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The longest running (and most popular) podcast for non-venture track startups, this show follow the stories of founders as they start, acquire, and grow SaaS companies. Hear when they fail, struggle, succeed, and take you with them through the tumultuous life of a SaaS founder. If you like Mixergy, This Week in Startups, or SaaStr, you’ll enjoy Startup for the Rest of Us.
 
On the Fiona Show, we discuss current issues in the transfer pricing world. Whether you’re new to transfer pricing, or you’ve been around the international tax block, learn about the latest trends in the global regulatory environment and technology in one weekly podcast.
 
Are you looking for financial freedom or more choices in life? You're in the right place. Twice each week Michael Yardney shares smart property investment strategies as well as the success and personal finance secrets of the rich, in around 30 minutes. MIchael has been voted one of Australia's top 50 Influential Thought Leaders and while he is best known as a real estate investment expert, he is also Australia's leading expert in the psychology of success and wealth creation and a #1 best se ...
 
Steadcast is a podcast all about UX, startups, and making users happy. Each week we bring on a new guest to share their tips about how to make users smile. The SteadfastCast is produced by SteadfastBeta, a user research startup helping companies test their ideas and products. If you have a product that needs great user feedback, get in touch at steadfastbeta.com. Thanks to our venue and technology sponsor the DMZ at Ryerson University.
 
The Twenty Minute VC takes you inside the world of Venture Capital, Startup Funding and The Pitch. Join our host, Harry Stebbings and discover how you can attain funding for your business by listening to what the most prominent investors are directly looking for in startups, providing easily actionable tips and tricks that can be put in place to increase your chances of getting funded. Although, you may not want to raise funding for a startup. The Twenty Minute VC also provides an instructio ...
 
Open your mind to the world with New Zealand’s number one breakfast radio show. Without question, as New Zealand’s number one talk host, Mike Hosking sets the day’s agenda. The sharpest voice and mind in the business, Mike drives strong opinion, delivers the best talent, and always leaves you wanting more. The Mike Hosking Breakfast always cuts through and delivers the best daily on Newstalk ZB.
 
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Success is no accident. The most successful people in life – whether in business, family life, music, or on the sports field – may not always seem like they have much in common. How are The Beatles similar to Steve Jobs? Or Warren Buffett and Shane Warne? But when their traits, habits and work ethics are distilled down, these unlikely characters sh…
 
Daniel Ek is the founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the board of directors of Spotify, the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with 345m users, including 155m subscribers, across 170 markets. In Today’s Episode With Daniel Ek You Will Learn: 1.) How Daniel made his way into the world of startups and came to foun…
 
President Joe Biden and fellow Democrats are racing to prove a counterintuitive lesson: with congressional majorities, sometimes less can be more. The new President holds a slim House advantage and even slimmer Senate edge -- 51-50, and then only if he holds every Democrat and allows Vice President Kamala Harris to break ties. Yet passage of the Se…
 
Friday afternoon, the tale of two Prime Ministers. At 4PM our Prime Minister announces we still have restrictions in Auckland. Level two, not level three, but ask an event organiser how that feels. The rest of the country is back to level one. No one disagrees this is the messiest of the lockdowns. There has been acrimony, complaints, narking, and …
 
Silver Ferns coach Dame Noeline Taurua's secured another pinnacle netball prize. They've won the Constellation Cup with a 45-43 win over Australia in the fourth match in Christchurch. It's the second time New Zealand has secured the title, and first since 2012. Taurua's put the result into a more clinical perspective. "I think it's just a progressi…
 
A multi-million dollar fund is looking to make sport more accessible for kids from poorer backgrounds. Sport NZ has joined with children's charity Variety - they'll help about 3,000 kids between the ages of 4-18 by giving $300 to families for each kid to go towards whatever is needed. Sport NZ chief executive Raelene Castle told Mike Hosking they p…
 
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has slammed calls from a Toorak doctor to charge patients for the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine. Speaking on Sunday, Mr Hunt said a medic from the elite Melbourne suburb had expressed his desire to charge patients for the coronavirus vaccine, despite both the AstraZeneca and Pfizer doses being free of charge. …
 
Traffic rates are now worse than before Covid in parts of Auckland. New research by AA shows the average commute on the Northern Motorway is eight minutes faster than it was before the pandemic. But the average commute on the Southern Motorway is now taking 10 minutes longer. AA infrastructure adviser Barney Irvine told Mike Hosking a number of fac…
 
The Prime Minister has not been on the programme this morning, and there is a reason for that. She is running for the hills. She no longer wants to be on this programme each week. The somewhat tragic conclusion that is drawn is the questions she gets, the demand for a level of accountability, is a little bit tough. Officially, her office will tell …
 
One busy day won't make up for the impact of a week-long lockdown for Auckland businesses. Tens of thousands of Aucklanders took advantage of Alert Level Three easing yesterday morning - flocking to shops, malls and cafes. But Business NZ chief executive Kirk Hope told Mike Hosking businesses are still doing it tough. "There are some challenges, an…
 
Experts were surprised and mildly troubled by a poll that found 35 per cent of New Zealanders are unlikely to get a Covid-19 vaccine immediately - but they expect the rate will improve during the course of the year. Scientists told NZME the major reason why New Zealanders said they were reluctant to get a Covid-19 vaccine - "I'd rather wait and see…
 
It's set to be their most explosive interview ever, with no topic off-limits and nothing left to lose for the royal couple. As Meghan and Prince Harry's much-anticipated Oprah Winfrey prepares to air in the US today, many will be wondering how to watch here, and just what on earth they are in for. While the timing has been slammed as Prince Philip …
 
The European Union has been blasted as a "total disgrace" for allowing Italy to block a quarter of a million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from reaching Australia — and some Brits are even offering to forego their jab so more can be sent here. Amid a botched rollout across the EU, the Italian government notified Brussels of its decis…
 
Ohio State Football beat reporter Bill Rabinowitz speaks with special guest Angelique Chengelis from the Detroit News to discuss the latest happenings in Michigan Wolverine football. During this BuckeyeXtra football podcast we talk about how Michigan has already started its spring practice sessions, mention head coach Jim Harbaugh, and discuss expe…
 
Amid worker shortages and fruit been left in the ground or on trees, the kiwifruit industry stands as a lone bright spot. This year's kiwifruit harvest is expected to be another record breaker Nikki Johnson, from New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers, said the increase was mainly from more plantings of gold fruit, which the exporter Zespri had been plannin…
 
The UK are looking to potentially give financial rewards if you can maintain a healthy lifestyle, as they struggle under increasing obesity rates. It could be like Singapore's model where they had a national step challenge, if you did a certain amount of physical activity and measured it, the government gave you health points you could exchange for…
 
At the end of each week, Mike Hosking takes you through the big ticket items and lets you know what he makes of it all. The Lockdown. 2/10. "Short of a surge today in cases, we can quite rightly ask whether this has been a fear driven cock-up from a trigger happy government advised by bewildered modellers who's record seems to be reduced to saying …
 
Have we become worry free with the assets we are buying? Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr says we should be worried about rising asset prices on the back of low interest rates. He also says there are some big global equity to earnings question marks. It comes as ASB tells us more and more customers over the last couple of months are struggling to m…
 
The commanding general of the Washington, DC, National Guard testified Wednesday local time that he did not need authorization from Pentagon leaders before deploying troops in response to protests at the nation's capital last summer but that changed in the days before the January 6 insurrection. The shift in guidance, according to DC National Guard…
 
The wheels are in motion to roll out a saliva Covid-19 test for border workers. The Government's teamed up with Rako Science. Executive director Leon Grice told Mike Hosking the company worked with the University of Illinois early last year, then had the test accredited in New Zealand. He says he heard through a media conference yesterday the gover…
 
I can't help but feel deflated by this week. We have been in some sort of lockdown, level three or two, for not one single case this week. It's cost us a quarter of a billion dollars. We have had the stories of the businesses this time that simply won't make it through, we have had another letter from businesses leaders to the government begging fo…
 
New Zealand has had another night of zero Covid cases, Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall says. But she says Cabinet will want up-to-minute test results - including the remaining tests from the likes of gym members connected to the latest cluster - before making a call today as to whether alert levels can drop in Auckland and the rest of New …
 
The learning curve – a concept that relates historically observed cost reductions to the number of units produced or cumulatively installed capacity – has been widely adopted to analyse the technological progress and adoption of renewable energy technologies such as solar and wind power. Learning curves are also used as inputs in energy system mode…
 
Vlad Tenev is the Founder & CEO @ Robinhood, the company that provides commission-free investing, plus the tools you need to put your money in motion. To date, Vlad has raised over $5.6BN with Robinhood including a $2.4Bn raise this month and some of their investors include the very best in the business; Ribbit, Sequoia, Greenoaks, Index, IVP, Thri…
 
The problem with no numbers is you don’t know what you’re dealing with, especially when it comes to immigration. Maybe it was deliberate on Kris Faafoi’s part: set the tone, avoid the numbers He has said when the borders open - wouldn’t that be a dream come true - immigration is not going back to what it was. This mainly is a mistake. Not completel…
 
Fonterra is considering lifting its Farmgate Milk Price, following the latest surge in global dairy prices. Prices rose 15-percent at yesterday's global dairy trade auction, with the all-important whole milk powder price up a staggering 21-percent. Fonterra won't announce any changes to its farmgate price until next week. But chief executive Miles …
 
The South Island has its first Master of Wine. Owner of Blenheim's Blank Canvas Wines Sophie Parker Thomson has just become one of only 417 in the world with the elite qualification. It's regarded as one of the highest standards of professional knowledge. She told Mike Hosking her skill sets are both art and science. Parker Thomson says you can't h…
 
Britain’s treasury chief has announced an additional 65 billion pounds ($91 billion) of support for an economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, extending job support programs and temporary tax cuts to help workers and businesses in his annual budget. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak told the House of Commons that it is too soon for the g…
 
Luna Rossa ace Jimmy Spithill believes conditions will play a huge part in dictating the America's Cup outcome. Spithill has downplayed the significance of reports about Team New Zealand reaching extreme speeds in Te Rehutai, saying past experience told him reconnaissance was often unreliable. And in an interview with Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking, Sp…
 
An assurance Wellingtonians will start seeing action, now its transport plan is under the microscope. An improvement plan has been introduced following a scathing review of the $6.4 billion Let's Get Wellington Moving. It includes an independent chair being appointed to the board, three new leadership positions, and a commitment to getting spades i…
 
Australia's Attorney-General Christian Porter has said he will not step down from his position after categorically denying historical rape accusations against him. On Wednesday, Porter revealed himself as the minister at the centre of a rape allegation involving a 16-year-old girl in Sydney in 1988. He chose to waive his anonymity in order to publi…
 
A bunch of years ago we were in Melbourne and the Dr. Seuss exhibition was on. It's run by the family. Limited edition and some original work was on show, and some for sale. We decided to buy some. It wasn’t cheap, but it wasn't Warhol. Besides, we didn’t buy it for return. It's the thing I've found over the years when it comes to putting your mone…
 
Auckland has gone another day, with no more community cases of Covid 19. Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare says he hasn't been advised of any further cases overnight -- beyond those confirmed on Sunday night. Auckland is now on day five of its Level Three lockdown, while the rest of the country remains at Level Two. Covid-19 data modelling exp…
 
The high school at the centre of the cluster that has sent New Zealand's biggest city into two lockdowns has been subjected to abuse - including one email so bad, it had been referred to police. Papatoetoe High School principal Vaughan Couillault says although the school was mostly receiving positive feedback there had been negative comments on soc…
 
Property values can’t keep rising! It’s all a Ponzi scheme and is going to come crashing down around us! The only reason our property markets have survived COVID-19 is because of bank and government support. That’s some of the commentary you’ll find in the media and over the Internet at present and on the other hand you’ll find many experienced pro…
 
It must be hard working in treasury. When you’re wrong everyone thinks you’re a doofus, but when you’re right, you must get frustrated that no one listened to you. Treasury warned about the wage subsidy and company profits and wastage, they were right. Treasury warned about printing money and seeing interest rates plummet and the effect that would …
 
A US family are trying to honour their father who died of Covid by getting a word he made up into the dictionary. The word is 'Orbisculate' - and according to Neil Krieger who made it up, it describes when a fruit squirts juice into your eye. For year's Neil's family thought it was a word and his kids only discovered after about 20 years that it wa…
 
Australian music industry legend Michael Gudinski has died aged 68. According to a statement from the Mushroom Group, Gudinski "died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Melbourne". Gudinski is survived by his wife, Sue, and their children Matt and Kate and two grandchildren. "The family respectfully ask for privacy in this incredibly difficult t…
 
Cries to save a struggling community. Businesses in the West Coast didn't get the news they wanted in a visit from Tourism Minister Stuart Nash. He told them yesterday there's not a large well of extra government money to support tourism operators in tough times. But Glacier Country Tourism Group co-owner Richard Benton says the conversation is not…
 
A review of drug buying agency Pharmac is being described as long overdue. It'll cover the drug funding agency's decision-making processes, but won't delve into budgets, due to 'commercial sensitivities'. Cancer Society medical director Dr Chris Jackson told Mike Hosking we need to work out how we can see whether Pharmac is delivering what it's sup…
 
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