Business Unusual

The best disruptors are focused on customers, not products, they use technology rather than fear it, they create new opportunities often where regulations don't exist and they are backed by those with deep pockets and an appetite for risk. Colin Cullis presents stories of Business Unusual - those people and companies driving the next industrial revolution. The associated articles and videos are available here

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 11m. Bisher sind 168 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

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A Social Reckoning


How to balance free speech with constructive engagement and manage it all as a business. Read the article Image: © Peter KováÄ? /123rf.com     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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Business Unusual


Guest: Toby Shapshak | Publisher at Stuff magazine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2020-12-16  11m
 
 

Business Unusual


Guest: Colin Cullis | Product Owner at Primedia Broadcasting See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2020-12-09  13m
 
 

The Businesses that boomed in 2020


One of the worst years this century did not stop some industries from their best year yet. 2020 was supposed to be the year that offered the best view of the future, a 2020 view. Turns out it was not such a good view. Despite it being one of the worst years of the century some businesses will end the year with it being one of their best. Like most disruption, it never affects everyone the same way, changes harm some and benefits others...


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 2020-12-02  14m
 
 

The cows are coming to save us


The headline relates to vaccine origins, this is about how close we are to a Covid-19 vaccine. The word vaccine comes from the Latin word for cow. Edward Jenner created the first vaccine using the less harmful pox virus that infected cows to infect humans and so allow them to become immune to an infection from the more serious and often deadly human version of smallpox.  He did this in a way that would horrify us today...


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 2020-11-25  14m
 
 

Got milk? Non dairy milk?


500 million metric tons are produced a year, but environmental considerations are making alternatives look more attractive. The question is will we switch? image credit: Tookapic See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2020-11-18  12m
 
 

Business Unusual - "Smart Devices"


Guest: Cliff de Wit | CTO and Co-Founder at Dexterity Digital See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2020-11-11  15m
 
 

Ant Group, the largest bank that i not a bank


In what was expected to be a $30 billion plus IPO, The listing was postponed following a meeting with the company and Chinese authorities.  This is the brief history of how we got here and what the future may hold for the payment giant. image credit: Ant Group See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2020-11-04  11m
 
 

The two men that have correctly predicted most US elections


Will Donald Trump win again, the two men that correctly predicted it in 2016 weigh in on 2020 Allan Lichtman and Helmut Norpoth have devised two very different models that have been very accurate so far. This year though their models do not predict the same outcome.  One of their models will prove to be the one to predict even the most unpredictable election, a race between two of the oldest candidates in a country ravaged by a pandemic and from parties that are now polar opposites...


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 2020-10-28  12m
 
 

Regenerative agriculture - an idea 12 000 years in the making


If you had to think about what is needed on a modern farm, you would think ploughs, fertilizer, pesticides, irrigation and the best developed seeds. The advent of industrial farming has seen the items above become central to a successful farm looking to maximise yield.  If you can pay for all the input costs you can get the rewards come harvest time. That is assuming the prices are good and the weather gods were favourable...


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 2020-10-21  12m