk about David and Goliath stories from boxing, overestimating your competitors, and getting to the truth of why in user research.

















    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tad09eJ74Dk









    In this episode







    0:00 Opening titles 0:29 Wrestling is tiring and funny 3:37 Titanic battles in boxing 5:35 Logan Paul v Floyd Mayweather 8:29 Under- or overestimate your competitors? 12:15 What Ray loves about customer research 13:27 Intelligent transcription services 16:21 What have you learned from your research? 18:26 Why people prefer to talk to humans about mortgages 24:00 Emotional baggage 25:44 Next week's chapter 26:23 Closing credits







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    About The Pig Wrestlers











    Recorded on 2 July 2021Music: Crazy Glue (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward (CC-BY 4.0)

    • 26 min
    Flying Cars Before Tesla Full Self-Driving

    Flying Cars Before Tesla Full Self-Driving

    Ray and Jock discuss whether it's right to exploit psychological biases to gain an advantage, and where the line is between aiming big and claiming you've already got there.

















    https://youtu.be/JB1S4VGB8V0









    In this episode







    0:00 Opening titles 0:40 The Game 3:15 Trumpeting success or over-hyping it? 7:39 If you've got it, prove it 10:39 Flying cars before Tesla has full self-driving 12:00 Closing credits







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    About The Pig Wrestlers











    Recorded on 18 June 2021Music: Crazy Glue (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward (CC-BY 4.0)

    • 12 min
    The Flying Pig Wrestlers

    The Flying Pig Wrestlers

    Ray and Jock discuss the good and bad types of fear and how we respond to them, why we're uncomfortable with our own success, and making the risky, mundane.

















    https://youtu.be/9IxekTfRiyQ









    In this episode







    0:00 Opening titles 0:36 Fear, ignorance, and sloth 2:29 The two types of fear 4:33 Channelling the fight or flight response 5:41 Triumph over adversity 6:43 Cultural discomfort with success 9:25 Still crap at penalties 11:53 Rehearse the hard things 13:43 The Flying Pig Wrestlers 16:09 Making the risky, mundane 18:56 Subverting the norm 21:29 Role models in football 22:23 Closing credits







    About The Pig Wrestlers











    Recorded on 18 June 2021Music: Crazy Glue (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward (CC-BY 4.0)

    • 22 min

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