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Episode 44 - Thea Myhrvold Founder of Teach me now and Get Bee

This week Barry was flying solo and got the chance to speak to a fascinating young lady who has changed the way we learn. Her own story sparked a fire that saw her wanting to help anyone that wanted to learn and also anyone that wanted to teach. Thea Myhrvold is the CEO and Found of Teach Me Now and Get Bee. She has a fascinating story, a diverse background and all round pleasure to speak with.


Episode 43 - Anders - Head of the Swedish Expo delegation

This week, whilst back in Sweden, Oskar got the chance to speak with the head of the Swedish Expo delegation to get his insight into the history of Expo, what Expo2020 is going to be and of course an insight into what people can expect from the Swedish pavilion.


Episode 42 - Yousef Caires talks Expo 2020 and Expo Live

This week Barry and Oskar got the opportunity to speak to Yousef Caires, to find out a little bit more about Expo 2020 and more specifically Expo Live, as this is part of Expo 2020 that can really help those people with an idea for a business, just starting their entrepreneurial journey, or those looking to take their idea to the next level. Listen in to Yousef explain why you are not going to want to miss the chance to get down to Expo 2020.


Episode 41 - Oskar and Barry talk selling in the 21st century

This week Barry and Oskar finish the year with a discussion about sales. The role it plays within the business and why it's so important to have the right salespeople within your business. They explore the role of a salesperson, the skill set required and of course training. Thanks for tuning in in 2018. Happy New Year and here's to a fantastic 2019. https://www.swenglanese.rocks/index.php/project/episode-41-oskar-and-barry-talk-sales-just-how-important-is-it/


Episode 40 - Adam McEwan from Platinum Heritage

This week Oskar had the opportunity to speak with the Group CEO of Platinum Heritage, Adam McEwan. Adam has lead an entrepreneurial life from a young age and learnt some very important and intense lessons along the way. Some of which he shares with Oskar during their chat. Want to know what it takes to build a luxury brand in tourism? Have a listen to Adam's story.


Episode 39 - Mastering the Art of Public Speaking with Dave Crane

This week Barry and Oskar had the pleasure of speaking with the one and only Dave Crane. Dave is a stalwart of the UAE speaking scene. With 25 years experience on the ground here, hosting events, opening radio stations, presenting the Dubai Rugby 7's and now coaching people to become better speakers, his insight into how things work here is invaluable. We were very grateful to get a slot in Dave's diary and have him tell us a bit about his journey and share some golden nuggets of...


Episode 38 - Engagement and happiness at work

This week Oskar and Barry had a chance to talk about the idea of happiness and engagement at work. Oskar has been delving into the subject and what he has found is that there's a lot that needs to be done to increase the levels of engagement and therefore happiness at work. Otherwise we have to ask ourselves what are we doing? If the statistics are to be believed, then we are not doing what we should be doing because not many of us are happy doing what we are doing!!!


Episode 37 - Jessica & Shahzad talk Co Working Spaces

This week on the podcast, Barry and Oskar got the chance to speak with two awesome people in the co working space. Jessica Edwards, the curator of NEST Dubai co working space in Barsha Heights and Shahzad Bhatti the creator of the Co Working Pop Up. We explore the definition of what a co working space actually is and what the scene is looking like in Dubai compared with the United States. What are the benefits and how a co working space can benefit solopreneurs, entrepreneurs and...


Episode 36 - Sacha Christe 22 year old owner of expanding business Emirates Graphic

Sacha Christe is a 22 year old entrepreneur who set up his company Emirates Graphic aged 16. It was a pleasure to speak with him about his journey so far and where he is going in the future. The enthusiasm for business that this young man has is infectious and his company is aiming to make a difference in the web and app development world. Listen in for his interpretation of the business world and what the future will bring.


Episode 35 - David Cook Project Partners

This week on the podcast we had the pleasure of speaking with David Cook who is the founder and Managing Director of Project Partners here on the ground in the UAE. Project Partners is the current iteration of the company and David's journey so far is very interesting. He gives a lot of insight and advice on how to build a growing thriving business on the ground in the UAE and what it takes to make it work. He's a very interesting entrepreneur and as many entrepreneurs sees so many...


Episode 34 - Barry Cummings Snr talks cross cultural leadership

This week is a special episode of Swenglanese as it's very much a family affair! Barry Lee has his dad, Dr Barry James in the studio with him and Oskar talking leadership, cultural sensitivity and business here in the UAE. Dr Barry has been in the UAE for over 22 years, is originally from Leeds, speaks fluent Arabic and has his doctorate in the comparison of expatriates and local Emirati's in the private and public sectors. Culture has a variety of meanings for many and his own...


Episode 33 - Barry & The Importance of Online Reputation

This week Barry and Oskar have a chat about online reputation. What it is and how big a part of life it will play in the near future. The value of your own personal online reputation and that of the brand you represent - are you consciously thinking about what you are posting on your social media accounts. They explore the idea of personal and professional social media. Does this exist or are they one and the same thing? Listen in to find out how you can start to consciously take...


Episode 32 - Nadine Du Toit Glory Girl Fit

This week Barry and Oskar had the pleasure of speaking with a very popular young lady here in the UAE and further afield. Nadine is a super hero wannabe, 7 times cover girl, Ahlan magazine personality of the year and Stylish Mag's Social Media Star. She's also human and sometimes things aren't always great. But how we deal with those times is testament to who we are and how we succeed. Nadine's story is inspiration, motivational and just full of boundless energy!


Episode 31 - Dr Anna is Up and Running

This week on Swenglanese Barry was away in Ghana training their telecommunications provider on social media strategy and so Oskar managed to sneak another fellow Swede onto the show. He had the pleasure of speaking with Dr Anna who brought Dubai the sports medicine clinic up and running. A really inspiring journey and step back in time to when Dubai really was an oasis in the desert. Sheikh Zayed road was a two lane dust road and the Chicago Beach Hotel and villas still existed. Listen...


Episode 30 - Inside Insydo with Tanaz Dizadji

This week Barry was lucky enough to get some time in Tanaz's diary to learn a little more about her journey from idea to successful business here in the UAE. Insydo was born from a need for recommendations on what to do in the city, but not hundreds of recommendations when asking one question, but more like a trusted friend who would give you one, or maybe 2 ideas about where to go and why. Tanaz is a true entrepreneur with a number of irons in the fire and takes the time to give her...


Episode 29 - Strategic Tech Coaching

This week Oskar and Barry have a chat about the impact of technology in our world. There is no doubt that technology is changing our world. Is it a good thing, is it a bad thing? The discussion goes from wearable tech, to machine learning, to artificial intelligence to the workplace. Have a listen and let us know what you think. We would love to hear from you.


Episode 28 - Jill E Fagan - The Power of Your Story

This week on Swenglanese we had the pleasure of Jill E. Fagan`s company in the studio. Jill shared how powerful your own story can be. By sharing those everyday things about you, you show that you are human and at the end of the day, when it comes to business, people by from people. Listen in to find out how Jill and her husband, who are raising 9 children, also have time to run super successful businesses!


Episode 27 - Martin Rosocha - General Manager Caparol

Martin Rosocha is the general manager of Caparol on the ground in Dubai. He has taken a team of many nations and got them running in true German style, as optimally as possible. This isn`t something that has happened overnight and Martin gives some insight into his approach and how is vast and varied experience in the business world has been implemented in the Dubai operation with great success.


Episode 26 - Bhavik Haria - The importance of video in marketing today

This week on Swenglanese we had the pleasure of chatting to Bhavik Haria, the founder of a video production company called Cincera. Bhavik is an inspirational young entrepreneur who is setting a blazing trail in the world of video creation. He is passionate about video and content creation and has been from a very young age. He has taken his passion and turned it into a thriving business. Listen to Bhavik`s story and why video is so important in the marketing mix going forwards.


Episode 25 - Muhammad Salman - Turn your car into a classroom

On this episode of Swenglanese we sat down with Muhammad Salman, a Dubai-based coach and trainer. He share's his story on how he went looking for fulfillment from the family business. Not all journeys into entrepreneurship are because something is necessarily wrong but in Muhammad's case, it was about looking for something more. We particularly like his idea of turning your car into a classroom.