I'll Go First
By The Globe and Mail
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What is it like to be the first startup in your industry? The first to disrupt? The first to see the problem and know that you can fix it? I’ll Go First, a new podcast from The Globe and Mail, hosted by tech journalist Takara Small, takes us on the journey to find out. With unflinching access, Takara helps us understand how the creators behind some of the most successful startups balance work and life – an often-blurred state. From the biggest mess-ups to their most brag-worthy achievements, I’ll Go First chronicles what it is really like to be the first in your field, the first to cut the path and blaze the trail.
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SUCH an interesting podcast. I love hearing about Canadian entrepreneurs
Fun, insightful take on Local entrepreneurs
Wonderful to hear from local entrepreneurs and tech stars . Easy listen ; love to hear more on businesses covered ..
An easy listen
This is an easily digestible podcast that tackles some heavy subjects (AI, anybody?) Takara has such a fun-loving personality that it’s easy to get engrossed in the conversations. I’ve got this on auto-downloads!