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Setbacks And Success | the Tears, the Tantrums and the Triumphs of being an Entrepreneur...
22 minutes | May 12, 2019
Episode 7: Actor Jason Issacs talks about his role in the incredible movie Hotel Mumbai
Welcome to Episode 7 of Setbacks and Success. In this episode, I am joined by the British actor Jason Issacs. Jason is one of the stars of the new film Hotel Mumbai. The films tells the terrifying true story, of a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Mumbai, in 2008. The attacks took place in many different parts of the City, but the main focus was on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. For 3 days, the hotel was home of horrific violence, as terrorists slowly and systematically worked their way through the building. However - Hotel Mumbai really is a story about the resilience and heroism of the staff of the hotel - who despite the atrocities - worked tirelessly and selflessly to protect and save the guests. The movie itself is one of the most gripping and equally terrifying films I have seen in a long time. Jason Issacs plays one of the guests, and he shares his story in this episode of Setbacks and Success…
39 minutes | Oct 31, 2017
Episode 6: Jonny Benjamin MBE | Mental health campaigner, author and vlogger
In 2008, 20 year old Jonny Benjamin climbed the railing at London's Waterloo Bridge, with the intention to jump and kill himself. However, a passing stranger realizing what was about to happen, began speaking to Jonny, eventually persuading him to reconsider. That random stranger changed Jonny’s life. --- 6 years later Johhny launched a campaign to highlight the importance of mental health, and to relocate this man who had saved his life. The campaign was supported by various high-profile people including Stephen Fry, Boy George, and the British Prime Minister (at the time) David Cameron. Added to that, millions of people shared Jonny’s story online and the hashtag "FindMike" trended around the world. In this episode of Setbacks & Success, Jonny shares his story...
28 minutes | Aug 24, 2017
Episode 5: The Executive Producer of Downton Abbey shares how the globally successful show was created
In 2008, Gareth Neame a British television producer, took his friend Julian Fellows, an Oscar winning screen-writer, out for dinner in London. Neame asked if Fellows would be interested in writing a historical period drama based in England, depicting an aristocratic family and their domestic servants. At first, Neame was unsure if Fellows had any interest. However… …3 years later, Downton Abbey was recognized by Guinness World Records as the most critically acclaimed English-language television series ever. By the third series, it had become one of the most widely watched television drama shows in the world. In this episode of Setbacks & Success, Gareth Neame shares how the show went from a conversation over dinner, to become one of the most loved tv series ever.
29 minutes | Aug 10, 2017
Episode 4: The creator of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire shares how the show became a global hit
The story behind Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is almost as tense as the show itself. Originally turned down by EVERY tv network, Millionaire eventually went on to be shown in over 160 countries. The Millionaire brand has spawned video games, books, even an amusement park ride. But it grew from humble beginnings, originally starting as a radio competition in London, UK. In this episode of Setbacks & Success, the creator of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Paul Smith, shares how his company created what is one of the most successful and most loved TV Quiz Shows.
27 minutes | Jul 20, 2017
Episode 3: Shaa Wasmund | from Struggling and Single Mom to 7 Figure Earner and Best Selling Author...
Welcome to Episode 3 of Setbacks and Success. And in this episode, I’m joined by a real kick ass Business Woman. She's a best selling author, 7 figure earner & single mom. Shaa Wasmund. Shaa used to manage the World Champion boxer Chris Eubank. After that she started her own PR firm which managed the launch of Dyson vacuum cleaners, and help grow Dyson into a billion dollar brand. In 2015 Shaa was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty The Queen, for services to business and entrepreneurship. However it hasn’t all been champagne and cocktails. Shaa has had her fair share of personal and professional struggles, as she shares in this episode of Setbacks & Success.
38 minutes | Jul 6, 2017
Episode 2: Lewis Howes | The NYT Bestselling Author and Lifestyle Entrepreneur shares how he overcame the obstacles in his life...
Hello, Chris Farrell here! And in this episode of Setbacks & Success, I’m thrilled to be joined by Lewis Howes. Lewis and I have been friends for 6 years or so. In that time I have seen Lewis become nothing less than a social media sensation! Lewis is a New York Times Bestselling author, host of one of the top podcasts in the world, and was recognized by President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country. But it was never always this way. Lewis has certainly had his share of setbacks to overcome. From having a learning disability, which led to being alone and bullied in school, to being sexually abused as a child.... ....to being injured and broke on his sister’s couch, Lewis’s story is the perfect example of how anybody can overcome the obstacles in their life and achieve greatness
38 minutes | Apr 5, 2017
Episode 1: The creator of BAYWATCH shares how the billion dollar brand almost failed
Welcome to Episode 1 of Setbacks and Success. To get things rolling, grab your red swimming costume... It was the “most watched TV show in the world.” At it’s peak, Baywatch had a weekly audience of 1.1 billion people in 148 countries, translated into 44 different languages. However, the show was certainly not a success at first. In fact, it took 10 years of hard slog to get to our screens, and then, it was promptly cancelled after just one season. Creator Greg Bonann takes us behind the scenes - and shares how he overcame almost insurmountable setbacks - to create what became - the most watched tv show on the planet. And don't forget you can discover more about Setbacks and Success at SetbacksAndSuccess.com
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