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Fine Tune with Corby Fine

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Looking to 'Fine Tune' your business, your team or yourself? Corby Fine offers innovative ideas, opinions and examples to address all kinds of different challenges, while identifying opportunities to help you innovate and succeed using his two decades of experience. You will hear and learn from the best interviews, case studies and ideas in marketing, digital transformation, analytics and leadership.

Looking to 'Fine Tune' your business, your team or yourself? Corby Fine offers innovative ideas, opinions and examples to address all kinds of different challenges, while identifying opportunities to help you innovate and succeed using his two decades of experience. You will hear and learn from the best interviews, case studies and ideas in marketing, digital transformation, analytics and leadership.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Looking to 'Fine Tune' your business, your team or yourself? Corby Fine offers innovative ideas, opinions and examples to address all kinds of different challenges, while identifying opportunities to help you innovate and succeed using his two decades of experience. You will hear and learn from the best interviews, case studies and ideas in marketing, digital transformation, analytics and leadership.

Twitter:

@cfine

Language:

English


Episodes

EP20 - The Big Push, Taking Women-led Companies From Seed to Series A and Beyond

11/24/2020
At The Big Push, Sharon Zohar and team challenge the traditional accelerator model by tapping into a collective of business and technology executives ready to provide hands-on services and support to create actionable and measurable growth plans to help lift women-led companies to new heights. Sharon herself is a serial entrepreneur and investor with more than twenty years experience founding, investing, advising, and operating technology, internet, and digital media companies. She is...

Duration:00:22:25

EP19 - Turning a Pick-Up Culture Into a Delivery Culture

10/25/2020
SkipTheDishes is growing, and FAST! In the third quarter of this year the number of orders rose by 98% to 23.5 million when compared to the same period in 2019. Canadians have long had a legacy of picking up food but pushed by the Covid restrictions and cooling weather, things are changing. SkipTheDishes was founded in 2012 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and eventually moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba to set up the tech company’s head office. During their first few years of existence, the company...

Duration:00:36:24

EP18 - Success Means Being Right Most of the Time With Only 40% of the Information

9/13/2020
While considered a success in her career, Alyssa Atkins had ended a long term relationship and witnessed some of the people, women in particular, in her life going through challenges with regards to getting pregnant and having kids. What she was witnessing triggered her thoughts and desire to one day have kids, all while not "in the perfect situation" with the right partner, the right job, the right house... She decided to at least start her own process with a fertility test. And that's...

Duration:00:25:35

EP17 - Plumbing in the Cloud

8/9/2020
It doesn’t matter whether the drain in your kitchen sink gets clogged, the toilet backs up, or the shower stops working: any plumbing problem brings with it a state of high urgency. For most people, the first course of action is to quickly look up the contact details of their local plumber, assuming of course they can navigate the complexity of choices and options shown with every Google search. Then the question is, can you get a service provider to come and resolve your issue quickly? As...

Duration:00:31:24

EP16 - The Best Brands Have a Crystallized Point of View

7/27/2020
The best brands in the world ultimately have a crystallized point of view. They know why they exist, whether you call it purpose or experience, it doesn't really matter. The point is that, whatever you call it, there is consistency. It is recognizable and it is explainable. Inside an organization, somebody has to be the keeper and the ambassador of the brand and to keep it top of mind across all initiatives and endeavors. Ultimately, everybody in the organization should own it. That is...

Duration:00:30:01

EP15 - A Bias Free Disruption of the $50 Billion Executive Search Industry

7/7/2020
ExecThread isn't a recruiting firm. It is a platform, a community, a marketplace, trying to do something that's paradigm-shifting in the executive recruiting market by using a unique crowdsourced approach to bring much-needed transparency to the ‘hidden job market’. ExecThread has amassed ~15,000 retained executive searches to-date, and made them available on the platform to their members. When Joe Meyer decided to test the waters for a new executive-level role after his time spent at Apple...

Duration:00:25:38

EP14 - What do Denny's, Sandman Hotels and The NHL's Dallas Stars have in Common?

7/4/2020
Every once in a while I come across an organization that I had no idea existed, you know, we've all had that experience where we're looking up a stock symbol, we're watching a financial news show, we find out one of our friends or colleagues or neighbors work somewhere. We ask them what they do, and it's like, what the heck is that? I didn't even really know that existed! Well, last year I was in Vancouver and I was speaking at a session for one of my favorite technology companies, Adobe,...

Duration:00:26:16

EP13 - Canada's Top CDO (That's Digital and Data to you)

6/24/2020
In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, digital, data, UX, and technology solutions could not be more critical to an organization’s overall strategy, growth, and success. As an executive leader, Shawn Mandel transforms organizations and drives positive, lasting change to position those organizations as both industry and market leaders. A leader at the intersection of business and technology, his career encapsulates a blend of expertise in product and software development, business...

Duration:00:29:19

EP12 - Live Your Customer's Story with Tony Chapman

6/14/2020
Tony Chapman won a multi-million dollar agency pitch with 40 pictures and a monologue. I was there to witness it, and ever since, have marveled at this marketing guru who is also one of Canada’s leading communication experts and one of the youngest members inducted into the Marketing Hall of Legends (2008). In this episode, Tony and I discuss the best ways to succeed, whether you are a large multinational or a small, local entrepreneur. Some of Tony's most important pieces of advice...

Duration:00:28:03

EP11 - Spotify on a Watch, and How to Build a Business With Spotify

6/5/2020
Ivan Pehar is the Country Manager for Spotify Canada. After spending a number of years at another digital goliath, he made the move to conquer one of most people's passions, the music business. In this episode, I talk with Ivan about the Spotify platform, and how it has become such an important and influential player in Canada's digital media and content landscape. It is not just for music creators and music lovers, rather it is a place for all kinds of audio content both for those who want...

Duration:00:26:05

EP10 - Transitioning from a Shopping Cart to a Shopping Cart

5/24/2020
If you are in Canada then you have probably spent a good portion of your grocery, drug and other living expenses at a store owned, operated or franchised by Loblaw. Loblaw Companies Limited is the largest Canadian food retailer operating under 22 different brand banners (including Loblaws), as well as pharmacies, banking and apparel. They are massive. With over 136,000 full-time and part-time employees they are the second largest employer in the country. They also have their own private...

Duration:00:31:40

EP9 - Starting a New Job in a Pandemic

5/18/2020
It’s completely natural to be nervous when starting a new job. New people, new office, new commute, new culture... new coffee. But in the age of the pandemic, more and more people are starting their new jobs from home. Alone. With no direct connection to their new team other than through screens. So what happens when your first day is remote? What if many days, weeks and even months after that are also remote? What if you aren’t able to meet your boss, your colleagues and your own team for...

Duration:00:24:37

EP8 - Will we Ever Step Foot in a Gym Again?

5/9/2020
A recent poll posted to 2,200 Americans by Statistica asked one simple question to try and see the impact of the coronavirus on consumer sentiment about going back to the gym. The results weren't all that surprising. 69% of respondents said they were much less likely to go to the gym and a combined 75% somewhat or much less likely. That's a pretty scary set of numbers for studio owners. Given those numbers I decided to ask someone in the industry how they are preparing for a post...

Duration:00:31:12

EP7 - Taking Rakuten Kobo Global with Michael Tamblyn, CEO Rakuten Kobo

5/3/2020
It was 1999 and I was early in my career, VERY early in my career. I had started as a product manager at a "stealthy startup" and found myself working for a really smart and charismatic individual, Michael Tamblyn. Michael was in charge of product and I was there to learn. Flash forward a decade or two, and I now sit at my computer with a microphone and headphones, and in my screen is a slightly more mature Michael Tamblyn in a much different role. This time, as the CEO of Rakuten Kobo,...

Duration:00:34:59

EP6 - The Power of the LinkedIn Platform

4/30/2020
I consider myself a "power user" on the LinkedIn platform, having had my profile used in sales pitches by LinkedIn sales representatives over the years. I love the platform, it's power and it's ability to maintain my professional identity. I have used it to get jobs, make meaningful and valuable connections, to help others in their own career endeavours, among many other useful purposes. I had the opportunity to speak with Diana Luu, Head of Marketing Solutions Canada & Business Services...

Duration:00:29:17

EP5 - Find Your Yes With Erica Ehm

4/26/2020
For fourteen years Erica Ehm has been developing her craft as an entrepreneur and CEO, after spending the first part of her career as an icon in Canadian television and music. From interviewing rock bands, to informing and educating parents on being their best, Erica has used her skills as a creator, innovator and disruptor to turn all of her endeavours into incredible success stories. In this episode, Erica gives us tips and advice on how to be successful in whatever it is you want to do....

Duration:00:38:04

EP4 - Working from Home

4/19/2020
I recently posted a single question on Linkedin and Twitter asking a very simple question. What’s your number one tip for staying motivated while working at home? It was a popular post and I wanted to dig in further, so I recruited a panel of 5 executives to discuss the topic and at the same time, answer some fun and embarrassing questions along the way. If you are looking for motivation to get out of bed in the morning, ideas on how to work from home with teams scattered across locations,...

Duration:00:32:08

EP3 - The Fractional Executive

4/12/2020
Small-to-mid-sized businesses (SMEs) which includes startups, now represent just under 90% of employment in North America. They are hungry for talent but often lack the revenue base to support having highly qualified, experienced employees work for them – especially at the leadership level. Along comes Fractional Employment. So what is fractional employment? The term “fractional employment” has been around for several years, but it is emerging as the new model for employment – especially...

Duration:00:45:22

EP2 - Launching an Outplacement Startup in the Middle of a Pandemic

4/5/2020
No matter the economic conditions, it is still possible to do something risky and succeed. No matter the time, environment or challenges you face, if you have an idea you believe is ready for the world, why not give it a shot and go for it. Today, we have the opportunity to speak with Amy Davies, an entrepreneur in Toronto who started her business well before the current Covid-19 situation. Ironically, the service she built and is offering happens to be perfectly aligned to what is...

Duration:00:25:12

EP1 - My Three Team Rules

3/29/2020
Everyone is a population of 1. For me, that is no more evident than in my career path. Over 20 years, I have gone from coding databases to selling Viagra to running a 2MM customer digital bank. I have decided to launch this Podcast, FineTune with Corby Fine, for those of you who are looking to 'Fine Tune' your business, your team or yourself. I am going to offer innovative ideas, opinions and examples to address all kinds of different challenges, while identifying opportunities to help you...

Duration:00:11:59