EP#45 MITCH BOWLER – ADDING MEANING TO YOUR WORK

Mitch Bowler is the founder of Pencil Kings. A platform which gives training and support to artists in-order to take their art to the next level.

Mitch has also been an artist working in video games, films such as X-Men 2 and of course an entrepreneur. Before Pencil Kings, he traveled to China and started his own company.

Mitch’s story consists of passion, risk taking, failure, perseverance, success and consistency. He’s a very insightful guy, I learned alot from this conversation. I hope you find it helpful too.

 

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I was once a guest on Mitch’s Podcast, I told my story which I never shared before on this Podcast. You can find it if you click here

Link to Pencil Kings

EP#41 BRADLEY STILWELL – MAKING ANIMATED FILMS

Bradley Stilwell is a South African digital artist. Currently based in Australia, working for Animal Logic. He has worked on such films as Lego Batman, Mad Max Fury road, Legend of the Guardians just to name a few.

Topics covered:
– How Grey learnt about Brad.
– How he got started.
– His experience working on Lego Batman.
– How to create opportunities and work overseas.
– The current state of animation in South Africa.
– How to learn.
– The challenges or work+travel

 

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The book he mentioned: http://www.audible.com.au/pd/Business/Pitch-Anything-Audiobook/B00FLVHVBE
Bradley’s website:
http://www.bradleystilwell.com/home/index.html

Lego batman trailer:

Mad max Fury Road trailer:

Enjoy and share.

EP#38 KAT THEO – NON-STOP TRAVEL

Kat Theo(@Kattheo) is a traveler from Nebraska, US. She has been traveling for 3+ years and loving it. In this podcast, we covered:

– What inspired her to travel (very interesting:)
– How she survives financially on the road
– Worst Couchsurfing experiences
– Vloggs
– Her next travels
– Afro hair in Europe
– Growing up in Nebraska

 

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One of her youtube videos:

 

EP#37 FERDINAND GARCIA – I AM HIV

Ferdinand Garcia is a financial advisor from San Francisco. To this day, he has lived with HIV for 14yrs. He loves traveling and work on the road. While out there seeing what the world has to offer, he raise awareness for HIV by taking photos with “I AM HIV” written on a board.

One of the main things I learned from this is to be brave and not let the world define who you are because of what they expect you to be.

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Topic we covered:
-Living with HIV
-Financial advice

EP#34 JAY WONG – HOW TO DANCE WITH FEAR

“Are you out there doing it rather than talking about doing it?” – Jay Wong.

Jay Wong(IG: @jaywongjaywong) is one of the most inspiring people out there. He is an Entrepreneur, Speaker and Traveler. He is also the creator of The Inner Change-maker Podcast which was the number 1 Podcast on itunes back in 2015 as far as the self-help category.

In this Podcast, we covered:
– Selling a division of his company
– His story
– Traveling
– Some of his life philosophies
– How to get over fear
– Your vibe attracts your tribe and more.

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All the links mentioned in the conversation below:
Inner change maker: https://www.theinnerchangemaker.com/

JayWong Tv https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeR0FLjRFFLqY5nLPAmc0dA

Personal website: http://www.thejaywong.com/

Thanks for listening.

EP#33 DR. JONATHAN FARLEY – USING MATHS TO WIPE OUT TERRORISTS

This is a part 2 of my conversation with Dr Jonathan Farley. If you haven’t listened to the first one yet, below is a short bio of the Dr.Farley.

Dr. Jonathan David Farley is a well recognized mathematician, traveler, entrepreneur among other things. He has been a Visiting Professor of Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), a Science Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Mathematics at Harvard University, and a Visiting Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

In this episode, we talk about Math and his professional career. Below is a list of some of the topics we covered:
-His childhood
-When he became interested in Math
-Can anyone learn Math?
-How he applies Math in other areas
-How he would use Math to eliminate ISIS
-How he helps students to get straight A’s
-His thoughts on the current education system
-How math should be taught in schools
-His definition of “smart”
-And all the questions from listeners.

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Links to books and articles mentioned:

Facebook page for How to get straight A’s https://www.facebook.com/Ivyish/

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/apr/12/black-mathematicians-john-derbyshire-fields-medal

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EP#32 CARISSA CUPIDO – THE HUSTLE NEVER SLEEPS

Widely known as a radio and Tv presenter on Goodhope FM and TLC. Carissa is also a part time actor and vlogger. She recently won the TLC Next Great Presenter competition 2016. She is very driven and energetic which you’ll be able to tell just by listening to this Podcast.

A summary the topics we covered in this episode:
-Her story and childhood
-Her breakthrough into the industry
-Her education
-Transformation from radio to tv presenting
-The road to becoming TLC’s Next Great Presenter 2016
– London trip
-Tips and advice for aspiring presenter
-She also answered the Peter Thiel question

Carissa on instagram: carissacupido

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Carissa’s video on youtube:

Other Podcasts with Rad below:
Couchsurfing episode
Careers choices episode

 

The Rob stewart story I mentioned
https://www.outsideonline.com/2154621/rob-stewart-obituary

 

 

EP#31 BRENT BOTHA – THE FUTURE OF AIR

My guest in this episode is Brent Botha, a sports scientist. He also work for Air, Water & Earth (AWE), A Biotech startup working on reversing air pollution. Brent has also been a professional cyclist for the last couple of years.

We started off with catching up since we worked together at some odd job 2 years ago. We mostly talked about clean air in which he gives a lot of insights. He then talks about how the technology AWE developed will help to solve the air pollution problem to some level.

 

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Watch AWE’s documentary here

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EP#30 DR. JONATHAN FARLEY – UNCONVENTIONAL THINKING.

SHOWNOTES:
Dr.Jonathan David Farley received his D.Phil. in mathematics from the University of Oxford in 1995, after winning Oxford’s highest mathematics awards, the Senior Mathematical Prize and Johnson University Prize, in 1994. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1991, with an A.B. in mathematics. He had the second-highest grade-point-average in his graduating class. He has also had visiting appointments at the California Institute of Technology, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University, and he has been a Science Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. Dr. Farley is one of only four Americans to win a 2001-2002 Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award to the United Kingdom. He is the 2004 recipient of the Harvard Foundation’s Distinguished Scientist Award, given on behalf of the president of Harvard University for “outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of mathematics.” Seed Magazine named him one of “15 people who have shaped the global conversation about science in 2005.”

Professor J. Farley also co-founded Hollywood Math and Science Film Consulting where they’ve worked on several tv shows including Elementary, Numbers and Flatland(consulted for a film with Kristen Bell and Martin Sheen).

Jonathan thinks very differently, in fact his thoughts are usually unconventional. My impression was to talk about math as you might’ve thought but we talked about life. Specifically about politics, dating, places among other things.

Below are few points I picked up from Jon which stood out for me in our conversation:
-Obama is a war criminal. He should be charged for murder.
-Marriage isn’t worth it for men, it’s actually a mistake.
-Alimony should be eliminated.
-Feminism is harming women.
-The skills required to be a successful politician are not the same skills that are required to run a state successfully, that’s the problem.

 

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We also did a part 2 where we talked about other subjects we didn’t cover on this one like his mathematical formula to eliminate ISIS/terror, his childhood, academia and more. All you need is to subscribe to stay updated with new podcasts.

All the videos, links, articles and other statistics mentioned in this podcast below:

Dr Farley’s Essence Magazine essay on how women prefer players to nice guys – “Players and Professors: A Nice Guy Steps up” »   cover page one page two

Maureen McGrath Tedtalk  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVgzOyHVcj4

“Girls Just Wanna Not Run: The Gender Gap in Young Americans’ Political Ambition”
American University
https://www.american.edu/spa/wpi/upload/Girls-Just-Wanna-Not-Run_Policy-Report.pdf

” it is estimated that anywhere between fifteen and twenty percent of marriages are sexless.”
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/office-diaries/201203/sexless-marriage-is-surprisingly-common

“75 Percent of Women Say They Won’t Date Unemployed Men”
http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/2753-dating-unemployed-men-women.html

“84% of working women told ForbesWoman and TheBump that staying home to raise children is a financial luxury they aspire to.”
Forbes Magazine
http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghancasserly/2012/09/12/is-opting-out-the-new-american-dream-for-working-women/

“in 1987, only 18 percent of women were breadwinners in marriages where both partners were working”
National Public Radio (USA)
http://www.npr.org/2015/02/08/384695833/what-happens-when-wives-earn-more-than-husbands

“Are women more interested in men who are already in a relationship?”
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
http://www.synergy-pr.com/files/JESP72009%281%29.pdf

“Look out! It’s a Nice Guy! DESTROY HIM!!”
Karen Straughan video

“Michelle Duggar’s Marriage Advice: Women Should ALWAYS Submit To Sex With Their Husbands”
http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/02/michelle-duggar-jim-bob-sex-wife-always-submits-husband/

“Advice for Women Who Don’t Want to get Divorced”
by Janet Bloomfield

Fermat’s Last Theorem

Letters from an Indian Clerk

Return of Kings (dating advice—I am not advocating this specific article)

The Princeton Mom
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/28/jon-stewart-princeton-mom-susan-patton-daily-show_n_5050037.html

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/w8qgqz/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart–marry-smart-

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

http://people.com/celebrity/terry-mcmillan-sues-ex-husband-for-40-million/

EP#26 ANNIKA FRIESEN- GIRL BOSS, TRAVEL, FERNWEH SOCIETY

“If you’re a man and super organised, you are a such a good worker. If you’re a woman and organised, they say you’re “bitch”-Annika Friesen, my favorite take away from this Podcast.

Annika Friesen is a business person, blogger, traveler, accountant and consultant. She is the creator of Fernwehsociety.com, a blog about lifestyle, travel, and entrepreneurship.

She was bitten by the travel bug while she was only 10 months old and she never look back. She has traveled alot and lived many places while doing all sorts of odd jobs just to stay on the road. That just reminds me of how travel or new places forces you to go out of your comfort zone and try new things that you wouldn’t do in your home town.

In this podcast, we covered:
-Her story
-Her transition from 9-5 to doing what she love.
-How living in a foreign country affects your life
-How she balance her job and blog
Women in business
-Her favorite blogs and podcasts

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The blogs she mentioned:
www.theskinnyconfidential.com
www.careergirldaily.com

podcasts:
Mytaughtyou
Jess lively