PODCAST

Talks with Petri

Petri Kajander

Petri follows his curiosity and shares his talks with people building the future. The show explores personal discoveries and experiences with lessons learned. The real-talk conversations go deep where the purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. Visit https://talkswithpetri.com for episode notes.
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25-04-2020
59 seconds
Efforts create the achievements
Amir Nashat talks about working with stellar people, how curiosity leads you to amazing results, and what is exciting in the biotech field. He also reveals how he met his childhood hero. See the episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/amir/. Guest bio Amir Nashat is a managing partner in Polaris’ Boston office. He joined Polaris in 2002 and focuses on investments in healthcare. Additionally, Amir has served as a director of Adnexus Therapeutics (Bristol Myers Squibb), Athenix Corporation (Bayer), Avila Therapeutics (Celgene), Fate Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FATE), Freenome, Living Proof (Unilever), Promedior Pharmaceuticals (Roche), Receptos (Celgene), Selecta Biosciences (NASDAQ: SELB), Sun Catalytix (Lockheed Martin), and TARIS Biomedical (J&J). In addition to his investment role, Amir has served as the CEO of Dewpoint, Jnana, Living Proof, Olivo Labs, and Sun Catalytix. Amir also serves on the Partners Innovation Fund and the Investment Advisory Committee for The Engine at MIT, and helped launch the MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund as its active president. He has been named to the Forbes Midas List of “Top 100 Venture Capitalists.” Prior to joining Polaris, Amir completed his ScD as a Hertz Fellow in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a minor in Biology under the guidance of Dr. Robert Langer. Amir also earned both his MS and BS in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. -------------- Podcast website: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter for updates. Please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts or send this episode to your friends. You can also send suggestions.
3d ago
1 hr 32 mins
Building leaders with passion and purposeLearning together makes things easierRudeboy makes people feel the beat
Ville Virtanen talks about what happens when you are hit by Sandstorm and how to cope with expectations, success and stay relevant over time. This episode is totally out of control so just feel the vibe and tune in. See the episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/darude/. Guest bio Famed for the global platinum-selling smash ‘Sandstorm’, Darude is recognised as one of the most influential artists to emerge from the dance scene. With a DJ style that is a mixture of progressive and uplifting trance, fused with elements of tech, breaks and house, Darude’s music delivers a dynamic energy that gets any dance floor moving. With over 15 years of heavily touring North and South America, as well as leading shows in Asia and Australasia his resume of accolades is a testament to the exponential growth of his profile as an international artist. Over the years he’s appeared on TV channels such as BBC, NBC, CNN and MTV, as well as having won several prestigious awards such as 2 x German Dance Awards, Dance Star Award, USA Golden Turntable DJ Award and he is a 3 x Finnish Grammy Award winner. His name has also appeared in numerous public-voted polls with previous entries in Top 100 DJs Poll and Americas Favourite DJ. -------------- Podcast website: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. If you really like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get Petri a coffee. You can also send suggestions.
16-09-2021
2 hrs 12 mins
If it's smart it's vulnerableFounder non grataThe golden right of first refusalBootstrapping your way to success
Heikki Väänänen, the co-founder of HappyOrNot, talks about his entrepreneurial journey from bootstrapping to raising over 40m EUR funding and scaling the company to +200 employees, and stepping down from the CEO role after 20 years. He also tells why it's a good idea to wear a company T-shirt. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/bootstrapping-your-way-to-success/. Guest bio Heikki Väänänen, 40, has worked most of his life as an entrepreneur. The idea of HappyOrNot was born, when at the age of 15, he received bad customer service at a store he visited. He wondered whether there would be a better solution to give feedback and came up with the idea of the new service. However, he did not execute his idea right away and let it mature for a few more years. In those years, he graduated  as a Master of Science in Technology and founded, at the age of 20, his own gaming company Universomo. He has held board member roles in several technology and services companies, with a proven track record of increasing sales and profitability. With his combined experience and expertise, Heikki has directed the successful strategic development and sale of six Finnish companies, including the sale of Universomo to THQ – the second largest gaming company in the world. In 2009 HappyOrNot was born. The Smiley devices measuring customer satisfaction can be found at various locations, like grocery stores, pharmacies and airports, in more than 120 countries around the world. The HappyOrNot service has currently collected 2 billion feedbacks - a record in the customer feedback market space. While the idea of the Smiley devices is simple and the way of giving feedback is easy, the feedback data enables actionable insights and empowers companies to develop their business by improving their customer experience. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get Petri a coffee. You can also send suggestions.
15-02-2021
1 hr 8 mins
Embrace negotiations with a creative mindset without compromisesValue-based selling with sales cowboys and the dark side of customer relationshipsAverage Joe - the tech genius could be youSuccess through failure, innovation and imitation
Johan Norberg talks about the misfits, rebels and innovators that push the reluctant society into progress, the role of entrepreneurs and why this is a scary moment in time. He also reveals why founders are only getting 2.2 per cent of the value they create and who's getting the rest. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/success-through-failure-innovation-and-imitation/. Guest bio Johan Norberg is an author, lecturer and documentary filmmaker who specializes in the big questions, from liberty and progress to entrepreneurship, globalization and the hidden dichotomies shaping the world. He is a native of Sweden, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. and the European Centre for International Political Economy in Brussels. He is a frequent commentator in Swedish and international media. In 2018 he received the Walter Judd Freedom Award, previously awarded to luminaries such as Garry Kasparov and Ronald Reagan. Norberg has written over 20 books covering a broad range of topics, including global economics and popular science. His breakthrough title, In Defence of Global Capitalism (2003), was published in over 25 countries. His latest book, Open – The Story of Human Progress (2020), is a grand odyssey through history’s ever-changing tides of connection and isolation, exchange and protectionism, open borders and closed minds. It has been praised by The Economist as ”amusing as well as illuminating”, ”clear, colorful and convincing”. His previous book, the celebrated Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future (2016) was chosen as the Book of the Year by The Economist, Guardian and Observer. It has been translated to 20 languages (so far). -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send suggestions.
25-10-2020
1 hr 12 mins
Building communities with the standard you walk pastFrom products to an experience mindset
Jurgen Appelo talks about failing to find a product/market fit, how you pivot, adapt and move on in turmoil as well as shifting up to an experience mindset. He also warns about dangers in Canada. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/from-products-to-an-experience-mindset/. Guest bio Jurgen Appelo calls himself a creative networker. But sometimes he’s a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, or… Dutch guy. Inc.com has called him a Top 50 Leadership Expert and a Top 100 Leadership Speaker. Since 2008, Jurgen writes a popular blog at NOOP.NL, offering ideas on the creative economy, agile management, organizational change, and personal development. He is the author of the book Management 3.0, which describes the role of the manager in agile organizations; How to Change the World, which describes a supermodel for change management; Managing for Happiness, which offers you practical ideas to engage workers, improve work, and delight clients; and most recently, Startup, Scaleup, Screwup, which contains 50% inspiring stories and 50% practices to follow and dives into the major topics that business leaders and entrepreneurs are confronted with throughout the business lifecycle. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
27-09-2020
1 hr 13 mins
Curators are the new creators
Slush CEO Miika Huttunen talks about how to adapt to the new reality and change your business in 4 months, the relevance of esports & gaming and the future of business events. He also explores Second Reality and LAN-parties. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/curators-are-the-new-creators/. Guest bio Miika Huttunen is the CEO of Slush, a global movement with a mission to create and help founders. Formerly Miika acted as Chief Operating Officer at Slush. Huttunen is highly curious about everything related to gaming: computer graphics, esports, communities, and many others. Miika also has an extensive background in various volunteer communities like Slush, Assembly, Vaasa Entrepreneurship Society, and World Economic Forum's Global Shapers. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
12-09-2020
1 hr 7 mins
Personalised learning with service design thinking
Entrepreneur Kadri Tuisk explores the future of education with personalised learning, why she loves design thinking and being outside of her comfort zone. She also talks about startup pivoting and hitchhiking to her first career. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/personalised-learning/. Guest bio Entrepreneur Kadri Tuisk is the CEO of Clanbeat Education, an ed-tech Saas software that supports accelerating human growth by helping to build human agency through individual growth and community support. Kadri has accelerated her startup with 500 Startups in San Francisco, pivoted a few times, and found market traction in the challenging times of the 2020s. Previously, she has worked in service design and account management positions, and as a professional model. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
30-08-2020
1 hr 10 mins
Finder, minder, grinder and a marmot advocate
Preston Byrne talks about how disruption hits education and service careers, the future of decentralised finance, and why you should avoid VC funding. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/marmot-advocate/. Guest bio Preston has had a few careers - a lawyer in England, a founder of a blockchain software startup, then a lawyer in America, and throughout, a marmot habitat conservation proponent on Twitter. Presently he's a partner in the New York office of Anderson Kill, where he advises early-stage companies and venture funds, particularly businesses involved in crypto, on corporate and technology law. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee.  You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
23-08-2020
54 mins
How to succeed in content marketing
Entrepreneur Benji Hyam shares his inside view to successful content marketing, where you should focus and what to expect, and how to get results. He also reveals his life-changing movie experience. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/how-to-succeed-in-content-marketing/. Guest bio Entrepreneur Benji Hyam lives in San Diego, California and he is the co-founder of Grow and Convert (a content marketing agency). He also co-founded the SaaS app Wordable.io (which was acquired in Nov 2017). Previously, he lived in San Francisco for two years where he ran marketing for two different venture-backed startups – Everwise and Thinkapps. Before making the move to San Francisco, he lived in San Diego for 16 years where he started his first content agency Social Proof Interactive, worked at Mitek Systems and Vistage Worldwide– both in marketing. He enjoys surfing, travelling, and eating great food. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
16-08-2020
1 hr 17 mins
Nail it before you scale it
Lars Tvede talks about people and ideas entrepreneurs, navigating business cycles, how to inspire people and have fun while remote working, and what it takes to be a lucky person. See the full episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/nail-it-before-you-scale-it/. Guest bio Entrepreneur and investor Lars Tvede holds a Master's degree in Engineering and a Bachelor's degree in International Commerce, and he is a certified derivatives trader from National Futures Association in Chicago. Lars Tvedes books have been published in 11 languages and more than 50 editions. Lars spent 11 years in portfolio management and investment banking before moving to the high-tech and telecommunications industries in the mid 1990s, where he has been co-founder of several award-winning companies within the satellite, Internet and mobile space. He is also founder of Beluga, a successful financial trading company. Lars was listed in The Guru Guide to Marketing as one of the Worlds 62 leading thinkers of marketing strategy. Lars Tvede has appeared as guest host on CNBC and as TEDTalks speaker and is frequently covered in media. He lives in Zug, Switzerland with his family. His hobbies include skiing, sailing and collecting Italian sports cars and wine. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
09-08-2020
1 hr 9 mins
The long run is here
Daniel Lacalle talks about bubbles and central bank traps, practical tips for individuals, why we are not learning from history and what's the role of human ingenuity. See the full episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/long-run-is-here/. Guest bio Daniel Lacalle, PhD, economist and fund manager, is the author of the bestselling books Life in the Financial Markets (Wiley, 2015), The Energy World Is Flat (Wiley, 2015) and Escape from the Central Bank Trap (Business Expert Press, 2017). He is a professor of Global Economy at IE Business School in Madrid. Ranked as one of the top twenty most influential economists in the world in 2016 and 2017 by Richtopia, he holds the CIIA financial analyst title, with a post-graduate degree in higher business studies and a master’s degree in economic investigation. He is a member of the advisory board of the Rafael del Pino Foundation and Commissioner of the Community of Madrid in London. Lacalle is a regular collaborator with CNBC, Bloomberg TV, BBC, Hedgeye, Seeking Alpha, Business Insider, Mises Institute, and The Epoch Times as well as an occasional consultant for The World Economic Forum, Focus Economics, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other major news publications around the world. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
02-08-2020
48 mins

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