78 episodes

Secret Leaders promises a collection of contrasting, irreverent interviews with the high-flying CEOs and forward-thinking founders of some of the most successful businesses in the UK and the US right now, including Martha Lane Fox (Lastminute.com), Anne Boden (Starling Bank), Jed McCaleb (Ripple, Mt.Gox and Stellar) and Jason Calacanis (first Uber investor).

Secret Leaders Dan Murray-Serter, Rich Martell

    • Careers
    • 4.7, 13 Ratings

Secret Leaders promises a collection of contrasting, irreverent interviews with the high-flying CEOs and forward-thinking founders of some of the most successful businesses in the UK and the US right now, including Martha Lane Fox (Lastminute.com), Anne Boden (Starling Bank), Jed McCaleb (Ripple, Mt.Gox and Stellar) and Jason Calacanis (first Uber investor).

    Secret Sales: the naked truth behind their entrepreneurial journey

    Secret Sales: the naked truth behind their entrepreneurial journey

    Sach Kukadia shares his journey with Secret Sales, from startup through to sale, to buying it back, to selling it again. And he is brutally honest. Because not every successful startup stays that way.

    Key takeaways:
    The idea behind SecretSales and the business model that inspired it
    The SecretSales journey
    The impact of Brexit on the sale of SecretSales
    How business deals happen in the real world
    Rebalancing his life post SecretSales
    The lesson of greed for his future businesses

    • 48 min
    The Lowdown: Yessi Bello Perez of The Next Web and Check Warner of Ada Ventures

    The Lowdown: Yessi Bello Perez of The Next Web and Check Warner of Ada Ventures

    The Lowdown: Yessi Bello Perez, Senior Writer at The Next Web, and Check Warner, Founder and Partner at Ada Ventures.

    • 44 min
    One Billion Happy: Learning To Be Happy In A Pandemic

    One Billion Happy: Learning To Be Happy In A Pandemic

    Learning to be happy is hard enough. Learning to be happy in the middle of a pandemic should be nigh on impossible. Not so, according to Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer of Google [X], serial entrepreneur and author of “Solve for Happy: Engineering Your Path to Joy” (2017).

    Key takeaways:
    Why a business partner is more important than the business
    The impact of Solve For Happy
    Happiness is predictive
    Consumerism is destroying our planet
    Comparing COVID to Tetris

    • 52 min
    The Lowdown: Debbie Wosskow of Love Home Swap & AllBright, Sarah-Jane Mee of Sky News & The Sarah-Jane Mee Show

    The Lowdown: Debbie Wosskow of Love Home Swap & AllBright, Sarah-Jane Mee of Sky News & The Sarah-Jane Mee Show

    The Lowdown: Debbie Wosskow, former CEO of Love Home Swap and co-founder of AllBright, and Sarah-Jane Mee, presenter at Sky News and anchor of The Sarah-Jane Mee Show.

    • 36 min
    The Lowdown: Paul Murphy of Northzone and Amy Lewin of Sifted

    The Lowdown: Paul Murphy of Northzone and Amy Lewin of Sifted

    The Lowdown: Paul Murphy, General Partner at Northzone, and Amy Lewin, Deputy Editor at Sifted.

    • 27 min
    BrewDog: From Salty Sea Dog to Rebellious Beer Captain

    BrewDog: From Salty Sea Dog to Rebellious Beer Captain

    Wondering if you should start your entrepreneurial journey during a pandemic? Draw inspiration from James Watt, founder of the rocket ship brewery and brand valued at over $1 billion, BrewDog.

    Key takeaways:
    From rebellious child, to quitting law, to making beer
    Overcoming the first disastrous year
    Fanvestors - advocate ambassadors AKA equity punk investors
    Developing the next generation of leaders from within the company
    The importance of culture fit when hiring
    Managing Brewdog through the pandemic

    • 47 min

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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Most entertaining business podcast

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Brilliant podcast

Love this podcast!! the guys get awesome guests and I've recommended them to all my friends - they ask great questions and always get brilliant answers out of guests. I learn every time I listen. Thank you Dan!

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