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My name is Chris Machut, small business owner, engineer and passionate technology advocate for making our lives better. In this podcast series, I share my vision of the future of technology in industry, through the lens of a safety and productivity pioneer.

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Episode 20 - Cash Flow is King PodcastAug 12, 2022

Episode 24 - The Crypto Cake CEX Vs DEX

Episode 24 - The Crypto Cake CEX Vs DEX

With cryptocurrency, users have access to innovative digital payments that offer secure and modernized solutions. For a more user-friendly experience in the crypto space, CEXs are an easy point of entry. Additionally, customers can benefit from customer support if needed. DEXes provide advantages better suited for experienced traders who prioritize decentralization over convenience. These exchanges do not involve central authorities or third parties, thus offering enhanced security through greater personal control of funds stored on and traded on them.

In this episode, Mr Machut will discuss The Crypto Cake - CEX vs DEX.

Jan 27, 202314:46
Episode 23 - Blockchain Basics

Episode 23 - Blockchain Basics

The blockchain is a digital ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions. It is constantly growing as "completed" blocks are added to it with a new set of recordings. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data. Bitcoin nodes use the block chain to differentiate legitimate Bitcoin transactions from attempts to re-spend coins that have already been spent elsewhere.

In this episode, Mr Machut will discuss the basics of blockchain.

Dec 16, 202212:39
Episode 22 - Be Alpha

Episode 22 - Be Alpha

All being an alpha really means is having an edge that other leaders don’t, having a drive that other leaders don’t and having a tenacity that is absolutely unquenchable and unstoppable.

It’s the combination of all three of these elements – edge, drive and unquenchable and unstoppable tenacity – that gets things done, gets you ahead in business and drives society forward.

That’s what makes the difference between a mediocre person and an alpha.

In this episode, Mr Machut will discuss how to become an effective alpha leader.

Nov 18, 202211:44
Episode 21 - Continuous Learning is the Key to Longevity

Episode 21 - Continuous Learning is the Key to Longevity

In order for a business to be successful, it is essential that the employees are constantly learning. This can come in many forms, such as attending workshops and seminars, reading books and articles related to their industry, or even taking online courses. The bottom line is that employees need to be continuously learning in order to keep up with the ever-changing world of business. In this episode, Mr Machut will discuss the importance of continuous learning for business success.

Oct 21, 202214:42
Episode 20 - Cash Flow is King

Episode 20 - Cash Flow is King

Any business owner will tell you that cash flow is essential to keeping their business afloat. Without cash, businesses have trouble meeting payroll, paying bills and maintaining inventory. In some cases, businesses may even have to resort to using credit lines or taking out loans just to keep the lights on. In this episode, Mr Machut will talk about why cash flow is king; for while it's true that cash is king when it comes to business, it's important to remember that it's not the only factor that determines a business's success.

Aug 12, 202207:57
Episode 19 - Don't be a Leader Alone

Episode 19 - Don't be a Leader Alone

Even the best and most gifted entrepreneurs in the world can’t do it ALL by themselves, it has always been a team effort. In this episode, Mr. Machut talks about the differences between entrepreneurs and leaders and how to succeed as a leader. 

Jul 15, 202208:24
Episode 18 - "Dangers of Fake News"

Episode 18 - "Dangers of Fake News"

There have been many cases where fake news stories were shared at work, leading people into believing inaccurately. In this episode Mr. Machut will teach you how to identify potential problems with your company's information and avoid any pitfalls that could arise from them before they get out of hand.

Jun 17, 202208:58
Episode 17 - "Remote Work and the Traditional System"

Episode 17 - "Remote Work and the Traditional System"

In this Episode, Mr. Machut talks about the 7 benefits of working remotely. Working remotely can offer a number of advantages, including more flexible hours, the ability to work from anywhere, and increased productivity. However, it's important to be aware of the potential challenges of working remotely, such as feelings of isolation and distractions at home. With a little planning and effort, you can overcome these challenges and reap the benefits of working remotely. Mr. Machut's 7 tips will help you get started on the path to successful remote work.

Apr 22, 202210:32
Episode 16 - "Coaching Different Personalities"

Episode 16 - "Coaching Different Personalities"

In this Episode, Mr. Machut will be taking a deep dive into the depths of the human psyche and exploring the art of coaching different personalities.

Mar 29, 202212:27
Episode 15- "Avoiding Leadership Burnout"
Feb 18, 202211:27
Episode 14 - "Entrepreneur - Extreme Highs and Lows"
Jan 16, 202208:27
Episode 13 - "Spire - Five Keys To Business Bliss"
Dec 17, 202112:52
Episode 12 - "Crisis? - Deal With It"
Nov 19, 202110:28
Episode 11 - "Entrepreneurship Sucks (Sometimes)"

Episode 11 - "Entrepreneurship Sucks (Sometimes)"

In this podcast and article on, Chris talks about the successes and failures of entrepreneurship and some ideas about navigating around the treacherous paths.  

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Oct 16, 202110:05
Episode 10 - Offensive and Defensive Leadership

Episode 10 - Offensive and Defensive Leadership

In this podcast and article on, Chris Machut shares about his ideas based on experience with "Armored versus Daring Leadership" and provides an alternative way to look at leadership - especially in business - "Offensive and Defensive Leadership".  

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Sep 15, 202109:11
Episode 9 - "Managing the AI Child"
Aug 14, 202110:06
Episode 8 - "The Goldilocks Zone"
Jul 17, 202111:20
Episode 7 - "Supercharge Productivity with Cameras"

Episode 7 - "Supercharge Productivity with Cameras"

In this podcast and article on, Chris Machut talks about "supercharging productivity with cameras".  Mr. Machut discusses - candidly - the pros and cons of deploying cameras in enterprise businesses.  

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Jun 18, 202108:01
Episode 6 - "Don't Create a Monster with Tech"

Episode 6 - "Don't Create a Monster with Tech"

In this podcast and article on, Chris Machut talks about preventing "monsters in tech."  It all starts by first synchronizing with your team to enable them to work asynchronously. Skip that step and wait for a monster to appear!

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May 21, 202108:29
Episode 5 – “Cancelled”
Apr 16, 202108:13
Episode 4 - "Pint-Sized Mentality"

Episode 4 - "Pint-Sized Mentality"

You should see the face of this dude from England that I speak to periodically; he helps me with some of our marketing endeavors.

  • Unshaven
  • Gaunt
  • Disheveled

Rich didn’t always look like that, though.  Like all of his fellow countrymen, he has endured a three-month lockdown, with little more than a grocery store open, let alone a pub.  (No wonder he looks so poorly.)

I’m Chris Machut, CEO at Netarus, manufacturer of the HoistCam system.  And, comparatively, I look like Brad Pitt.

(Ok, I get that a lot.)

Seriously, not only do I feel sorry for anyone enduring draconian anti-Covid measures right now, but I’m also here to make a wider point about lockdowns and the value of sacrifice.

Many scientists would agree on the merits of hard lockdown (the virus inescapably spreads between us) but surely they would also demand clear results.  That’s the whole point of science, isn’t it?  We research, measure, record, and act.

Many governments and authorities seem to have lost sight of that recently.  They’ve become obsessed with lockdowns at the expense of reality.  Surely there has to be some balance that considers the societal and economic costs of hard lockdown.  What about mental health, livelihoods, loneliness, etc.?  Have Rich’s leaders in England and those in, say, California gone too far for too long?  I think they might have.

We can use oppressive leadership as a warning sign when it comes to technology, and specifically crane and safety systems.  My fear is that this lockdown and draconian mentality is as contagious as a virus in its own right.  It’ll catch on to the point where we’re employing measures and giving instructions with restriction in mind without an end purpose.

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a BIG fan of technology.  Look at my company if you’re in any doubt.  I’m a tech geek, damn it.  And proud.

Forget the movie star looks, razor-sharp wit, James Bond charm, and second-to-none business acumen…  I’m really at my happiest with my head in a computer, trying to apply technology to life’s problems.  When I get some time off work, I talk about material handling, cameras, and tech.

Tech rules!

But, I NEVER apply technology for technology's sake.  There has to be a point to it.  Its implementation must make us better, faster, cleverer, more productive… SAFER.  Otherwise, there’s no point.

In the first episode of this podcast series I tackled the myth that our cameras are there to check-up or pry on workers.  As I said, we’ve had many crane operators look at our systems at trade shows and be shocked by the clarity of image, ease of use and extent to which utilization would enhance their work. But they sometimes wonder if there’s a catch.

There’s not.

Mar 24, 202108:08
Episode 3 - "Accident Reporting"

Episode 3 - "Accident Reporting"

In this third podcast and article on, Chris Machut goes over two important incidents and perspectives on accident reporting in industry.  What is the best way to handle incidents?

Feb 16, 202108:19
Episode 2 - “The World is Changing”
Jan 15, 202106:43
Episode 1 - "Caught on Camera"

Episode 1 - "Caught on Camera"

In this first podcast and article, Chris Machut introduces with a challenge to the listeners and readers to "myth-bust" their way to ubiquity with technology.  Machut talks about how 2020 has brought upon changes and how crane cameras should be implemented in today’s market concerning safety and productivity.

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Dec 16, 202009:42