11 episodes

A witty, sarcastic podcast where we talk about business as it is. No happy Start-up hysteria or stories of success. We are real and we talk about business failures and the ways to avoid them.

Splinter Business Stories is about you, the millennial tech community. Here you will find real-life business cases, practical pieces of advice and fun facts about your daily office routine which will blow your mind. Everyone is welcome and everyone is accepted.

Your A,
Bisou bisou XO

Splinter Business Stories Anita A.

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

A witty, sarcastic podcast where we talk about business as it is. No happy Start-up hysteria or stories of success. We are real and we talk about business failures and the ways to avoid them.

Splinter Business Stories is about you, the millennial tech community. Here you will find real-life business cases, practical pieces of advice and fun facts about your daily office routine which will blow your mind. Everyone is welcome and everyone is accepted.

Your A,
Bisou bisou XO

    What was first, product or marketing? A post-corona conversation with Ish Verduzco

    What was first, product or marketing? A post-corona conversation with Ish Verduzco

    The guest of today's episode of Splinter Business Stories is Ish Verduzco: Diversity lead, DJ, author and awesome tech marketer

    Your fellow IT comrade does her best in bringing resourceful and insightful, smart, and exceptional guests to this podcast. I am happy to share today's episode with a great fellow tech marketer, and a person who has is all done in his way! And he knows how to get you back on track if there's are things which do not work out as expected. Today's episode is a great journey, full of interesting findings. 

    In this episode:

    - Corona hustles and bustles

    - Marketing and DJing, what is common?

    - Spotify party 

    - Shame, shame, shame

    - Diversity and Inclusion 

    - Chicken-egg question and the journey to the philosophical realization of the equal importance of marketing and product. 

    - Sales vs Marketing

    - How to get things Ish done?

    - More on books and people who write them 

    - We are the Uber of ... - and other ways to ruin your first impression

    - One more failure story to add to our collection 



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    Special thanks to Ish Verduzco for coming to this show and sharing his perspective on marketing, diversity, and life.  

    Check out Ish Verduzco book "How Successful People Get Ish Done" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08B33T3S5?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

    Get to know Ish by visiting his LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ishverduzco/



    If your startup builds a product, Cadoret is ready to support you with full-cycle marketing and branding: starting from strategy and visuals, and ending with pitching and public speaking boot camp.

    Visit https://www.cadoret.io/ for more information.

    Have a story? Feel free to add me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/alkhimovichanita/



    Bisou Bisou

    Yours,

    A.

    • 45 min
    Start-Up 101 with Greg Shepard: From idea to business exit

    Start-Up 101 with Greg Shepard: From idea to business exit

    This is the second Episode of Splinter Business Stories with angel investor and entrepreneur Greg Shepard. 

    Probably this is the most insightful conversation in the entire show. If you always wanted to realize your idea, plan investment, and learn about the  "backstage" of start-ups and finance, you are at the right place here and now. 

    Together with Greg, we follow a typical start-up journey, following all the hustles and bustles, bumps and falls, we pass through the main Start-up problems, we talk about failing stages and ways to overcome them. We discuss when it worth retaining your business and when it's better to exit and think about something new, we discuss some tricks to hook investors and reveal the places to look for investors. 

    In this episode:

    - Start-Up fails. Statistics or continuous process misunderstanding?

    - North Star

    - Starting with the end in mind: how to plan your business exit properly

    - Start-Up destiny: acquisition or lifestyle company? 

    - Investment lesson #1: Plan on paying back

    - IPO: yesterday, today and tomorrow

    - Private Equity World: Lessons, changes and current situation

    - Investment betting strategy: horse or jockey?

    - When partnership becomes an acquisition

    - Hook and Barb: how to make sure you will get acquired?

    - Angel Investor or Venture Firm: dilemma or obvious choice? 

    - Where does smart money live? 

    ***

    Special thanks to Greg Shepard for coming to this show for the second time and sharing the practical knowledge.  It's always a pleasure to meet a real ace who knows his craft and who is not afraid of sharing his knowledge.

    For the investment, partnership and event booking, please visit: https://www.gregoryshepard.com/

    If your start-up builds a product, Cadoret is ready to support you with full-cycle marketing and branding: starting from strategy and visuals, and ending with pitching and public speaking boot camp.

    Visit https://www.cadoret.io/ for more information.

    Have a story? Feel free to add me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/alkhimovichanita/

    Bisou Bisou

    Yours,

    A.

    • 51 min
    A big conversation with angel investor Greg Shepard: How to quit businesses, survive the crisis, and follow your principles

    A big conversation with angel investor Greg Shepard: How to quit businesses, survive the crisis, and follow your principles

    The guest of today's episode of Splinter Business Stories is Greg Shepard, entrepreneur, author, and angel investor. His investment firm, BOSS Capital Partners, helps startups on their seed stage.

    Today's episode is a profound, funny, and insightful conversation with a person who had multiple businesses and who has seen many companies rise and fall.  We did our best to cover numerous areas of interest: from business habits to working approach, from dramatic to funny fails, from business execution to mentorship. In this episode, you will find some practical tips on building your product, seeking an investment, and using the right principles when choosing your future team.

    Your fellow IT comrade does her best in bringing resourceful and insightful, smart, and exceptional guests to this podcast, today's episode has a special place in Splinter Business Stories show. This episode is full of useful information and the right messages; it also clearly shows that it's possible to achieve a lot while staying approachable and open-minded.

    In this episode:


    The image of a modern Angle Investor
    Quitting businesses: necessity or wish?
    Middle Management: business driving force or ultimate stopper
    Experts vs. Fresh Blood: the principles of building a "dream team."
    Punctuality and its importance
    Seeking investment: two types of young (and not that young) start-uppers
    Investment and Relationship: The story of raising 1M within 1 hour
    Believing your own bulls*it and how it opens all the doors
    Consistent Persistency in business, sport, yoga, and personality
    Is a good entrepreneur a good speaker?
    Steve Jobs and Elon Musk: what's common? A tale about different approaches to public speaking
    Why sometimes not getting investment is more valuable than getting it?
    How to remove a video from the internet: the story of one speaking event
    Staying alive: how to survive a crisis 101 ( and reflecting on past crisis experiences)
    Founders: visionaries and executors and why it's important to have both
    Education and adrenaline: does degree matter
    Mentorship lessons and "magical kick."
    Delegating and criticizing: how to motivate and stay sane
    Greg Shepard's new book and what it takes to write it all down
    How to find an investor for your business? Coordinates, websites, and intelligence you need!



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    Special thanks to Greg Shepard for coming to this show and sharing his stories, his tips, and his thoughts, it's always a pleasure to meet a real ace who knows his craft and who is not afraid of sharing his knowledge.

    For the investment, partnership and event booking, please visit: https://www.gregoryshepard.com/



    If your startup builds a product, Cadoret is ready to support you with full-cycle marketing and branding: starting from strategy and visuals, and ending with pitching and public speaking boot camp.

    Visit https://www.cadoret.io/ for more information.



    Have a story? Feel free to add me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/alkhimovichanita/



    Bisou Bisou

    Yours,

    A.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    For the sake of bygone days: Office tales

    For the sake of bygone days: Office tales

    In this Episode of Splinter Business Stories, your fellow IT comrade talks about hustles and bustles of working from home. No worries, you can find useful tips for remote employees in your LinkedIn feeds, I am not going to give you this information because:

    a. It's boring

    b. you perfectly know how to work from home ;) and if you don't, you'll learn. 

    In this episode, I gathered some funny office stories to brighten your day and distract you from the outside news. In this episode:

    - Office underwear, the story of a very inattentive person  

    - Dos and Donts of 1B+ negotiations

    - The email that makes you believe in humanity 

    I hope you all are safe and healthy. I truly believe we can overcome this crisis together and come back to normal life as stronger people, professionals, and employees ( and maybe entrepreneurs!) 

    Always yours, 

    A.

    Bisou Bisou

    • 11 min
    Epic Job Interview Stories You Will Not Believe

    Epic Job Interview Stories You Will Not Believe

    In this episode of Splinter Business Stories, I tell you the job interview stories of my friends and LinkedIn connections who were generous enough to share their experiences. 

    A job interview is never a usual routine, it’s always a nerve breaking process of gathering all the possible achievements you ever had in one successful image of yourself, and this can be tough. So. The stories I received were so epic that at first, I could not believe they could actually happen in reality but knowing how life turns sometimes, I was not surprised at all!

    In this Episode:

    - A  nervous chap who tried to find the entrance to Narnia

    - "Chinese present" from the office "Pale King"

    - Blame is on Stars 

    - Bloody chair and the price of first impressions

    - Snazzy suit and sleepy leg

    I enjoyed working on this episode! I hope to receive more stories about your epic fails, as usual, my LI DM is always open for new collaborations and your experiences, I'll be glad to connect!

    LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alkhimovichanita/

    Email: anita@cadoret.io

    • 15 min
    The Tale of the "Boys' Club"

    The Tale of the "Boys' Club"

    Hello-hello from your fellow IT comrade who had quite a winter: flu, cold, bronchitis, winter melancholy...I am finally back with a new episode. 

    In this episode of Splinter Business Stories, I talk about the "Boys' Club" and the reasons we do not see enough females among key decision-makers, managers, and stakeholders. This is my personal manifesto to all the female professionals who are paving ways to success, and to those who are just starting careers. 

    In this episode: 

    - The Story of N and her hustles and bustles of being an office "girl" 

    - Different experiences matter. Self-perception matters even more.

    - Small talk on the importance of mentorship

    - Post-feminism vs feminism vs reality 

    - Message for leaders and decision-makers

    This was a very emotional podcast of mine. Just something personal to share. Some experience. Because that is who we are. We all are people. Males, females, we face so much crap in our lives that sometimes it's astonishing: how do we manage to keep up with everything?

    And no matter how much we doubt, we still do what we are supposed to. We deliver. We make things work. We solve. We resolve. We become examples. We fail and become bad examples! And we live. Once I have heard that a person lives as long as his or her name is remembered. It's not about leaving a trace. It's about creating memories. So let's make this world suitable for everyone's memories and achievements; otherwise, someday, this world will be an empty cold cave with a sad name "Boys Club."

    • 15 min

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