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The weekly podcast from Luke Curry and Mark Baker, discussing all things business, tech, creative, health, and general lifestyle advice. Each Wednesday join the brothers in-law, as they interview an eclectic range of guests from blue collar grafters to multi-millionaire investors, each with their own stories to tell, and lessons learned along the way. If you have a side hustle, want to start a passion project, or just want to hear some great career and life advice, this is the podcast for you.

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The weekly podcast from Luke Curry and Mark Baker, discussing all things business, tech, creative, health, and general lifestyle advice. Each Wednesday join the brothers in-law, as they interview an eclectic range of guests from blue collar grafters to multi-millionaire investors, each with their own stories to tell, and lessons learned along the way. If you have a side hustle, want to start a passion project, or just want to hear some great career and life advice, this is the podcast for you.

    SharkPod #92 ”Becoming the Übermensch” - Friedrich Nietzsche

    SharkPod #92 ”Becoming the Übermensch” - Friedrich Nietzsche

    What is up SharkNation! 


    On this episode, Luke and Mark dig into Frederick Niche's philosophy on becoming the Übermensch.


    Niche's practical approach to self improvement should be interesting to any listerer who is striving to be the best version of themselves. 


    Luke and Mark cover the three metamorphoses described by Niche in his book Thus spoke Zarathustra. 


    Metamorphosis 1: The Camal. The Camel does what society expects and plays by the rules. He does well but becomes resentful over time. 


    Metamorphosis 2: The Lion. The Lion rejects cultural norms and rebels against values that society tries to force on him. 


    Metamorphosis 3:The Child. The Child represents pure creation and freedom. The last step on the way to being superman. 


    For Feedback: Luke@shark.ie 

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    SharkPod #91 ”NFTs- the Future of Art?”- Niamh Aughney (NFT Artist)

    SharkPod #91 ”NFTs- the Future of Art?”- Niamh Aughney (NFT Artist)

    What is Up SharkNation!


     


    On this episode Luke and Mark sit down with Artist (and NFT advocate), Niamh Aughney. 


    What is an NFT? 


    Simply put "A non-fungible token (NFT) is a unique digital asset that represents ownership of real-world items like art, video clips, music, and more". 


    Niamh breaks down the NFT world for Luke and Mark describing her journey and the future of art sales. 


    Key takeaways:


    1. It pays to be an early adopter. Bitcoin is currently up 56k% since inception about 10 years ago. NFTs have the power to create new ways of doing business and it's important to understand the latest trends so you can exploit them. 


    2. It's easy to get started (https://101blockchains.com/nft-minting/)


    3. In 2021 and beyond, international exposure is key. NFTs allow you to sell internationally without the hassle of shipping stock.


    4. Being left behind is a real risk. If you are relying on the old ways of selling, while living in the the digital world, it will be hard for you to keep up.


     


    For more information on Niamh: https://niamhaughney.com/


    For feedback: Luke@shark.ie


     


     


     


     


     

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    SharkPod #90 ”Going Global with the Tweeting Goddess” - Samantha Kelly

    SharkPod #90 ”Going Global with the Tweeting Goddess” - Samantha Kelly

    What is up SharkNation!


    On this episode Luke and Mark catchup with the Samantha Kelly, Social Media Strategist, International Speaker, Author and Trainer, AKA the "Tweeting Goddess".


    Samantha is also the founder of Women's Inspire Network (a global network for female entrepreneurs). Samantha is also a Tedx and public speaker and has been building her online presence since she launched her first business -"Funky Goddess" (a gift box company aimed at teenaged girls). 


    Key Takeaways:


    1. Be a content producer rather than a consumer. We live in the new age of communication. It will be those who communicate in the most effective way, to the most amount of people who will win. Make sure you are building your presence and exposing your business on social channels.


    2. Social media is a game that can be learned. Samantha's company teaches individuals and companies to be successful on social. There is no excuse for unengaging content.


    3. Thinking global is key to success. We have so much reach because of the internet. Exposing yourself and your business to the wider world should be a priority.


    4. Start today. People are hungry for relevant, engaging content. Look at what your competitors are doing and try to build a presence that better engages with your target audience. 


    For more information on the Tweeting Goddess: https://www.tweetinggoddess.com/about


    For feedback: Luke@Shark.ie

    • 52 min
    SharkPod #89 ”Saving the World - One Receipt at a Time” -The Founders of Receipt Relay

    SharkPod #89 ”Saving the World - One Receipt at a Time” -The Founders of Receipt Relay

    What is Up SharkNation! 


    On this episode Luke and Mark chat to the 3 guys behind Receipt Relay - a tech startup based out of Galway Ireland. 


    Receipt Relay is a mobile app developed by three forward thinking young entrepreneurs. Each of them saw the limitations of paper-based receipts in the current world and wanted to build something to solve for the wasteful production of paper based receipts at the EPOS station. 


    Joe Hennigan - Co-Founder and CMO, Seán Finnegan - Co-Founder and CEO and Luke Slemon - CTO have been working on the launch of the App since 2019 and have already seen traction with some of the biggest EPOS suppliers around.


    Key Takeaways:


    1. You have more time than you think. Two of the guys are still in college and still find time to build this business.


    2. Zoom out: What could you do with your business if you thought in 20 year terms?


    3. If you can make money and help the environment everyone wins.


    4. People won't care if you try and fail: Especially if you're young, you'll have time to dust yourself off and try again so you might as well give it a go before you have more responsibilities. 


    For more info on Receipt Relay: https://www.receiptrelay.com/about


    For feedback: Luke@shark.ie

    • 43 min
    SharkPod #88 ”Distilling with Science, Community & Nature” - Viki Baird and Pat O’Brien - Stillgarden Distillery

    SharkPod #88 ”Distilling with Science, Community & Nature” - Viki Baird and Pat O’Brien - Stillgarden Distillery

    What is Up SharkNation!


    On this episode, Luke and Mark sit down with Viki Baird and Pat O'Brien of Stillgarden Distillery.


    Stillgarden is an independent distillery in the heart of Inchicore, Dublin 8 bringing the spirit of prosocial disruption to the world through science, community & nature.


    They have also put together an in-person experience for those wanting to get a better understanding of how their spirits are made. 


    Key takeaways:


    1. It's never too late to change: Pat tells us that he started of his working life as a builder but has found his passion in crafting and distilling spirits that his customers love.


    2. Be flexible: The lauch of the business coincided with the most serious pandemic in 100 years. They had to pivot to an ecomm first business and learn to fulfil orders for customers online.


    3. People want to buy from a brand they connect with. It's up to you to cultivate that feeling. In the case of Stillgarden, you can go visit them in person, see the impact they are making on the community and test the product where it's made.


    4. Packaging in any industry is important but in the drinks industry it's vital to get right. Stillgarden uses the fractal of the chemical make up of the liquid inside the bottle as the label as an homage to their dedication to applying science to spirit creation! 


    For more info on Stillgarden see: https://stillgardendistillery.com/about-us/


    For feedback: Luke@shark.ie

    • 38 min
    SharkPod #87 ”Winning Happy” - Greg Canty - Managing Partner, Fuzion Communications

    SharkPod #87 ”Winning Happy” - Greg Canty - Managing Partner, Fuzion Communications

    What is up SharkNation!


    On this episode Luke and Mark chat to marketing veteran and podcaster, Greg Canty - Managing Partner with Fuzion Communications, Producer of Win Happy Podcast. 


    Greg joined Fuzion in 2003, bringing a strong commercial aspect to the business. He is a qualified accountant who held senior roles within the drinks industry for Heineken and Guinness including posts as General Manager. Greg also had a chain of music stores in a number of locations around Ireland.


    Greg works with clients on their Communications Strategies and he develops digital marketing strategies and implementation plans for clients and supports these with the Fuzion digital marketing team. He also provides social media consultancy and support to the Crisis PR team.


    Greg is a social media enthusiast, an avid writer and social commentator and is considered to be one of the leading B2B bloggers in Ireland. His regular B2B blog and the Fuzion blog, which he manages, have attracted a large following with many of the submissions featuring in national publications. Greg produces the Win Happy podcast as well as podcasts for a number of clients..


    In conjunction with the Fuzion design team, Greg developed the globally successful anti-cyberbullying infographic ‘Safebook’, which led to a Chambers Ireland national CSR award.


    Greg's marketing and PR agency has been around for 20 years and on this podcast he provides deep insight into the world of communications as well as the story of how a qualified accountant got into the marketing business.


    Key takeaways:


    1. Where you start doesn't have to dictate where you end up. If you start out as an accountant, don't feel like you have to follow that path forever.


    2. Career variety makes for a good story. Greg has worked in lots of different fields from the music business to drinks distribution. 


    3. Ad clicks matter in marketing, but so do soft communications. In a world where anyone can have a blog, an article in the newspaper might be even more powerful than PPC, but harder to measure.


    4. Embrace change. Greg has seen the value of new technology emerging in the marketing scene and has started his own podcast (Win Happy) to share his thoughts on business and life.


    For more information you can see: fuzion.ie
    or get in touch with Greg here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregcantyfuzionpr/?originalSubdomain=ie


    Also if you would like to listen to more of greg you can get his podcast "Win Happy" here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/26Xytze8H9hNN4WegpmRxg


    For feedback: Luke@shark.ie


     

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