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Misfits: Wisdom from Unconventional Individuals
88 minutes | 9 months ago
#44 Making Celebrity Friends, Monk Mode and Marketing Deep Dive, Nate Green
“You don’t want to do what they do, you want to see how they see”.– Nate GreenNate Green, is an author of multiple books, marketing strategist at Precision Nutrition and a recovering fitness junkie.Nate barely graduated high school with 1.7 GPA. Despite all odds, he became one of the most sought after writers and strategists in the fitness industry. He wrote one of the most popular blog post on Tim Ferriss' blog, The Extreme Weight Cutting Secrets of UFC Fighters. In this conversation, we spoke about:When it's time be aloneHow to make celebrity friends 80/20 guide to be good at marketing See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
107 minutes | 10 months ago
#43 Adventures and Advice From A Former World Class Pick-up Artist, Tynan
Tynan, is an entrepreneur, personal coach and minimalist nomad. He is the author of best-selling books, Superhuman by Habit and Forever Nomad. Tynan also pioneered the idea of Empire housing, to share homeownership with friends. With this, he brought an island in Canada and homes in Hawaii, Budapest, Tokyo and Vegas.In his former life, he is a pickup artist and instructor, best known as Herbal in The Game by Neil Strauss.In this conversation, we spoke about:What he learnt as a pickup artistHow to make friends as an adult How to give advice that people listen See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
143 minutes | 10 months ago
#042 The Becoming of a 27 Year Old CEO Coach & Matchmaker, Nina Barber
Nina Barber, is an executive and CEO coach & matchmaker. In 2 years, she is billing $2,500 - $10,000/month per client for her coaching services. She is also the founder of Prismaticco, a matchmaking service for startup executives to find coaches. Nina has also co-founded a social enterprise, Nika that brings clean water to more than 40,000 people every day. In this conversation, we spoke about: Why Nina spends $50,000 a year on self-development The emotional journey of operation to closing a $3 million dollar start-up How did Nina build her coaching practice in record speed See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
59 minutes | a year ago
#041 How to Have Great Sex in a Long-Term Relationship, Dr Stephen Snyder
Dr Stephen Snyder is a sex and couple therapist for over 30 years. His goal, to help you have great sex. He is also the author of Love Worth Making: How to Have Ridiculously Great Sex in a Long-Lasting Relationship. Stephen is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine. In this conversation, we spoke about: Why you should be sexually selfish How the idea of “desire” can mess up your sex life Why our thinking brain is stopping us from having "great sex" and how to "turn it off" See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
93 minutes | a year ago
#040 Derek Sivers on Tinder Dating Strategies, Finding Purpose and the Art of Singapore
Derek Sivers, is a kind of a reluctant entrepreneur, circus-clown musician turned author. In 1998, Derek created CD Baby by helping his friends sell their CDs. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100 million in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22 million, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education. He went to speak at the TED Conference, for 3 times in 2010 (which is unheard of), with more than 18 million views of his talks. Since 2011, he has published 34 books, including “Anything You Want,” which I love so much. In this conversation, we spoke about: What Derek love about Singapore Things he learn about sex How and when to use "feeling" when making decisons This is one of my favourite interview, enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
153 minutes | a year ago
#39 The 25 Year Old Doctor that Amassed a 500K YouTube Following, Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal, is a YouTuber and junior doctor in the UK. His YouTube channel has more than 30 millions view and 500K subscribers. He is also the founder of 6med, the largest medical exam preparation crash course in the world. Ali holds a doctorate from Cambridge University. In this conversation, we spoke about: Ali's battle-tested learning techniques How to choose your doctors How to grow a YouTube while having a 50 hours/workweek doctor gig and much more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
117 minutes | a year ago
#38 The Decision Coach from the Inaugural Team of Seth Godin’s altMBA, Michelle Florendo
Michelle Florendo, is a coach for Type-A professionals and executives. She has served on the inaugural coaching team for Seth Godin’s altMBA, guest-taught on Stanford’s famous Design Your Life course, and is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council. Michelle is also a mother of 2, admits these achievements. Her coaching philosophy is a blend of decision engineering, design thinking, and lean startup principles. Michelle holds a bachelor from Stanford University and an MBA from UC Berkeley. In this conversation, we spoke about: Michelle’s evolution as a coach What is travel roulette? The hard truth about being a coach and much more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
108 minutes | a year ago
#37: Remote Work, Learning to Code & Happiness – Steph Smith
Steph Smith (@stephsmithio), 25 is a senior analyst working on Trends, tracking up-and-coming trends. After less than a year of learning to code (while having a full-time job), she has won the Golden Kitty award for inclusion, on Product Hunt. Steph writes a blog about remote work, women in tech and learning to code. These days when she is not at work, she is building Upread, a tool connecting indie publishers with their readers. In this conversation, we spoke about: Things women face in the tech industry Steph’s transition from consulting to remote work The ups and downs of remote work and much more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
141 minutes | 2 years ago
#36: Khailee Ng — Conversation about Necker Island, Marriage and the Gig Economy
Khailee Ng is a managing partner of 500 Startups, a venture capital firm. He has led more than 180 startup investments, with a few “unicorn” successes such as Grab and Bukalapa. Khailee has previously founded Groupsmore which got acquired by Groupon and Says.com, which got subsequently acquired by Media Prima, Malaysia’s largest online media company. BUT, even if you have zero interest in startups, this episode is well worth the time. This is really about the habits and beliefs of a successful (and fun) person. Enjoy this conversation with a curious character! In this conversation, we spoke about: Lesson learnt at Richard’s Branson Necker Island How does Khailee study and prepare for marriage Principal to a kick-ass pitch See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
102 minutes | 2 years ago
#35:The 34 Years Old Internet Millionaire Who Sold Everything Away, Alvin Poh
Alvin Poh is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Vodien, a cloud hosting company. Vodien was founded in 2002. It was later acquired by Dreamscape in 2017, and was valued for S$ 30million. Shortly after being a millionaire at 33 years old, he sold most of his belongings (including his Lamborghini) and embraced minimalism. Alvin holds a masters in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon. He is now travelling and snowboarding around the world. In this conversation, we spoke about: Why Alvin sold his Lamborghini and embrace minimalism The evolution of Alvin’s fitness routine How Alvin apply the 80/20 principle to business Links Mentioned Connect with Alvin Poh: Website | Instagram At 34, Alvin Poh Is A Multi-Millionaire. But He Doesn’t Think He’s Rich by Justin Vanderstraaten I Became a Millionaire at 33 And It Was A Disappointment by Alvin Poh Solve for Happy by Mo Gawdat Naval Ravikant interview on Farnam Street by Shane Parrish (Transcript) Interactive BrokersSAXOVanguard Total Index Fund Accumulating Capital Class Withholding tax on ETFs for Singaporeans Powerlifting Callisthenics The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman Book review by Derek Sivers Notepad++Tasker (Andriod) Foxit (Andriod) PDFpen (Mac OS and iOS) Transporter 95 by Osprey Show Notes How does Alvin network during his time at Vodien? [02:48] When did Alvin know he was an entrepreneur? [24:21] Alvin sharing how his childhood influence his outlook on materialism [27:08] What does happiness means to Alvin now? [30:05] What did Alvin do after exiting Vodien? [44:23] Why did Alvin decide to drop out of Junior College and enrol in Polytechnic? [56:01] What is one thing Alvin wished he learnt earlier as a leader? [01:05:18] How does Alvin identity and form his inner circle? [01:14:15] What are the pro & cons of SAXO and InteractiveBrokers? [01:17:09] What is the evolution of Alvin’s fitness routine? [01:20:48] See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
99 minutes | 3 years ago
#34: Conference Hacking, Self-Awareness and Personal System with JR Hinds
JR Hinds is the owner of Hinds and Associates, specialising in employer-sponsored health insurance plans. Today, over 90% of his business is developed through referrals. He has a private pilot’s license and flies a Cessna 172. He also jumped out of an airplane twice (but never one that he was flying). JR rappelled down the building the day before his wedding day and threw a surprise wedding for his 50 guests. One of his favourite things to do is to spend time with his 4 nephews and his niece. In this conversation, we spoke about Learnings from the World Domination Summit Conference hacking JR's personal mission statement and much more! JR apologise for the wrong mention of "Yes Marsha Marsha". It's Yes Yes Marsha. There was a lot of nervous laughter in this episode - mainly from me. Listen to the podcast to know why. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
207 minutes | 3 years ago
#33: The Magician Behind the Higher Education Revolution, Michelle Jones
“I don't think we ask deep enough questions and give young people enough credit for being able to have those answer within themselves.”– Michelle Jones Michelle Jones is the founder of a higher education institution, Wayfinding Academy. It is a new 2-year college aiming to revolutionize higher education. They have been approved to offer Associate’s degrees by Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission. She has taught in traditional colleges for 15 years. Some of the institutions include (but not limited to) Boston University, University of New Mexico and Concordia University of Portland. Michelle is also the organizer of TEDx Mt Hood for the last 8 years. Wayfinding Academy is currently having a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign from June 17th - July 27th to raise $60,000. Thier goals are to double their student body size, launch a second program, and impact twice as many lives. Donate here. In the podcast episode [02:40:00], you can listen to a conversation with a student (Meg Lamberger) of the Wayfinding Academy about her experiences. Enjoy this incredible conversation! It was very eye-opening for me. In this conversation, we spoke about How Michelle started Wayfinding Academy with a personal budget of $15,000 for 2 years Why Wayfinding Academy doesn't have grades The importance of guides in a student's growth and much more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
169 minutes | 3 years ago
#32: Building a Million-Dollar Design Agency, Daniel Lim
“It is not a failure if there are lessons to be learnt from it.” – Daniel Lim Daniel Lim is an entrepreneur and business coach. His coaching and training practice aims to help people to redefine success, build businesses and do work which is aligned with their values and purpose. Daniel's former design studio, Studio MDS work with clients such as Capella Hotels, Singapore Flyer and National Heritage Board. In 2017, he designed and ran a retreat called #howtohuman for DesignSingapore Council. In this conversation, we spoke about The story of Daniel's burnout Toxic behaviour in the workplace Characteristics of people that who should not be an entrepreneur and much more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
172 minutes | 3 years ago
#31: The 25 Years Old Kid that Took the AI World by Storm, Annabelle Kwok
Annabelle Kwok, 25 is the founder of NeuralBay, an Artificial Intelligence company that specialises in vision analytics. She consults with companies on A.I. driven solutions and was previously the founding CEO of SmartCow. At 20, she travelled alone for 6 weeks to Togo, West Africa. She has witness people fainting from malaria, getting robbed at knife-point, and balanced buckets of water on her head. At 22, she met U.S. President Barack Obama under a youth programme representing Singapore. Annabelle is a black-belt in Taekwondo, a licensed windsurfer, and an avid runner. In this conversation, we spoke about Why did Annabelle has joined the 10 days silent retreat, twice Why she decided to run a marathon in North Korea Her experiences of travelling alone in Togo, West Africa and much more! I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. --- In 2018, I am getting my health in order. I have already lost 5kg in one month. If you have similar goals, and tried a bunch of diet and regime that didn't help. I want to work with you. I have enough time for 3 people at the moment to help achieve their health goals. The session would be free of charge, as I learning and testing things out. I also ask that you only sign up if you are really ready to make some changes. I will motivate you and keep you accountable, but you'll get the most out of my time if we can spend the bulk of our time analysing what you've done and implementing changes. If you are interested, please email me a little introduction of yourself and your goals. Amongst potential candidate who I think we are a good fit, I'll accept people first come first serve. Get in touch by emailing to ask [at] bryanvictor.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
90 minutes | 4 years ago
#30: The Psychiatrist Who Started the Addiction Management Department at IMH, Dr Munidasa Winslow
"No one says that decided to start drinking because my ambition in life is to be an alcoholic. It’s rubbish.” – Dr Munidasa Winslow Munidasa Winslow is a psychiatrist and the executive director of Promises Healthcare. He has been practising psychiatry since 1988 and is known for his work in addiction medicine and impulse control disorders. He was also responsible for the setting up the Addiction Management Department at the Institute of Mental Health. His last appointment at IMH was the Chief of the Department of Addiction Medicine Department at IMH Singapore. Dr Winslow is accredited as a master addiction counsellor and a clinical supervisor. In this conversation, we spoke about Simple yardstick to test if one has an addiction The framework recovery process for addictions Dr Winslow’s views on ADHD and much more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
72 minutes | 4 years ago
#29: The Couple that Built JobsCentral and Cashed Out, Lim Der Shing and Huang Shao-Ning
Lim Der Shing is currently a private investor, Venture Advisor with Jungle Seedplus and board member with several organizations. Huang Shao-Ning is the Managing Partner of Hub Ventures Fund and a Partner at Entrepreneur First, the world’s leading company builder. Together, they are the co-founders of JobsCentral Group and manage a regional portfolio of over 17 angel investments in startups. JobCentral grew from a 2-man startup into an organization with 150 employees over a period of 14 years. In 2011, JobsCentral was acquired by CareerBuilder, making it one of Singapore’s largest tech exits at the time. They did all of that while raising a family of 4 kids. In this conversation, we spoke about How to discern good advice from noise Strategies for hiring and managing talents Effective communication between a couple and much more! I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did! Show Notes Huang Shao-Ning shares about her childhood [01:04] Lim Der Shing shares about his childhood [04:18] How did Der Shing and Shao-Ning end up at Ann Habour University [08:17] How did Der Shing first meet Shao Ning? [12:10] Shao-Ning and Der Shing shares views about taking advice from the elderly [17:14] How do Der Shing and Shao Ning discern good advice from noise? [26:01] Why did Shao-Ning and Der Shing quit their jobs to start JobCentral? [37:10] What are the different stages of JobsCentral's growth? [46:13] Shao Ning and Der Shing shares insights on hiring [51:52] How do you develop a "bullshit" meter for sussing out candidates? [56:12] How do Shao Ning and Der Shing define and view entrepreneurship? [59:14] What did Shao Ning learn from Der Shing? [01:06:23] Links Mentioned Connect with Lim Der Shing and Huang Shao-Ning: Website (Der Shing) | LinkedIn (Shao-Ning) Thanks for listening! And if you have any experience with anything we talked about, I’d love for you to open up in the comments. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Share your story in the comments. Also, please leave an honest review for Misfits Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. Special thanks to Shao-Ning and Der Shing. Until next time! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
114 minutes | 4 years ago
#28 - From Building the Red Rhino to Creating an Iron-Man, Peter Ho
Peter Ho is the CEO of HOPE Technik, an engineering company specializing in Unmanned systems, Defence, Bio-medical, Smart Logistics and Special Vehicles. The company has delivered over 400 projects across 18 countries to date and projects included (but not limited to) the last 4 versions of Red Rhino for the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). HOPE Technik was awarded the Most Technologically Disruptive Collaboration (Collaboration Towards Smart Factory Using Autonomous Guided Vehicles) from SICC in 2017. Peter is an adjunct professor at National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Peter is also a board member of Composite Cluster Singapore and Airgo Design. In this conversation, we spoke about The story of how Peter brought the rarest vintage car in Singapore How did Hope Technik clinch the Red Rhino project? Why did Peter leave his job as a Chief Engineer at Petronas? I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
126 minutes | 4 years ago
#27: The Singaporean Toymaker Who Kickstarted to the Global TED Conference, Michael Sng
Michael Sng is the principal designer of Machination Studio. He is the creator of the Codename Colossus - a Walking War Machine with 435 individually 3D-printed parts. Michael is the first Singaporean who spoke on the main stage at the TED Conference (2016) in Vancouver. He holds a Bachelor of Graphic Design (Advertising) from the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (2000). In this conversation, we spoke about: Tools and skills to design and build a 3D printed & moving toy Hacking Kickstarter to conclude a 442% funded Campaign Michael’s experience preparing for TED and much more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
147 minutes | 4 years ago
#26: Claire Chiang - The Woman Behind the Banyan Tree Resort Group
“If you allow all these barriers and challenges around you to impact you, you’ll never walk out of the house and have terrible mental health. So, get over it.” – Claire Chiang Claire Chiang is the co-founder of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts. She was the Singapore's Woman of the Year (1999). She was the first of two women who to break the long-standing tradition of an all-male member of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI). Claire is the chairperson of the Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund, the Shirin Fozdar Program and the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS). She occasionally contributes to and leads various committees in the Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, National Arts Council and Raffles Girls’ Secondary School. In this conversation, we spoke about How to deal with the "glass ceiling" How to be a mum while running a business What Claire learnt from the study of Sociology and much more! I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I do. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
78 minutes | 4 years ago
#25: ShiGGa Shay - The Hip Hop Artist From Singapore Who Made It
Pek Jin Shen, 25, better known by his stage name ShiGGa Shay is a Singaporean hip-hop artist, songwriter, director, and music producer. In 2012, ShiGGa was named the "Unsigned Talent of The Week" by WorldStarHipHop. He was the first Singaporean hip-hop Artist that made it to iTunes top chart with his song, LimPeh. In 2016, ShiGGa Shay was invited by the US Ambassador to perform at the White House State Dinner after-party. ShiGGa is also a founder member of hip hop group Grizzle Grind Crew, as well as production company Grizzle Films. He films and art-directs most of his music videos. In this conversation, we spoke about ShiGGa Shay's vision for his career How ShiGGa Shay dealt with the passing of his father ShiGGa's advice for young budding artists See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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