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Business Analysts on the Ground digs into the zeitgeist of modern business analysis with the linchpins who practice the magical art. Tune in as Joe Newbert and Jéan Raath talk with everyday professionals to find out how they keep the energy flowing, the project moving, and avoid block.

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Business Analysts on the Ground digs into the zeitgeist of modern business analysis with the linchpins who practice the magical art. Tune in as Joe Newbert and Jéan Raath talk with everyday professionals to find out how they keep the energy flowing, the project moving, and avoid block.

    S01 E09 Talking Fuel with Mohamed Bray

    S01 E09 Talking Fuel with Mohamed Bray

    Business Analysts On The Ground Joe Newbert and Jéan Raath talk with Mohamed Bray about his life, career and being a business owner in the fuel industry.



    In this episode:



    The background check on Mo [01:45]

    What's up in the fuel industry [09:43]

    Mo's life-goals and rebranding journey [28:02]

    How Mo handles the challenges that busy-ness brings [34:18]

    The reflection that help forge Mo [38:35]

    Ollie Will's seeded question to Mo [50:03]

    Things customers ask [01:45]

    Ollie Will's seeded question to Mo [50:03]

    Mo's quick-fire nine [56:04]

    Mo's seeded question for the next season's opener [58:45]

    Closing out the episode [1:00:12]



    The show notes:



    Meet Mohamed Bray on LinkedIn

    Say hello to @mo_bray on Twitter

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S01 E08 Talking Banking with Ollie Wills

    S01 E08 Talking Banking with Ollie Wills

    Business Analysts On The Ground Jéan Raath and Joe Newbert talk with Ollie Wills about his life, career and being a business manager in the banking industry.



    In this episode:



    The background check on Ollie [01:47]

    What's up in the banking sector [10:57]

    The social norms (and formalities) of the banking industry [18:15]

    Ollie's motto for managing the buzz and getting stuff done [29:50]

    Where else Ollie's passions might lead him [42:56]

    Bryden Neville's seeded question to Ollie [45:23]

    The topic piquing Ollie’s interest right now [47:58]

    Ollie's quick-fire nine [52:59]

    Mohamed Bray's seeded question, from Ollie [55:47]

    Closing out the episode [56:48]



    The show notes:



    Meet Ollie Wills

    Email Ollie Wills at Gmail dot com

    S01 E07 Talking Payments with Bryden Neville

    S01 E07 Talking Payments with Bryden Neville

    Business Analysts On The Ground Joe Newbert and Jéan Raath talk with Bryden Neville about his life, career and being a business analyst in the payments industry.



    In this episode:



    The background check on Bryden [01:51]

    What's up in the payments industry [09:29]

    The environment that draws the best out of Bryden [22:22]

    Things worth talking about and challenging [27:32]

    If Bryden weren’t a product manager/business analyst [33:42]

    Eleanor Stowe's seeded question to Bryden [37:02]

    What hosepipes have to do with business analysis. [42:33]

    Bryden's quick-fire nine [44:45]

    Bryden's seeded question for Ollie Wills [47:26]

    Closing out the episode [48:17]



    The show notes:



    Meet Bryden Neville on LinkedIn

    Connect with Bryden Neville on Twitter

    • 50 min
    S01 E06 Talking Energy with Eleanor Stowe

    S01 E06 Talking Energy with Eleanor Stowe

    Business Analysts On The Ground Jéan Raath and Joe Newbert talk with Eleanor Stowe about her life, career and being a business analyst in the energy industry.



    In this episode:



    The background check on Eleanor [01:57]

    What's up in the energy sector [04:48]

    How mindfulness and awareness habits blend in Eleanor's daily-life [14:22]

    Eleanor's biggest challenge right now and how she's going to overcome it [25:55]

    After the BBC Proms to Business Analysis, the next pivot [32:09]

    Hester Swart's seeded question to Eleanor [38:42]

    Eleanor's bucket list travel destination [41:25]

    Eleanor's quick-fire nine [44:25]

    Eleanor's seeded question for Bryden Neville [47:14]

    Closing out the episode [50:14]



    The show notes:



    Connect with Eleanor Stowe on LinkedIn, or follow @TheSingingBA on Twitter

    Check out her personal website: EleanorStowe.com

    Listen to Eleanor's SoundCloud stream

    • 57 min
    S01 E05 Talking Craft Beer with Hester Swart

    S01 E05 Talking Craft Beer with Hester Swart

    Business Analysts On The Ground Joe Newbert and Jéan Raath talk with Hester Swart about her life, career and being a business analyst in the craft beer industry.



    In this episode:



    The background check on Hester []

    What's up in the craft beer industry []

    How Hester stays focussed []

    How Hester stays ahead of the curve []

    The big hairy goal in Hester's future []

    Morgan Zerr's seeded question to Hester Swart []

    The secret power Hester has in her bag []

    Hester's quick-fire nine []

    Hester's seeded question for Eleanor Stowe []

    Closing out the episode []



    The show notes:



    Meet Hester Swart

    Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, by David Epstein

    • 58 min
    S01 E04 Talking Social Media with Morgan Zerr

    S01 E04 Talking Social Media with Morgan Zerr

    Business Analysts On The Ground Jéan Raath and Joe Newbert talk with Morgan Zerr about her life, career and being a business value analyst in the social media industry.



    In this episode:



    The background check on Morgan [02:00]

    What's up in the social media industry [09:16]

    How Morgan's day typically works out [22:56]

    How clients influence how Morgan works [31:38]

    The thing Morgan is curious about right now [42:52]

    Kim Schilling's seeded question to Morgan [45:20]

    What Morgan's friends say is the quirkiest thing about her [48:20]

    Morgan's quick-fire nine [49:37]

    The seeded question for Hester Swart, from Morgan [53:45]

    Running the episode down [54:56]



    The show notes:



    Meet Morgan Zerr

    • 58 min

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