25 episodes

The Alternative Business Review is a podcast for founders by founders. It’s a place to hear the stories, insights and the alternative take on what it’s really like founding and growing a business - the highs, the lows – and the day-to-day reality that happens in between. Whether it’s launches and lessons, pivots or pitfalls, funding cycles or mess-ups, The Alternative Business Review is a chance learn just that little bit more and get a fresh, alternative perspective.

The Alternative Business Review Alastair Swindlehurst

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The Alternative Business Review is a podcast for founders by founders. It’s a place to hear the stories, insights and the alternative take on what it’s really like founding and growing a business - the highs, the lows – and the day-to-day reality that happens in between. Whether it’s launches and lessons, pivots or pitfalls, funding cycles or mess-ups, The Alternative Business Review is a chance learn just that little bit more and get a fresh, alternative perspective.

    Season 2 Episode 11 Altered states of Leadership, the use of psilocybin & psychedelics in leading your business... Jennifer Tessler & Stefana Bosse the Co-Founders of Alalaho.

    Season 2 Episode 11 Altered states of Leadership, the use of psilocybin & psychedelics in leading your business... Jennifer Tessler & Stefana Bosse the Co-Founders of Alalaho.

    Welcome to the final episode of The Alternative Business review for this run. On this week's episode, we have Jennifer Tessler & Stefana Bosse the Co-Founders of Alalaho. Alalaho is a Company, but I'm hesitant to call it a company as their purpose is to offer a holistic psycho-spiritual approach to personal and societal development. This approach integrates the safe and legal use of psychedelics and other peak states.In short, psilocybin is part of a broader retreat to look at how yo...

    • 51 min
    Season 2 Episode 10 The tech festival must be built.... Amy Newton, Founder of the The Manchester Tech Festival

    Season 2 Episode 10 The tech festival must be built.... Amy Newton, Founder of the The Manchester Tech Festival

    On this week’s podcast, we speak to Amy Newton, again!The last time we spoke to Amy she mentioned that she was starting a tech festival in Manchester, and she has.In fact, she has curated and delivered a week-long series of events and talks from some of the biggest names in the tech scene which is entirely free to attend.We pick up with Amy to talk about why she’s done it, how she’s done it and what to expect.If you want to get involved the event starts on 17th October and some tickets are st...

    • 42 min
    Season 2 Episode 9 Captain of the ChuLo Seas.. Steph Buttery, Founder of ChuLo

    Season 2 Episode 9 Captain of the ChuLo Seas.. Steph Buttery, Founder of ChuLo

    On this week’s podcast we have Steph Buttery from ChuLo. Steph is genuinely fascinating; she is one of the most determined and thoughtful founders that I have come across. The work she has done with ChuLo is fascinating, as a founder not only does she understand her product but she understands the people she is talking to. As a business they are walking their own path, whether its being early adopters in Twitch and TikTok or appearing on a BBC show Future Food Stars. Steph is someon...

    • 51 min
    Season 2 Episode 8 How to manage the load of a leader.... Lee Eldridge, Founder @ Cognitive Athlete

    Season 2 Episode 8 How to manage the load of a leader.... Lee Eldridge, Founder @ Cognitive Athlete

    On this week’s podcast we have Lee Eldridge, the Founder and Performance Director of Cognitive Athlete. They are a bespoke human performance coaching company, on a mission to lead elite business executives towards obtaining and sustaining optimal results over the long term. I met Lee though another guest on here and what really grabbed me was his views on how Founders load and what you can bring across from the sports world on load injuries into the world of start-ups. On this week’...

    • 1 hr
    Season 2 Episode 7 How to do sales without being salesy Martin Drake Founder @ Higher People

    Season 2 Episode 7 How to do sales without being salesy Martin Drake Founder @ Higher People

    On this week’s Alternative Business Review podcast we have Martin Drake. Martin is the founder of Higher People a recruitment agency owner using tech to help make a more frictionless process, and we don’t even talk about their tech, and podcaster (hence why I talk more) of Is this room free? We got introduced to me following a piece of work that I did with a client, the thing that stood out for me is the way they have tried to enhance the client and candidate experience with the use of v...

    • 59 min
    Season 2 Episode 6 The logic of the emotion to sales Richard Few, Founder & Chief Geek @ Sales Geek

    Season 2 Episode 6 The logic of the emotion to sales Richard Few, Founder & Chief Geek @ Sales Geek

    This episode of The ABR is with Richard Few, Founder & Chief Geek at Sales Geek. The OED defines a “Geek” as a person who is very interested in and who knows a lot about a particular subject which is something Richard clearly is, especially about sales. Sales Geek was founded with the challenge of changing the way the world perceives sales and make world class sales leadership available for everyone not just large corporations. Before setting up Sales Geek Richard was the g...

    • 53 min

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