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    Episode 71 That Great Business Show - Dee Coakley, co-founder Boundless HQ, Conor Duggan co-founder Box of Wine, Peter Leonard BL on the law around protected disclosures, or whistleblowers

    Episode 71 That Great Business Show - Dee Coakley, co-founder Boundless HQ, Conor Duggan co-founder Box of Wine, Peter Leonard BL on the law around protected disclosures, or whistleblowers

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    2.00' Dee Coakley, co-founder of Boundless HQ explains how you can easily hire people no matter where in the world they are located, allowing them to continue working from there. She tells us of her early career organising tours for Beyonce and other world superstars and how she got fed up with that and decided to go on her own tour of the then nascent tech industry. She's now three years with Boundless, has already raised €5 million backed by VC Brian Caulfield (E 67) amongst others. She gave us an exclusive about her future funding and hiring plans. Boundless is boundless.
    Her 'hire in a heartbeat' - Sarah Friar of NextDoor
    30.00' Conor Duggan, co-founder of Box of Wine, told us about three men and a van full of wine. His early stage company has already turned over €500k, they've recruited two 'brilliant' investors and have plans to enter the much, much larger (and more competitive) market in the UK this year. The concept is simple, a monthly fee will see three bottles of wine, unique to Box of Wine, delivered to your door. It's the ideal year-long present for a client or special friend. Conor also tells us about winning Entrepreneur of the Year at just 12 years old...unfortunately not the EY competition of the same name, but one organised by a truly progressive teacher in his secondary school, CBC Monkstown in Dublin.
    His 'hire in a heartbeat' - Amy Huberman (and he's willing to pay her with a three pack of rosé!)
    50.00' Peter Leonard BL, will be joining TeamGBS for an occasional slot on the podcast bringing us free legal advice on business matters (tell us where to send our fee note!). This week he talks about a landmark High Court case regarding 'protected disclosure' or whistleblower legislation. The case involved frozen, defrosted and refrozen pizza sold to kids and 1,700 emails received in just one day. It's an essential listen for employers and employees because a successful claim under this legislation could mean compensation of up to FIVE years salary.
    His 'hire in a heartbeat' - Virginia Giuffre (re Prince Andrew) lawyer, David Boies
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 70 That Great Business Show - Barry Prost co-founder Yala, Alice Carroll co-founder Foxes Bow whiskey

    Episode 70 That Great Business Show - Barry Prost co-founder Yala, Alice Carroll co-founder Foxes Bow whiskey

    Builders can't find builders so they can't build. That's the conundrum.
    Barry Prost, co-founder of international recruitment company Yala has reworked a famous phrase to fit the current situation. He says 'If they come, we will build it'.
    Barry discusses the Great Resignation, coming back for business (he spent a decade in the Middle East), where companies can find talent, his very different model to make the recruitment process more affordable for SMEs and his ambitions to crack the USA. And we at the Ireland Connecticut Business Council are going to help him on that journey.
    Barry's 'hire in a heartbeat'? Irish international entrepreneur, Andy Mackin
    Alice Carroll is co-founder of Foxes Bow whiskey. Based in Limerick it's named after one of the city's well-know side-streets. Alice is entering the wonderland of the world whiskey market with her eyes wide open. She's served her time, via the Jameson marketing programme, ending up working with Pernod Ricard in Toronto, Canada, all the time honing her knowledge of the whiskey market. She and her co-founder believe they have found the perfect niche in what is a fast growing market and wants to raise up to €350,000 to put a Limerick based whiskey brand on the world map.
    Her 'hire in a heartbeat'? Lee Clow chairman of TBWA\Worldwide,who is referred to as "advertising's art director guru. Looking forward to you joining TeamGBS Mister Clow.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 69 That Great Business Show - The Pat Egan Special - one hour insight on Ireland's music business by veteran promoter

    Episode 69 That Great Business Show - The Pat Egan Special - one hour insight on Ireland's music business by veteran promoter

    Episode 69 That Great Business Show brings you one hour of insights about the past, present and future of Ireland's music industry, from legendary veteran promoter Pat Egan, the man who brought acts including Queen, Elton John, Bob Marley and of course Billy Connolly to Ireland.

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    To start with, ever modest, he says he's not a legend and that the word is overused.
    Given the sometimes meagre returns (and he's had a couple of disasters that he discusses) he agreed that music promotion could be seen as a form of gambling.
    He talks about the enormous appetite there is in Ireland for live music events. He discusses the Garth Brooks phenomenon and his concert promoter in Ireland, Peter Aien. That leads into complaining about some of Ireland's best known country & western artists, including Daniel O'Donnell, Margo
    He says it's very hard to make money from big events now because artists are taking up to 100% of ticket sales. Mid-sized acts, attracting 1,500 people, find it almost impossible to make money.
    Then he discusses Live Nation, who own/manage or have an involvement in thousands of venues, including all the major Irish venues, plus they own Ticketmaster that sell the tickets for those venues, and they manage 500 major acts who appear in those venues. He is effectively locked out of the bigger venues he implies. A California based law suit, launched this week, makes claims of monopolistic behaviour against the Live Nation.
    Down, but never out, not being able to access some of his favourite venues like the Olympia or the Gaiety Theatres meant that he has recently struck a deal with University College Dublin to run up to 100 nights of gigs in the magnificent O'Reilly Hall in UCD.
    His mentor was Oliver Barry, who was also his silent partner.
    His biggest financial disaster was courtesy of Julio Iglesias whose concert bombed and cost Pat £185,000 of a loss. Ouch.
    Pat has some interesting views on the future of radio and its importance in promoting new talent.
    Another woulda/coulda/shoulda moment was when he had the chance to sign U2and he talks about Larry Mullen offering to play for free to support the Stranglers at the Top Hat venue on Dublin's southside.
    His 'hire in a heartbeat', Garret Delaney and Caroline O'Neill, both who have worked with Pat for years and who helped make it all possible.

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    Episode 68 That Great Business Show - Harry Goddard Special - CEO Deloitte Ireland on the future of consultancy

    Episode 68 That Great Business Show - Harry Goddard Special - CEO Deloitte Ireland on the future of consultancy

    Farmer turned robotics experts, Harry Goddard, who doubles up as Deloitte Ireland CEO, talks to That Great Business Show about not being an accountant. How working with a small software company introduced him to sales, to understand what their clients wanted and needed, and a consultant was born!
    As CEO (he explains why not Managing Partner) of Deloitte Ireland he's now in 3,000 people (and another 600 if the can find them) - worldwide Deloitte employs 330,000 people. There a hundred partners running the Irish firm (27 of them female), so how long does a partners' meeting take so everyone has their say?
    He explains the Deloitte model for pitching for business and if or whether Deloitte will split up in different parts, leaving audit behind?
    Harry is passionate about the use of robotics to remove the mundane from everyday work. Deloitte has advised Garda vetting on the use of robotics and has double decimated the time taken to vet someone, using a robot called 'Bertie' (really!)
    An 'extraordinary' change in business, Harry says, is the transition to 'cloud'. He explains what the future of that will bring.
    If you haven't heard of 'cognitive intelligence' in business, you will. You may have already come across it in the Terminator movie, and for Harry the future of this tech could be a little worrying. The Deloitte workforce is also on the move. 35% of them have moved in the last two years, the vast majority outside of Dublin.
    Kaiser Permanente
    Deloitte has put a lot of work into getting gender balance in their business. Today it's at 51:49, but as Harry says, that takes a lot of work and he details how it was achieved and some of the continuing hurdles, particularly around their 'experienced hires' where he says men are more mobile, women less so. They have also developed a very interesting idea called the 'inclusion passport', which could be applied across other organisations.
    As head of one of the country's largest employers he gives his views on how to fix the 'interlinked' problems of infrastructure and housing.
    He talks about how 'newbies' into Deloitte no longer see themselves competing for their jobs with friends and neighbours within the island of Ireland. They are now competing with others around the world.
    His 'hire in a heartbeat'? Mark Zuckerberg. But NOT Richard Branson, but do we find out why??
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 67 That Great Business Show - Brian Caulfield Special - an hour of views from Ireland's best known venture capitalist.

    Episode 67 That Great Business Show - Brian Caulfield Special - an hour of views from Ireland's best known venture capitalist.

    An hour long special with Ireland's best known venture capitalist, Brian Caulfield, venture partner with Molten Ventures (fka Draper Esprit).
    Brian explains why Manhattan is his favourite (cocktail!) and we discuss some TeamGBS alum including Natterjack Whiskey, Glendalough Gin, Coole Swan and one that Brian hadn't heard of (because they haven't joined TeamGBS yet!) Dúlamán Gin, based in Donegal.
    He explains why he believes most entrepreneurs are NOT focussed on money, but being grumpy people their focus is on fixing things they see that are being done badly.
    He tells us why he has gotten involved with social enterprises like ChangeX
    He says a friend of his describes Brian as being 'very good at making money, but f**k all good at spending it'.
    So, how does Ireland's best VC choose his winners? He gives TeamGBS his A-Z guide but says that often that the final use of a technology may not be all that apparent initially. He also explains that Ireland's approach to share options is driving top talent abroad.
    If you want to contact Brian do not contact him via LinkedIn. He explains all.
    His 'hire in a heartbeat'? ex-Salesforce, ex-Marketo, Fergus Gloucester...based in Ireland.

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    • 56 min
    Episode 66 That Great Business Show - Brian Reid, DeliLites - Aonghus Shortt - FoodMarble

    Episode 66 That Great Business Show - Brian Reid, DeliLites - Aonghus Shortt - FoodMarble

    2.00" We start with an amazing simple, but amazing successful, business - making sandwiches in Warrenpoint, Co. Down. From one sandwich bar Brian Reid and his wife Jackie have built an international business supplying sandwiches across the island of Ireland, the UK, Europe, the Middle East and now they have their eyes set on the USA - where Jackie initially got her sandwich making idea. But sending sandwiches to the US - the world capital of sandwiches - sounds a bit like shipping coals to Newcastle. However, Brian has made DeliLites into something very special and incredibly, with their secret ingredients, their sandwiches have a shelf life of up to a year. So that's why he's looking for business partners in the US along with someone with deep pockets (and industry knowledge ideally) to fund that expansion. And we're not talking about loose change...they're looking for tens of millions of Euro. AND, they're developing their business to become a B Corporation.
    Of course, all of this didn't happen overnight, and speaking of overnight, listen to Brian about how, for ten years, he left his Sandwich HQ at 1am every morning, headed to Dublin dropping off sandwiches on the way, avoiding Dublin's gridlock by travelling in the middle of the night, and then home to Warrenpoint by 9am. That's what TeamGBS calls a gruelling schedule.
    DeliLites has expanded from a two person team now, employing 250 people currently and having just got £500k funding from InvestNI they're looking for another 50 people across all disciplines to help with their push into the UK where there's a Brexit opportunity as UK sandwich makers can't find workers to make sandwiches there. It's a fantastic story, including Brian's explanation as to what motivates him, and why Gary Vaynerchuk is his 'hire in a heatbeat'.
    25.00" Aonghus Shortt has a PhD in Power System Engineering, which led him initially to work in wind energy. However, Aonghus's career took a complete about turn when he tried to help his then girlfriend, now wife, with digestion issues, as she suffered from irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, a condition that affects about 1 billion people worldwide. Out of this concern for his girlfriend, FoodMarble was born to make a small palm sized device, not unlike a personal breathalyser. FoodMarble analyses the gases on the breath and can help 'read' what foods are causing digestion problems. It could be a world-winning business and having already sold 30,000 devices, and raised €5.5 million, the FoodMarble team are looking for fresh funds to bring the product, along with further planned innovation, to the waiting and suffering public.
    Aonghus's 'hire in a heartbeat'? Grace Gifford Whittle aka his wife, the reason the whole business was started initially. Awww, that's nice!




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