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The Beertelligence Podcast where smart people in tech, design, product & entrepreneurship discuss breakthrough ideas and tactics over beers. https://soundcloud.com/beertelligence
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The Beertelligence Podcast where smart people in tech, design, product & entrepreneurship discuss breakthrough ideas and tactics over beers. https://soundcloud.com/beertelligence

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English

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24 - The benefits of laser focus from a CEO, founder & ultra-marathoner Greg Nance

11/4/2018
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"Best advice I've ever gotten is to write down a list of what you're afraid of. Then rip the paper in half." Greg grew up in Seattle in the US & now is the CEO & founder of Dyad.com which pairs mentors & students in an open platform & consulting service. He is also an ultra, ultra marathoner, currently training for 7 marathons on 7 different continents in 7 days. As you can imagine he's quite an energetic & focused guy. So we spend quite a bit of time discussing his routines, efforts,...

Duration:01:09:09

14 - How cooking pumps up WikiCookJoyce for a VP corporate strategy job at Publicis with Joyce Ling

8/22/2017
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"When something is happening top down, you think about their reactions from bottom up. And then you're able to find the right strategy right in between." Joyce Ling is WikiCookJoyce, a food & cooking WeChat KOL influencer, when she's not managing a large team at Publicis.Sapient as VP of Strategy. Joyce lived in Taiwan before her family moved to the Bay Area. She attended the University of California Santa Barbara with a dual major in fine arts & Chinese literature. Around that time, Joyce...

Duration:01:15:07

13 - Why Kevin Chen left finance to tackle the global language education market as CEO of Italki

8/22/2017
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"After 10 years, some investors joked you should have IPO'd or died by now." Kevin Chen is co-founder and CEO of Italki.com, a language learning social network and marketplace for connecting teachers & students for private classes. Before that, Keven also cofounded Famento, which sought to use social networking to help families record and share their family history. Kevin is a reformed finance guy who spent several years working at Merrill Lynch & Lehman Brothers in London, New York and...

Duration:01:22:59

12 - Building the Airbnb culture in Asia & why authenticity makes better leaders with Alan Chang

7/14/2017
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"I would have been a better manager, better leader & better friend had I known the difference between compassion and empathy." Alan was born and spent most of his life in the US between Hong Kong & North Carolina. He sold his first company in 2009 and then relocated to Hong Kong to further explore Asia. In 2010 he went all-in on digital businesses after he saw Groupon explode in Chicago and helped a friend’s company that was able to partner up with Groupon in Hong Kong. As he continued to...

Duration:01:03:17

11 – Managing teams at Apple & IHG in China & the future of marketing with Starbucks CMO Emily Chang

7/14/2017
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"In China, everything is possible but nothing is easy." Emily Chang talks with us shortly after she joined as Starbucks as CMO in China where she has worked in the hospitality industry at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®). Before that she was the Head of Retail Marketing, Asia for Apple where she worked 'in startup mode' to be the face of Apple brand in Greater China. Emily is a very down to earth executive who has managed to be extremely successful in the world of marketing without...

Duration:01:15:33

10 - How WeChat dominates the digital marketing ecosystem in China with expert Matthew Brennan

7/14/2017
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"WeChat is like the operating system for your life in China" Matthew Brennan has been in China for 13 years, working in many different cities and eventually finding his way to research and becoming a WeChat expert. Matt cofounded China Channel, which organizes China’s largest WeChat marketing conference series for international companies. They also produce a massive amount of content in the form of blog posts about WeChat & China tech. Matthew spends his time working as a consultant,...

Duration:01:07:51

9 - Rui Ma's career from rural China to Silicon Valley to China Partner at 500 Startups & RookieFund

6/10/2017
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"Why Finance?" "Basically because I was a shitty engineer" Rui worked 4 years as the Partner for Greater China at an early stage investment fund called 500 Startups. She spent 3 of those years in Beijing and 1 year in Mountain View where the company has their headquarters. Rui, pronounced like "Ray gun", was born in rural China and we follow her career path as she went from China to San Francisco and back again, investing in startups, raising a new fund (maybe) and figuring out her next...

Duration:00:59:09

8 - Why Bike Sharing Startup Mobike is winning China & going international with Florian Bohnert

6/9/2017
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"Working in a Chinese startup is another way to read the culture." Florian (富天宇) is Head of International Expansion at Mobike and Co-Director at Startup Grind Shanghai. He has been in China for more than 7 years and started out doing factory inspections in Shenzhen. He then moved to Changchun for a year and ended up in Shanghai, where he cofounded (and exited) from a startup called WeSmart in the SAAS space that helped corporate offices save money on their energy bills. The focus of this...

Duration:01:16:53

7 – The people skills needed to run big data analytics for Netflix, Shopify & Playboy - David Lennie

6/9/2017
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"Good data work has nothing to do with technical skill" David Lennie is currently SVP of Data & Analytics at Shopify, a booming e-commerce startup that has seen steep growth recently, up more 400% since they went public in May 2015. Before Shopify, he spent almost 5 years at Netflix where he managed a team of 60 employees and delivered a big data analytics platform across all areas of Netflix. And before both of those he was head of Business Intelligence for Playboy, where he designed and...

Duration:01:16:06

6 - Web security & cryptography at Microsoft & beyond from software engineer (& Ninja) Dan Shumow

5/7/2017
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"I like bullshittin... Some might say I'm quite skilled at it." Dan Shumow is a Senior Software Development Engineer in the Security and Cryptography group at Microsoft. One of his more notable accomplishments was when he used a mathematical proof to show how a government-created random number generator could have a built-in backdoor, which was later confirmed after the Snowden leaks came out. Dan shares many stories in this podcast, including the Snowden story, why Microsoft didn't want...

Duration:01:33:55

5 - Food photography & a design agency plus the F&B restaurant industry in China with Marius Ionita

5/7/2017
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"We wrestle bears, that's what we do in our country." Marius is a 20-year veteran of the Shanghai Food & Beverage (F&B) industry having worked in clubs, bars and even opened his own restaurant. Marius was born in Romania and moved to South London when he was 18, finding work early on in restaurants. From there he moved to China in 1999 and became a part-time DJ for 15+ years. Now, with 18 years in China under his belt, he's the CEO of Kollektiv, a group of design & photography freelancers...

Duration:00:59:14

4 - How AirBnB values Employee Experience and changes in global HR Human Resources with Ben Whitter

5/7/2017
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"Fuck this podcast, order me McDonalds, I'm on my way to meet with HR." Ben Whitter aka Mr Employee Experience™, is CEO/Founder of the World Employee Experience Institute. He started out working in hotel customer service in Spain before transitioning into employee training & development roles. After working across many sectors in the UK, he landed a large organization in the UK where he then started focusing in specifically on the role that HR plays, or doesn't play, in organizations. He...

Duration:00:54:13

3 - A China Movie TV & Radio star plus non-profit entrepreneur in China with Elyse Ribbons

4/9/2017
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"No one believed that a white (non-Chinese) girl wrote it" Elyse, a self-proclaimed language nerd, has a very eclectic background spanning her 15 years in China. She has worked as a Movie & TV star in China, gotten a Masters in Peking Opera, written a play and been COO of a Chinese construction company (which meant she can drink Baijiu). That's not to mention her being cohost of one of China's highest-rated nationally syndicated news radio programs called 老外看点 LaoWai KanDian(International...

Duration:01:09:45

2 - Service and Experience Design along with Neuroplasticity and Meditation with Sidd Lizcano

4/9/2017
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"My name is Siddarthhabbilizcaoadelapena, can you repeat that?" "Yeah his name is Sidd" Sidd grew up in London & Spain and has been in China now for the past 5 years. He has a Masters in Interactive Design and worked as an experience designer across many industries in his time at agencies such as Frog and Sapient. In this episode, Sidd talks a lot about how he got into design and how he thinks about experience & service design, with a heavy focus on how the product is actually used in the...

Duration:00:51:12

1 - A VR Video Creation (Volumetric video) and China VR/AR Discussion with Dabo Chen

4/9/2017
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"You know what God Mode is on video games? I'm gonna do that shit in real life" Dabo Chen is founder of Shanghai-based Langzou Technologies. They develop tech & software for volumetric video capture for VR/AR with an early focus on the education industry. Dabo had previously cofounded 2 other companies in London - 1 to help fitness trainers sell classes and another to utilize ambient sound analysis using machine learning replace other home sensors. After London, Dabo relocated to Shenzhen...

Duration:00:38:53