SharkPod Podcast
SharkPod #59 “Delivering up to 235,000 Packages a Day” - Des Travers - CEO, DPD Ireland

SharkPod #59 “Delivering up to 235,000 Packages a Day” - Des Travers - CEO, DPD Ireland

February 24, 2021

What is up SharkNation!

This week on the SharkPod, Luke and Mark sit down with the CEO of delivery giant DPD (https://dpd.ie/About-DPD/The-Company) to chat about an incredible year in the parcel delivery industry.

DPD Ireland have been around under different names for about 35 years but during the Global Pandemic they have grown massively and it's a company that has probably delivered something to almost everyone in country in the past year.

They cover:

1. Des's journey to becoming the CEO at DPD. Including what he learned working for Fedex in the 90's about efficiency and professionalism.

2. How DPD were planning for a down turn in business due to the pandemic but quickly had to pivot to meet demand.

3. Des tells us about hiring 800 people in the last year and the difficulty in maintaining quality of service when you are growing that quickly.

4. Des gives the guys a peak under the hood of the business to see how the industry works from Sales to when a package gets delivered to your door. 

5. How delivering 235,000 parcels in a day is managed and DPD's plans for the next few years.

and much more...

For feedback: Luke@shark.ie

SharkPod #58 “Empowering New Entrepreneurs” Conor Lynch - Founder SelfMakers

SharkPod #58 “Empowering New Entrepreneurs” Conor Lynch - Founder SelfMakers

February 17, 2021

What is up SharkNation!

This week on the podcast, Luke and Mark sit down with Conor Lynch - Founder - SelfMakers, to chat about his new venture.

Conor is a Digital Business Designer, Educator, Self Maker and Connector. He has started ventures in a wide range of industries (from t-shirts to Digital Marketing) and has recently launched his education company - SelfMakers - after selling his Digital Marketing Agency Connector (connector.ie) in April of last year. 

The guys cover:

1. The background of Conor's new venture and why he is passionate about solo-preneurs getting their ideas off the ground.

2. Conor's t-shirt business "ConMan" that he started in Australia while travelling. 

3. What is takes to start and run a successful Digital Marketing Agency and how 'outside the box' thinking allowed Conor's business to punch above their weight and land large international client's 

4. How education is often years behind the current trends in business and how you can use this to your advantage building courses to fill the gap.

and much more!

For feedback: Luke@shark.ie

SharkPod #57 “Bingo Loco and Tales from Road” - Will Meara, Co-Founder Bingo Loco

SharkPod #57 “Bingo Loco and Tales from Road” - Will Meara, Co-Founder Bingo Loco

February 10, 2021

What is Up SharkNation!

 

If any of you have attended a Bingo Loco event in any of the many countries they operate in, you'll know the level of creativity and execution that goes into the events they put on. 

 

Luke and Mark caught up with Will Meara, Co-Founder of Bingo Loco, to chat business, travel and getting out of your comfort zone. 

 

Will, currently in Mexico, is an adventurer, entrepreneur and a heck of a story teller.

They cover:

 

1 . How Will got into the nightlife industry in Dublin during college and how he was frustrated with the usual offerings from the nightclubs there. 

 

2. The genesis story of Bingo Loco and how it has grown as a global business during a pandemic. 

 

3. Travelling in Pakistan and how he ended up on the frontlines of the ISIS conflict, hanging out with the Kurds, as well as the career implications that followed. 

 

4. Travelling in North Korea and his impressions of the country based on his personal experience. 

 

5. They also take a lot of time to talk about how to design a life that you are loving living, whether thats nudist hostels in Mexico or pursuing Psychedelic journey's.

 

And much more:

 

You can follow Will's Insta here: https://www.instagram.com/willmeara.loco/

 

For feedback: Luke@shark.ie

 

KEEP MOVING FORWARD

SharkPod #56 “Selling a Business for Half a Billion” - Norman Crowley - CEO, Crowley Carbon

SharkPod #56 “Selling a Business for Half a Billion” - Norman Crowley - CEO, Crowley Carbon

February 3, 2021

What Is Up SharkNation!

Luke and Mark sat down with Norman Crowley, CEO - Crowley Carbon (revenue in the hundreds of millions) to talk about how he built a business from the foothills of Co. Wicklow that manages the energy of the worlds biggest buildings. 

They cover:

1.  Building and selling his gaming business for $500m and how they missed out on a billion dollar payday.

2. Selling a WiFi business to Rupert Murdock for $80m. 

3. Tackling climate change by solving financial problems for businesses. 

4. Building a grown-up business where all of the sales objections are removed from the outset. Making the deal a 'No brainer for your clients'. 

5. Building the world's next big electric car company, right here in Co.Wicklow. His venture called AVA (an acronym from the Latin Ad Vitam Aeternam - Forever, for eternity, for life). AVA’s plan is to build a “hyperclassic” - a new family of electric cars, with very high performance, but with styling inspired by some of the greats of motoring’s past! 

And much more...

If you'd like to learn more about Norman check out Crowley Carbon: https://www.crowleycarbon.com

And AVA: https://www.studioava.com

For feedback: Luke@shark.ie

 

 

SharkPod #55 “Lifestyle Design- The Happy Pear Way” - With Stephen Flynn - The Happy Pear

SharkPod #55 “Lifestyle Design- The Happy Pear Way” - With Stephen Flynn - The Happy Pear

January 27, 2021

What is Up SharkNation!

It's seemed strange to have a podcast based in Greystones on business and lifestyle design and not have Stephen from the Happy Pear on! 

Stephen and his brother Dave have build a great business in their home town of Greystones, they have build international notoriety with their message of positive eating/living and have appeared on some of the biggest podcasts in the world. 

 

The guys dig into the life and business of Stephen and cover:

 

1. Stephen's own food/business journey, and how moving to Canada and detaching from his life in Ireland led to long term mindset changes on which he built his business.

2. How him and his brother got started with a 100k loan for their first shop.

3. How designing the community around them was the most important thing from the beginning and being able to enjoy what they do everyday was paramount to the success of their business.

4. The realities of business and how they have learned to design their business in a simpler way to suit the life they wanted to lead.

5. Always keeping things fresh and chasing new dreams and ideas for the business. 

 

and much more...

 

If you have feedback on this pod you can give us feedback on: Luke@shark.ie

 

KEEP MOVING FORWARD!

 

 

 

 

 

 

SharkPod #54 “A Home Away From Home” - with Marian Carroll - CEO, Ronald McDonald House

SharkPod #54 “A Home Away From Home” - with Marian Carroll - CEO, Ronald McDonald House

January 20, 2021

What is Up SharkNation!

To celebrate International Hug Day, the guys sit down with Marian Carroll, CEO (volunteer) - Ronald McDonald house, Dublin. They chat about the important work the charity does and and how they provide a lifeline for parents with seriously ill children so that they can spend as much time with their child as possible.

Although RMDH is a charity, it faced the same challenges that faced many businesses over the Covid - 19 lockdowns. 

Social distancing and the curtailment of  live events has led to a 50% decrease in donations and a rethink on how they fundraise for the cause.

They Cover:

1. The House - and the services it provides

2. How Marian got started and how the project has grown

3. Challenges running a not for profit

4. Steps they have taken to modernise their fund raising approach 

5. And what the future looks like for the house and how you can help!

 

If you would like to help raise funds for this great cause you can learn how on the link here: https://rmhc.ie/get-involved/fundraise/

If you would like to send a Hug (Barróg) bunny to someone and support the work RMHC are doing. Please click the below link.

https://rmhc.ie/what-we-do/shop/Barr%C3%B3g-p180176057

 

For feedback: Luke@shark.ie 

 

 

  

SharkPod #53 “Investing to Become Financially Free” - With Owen O’Malley - CEO TICN

SharkPod #53 “Investing to Become Financially Free” - With Owen O’Malley - CEO TICN

January 14, 2021

What is up SharkNation!

 

Luke and Mark continue on their journey of "Getting Their Money Right" in 2021 by sitting down with Owen O'Malley - CEO of The Investment Club Network.

 

Owen's company has been around for 20 years and has helped establish 1000+ investment clubs in 50+ countries.

 

They Cover:

 

1. How Tony Robbins helped Owen get started in investing and how trading in the early 90s was a lot different than it is today.

 

2. How investment clubs work and how they can help newbies dip their toe in the water.

 

3. How investment clubs are great places to mix with like minded people.

 

4. The reasons why to invest and some tips on how to get started.

 

And much more!

 

Some helpful links below:

 

Owen on podcasts:

http://www.ticn.ie/podcasts/

 

6 intro videos for investing:

 

 
 
 
 
 

www.tinyurl.com/coronabounce

 

For feedback: Luke@shark.ie

 

 

 

 

SharkPod #52 “2021 Goal Setting - Exploring Frameworks” -with Luke and Mark

SharkPod #52 “2021 Goal Setting - Exploring Frameworks” -with Luke and Mark

January 6, 2021

What is Up SharkNation! 

2021 is here and it's time to get your priorities for the year in order!

Luke and mark spend this episode going through the different goal setting frameworks and discuss their own goals and aspirations for 2021.

They go through 3 different frameworks:

1. RPM - Toney Robbins 

You can get a great breakdown  of the method the guys discuss here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_yV3KBzxx4

 

2. Tim Ferris' Dream lining:

This is a method of not only mapping your goals, but also costing them.

Luke poses the key questions in this method to Mark

Read: https://tim.blog/lifestyle-costing/ for more information on this method

 

3 Luke Curry Lifestyle Design

Luke couldn't find  a framework thst  was right for him so he mapped out his goals his own framework. The categories  where he concentrated where -

 i ) Body/Mind

ii) Community 

iii) Family Man

iv) Business/Financial

There are a million frameworks out there! Pick one that works for you and get going!

 

Keep Moving Forward!

 

Feedback: luke@shark.ie

 

 

 

SharkPod #51 “2020 - A Great Year?” with Luke and Mark

SharkPod #51 “2020 - A Great Year?” with Luke and Mark

December 30, 2020

What is up SharkNation!

 

2020 had a big impact on Luke and Mark. Now, during the last week of the year, Luke and Mark look back on the year with a positive lens. 

They cover:

1. Achieving goals during the pandemic

 

2. Changes they have made in the way they work and how they are leveraging the new work from home revolution.

 

3. The new opportunities arising from the new distributed work force.

 

4. How the guys will be "risking-up" projects in 2021 to ensure they are going as big as possible.

 

5. The guys go through some of their highlights of the SharkPod in 2020 and talk about some of the guests that made the biggest on them.

 

Thanks to all our guests listeners in 2020!   

 

For feedback email: Luke@Shark.ie

 

SharkPod #50 “Beyond Brexit - Opportunities and Challenges” with John McGrane

SharkPod #50 “Beyond Brexit - Opportunities and Challenges” with John McGrane

December 23, 2020

What is Up SharkNation!

John McGrane is Director General of The British Irish Chamber of Commerce, a private sector organisation which he co-founded in 2011 to represent businesses with interests in the two islands and their economies.

He is a retired financial services professional having completed a 40 year career with the Royal Bank of Scotland / Ulster Bank Group in Ireland.

Who better to chat opportunities and challenges arising from Brexit?

The guys cover:

1. The British Irish Chamber of Commerce - what is it? and why is is so important?

2. How Brexit will impact certain sectors more and what those involved in those sector should do to protect themselves.

3. John's new venture Kmend, which aims to use AI to help business people network digitally in meaningful ways.

and much more!

 

If you would like to send the guys feedback please reach-out to Luke@shark.ie

 

KEEP MOVING FORWARD!

 

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