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The Business & Travel Podcast is for entrepreneurs, digital nomads & travellers. Included are exclusive interviews with Facebook & Microsoft reps and many other star guests. Hosted by Jackson Dean, the Founder & CEO of Social Growth Media.

The Business & Travel Podcast Jackson Dean

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The Business & Travel Podcast is for entrepreneurs, digital nomads & travellers. Included are exclusive interviews with Facebook & Microsoft reps and many other star guests. Hosted by Jackson Dean, the Founder & CEO of Social Growth Media.

    The Future of Blockchain Technology with Joseph Snyder and Chris Brown of Lannister Holdings

    The Future of Blockchain Technology with Joseph Snyder and Chris Brown of Lannister Holdings

    In this episode, Jackson talked to CEO Joseph Snyder and CTO Chris Brown from Lannister Holdings, a publicly traded, revolutionary blockchain development company based out of Phoenix, Arizona.
    Joseph is a serial entrepreneur for over 15 years. He started his career in real estate then began working in risk management where he built an industry in the 32 states that served thousands of clients.
    Chris has 14 years of experience in the IT industry. His background is in Air Force Intelligence. He has B.S. degrees in Computational Mathematics and Biochemistry from Arizona State University. He’s been engrossed in the connection between real world business applications, artificial intelligence, blockchain smart contracts, and code.
    They shared a lot of information about what they are doing in blockchain, IOT, and artificial intelligence. They also talked about the progress they are making.
    Topics Discussed: How they started Lannister Holdings What Lannister Holdings does Educating youth and executives on how technologies work The biggest challenges they have faced The importance of scalability What a "blue ocean" in business is What a "red ocean" in business is Joseph's comment on the actual blockchain regulation The difference between blockchain and cryptocurrency The psychology of the market right now How they differentiate themselves from everyone else who jumped into the blockchain bandwagon How transaction works using blockchain technologies The right time to start using web 3.0 Skills they are looking for when building a high quality team The challenges they encountered while working on building culture and remote work organization Practical tips for business owners running virtual teams Links: Lannister Holdings
    Lannister Development on Twitter
    Lannister Holdings on LinkedIn
    Joseph's Twitter
    Social Growth Media
    Social Growth Media - Resources 
    Jackson on Instagram 
    Jackson Dean Website

    • 31 min
    How Integrity Can Help You Become a World-Class Dealmaker with Chris Widener

    How Integrity Can Help You Become a World-Class Dealmaker with Chris Widener

    This episode’s guest is Chris Widener. He is an author and is hailed one of the top 50 speakers in the world. He has been speaking since 1988 and has written several books including NY Times and WSJ bestsellers.
    In this episode, Chris shared ideas and tips on how to become a world-class dealmaker. In addition, he also discussed the importance of "integrity," not just in business but also in life.
    Topics Discussed: What Chris does The importance of "integrity" The importance of "integrity" On whether it’s necessary or not for business owners to have business partners Dealing with people with integrity Meeting a lot of people through writing books The importance of giving His sales experience Tips and advice he wants to impart The concept of thinking big The actual strategy behind thinking big On living in a modern world with automation and artificial intelligence Books he recommends Books: Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
    Influence by Robert Cialdini
    The Art of Influence by Chris Widener
    Positioning by Jack Trout
    The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz
    Twelve Pillars by Jim Rohn and Chris Widener
    The Psychology of Winning by Denis Waitley
    Seeds of Greatness by Denis Waitley 
    Links: The True Performance Series
    The Founder 
    FORTUNE magazine: Why CEOs Fail
    Chris Widener's Website
    The Real Man Podcast
    Social Growth Media
    Social Growth Media - Resources 
    Jackson on Instagram 
    Jackson Dean Website

    • 43 min
    Learning and Trusting Your Guts When Securing Funding with Kimberly Teo, Co-Founder & Head of Ventures for Pitchblak.co

    Learning and Trusting Your Guts When Securing Funding with Kimberly Teo, Co-Founder & Head of Ventures for Pitchblak.co

    Last week, Jackson talked to Adrian Osman, the co-founder and CEO of Pitchblak.co. In this episode, he talked to the co-founder and in-charge of ventures at Pitchblak.co, Kimberly Teo.
    Kim shared her experience securing funding for Neighbour Flavour and how emotional intelligence helps her make sound decisions. In addition, she also shared her suggestions and tips when it comes to raising money.
    Topics Discussed: How she secured funding for Neighbour Flavour The reason she turned down the money for Neighbour Flavour The difference between Neighbour Flavour and Youfoodz The value proposition for home-cooked food How she uses emotional intelligence in her career Her main role at Pitchblak and how it helps her with the advisory she has been doing The importance of learning and trusting your guts The main areas she and Pitchblak are focusing on Books she recommends Her suggestion when it comes to raising money Links: Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff
    Pitchblak
    PitchBlak on Facebook
    Social Growth Media
    Social Growth Media - Resources 
    Jackson on Instagram 
    Jackson Dean Website

    • 35 min
    Deep Validation and Tactical Hacks for Raising Capital with Adrian Osman, Co-Founder & CEO of Pitchblak.co

    Deep Validation and Tactical Hacks for Raising Capital with Adrian Osman, Co-Founder & CEO of Pitchblak.co

    In this episode, Jackson interviewed Adrian Osman, the co-founder and CEO of Pitchblak. Pitchblak is an Australian company that helps entrepreneurs navigate the first 12-18 months of their journey.
    Adrian also shared what Pitchblak does, its journey, as well as some tips and tactical hacks for raising capital. In addition, he also discussed how Pitchblak works with entrepreneurs and what SAFE model equity is. This is one very informative episode so don’t miss it!
    Topics Discussed: What Pitchblak does How Adrian started the business The importance of validating ideas before creating a product Getting investment for new business ventures Pitchblak's journey On building an epic team His business before Pitchblak Tips and hacks for entrepreneurs trying to raise capital The three Ps Adrian's advice for entrepreneurs How Pitchblak works with entrepreneurs What SAFE is Links: Episode 10 with Benny Shaviv
    Episode 11 with Benny Shaviv
    Episode 12 with Benny Shaviv
    Pitchblak
    PitchBlak on Facebook
    Social Growth Media
    Social Growth Media - Resources 
    Jackson on Instagram 
    Jackson Dean Website

    • 39 min
    How to Make Public Speaking More Interesting with Nicki Christensen

    How to Make Public Speaking More Interesting with Nicki Christensen

    In this last part of a 4-part series, we have an interesting and unique episode with Nicki Christensen. You'll be hearing Nicki's first run through of the 15-minute speech he’ll deliver in front of 1, 800 people in South Africa. You'll also hear Jackson's comments and his tips on how to make the speech more interesting. Don't miss this episode!
    Topics Discussed: Nicki's 15-minute speech Why are you listening to this podcast? What tsunami means What tsunami means for him What happened to his business when the Brisbane flood occurred His first key takeaway: Innovation not desperation His second key takeaway: Don't get caught in the trap of being scared of making a decision What are you going to do when your tsunami comes? Jackson's comments on Nicki's speech How Jackson makes a speech more interesting On watching your life disappear in front of your eyes Links: Nicki Christensen
    Christensen's Flower Auction
    Social Growth Media - Resources 
    Jackson on Instagram 
    Jackson Dean Website

    • 50 min
    Digital Marketing versus Traditional Marketing: Which One Is Better with Nicki Christensen

    Digital Marketing versus Traditional Marketing: Which One Is Better with Nicki Christensen

    In this third part of a 4-part series, Jackson and Nicki shared their ideas on the cost of digital marketing versus traditional marketing. They also discussed which among the two is a better way to market a business.
    Jackson and Nicki also talked about people's experience with marketing strategy and why it is important to spend more money for your business. In addition, they also discussed the difference between paid and organic search marketing.
    Topics Discussed: Why Jackson love results rather than SEO The cost of digital versus traditional marketing The importance of business owners having a better sense of value People's experience with marketing strategy Why business owners need to spend more money on their business People bid social growth media's keyword Paid and organic search marketing Links: Social Growth Media - Resources 
    Jackson on Instagram 
    Jackson Dean Website

    • 23 min

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