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The Blue Marble

By The Blue Marble

The Blue Marble is a Web3 company that demystifies the hype around blockchain and NFTs. This is where we speak to leaders in the space who are helping brands to leverage this new technology.
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How creativity is curiosity - a podcast with Fredrik Haren aka The Creativity Explorer

The Blue MarbleApr 29, 2020

Blockchain and Beer - with Pete Kais (aka: Kasey)
Nov 25, 202227:51
The web3 journey for brands - Jessica Yarmey, Kickhouse

The web3 journey for brands - Jessica Yarmey, Kickhouse

Jessica Yarmey is the CEO of KickHouse, a modern kickboxing franchise that inspires members and communities to take their health and kick it up a level. ( A former college athlete who played Division I soccer at Loyola University in Maryland and ran two marathons in “retirement," Jessica recognizes the value of fitness and its ability to transform lives. As a result, she aspires to bring more health and fitness opportunities to neighborhoods across the nation. She currently leads her company’s franchise development strategy and brand expansion efforts.

Helping franchises grow is one of Jessica’s specialties; prior to starting KickHouse, she was the Chief Marketing Officer at Club Pilates. Under her leadership, the company grew from 225 to over 615 locations in the U.S., Canada, and in Master Franchise countries.

Starting her business during the pandemic, Jessica brings a creative approach to fill the void of how studio owners are supported in the fitness space. As an Entrepreneur, Jessica is passionate about helping other entrepreneurs and leaders find and thrive in their passion.

Jessica’s weekly workout routine consists of lifting, yoga, kickboxing, and listening to podcasts while walking with her Belgian Malinois.

Nov 15, 202234:18
Changing the narative on Carbon and Blockchain - Speaking with Erin Grover

Changing the narative on Carbon and Blockchain - Speaking with Erin Grover

Erin Grover's experience in blockchain began in asset management and crypto algo funds. She is currently focused on blockchain for impact, including blockchain verified carbon credits and smart supply chain for agriculture. She has conducted extensive field research of emerging DeFi markets in Kenya, Uganda and India. She is a part of the World Economic Forum's Crypto Sustainability Coalition as a member of the blockchain and carbon working group.

She is an advisor for the AKASHA Innovation Hub in Dublin which provides on‐the‐ground incubation and acceleration for blockchain projects at various stages, whether for early startups still working on an idea or companies plotting their investor pitches, or go‐to‐ market strategies.

Her passion is to create more opportunities for financial prosperity and sustainable investment products for diverse populations and women in particular. She is a strong advocate for the potential of blockchain technology to bring efficiency and transparency to the delivery of funds for international aid.

Prior to her work in blockchain, she worked for the United Nations, USAID and other international NGOs as a content producer and marketing strategist.

Her previous work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Mashable, The Times of India and many other international news sources. Her digital strategy has raised over $2 million in crowdfunding for various tech and business ventures, as well as millions in views for numerous online campaigns.

Nov 03, 202230:45
Building a community of blockchain beatmakers - Alejo Mendoza, Founder SKYHITZ
Sep 29, 202244:06
Paving the way for a greener world - a conversation with Steph L Dickson

Paving the way for a greener world - a conversation with Steph L Dickson

Steph L Dickson is a leading voice in sustainability in Asia. She founded Green Is The New Black, Asia's first Conscious Festival and media platform, that uses stories, curated experiences to advocate for social & behavioural change that leads to little green steps with big impact. Her mission is to make conscious living mainstream, accessible and sexy.

Steph is also the host of the Live Wide Awake podcast, which brings conversations to life at the intersections of consciousness and climate change, sustainability and Spirituality.

As a founding member of UNTAM3D, Steph is also part of a collective force carving out a place for APAC Women+ in Web3 for impact.

She is regularly asked to conduct talks and workshops on conscious living, rethinking and driving sustainability at work, inspiring keynotes on actionable green steps for meaningful change and eco-anxiety. She has conducted talks and workshops in cities around Asia and in the UK.

As a changemaker in the green space, Steph has been described as a "sustainability entrepreneur helping Asia businesses combat climate change" (CNBC) and a "force of nature" (Honeycombers). She is also a two-time TEDx speaker (P&G), a Gen.T by Tatler Leader of Tomorrow (2020), and Prestige 40 Under 40 (2018).

For speaking, workshops, or hosting, contact

IG: @stephldickson


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Jun 24, 202237:10
Telehealth for women created by women - meet Mary Kucek of OvaryIt

Telehealth for women created by women - meet Mary Kucek of OvaryIt

On this episode I speak with Mary Kucek, the founder, and CEO of OvaryIt, a telehealth platform that was created for women by women.

Mary is a highly energetic and analytical IT professional with success in new business startups and business expansion. Her technology career has included: Business Analysis, Project Management, and multi-state territory ownership for a large privately held IT consulting organization. After working with State, Federal, and commercial clients throughout the United States, Mary hung up her consulting hat to become an entrepreneur. Her Biochemistry background has given her a strong scientific foundation which puts Mary in the unique position to effectively speak with technology and medical teams alike.

We chat about Mary’s decision to start a nonprofit and the challenges with that, and how the OvaryIt platform that Mary and her team have created is allowing women to make key health decisions from the comfort of their own home.

Facebook and Instagram: @OvaryIt_

TikTok: @OvaryIt

Twitter: @OvaryIt

Jun 10, 202222:24
Transforming social impact with Web3 - chatting with Drew Simon
Apr 28, 202235:08
Cleaning the air and fighting climate change with biochar - chatting with Michael Shafer
Jan 25, 202233:54
Exploring the world of NFTs - speaking with Charu Sethi

Exploring the world of NFTs - speaking with Charu Sethi

On this episode of The Task Podcast I speak with Singapore based Charu Sethi, the Chief Marketing Officer of Unique Network, an NFT chain for Polkadot and Kusama. Charu is a leading voice in tech marketing, with experience in the blockchain industry. Before Unique she worked for companies like IBM, helping build out their blockchain adoption marketing.

We chat everything NFTs - the crazy growth we’ve seen in the last 12 months, what that has meant to the art and gaming world and how these digital assets can support the non-profit sectors.

Charu can be reached at:



Dec 09, 202139:29
Social Enterprise Series EP1 - Soap Cycling
Sep 28, 202130:56
Blockchain, cryptocurrency and the future of finance - speaking with Topp Jirayut
Sep 20, 202150:42
Technology and conservation at Seneca Park Zoo - speaking with Tom Snyder
Jul 27, 202133:39
Filmmaking for an era of change - speaking with Mark Downes

Filmmaking for an era of change - speaking with Mark Downes

THE GREEN EYED MONSTER film and animation company brings a wealth of multi-disciplined talent to create finely crafted content. Video of any format to match your communication needs, engage audiences and drive positive messages about people and planet. 

Ethical, Sustainable, Purposeful, call it what you want, we can help. Whether you are beginning your sustainable journey and need to let everyone know, or are well established and want to celebrate it, we have the story tellers who can help bring your mission to life. Consider us a video extension of your ethical supply chain. Our portfolio of clients has grown slowly and strategically. We aim to stay small, focussed and dynamic whilst maintaining a high, friendly and very personal level of service on all projects.

Green Eyed Monster Films was founded by Mark Downes. He has a degree in Political Science,  a Masters in Cultural Studies and another Masters in Film Production.  He has made films with Sir David Attenborough and for UNICEF in Mozambique. He has directed, produced, edited and written films for a plethora of global brands and brings that experience and network to the Green Eyed mission. He is also the technical director of the New Directors Showcase at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. It was in Cannes where he witnessed UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon made a call for agents of change.

‘We are the first generation that can end global poverty. We are the last generation that can address climate change before it is too late,’” Ban Ki Moon

GREEN EYED MONSTER FILMS was born shortly after and draws on a wide network of very talented strategists, directors, producers and technicians who have an incredible understanding of story and storytelling. Making sustainability an integral part of how we work, and furthering the message of the SDG's is what sets us apart.  

For more about Mark go to:

Jul 15, 202141:08
Blockchain Powered Giving - speaking with Pat Duffy / The Giving Block
Jul 07, 202139:16
Collaboration and partner ecosystems - chatting with Stu Hawkins
Jun 29, 202123:16
Systemising Sustainability with ISO Standards - speaking with Melanie Blackmore

Systemising Sustainability with ISO Standards - speaking with Melanie Blackmore

Melanie has been involved with the creation, development and implementation of British and International standards for over 18 years. With her passion for improving business performance through the implementation of Management Systems, Melanie founded her first business in the standards sector in 2006, Blackmores, a consultancy firm which implements and maintains management systems for clients ranging from SME’s to blue chip organisations.
Blackmores rapidly grew to be an award winning, leading provider of consultancy services, specialising in environmental, quality and risk standards and offering expertise on the widest range of standards in Europe. Her clients are spread across a broad spectrum of sectors including manufacturing, telecommunications, IT, retail, transport, healthcare, public sector and construction to name but a few. She is now set to launch a game-changing innovation in her field, called the isology hub, which is a membership-based platform that companies or individuals can use to get a comprehensive, step-by-step understanding of how to become ISO certified.


The ISO Show:

isology hub:

Mel also mentioned the ISO Standards Blueprint on the podcast. Here is a link to a free download and step-by-step guide on everything you need to plan, create and get ISO certified:

And Mel’s LinkedIn where you can connect with her:

May 27, 202128:07
A new model for connecting consumers and producers - speaking with Scott Fry

A new model for connecting consumers and producers - speaking with Scott Fry

Scott Fry is the founder of Loving Earth, an ethically driven company that believes Food is Sacred.

Loving Earth is best known for its organic chocolate products and the story began in 2007 when Scott, along with cofounder Martha Butler, returned to Melbourne from Mexico, bringing with them the ingredients to create their very first chocolate bars.

Scott’s mission is to support disenfranchised farming communities around the world by bringing a brand to market created from local commodities like cacao, by commercialising these commodities in a way that allows indigenous people to continue their ancient, sustainable farming practices.

Loving Earth was founded with the mission to create the highest quality, whole food raw chocolate bars based on ingredients from around the globe that honour both the Indigenous communities who cultivate them and the earth and ecosystems in which they are grown.

Task is working on an initiative with Loving Earth that will allow their customers to scan their chocolate bar with their smartphone, launching a web page/app that connects them directly with the Ashaninka communities who produced the raw cacao. They will be able to pledge support as well as taking part in Loving Earth’s regenerative program by donating trees to be planted. A process that supports the community, the environment and brings Loving Earth consumers closer to the products they purchase.

About Loving Earth

Loving Earth is dedicated to sourcing and manufacturing the highest quality organic, fairly-traded and wild-crafted functional foods and raw chocolate. The three central principles of Loving Earth’s mission are to create products that always are Healthy, Sustainable, and Fair. You can find Loving Earth products on their online shop at and in select retailers in the US, Europe and Australia. For more information about Loving Earth, please visit

May 20, 202146:58
The role of the Director - speaking with Jonathan Finnigan
May 08, 202146:59
Blockchain economics and the world of Stellar - speaking with Sam Conner

Blockchain economics and the world of Stellar - speaking with Sam Conner

Sam Conner is an entrepreneur, business and real estate investor, researcher, historian and Stellar enthusiast. He's a Stellar champion and regular on both the Stellar Podcast and Public Node Podcast.

You can follow Sam at his Twitter account: @samconnerone

Apr 29, 202150:30
Blockchain economics and the opportunity for social advancement - speaking with Navroop Sahdev

Blockchain economics and the opportunity for social advancement - speaking with Navroop Sahdev

Navroop Sahdev is the founder and CEO of The Digital Economist, an impact organization with the mission to drive technological convergence by bringing investable opportunities, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, to the fore. A pioneering economist and technology futurist, Navroop’s work lies at the intersection of emerging technologies, economic science and business strategy. Along with the world’s most respected digital economists, in 2019 she co-authored “Blockchain Economics: Implications of Distributed Ledgers: Markets, Communications Networks, and Algorithmic Reality”, the first book on the economics of blockchain.

Navroop is currently a Connection Science Fellow at the MIT Media Lab, part of a curated group of top scholars and entrepreneurs in emerging technologies with a track record of outstanding achievement, who are building the future of Distributed Ledger Technologies, Digital Identity and Digital Networks. She was listed as one of the Top Blockchain Influencers in 2018 by Media Shower.

Navroop is frequently interviewed by Forbes as a subject matter expert on the economics of emerging tech. She has co-authored Hyperledger’s "Blockchain for Business" online course - the biggest on the subject - with over 170,000 students so far and is regularly requested as a keynote speaker at industry conferences. She holds three masters in IP Management, Economics of Innovation and Applied Economics. Previously, she worked at Harvard University and the United Nations Environment Programme. In 2017, Navroop served as a United Nations Youth Delegate.




Apr 23, 202136:39
Stellar and opportunities in the nonprofit sector - speaking with Daniel Fisher
Apr 22, 202130:50
NFTs, Smart Contracts and why decentralisation rules - Tyler from the Stellar Development Foundation

NFTs, Smart Contracts and why decentralisation rules - Tyler from the Stellar Development Foundation

Today we speak to Tyler van der Hoeven, Ecosystem Evangelist at the Stellar Development Foundation for a techie podcast that dives into the world of NFTs and Smart Contracts.

Tyler has been with Stellar since 2019, and brings broad technical knowledge to the application of tough to understand technologies such as NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens) and Smart Contracts.

We attempt to cut through the current hype that surrounds NFTs - for sure they are here to stay, but the really interesting use cases are likely to be quite different from the hype currently dominating the media.

We also dive into Smart Contracts including Tyler’s current focus “Stellar Turrets'' which is “A decentralized, turing complete network for the secure, cost-effective, creation and signing of Stellar transactions.”

Tyler gets into the importance and relevance of decentralised systems, and why these systems are going to be so important as we look to create better ways of rewarding people inside the economic communities we create.

If you want to connect with Tyler, you can find him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

If you want to get involved in Smart Contracts on Stellar then learn more about Stellar Turrents here or join  the Discord channel.

Apr 13, 202149:32
Donor insights and fundraising tips & tricks with Jason Lewis
Mar 31, 202148:54
Digital marketing and the donor landscape - a conversation with Brady Josephson

Digital marketing and the donor landscape - a conversation with Brady Josephson

Brady is the Managing Director of the NextAfter Institute where he performs original research, develops evidence-based resources, and provides data-driven training to help organizations raise more money online to fund their life-changing work.

A charity nerd, adjunct professor, and international speaker, his thoughts have been featured in The Huffington Post, NPR, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy among others. He was the lead researcher and author of The Canadian Online Fundraising Scorecard, The State of Nonprofit Donation Pages, and The State of Nonprofit Email Cultivation. Brady is also a host of The Generosity Freakshow — a podcast discussing how we can improve, optimize, and grow giving and an adjunct professor at North Park University’s School of Business and Nonprofit Management.

Before coming to NextAfter, Brady worked for the company he started, The Josephson Group, which founded Shift, a digital agency, and Nonprofit Supply Co., a Google Ad Grant advertising service.

Brady began his career at Spark Ventures, a start-up non-profit doing development work in Zambia, after receiving his Masters in Nonprofit Administration. He oversaw fundraising and marketing there before moving to Opportunity International, the world’s largest Christian microfinance organization, where he worked in digital fundraising and then served as National Marketing Director in Canada.

He lives just outside Dallas, Texas with his wife, Liz, son, Hendrix, and dog, Melly. You can connect with him on LinkedIn, follow him on Twitter, @bradyjosephson, and learn more about his speaking here.

Mar 25, 202131:27
Blockchain, rewards and smart agriculture - speaking with Marc Eberle
Mar 17, 202140:17
Donor motivation and Decoding the WHY - chatting with Nate Andorsky
Feb 26, 202132:52
The importance of student wellbeing - speaking with Beth Kerr
Jan 27, 202133:13
Learn how the right mindset is essential during times of adversity - Speaking with Karen Tok

Learn how the right mindset is essential during times of adversity - Speaking with Karen Tok

Karen is an Inspirational Speaker, Thought Leader on A New Way to Win, and Founder of award-winning biotechnology recruitment firm, ScienTec Consulting Pte Ltd.  A highly dynamic individual and forward-thinking business leader, Karen was nominated for the Great Woman of Our Times Award 2018 by Woman’s Weekly Magazine and a recipient of the merit award for Shell LiveWire Young Business Start-up Award 2005.

Karen is a visionary self-starter who attained outstanding entrepreneurial success despite being written off as an academic no-hoper with a learning disability. With a seed capital of S$10,000, she built a thriving business valued at S$10 million dollars at the time of trade sales some 12 years later.

Karen start-up weathered the storm of two recessions: she first started her business during the 2001 recession post-dot-com bubble crash and was further hit by the Global Financial Crisis in 2009 during the scale-up stage. Tons of near-fatal business mistakes were made with six-figure sums spent on an expansion that went down the drain. With escalating overheads, fierce competition, high staff turnover, and unfavourable economy, they didn’t just weather the storms, they thrived.   Under her helm, ScienTec won over 20 prestigious industry awards and expanded its Biotech and Pharmaceutical  headhunting services to other verticals and related services. To think that Karen had no prior industry knowledge nor sector expertise when she started the company!

For Karen's full profile and more on her work visit her website:

Dec 14, 202033:46
Connecting and protecting our ecosystems - a conversation with Pei Su or ACTAsia
Dec 01, 202043:28
The importance of collaboration as we work towards a greener world - chatting with Will Richardson

The importance of collaboration as we work towards a greener world - chatting with Will Richardson

Nov 25, 202036:57
Leadership, culture and effectively engaging your teams - speaking with Nada Lena

Leadership, culture and effectively engaging your teams - speaking with Nada Lena

On this episode I speak with Nada Lena about the importance of defining company culture and what it means to effectively engage the workforce.

Nada is the founder and CEO of Rise Up For You, Leadership and Career Confidence Coach, and TEDx Motivational Speaker.

With over 10 years of experience as a college professor and former top executive for an education corporation, Nada understands the importance of fusing education, empowerment, and leadership together as she works with her clients and speaks to audiences worldwide. She has toured the world as a singer, has a Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership, and has coached and mentored close to 50,000 individuals around the world on self-empowerment, career strategy, and soft skills.

Nada has been featured on hundreds of podcasts and radio shows and has also been a motivational and educational speaker on platforms such as TEDx Talks, The Female Quotient, The California Human Resources Conference, Wonder Women Tech, The Human Gathering and more. Her company, Rise Up For You has been featured and worked with brands such as CBS, LA Fitness, Google Next 19, and more.

Nada is a proud TEDx Women speaker, has been awarded the Chief's Award from the Orange County Sheriff's Department for her work in 2018 and is a three-time finalist for The Emerging Woman-Owned Business Award from Connected Women of Influence.

Nada believes that in order to create change within our communities, companies, and households, we must first create change within ourselves. It’s a collective effort needed from all parties; no company, adult, or young adult can be left behind. The world needs us at our best!

Nov 13, 202028:27
Supporting the Goals with Colin Curtis
Oct 29, 202033:20
Food insecurity in 2020 - Speaking with Chris Costanzo, the founder and editor of Food Bank News
Oct 05, 202029:49
Mental wellbeing in the modern era - chatting with Yen-Lu Chow
Oct 01, 202047:56
Talking with Bian Li on startups, SDGs, purpose and what lies ahead
Aug 28, 202044:03
WOCStar investment for startup success - chatting with Colleen Bataille
Aug 19, 202041:57
Business in 2020 and what lies ahead - speaking with Steve Gibbons

Business in 2020 and what lies ahead - speaking with Steve Gibbons

On this episode we chat with Steve Gibbons. A member of our board, Steve is co-founder of Ergon, one of our business partners and a company that helps organisations implement commitments on human rights, labour standards and gender equality.

Steve has over 25 years’ experience in labour and human rights issues. He has consulted to major international institutions, multinational companies, not-for-profit organizations and trade unions, including the ILO, World Bank Group, EBRD, the European Commission, London 2012, the ETI, UK Department for International Development and OSCE. He has worked in more than 20 countries across sectors including oil and gas, mining, retail, agribusiness, finance, and clothing and merchandise supply chains.

Steve has particular expertise in facilitating stakeholder dialogue and in devising and managing grievance and dispute resolution mechanisms in line with the UN Guiding Principles, including for the London 2012 Olympic Games. He is a expert member of the Independent Complaints Mechanism of DEG and FMO.

Before Ergon, Steve was head of employment law at Incomes Data Services, the UK’s largest labour relations research centre. He is a UK-qualified lawyer, a regular conference speaker and the founder of the UK’s leading online training company for lawyers, CPDCast®.

We chat about the current pandemic, how it has disrupted business and whats still to come in 2020 and beyond.

You can find our more about Steve’s work at:

Jul 29, 202045:27
Rugby, tech and the UN SDG's - chatting with Andy Gomarsall MBE

Rugby, tech and the UN SDG's - chatting with Andy Gomarsall MBE

Andy is a Rugby World Cup winner in 2003 & played for 7 premiership clubs spanning 17 years & amassing over 200 premiership appearances, matched only be 9 others in the Premiership.

He was educated at Bedford School where he captained England U18 to a Grand Slam & Oxford Brookes University achieving a degree in Marketing Management & Tourism.

Andy has won League titles, Premiership titles & Cup titles in his time with London Wasps & Gloucester. His dream of wearing the England No 9 jersey in a World Cup Final was reached in RWC 2007, the team showing enormous resilience to make back to back World Cup finals. He was awarded an MBE for services to Rugby in 2004 for his part in winning the world cup in 2003.

Andy retired from the game in May 2010 & is now a Director & Owner of his family business N2S. (Network 2 Supplies Ltd). N2S are a Telecoms & IT services supplier, started in 2002 by his father Jack. His role see’s him lead the overall sales strategy & partnerships in the channel. N2S provide unique services in the lifecycle of products, specialising in reuse & recycling of all associated materials. Investment in the circular economy places N2S in an exciting phase, especially with new privacy laws (EU GDPR) set to become official in 2018, supporting business & government to protect their data holding devices.

Andy's drive, inspiration & determination in sport & business came from his hero Muhammad Ali to whom he met as a 5 year old. His involvement in rugby is now as a commentator, starring in RWC 2011 & 2015 with ITV. He commentated in last years Rugby World Cup Final for the World Feed, his 3rd involvement in a Final.

Andy is also a trustee to ‘The School of Hard Knocks’ (SOHK), currently filming their 9th series in London Docklands, & is an ambassador to The Wooden Spoon. His fundraising is normally achieved on the golf course where he is a 16 handicap! He is married to Francesca & has three daughters, Olivia, Indianna & Grace.

You can find out more about Andy on Linked in:

Jul 03, 202053:44
Where technology and social impact interact - speaking with Samira Khan

Where technology and social impact interact - speaking with Samira Khan

Today we're chatting with Samira Khan. Samira works at the intersection of social impact + tech at Salesforce. She's focused on impact measurement and the SDGs and has worked on global social impact and innovation across corporations, governments, and the social sector for over twelve years. Samira's work spans the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia. She is a former strategy /management consultant at Accenture; and while with A.T. Kearney in Southeast Asia, played a leading role in starting their social impact organization. Samira is also passionate about youth empowerment toward the SDGs and gender.

We speak about social entrepreneurship, what that means today and how its important, where technology is being put to good use both in the for profit and not for profit sectors and of course touch on the current situation - the impact and changes being seen following the disruption of 2020.

Samira can be found@samiraakhan on Twitter / LinkedIn.

Jun 24, 202035:59
Supporting families and the pets they love - Nicole Wilks & Animal Food Bank

Supporting families and the pets they love - Nicole Wilks & Animal Food Bank

On this episode I’m speaking with Nicole Wilks from Animal Food Bank in Canada. An organisation she founded and runs with her partner AJ. Originally started in Kelowna, BC, the Animal Food Bank aims to become a national organization promoting the sharing of resources and knowledge, and promoting collaboration between organizations working to feed and shelter the homeless and their pets and low-income individuals, house them, and help change their circumstances. Their aim is to help fill gaps where they find them, and collaborate and support existing organizations.

They plan to create a nationwide network of support for each other, and people in need with their pets, from food, to supplies, to vet care, to housing.

For more information on Nicole and Animal Food Bank visit their website:

May 28, 202028:26
Crowdsourcing, purpose and understanding your why - chatting with Epi Ludvik

Crowdsourcing, purpose and understanding your why - chatting with Epi Ludvik

As one of the pioneers in the crowdsourcing ad space, Epi Ludvik has established himself as a radical thinker and leader in crowdsourcing. As a global citizen, Epi has worked with clients throughout Asia, Europe and the US and understands the purpose-driven influence the crowd economy can have, not only on brands, but also on the greater society. With this knowledge and experience Epi founded Crowdsourcing Week in 2013. Since the first CSW Global conference in 2013, over 20,000 people from 75 countries have attended various CSW events, marking them as the crowdsourcing events to attend.

A serial entrepreneur since graduation, Epi creates the strategies needed to leverage the crowd and drive exponential business growth.

You can find our more or contact Epi on the following links:

May 24, 202033:30
Engineering business success whilst navigating Covid-19 - John Walker

Engineering business success whilst navigating Covid-19 - John Walker

John Walker held the position of President and CEO of Interface Europe and Asia Pacific before retiring a number of years ago.  This leading quoted company in the world of commercial interiors with a turnover of over one billion pounds and seven thousand employees acquired John's services in 1988 with the corporate acquisition of Heuga.  Heuga is a Dutch based company, best known for the manufacture and marketing of carpet tiles.  John joined Heuga in 1972.  Interface built an enviable reputation for customer service as well as winning a number of awards in the category of 'The Best Company to Work For'.

John started his working life as a professional soccer player, having played for England schoolboys, but was forced to retire from this sport following a serious injury, after which he pursued a career in finance.

He achieved a first place in the ACCA Accountancy Examination and worked in the motor and advertising industries before joining Heuga, moving to Holland with the Company in 1978 as group finance director.  He transferred to Sales and Marketing during the eighties with profit responsibility for just about every part of Heuga (now Interface) stretching from Western Europe to Australia and Japan.  In addition, he pioneered the opening of a number of businesses for Interface in Eastern Europe in the early nineties He also helped to develop and initiate a strategy to enable Interface to become the first name in industrial ecology and a truly sustainable enterprise.

Since retirement, John has set up and helped to develop a number of successful businesses in the following business sectors: change management consultants, a nursing home group specialising in care for mentally ill patients, a company specialising in development of software products for the recruitment industry, a business to business mobile/landline communications company, a digital advertising company and a tennis centre incorporating a top tennis academy.  He also advises several other companies and in a number of cases has been appointed chairman of the board.

He chairs the board of a growing company, which provides a performance improvement product and service to the NHS and is engaged in leadership development and coaching with senior management of a significant hospital trust.

May 12, 202044:50
Leadership during crisis - speaking with Peter Baines OAM

Leadership during crisis - speaking with Peter Baines OAM

Investigating homicides, leading international teams into scenes of crisis and disaster is not your normal path to global keynote speaker and business consultant. It was this unique path that provided insights into leadership which are so different yet offer relevant reflections and learnings to businesses facing change, growth or challenges of their own.

Peter Baines worked in countries following major crisis including Indonesia, Japan, Thailand and Saudi Arabia. His grounding came from two decades as a forensic investigator that saw him unravel the mysteries and discover the secrets of criminals thought rested solely with them.  Prior to finishing his career as a forensic investigator he would spend time working with both Interpol in Lyon, France and the United Nations Office of Drug and Crime advising on Counter Terrorism and capacity building.

But it was the work in Thailand that brought the biggest change. In response to the needs of the children left without a home or parents he would form Hands Across the Water and commence fundraising in Australia to build them a home.  Ten years after starting the charity he now spends much of his time helping other charity leaders through The Growth Project and advises business on how they can and indeed should benefit from their engagement with their community partners through corporate social responsibility programs.

If you'd like to speak with Peter to enquire on his services or support his charity, you can do at his website.

May 02, 202042:55
How creativity is curiosity - a podcast with Fredrik Haren aka The Creativity Explorer

How creativity is curiosity - a podcast with Fredrik Haren aka The Creativity Explorer

Apr 29, 202033:53
Beyond C19 - Purpose and value with Simon Meyer

Beyond C19 - Purpose and value with Simon Meyer

Simon Meyer is a successful serial entrepreneur operating in the recruitment space in Australia just on the cusp of launching his new start-up Compono.

He has also joined the advisory board of Task - and we're very happy to be bringing his expertise and advice to the Task team.

In this podcast we examine the role of purpose and value in businesses, whether the affects of Covid-19 will see increased need for purpose within the work place, and how the investments landscapes might change as a result.

If you'd like to speak to Simon, contact him via LinkedIn or get in touch via the Compono website.

Apr 21, 202028:31
Solar leasing and Covid-19 isolation in Goa - speaking with Sam Goyal
Apr 04, 202046:23
Where silence is communication - a conversation with Dr. Matt Yoxall

Where silence is communication - a conversation with Dr. Matt Yoxall

We originally spoke to Dr Matt Yoxall at the beginning of 2019, hearing about his experiences working with NGO's helping to reduce trafficking, being part of theatre groups in Chin State, and his emerging work with corporates on the power of story telling. That podcast can be found under the title - Why we should all tell stories (published 31.1.19). In this episode we go in to greater depth on that corporate work and how attributes such as silence, play a key role in top level communication.

For more on Matt Yoxall visit his website:

Feb 16, 202051:34
SeedTribe - combining financial success with Impact investments

SeedTribe - combining financial success with Impact investments

In the episode of the Task podcast we talk to Rosalind Grubin from

SeedTribe believe that "business can be our most powerful driver to enact meaningful and positive change in the world."

Rozzy talks us through the background of SeedTribe, success stories, the thinking behind impact investing and what they hope to achieve as an organisation which extends services beyond just finding start-ups investment.

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From London's west end to full moon island - a conversation with DJ Graham Gold

From London's west end to full moon island - a conversation with DJ Graham Gold

LEGEND is a word frequently used by people when they talk about Graham Gold, one of the most influential and ground breaking DJ’s ever on London’s Kiss 100. 5 years in the DJ Mag Top 40, when it truly meant something, over 700,000 mix albums sold (6 x British Phonographic Institute artist) and played in clubs and festivals in over 150 cities across 50 countries. Fast forward to 2019, and whilst those heady days of global fame are gone, he remains very much a recognised name as a dance music pioneer, and as such plays his deep house, progressive house, progressive trance and melodic techno at all of the parties on Koh Phangan, Thailand where he now lives including Guys Bar, Eden Garden, LostParadise, Loi Lay, Maya, Addict and Lighthouse

Graham previously ran the Koolworld, Peach and Good:As record labels where he took numerous tracks from the underground and turned them into commercial successes. One of his biggest singings was Mat Darey’s ‘Liberation”’ which made the UK Top 20. Good:As also managed the UK & Ibiza diaries of Armin, Tiesto and Ferry Corsten from 1998-2001. He was a sought after TV presenter and hosted the clubbing TV show ‘BPM’ which aired on the UK’s number one commercial channel as well presenting a few shows from WMC for MTV.

Graham has been a DJ his whole life and lived through disco, soul, jazz funk and was there at the beginning of the house music phenomenon. In 1985-1986 after years on London’s Pirate radio stations he presented the soul show on London’s Capital FM ahead of his move to Kiss 100FM. His real ‘craft learning years’ were at Gullivers in London’s Mayfair from 1980-1989 where he played 6 nights a week, 7 a hours a night to the capitals movers and shakers. It’s no wonder clubbers and the whole industry call him a legend! He is to be found in the global online dictionary WIKIPEDIA.

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