33 episodes

Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future.

The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others.

Visit https://talkswithpetri.com for episode notes.

Talks with Petri Petri Kajander

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Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future.

The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others.

Visit https://talkswithpetri.com for episode notes.

    If it's smart it's vulnerable

    If it's smart it's vulnerable

    Mikko Hypponen talks about how to protect your company against security threats, why ransomware is so common, the future of cyberwars and why you should trust the cloud. He also reveals how he crashed his customer's brand new car.

    See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/if-its-smart-its-vulnerable/.

    Guest bio

    Mikko Hypponen is a global security expert. He has worked at F-Secure since 1991.

    Mr. Hypponen has written on his research for the New York Times, Wired and Scientific American and he appears frequently on international TV. He has lectured at the universities of Stanford, Oxford and Cambridge.

    He was selected among the 50 most important people on the web by the PC World magazine and was included in the FP Global 100 Thinkers list.

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Founder non grata

    Founder non grata

    Jaakko Villa talks about co-founding a successful growth company Idean and running it for many years but what happens when the co-founders part ways and his legacy is nowhere to be seen anymore. We also cover how to transform from direct sales to digital sales processes and what is an ethical design agency.

    See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/founder-non-grata/.

    Guest bio

    Jaakko Villa is a Finnish customer experience serial entrepreneur. He is currently managing Puheet customer community engagement SaaS business. In 2020, he co-founded Alpha Design Partners and already in 1999 the UX design firm Idean. At leisure time, he enjoys motorcycling and sports, especially basketball and badminton. He is easy to work with and enjoys helping fellow entrepreneurs where he can.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    The golden right of first refusal

    The golden right of first refusal

    Erik Byrenius talks about scaling his startup and the intriguing turns with strategic investments that led to an optimal exit situation. He also shares his lessons from +50 angel investments and where to find the best ice-cream in Manhattan.

    See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/erik-byrenius.

    Guest bio

    Erik Byrenius is a Swedish foodtech entrepreneur who turned investor. He has spent the last few years giving back to the startup ecosystem by doing investments, working with philanthropy and building StartupTools.org with free resources for startups. He is now running Trellis Road, focusing on high-impact foodtech and agritech startups globally, investing at seed stage.

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Bootstrapping your way to success

    Bootstrapping your way to success

    Heikki Väänänen, the co-founder of HappyOrNot, talks about his entrepreneurial journey from bootstrapping to raising over 40m EUR funding and scaling the company to +200 employees, and stepping down from the CEO role after 20 years. He also tells why it's a good idea to wear a company T-shirt.

    See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/bootstrapping-your-way-to-success/.

    Guest bio

    Heikki Väänänen, 40, has worked most of his life as an entrepreneur. The idea of HappyOrNot was born, when at the age of 15, he received bad customer service at a store he visited. He wondered whether there would be a better solution to give feedback and came up with the idea of the new service. However, he did not execute his idea right away and let it mature for a few more years. In those years, he graduated  as a Master of Science in Technology and founded, at the age of 20, his own gaming company Universomo. He has held board member roles in several technology and services companies, with a proven track record of increasing sales and profitability. With his combined experience and expertise, Heikki has directed the successful strategic development and sale of six Finnish companies, including the sale of Universomo to THQ – the second largest gaming company in the world.

    In 2009 HappyOrNot was born. The Smiley devices measuring customer satisfaction can be found at various locations, like grocery stores, pharmacies and airports, in more than 120 countries around the world. The HappyOrNot service has currently collected 2 billion feedbacks - a record in the customer feedback market space. While the idea of the Smiley devices is simple and the way of giving feedback is easy, the feedback data enables actionable insights and empowers companies to develop their business by improving their customer experience.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Embrace negotiations with a creative mindset without compromises

    Embrace negotiations with a creative mindset without compromises

    Joshua Weiss talks about why you should not compromise or plan when negotiating, how to avoid common misconceptions, how to deal with bullies and power moves but also become a better negotiator and embrace the process. He also reveals why he did not become a lawyer.

    See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/embrace-negotiations/.

    Guest bio

    Dr. Joshua N. Weiss is the co-founder, with William Ury, of the Global Negotiation Initiative at Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Negotiation Project. He is also the Director and creator of the Master of Science degree in Leadership and Negotiation at Bay Path University. He received his Ph.D. from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in 2002.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Value-based selling with sales cowboys and the dark side of customer relationships

    Value-based selling with sales cowboys and the dark side of customer relationships

    Paul Viio talks about the difficulty of finding good salespeople, why the majority of companies are underperforming in sales and why you should not hire the top salespeople. He also tells about a cheesy meeting in Paris.

    See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/value-based-selling.

    Guest bio

    Dr. Paul Viio is a leading expert in B2B value-based selling & sales management. He has worked internationally in sales for over 25 years, in addition to which he has a Ph.D. in selling and sales management. He is an entrepreneur, published author/researcher, and the only person in the world holding two professorships in selling & sales management at two top business schools concurrently.

    Paul is a sought-after B2B sales keynote speaker, executive trainer, and advisor to companies. He has taught, trained, advised, and helped hundreds of executives and companies globally to improve their sales performance.

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    • 1 hr 45 min

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