Samira Stalks: Entrepreneurship | Business Education | Innovation | Impact
By Samira Sohail: Business Strategist | Reckless Dreamer
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The podcast that brings you interviews with reckless dreamers and their stories of entrepreneurship, innovation and impact. Each week, we’ll talk to dreamers from an eclectic mix of fields- the arts, sciences, education, digital, social enterprise, sport, retail- you name it! We’ll weave through their professional and personal journey to uncover the secrets to their success but sure to talk about failure too! You’ll pick up the business education you need, from funding, strategy, and operations to marketing. It’s all to help you follow your own reckless dream so if you’re curious, creative and ready to make an impact on this world then this is for you! Inspired by StartUp, TED and Desert Island Discs. www.samirastalks.com. Hosted by Samira Sohail.
||Clean#35 Croissant: the key to unlock a global coworking space with Nisha Garigarn||“Align yourself with marketing efforts that can be repeated and if you see something that's working, press that button as fast as possible.”||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#34 Exit West: Migrants and magical doors with author, Mohsin Hamid||“The feeling of being a migrant is a universal one” explains Mohsin Hamid, the award-winning novelist of Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist.||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#33 The Good Immigrant: a document for what it means to be a person of colour. Nikesh Shukla||“I know the power of finding a book that changes someone’s life.”||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#32 x.ai: bring your own bot! Amy the personal assistant powered by artificial intelligence, Dennis Mortensen||“Artificial intelligence will move software from being passive to active, the software will be expected to make decisions on our behalf.”||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#31 Streetbees, capturing real life moments from real people to power new products with Tugce Bulut||“For one client, we improved the prediction power from 23%, worse than chance, to 86% confidence on what people were going to eat for dinner.”||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#30 citizenM, the new boutique hotel on the block for the modern mobile traveller with Noreen Chadha||“A hotel with no chunky check in desks, no awkward tips for the bell man, no secret light switches and no hidden minibar costs.”||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#29 The only social university for lifelong learning with Ivy, Beri Meric||“With education, the people you learn from aren’t just your teachers, it’s your peers as well.”||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#28 Building a media empire out of a daily email newsletter, The Hustle with Sam Parr||“Email since it began 25 years ago has changed very little, whereas Facebook changes dramatically in a couple of months - we couldn’t rely on anyone else.”||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#27 The challenger bank for the smartphone generation with Monzo, Tom Blomfield||“Applying the principles of the consumer internet and smartphone world to our personal finances.”||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#26 The tech community response to refugee needs, Techfugees with Josephine Goube||An insight into how the tech industry can be a disrupter for good to meet refugee needs.||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#25 The kids bank that turns pocket money into lifelong spending lessons, Osper with Alick Varma||“In the UK, 31% of adults fail to save with 50% of UK households without a budget... these habits start young and out of school.”||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#24 Empowering the crowd to startup invest with Luke Lang, CrowdCube||With an unheated room in an English castle, no fintech experience but a watchful eye on Kickstarter, two former colleagues decided "startup investing should not be just for the rich". Today, Crowdcube has created a platform for the 'rest of us to inves.||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23 The invisibility cloak made with fasiontech by Saif Siddiqui, ISHU||Fusing fashion and technology together, Saif has invented the closest thing to an invisibility cloak.||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#22 3 words to invent a new address system with Chris Sheldrick, What3Words||Chris is an entrepreneur who has invented a better way to navigate by taking on the address, GPS and postal space. He’s divided up the world into 57 trillion 3m squares and assigned 3 words to each one - a giant grid and the simplest way to communicat||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#21 Is bitcoin a better savings investment? Cedric Dahl, Bitcoin expert||Join Cedric Dahl, an early investor in bitcoin who has the classic story of being in right place at the right time.||8/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20 A spoken poet word saving youth politics with Suli Breaks||Upcoming spoken word poet Suli Breaks performs and recounts his artist journey. A fresh perspective on education, youth politics and the power of poetry.||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19 How the canvas tote bag became a fashion statement with Smruti Sriram, Supreme Creations||“They became a fashion statement in their own right - young girls would queue up outside Topshop to get a tote bag”||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18 How a 20 yr old became a Venture Capital star, Harry Stebbings- The Twenty Minute VC||"I never paid a dollar for marketing - if you have a great product it can sell itself if the market is not too proliferated."||10/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17 How Pixar makes imaginary worlds real with Danielle Feinberg||“At the most basic level the thing that makes movies at Pixar unique is its dedication to story”||9/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16 Harness the maker mindset in kids with a hands-on kit subscription box, Sahar Meghani||"Kids are born scientists, born explorers, born tinkerers! They touch, they feel, they ask questions - that's how they learn."||9/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15 A farm feeding profits into schools with Rocco Falconer, Planting Promise||“I used to watch young men and pigs fight for the same resources on a rubbish dump- just being moved by it was a totally inadequate response.”||8/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14 Ali G, The Inbetweeners and People Just Do Nothing- the mastermind behind British comedy w/ Shane Allen BBC||"We like misfits here! There’s a big streak of anti-authoritarianism in British comedy... people who are a bit flawed and not that self aware”.||8/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13 Bossing a fashion line- the city, Cambodia and designer coats with Leah Rodrigues from Holi||"I was spat at, abused and told I would never work in this town again... but it made sense to me and the women I wanted to help.”||7/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12 The digital Disney of Africa video subscription service- DreamAfrica with Franco Abott||"We experienced the frustration of being a small startup so went back to the vision of it's about the people and stories can help us transcend cultural barriers"||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 Keep Calm and Meditate- there’s an app for that! with Alex Tew||"At the same time I started meditating at 14, I built a prototype in 2005 for the Calm app but never launched it."||7/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 Bringing finance to the ‘rest of us’ with Sheel Mohnot||"I had a hard time selling our company to Groupon… I always wonder what could have been.”||6/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 Run to the bloody beat with MIA’s former drummer, Kiran Gandhi||“Whilst running, I had the chance to reject my own shame whilst free-bleeding but millions don’t- only 12% of women in India have access to sanitary pads…” Shake s&!t up!||6/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 Why I’m on a one-way ticket to MARS!!! with Adriana Marais||“The allure of the unknown is far more comfortable that the known – go further. More important than leaving a legacy is that my ideas will remain behind in the minds of people. Let’s be proudly human – let’s do things that makes us a proud spe||4/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 Welcome to Samira Stalks - What's this all about?||The podcast that brings you interviews with reckless dreamers and their stories of entrepreneurship, innovation and impact.||3/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 Building a leading digital brand in personalised goods with Taymoor Atighetchi||"In the UK we find failure harder to accept than in the US".||2/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 How a bracelet can tell us what love means with Chrissie Lam||"Love is proportional to will power..."||2/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 Giving kids superpowers with Kano – a computer kit teaching kids to code without them knowing it! Yonatan Raz-Fridman||"The language in which we interact with machines is only going to become more relevant – robotics, AI, machine learning… the next generation needs to be prepared".||2/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 Making a Beeline for cleaner, greener living by inventing an urban cyclist navigation product with Mark Jenner||"We always said it is worth it even if it’s a complete flop as we’re making a product that we think is a good one! It doesn’t matter if it fails!"||2/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 The tale of two young women shaking up the contemporary art scene with Alexandra Warder||"Early on I took one job as an art consultant but it was a total disaster, it was a complete scam… but out of it, at least I found my future gallery partner..."||2/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 How to mashup the first international marathon, a festival and meaningful travel in Uganda with Henry Blanchard||"There is a huge grassroots entrepreneurial spirit in Uganda but the bureaucracy is miles behind".||2/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great topics, Great host!
Love the diversity of topics and guests - my favorite was the episode about the cycling route finder. Samira is a great interviewer and really connects with her guests on a personal level.
Amazing, insightful stuff!
On top of the fact that the content and speakers resonate immensely with me, I love the intelligent and refreshing approach that Samira takes. I also happen to be one of those reckless dreamers who is currently in full stalking mode so I'm extra excited by the series. Thank you for putting this out there Samira!
Thanks for making this!
I love this idea and it’s so interesting to be able to get a glimpse into the lives of the dreamers who are inspiring the rest of us. Would like episodes in the next series to be *slightly* shorter so I can finish them on my commute.
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