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SaunaGrow.com podcast delivered to you by Boleslaw Drapella, serial entrepreneur, manager and investor. Topics covered are general management, team building, company scaling and more. All in a form of a very short episodes, straight and to the point. SaunaGrow.com is a business mentoring platform for managers and founders who want to grow their businesses wisely.

Sauna Talks Bolesław Drapella

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SaunaGrow.com podcast delivered to you by Boleslaw Drapella, serial entrepreneur, manager and investor. Topics covered are general management, team building, company scaling and more. All in a form of a very short episodes, straight and to the point. SaunaGrow.com is a business mentoring platform for managers and founders who want to grow their businesses wisely.

    11. Don't rush your automation

    11. Don't rush your automation

    Today, let’s have a look at automation of processes, actions, production or any other sector of your company activity. It is receiving lots of attention in conference presentations and lobby conversations. I think it is one of the most popular and trending topics of the emerging new business reality. Such terms as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning appear in almost every investment presentations of ambitious startups and fast growers. 

    Many of such founders hope to create unicorns that aim for the world. In most cases, they proudly flash these key words in front of their potential investors, trying to convince them that automation is their best choice. Partly, because investors turn a hungry eye toward anything potentially big and easily scalable. On one hand, it is natural that big projects are investors’ first choice. On the other hand, this approach carries great risks that I would like to bring to your attention in this episode. Are you ready? Let’s do it!


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    10. When a little 's' can make a big difference. Meet: Glenn Auerbach

    10. When a little 's' can make a big difference. Meet: Glenn Auerbach

    There is a very well-known drama when two women meet at the party wearing the same dress… what worse could have happened? How come, that it’s so much different with men? That’s one of the wonders of diversity I’ve touched upon in my last episode. Today it’s going to be different. Longer episode than usual, but I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. When I’ve recently googled the name of my Sauna Talks podcast I’ve, by an accident, mistyped it forgetting the final ‘s’. That’s how I’ve found Glen from Minnesota, US. Sauna lover, builder and as it later happened also an entrepreneur that sees the world in such amazingly similar way, even though we’re on two different parts of the globe. And his podcast is called Sauna Talk… just the ‘s’ shorter than Sauna Talks from SaunaGrow.com Listen to this episode where we’re discussing sauna culture in various countries, our preferences and habits, but also how much the spirit of loyly and relax in a sauna is important before you talk business in a sauna. 

    Do enjoy this as much as I did!

    Glenn Auerbach has been a sauna evangelist for over 30 years.  In 2008 he started www.saunatimes.com, as a source for sauna building and sauna culture.  In 2016, he created Sauna Talk, the podcast about sauna and most often recorded on the sauna bench.  Glenn wrote “Sauna Build, From Start to Finnish” which includes step by step instructions for building a sauna.  He has built many saunas and has helped many hundreds build their own saunas. He is an advisor at Lamppa Manufacturing, Vice President, 612 Sauna Society, and has been the Upper Midwest Territory Manager for a division of a global food company for the past 20 years


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    9. Multitude of ideas - how to handle priorities

    9. Multitude of ideas - how to handle priorities

    Today’s topic is resources, but not the ones your HR might deal with. Let’s think about the resources understood as ideas, a multitude of ideas that keep streaming into your company from various directions. You and your team have to plan out how to contain and process this potential in your monthly or quarterly perspective. These ideas most often originate from your present or potential customers, your friends, you and your team, your superiors or leaders (presidents, CEOs, investors) or even your customer who is your ultimate boss. Usually, there are far more ideas than implementation options. Listen to this episode to find a simple way to manage priorities. You do want to make it effective, right?


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    • 16 min
    8. Diversity - why should we care?

    8. Diversity - why should we care?

    I’d like to reflect on a trendy topic of diversity. Recently, I was asked by a journalist about what I think is missing in the Polish startup ecosystem. The interview led to a heated debate on various startup groups. As I have pointed out, diversity is one of the key criteria that highlights the shortcomings of both the Polish startups and grown up companies. Something that may block them on their way to be growing internationally. In my view, some debaters’ comments in the “Startup Talks” group, show the shortage of diversity or the difficulty in understanding the need of it in the first place. Listen to this episode to find our why the diversity matters, how to understand it an what it can bring to your business and team. Are you ready?


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    • 13 min
    7. Balance

    7. Balance

    In today’s podcast, let’s give some thought to the concept of balance. Just like harmony in nature or grace in gymnastics, balance is something worth fighting for in all aspects of life. It’s not just about our job, our professional life or how we get by in our business environment. It’s about us as a whole, would you agree? What we are as managers or entrepreneurs, is not just what we do from nine to five (well, when we start our business these hours look a bit more hectic, right?). The way we are at work is influenced by everything around us, our pastime activities, our living arrangements and life priorities.


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    • 12 min
    6. Assumptions & intentions

    6. Assumptions & intentions

    In today’s podcast, let’s focus on assumptions. I don’t mean creating or laying out assumptions for a business plan or a personal project. What I mean here are positive assumptions – assuming someone’s positive intent and steering clear of making negative suppositions, that certain things have happened or will happen, even though they have never taken place or nobody has let us down yet.

    Read & listen more on https://www.saunagrow.com/podcast/


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    • 12 min

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