Rooster Radio - Business & Personal Growth Insights & Stories from Entrepreneurs and Leaders in Business, Health, Tech & More

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Rooster Radio brings you stories and insights from interesting people doing amazing things. The podcast reveals business and personal growth learnings from entrepreneurs and experts in business, leadership, marketing, science, technology, health, hospitality and much more. Hosted by James Begley and Andrew Montesi. Rooster Radio focuses on the influencers who are taking risks, overcoming challenges, leading teams and taking the world on. We delve into their rarely told stories of success, failure and lessons learned. Find out more and sign up for news and events and view the full episode list at our website, http://roosterradio.biz. You can show your support for Rooster Radio by becoming a member here https://www.patreon.com/roosterradio. Early traction: Since launching in October 2015, Rooster Radio quickly gained momentum. - Rated five stars in Apple Podcasts - Featured under business "new and noteworthy" in Apple Podcasts - Peaked in top 15 business podcasts on Apple Podcasts Guests: Rooster Radio secures high calibre guests who are excelling in the world of business, entrepreneurship and sport in Australia. Previous guests include Coopers Brewery chairman Glenn Cooper, Forbes editor-at-large Rich Karlgaard, AFL legend Matthew Pavlich, Australian Fashion Labels founders Dean and Melanie Flintoft, global business growth expert Jana Matthews and Australian of the Year (SA) Dr John Greenwood, with many more influential and interesting guests to come. Hosts: Andrew Montesi, founder at Apiro Consulting and Apiro Media head of marketing at PickStar, media and marketing specialist, entrepreneur and former TV news reporter. http://apiropodcasts.com & http://apiroconsulting.com James Begley, founder of PickStar and Tract Leadership, leadership consultant, entrepreneur and former AFL footballer. http://jamesbegley.com.au Rooster Radio is made in Adelaide, South Australia by Apiro Media - http://apiropodcasts.com http://roosterradio.biz http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ

In this episode we have an in depth discussion about the future of work with Marina Pullin.

Marina works with some of Australia’s largest organisations, helping them take the step towards commercial innovation. She also invented a platform called Jungal, a private platform to match great people with great opportunities.

Marina is at the intersection of our transforming world of work. We talk about the move towards the gig economy - the rapidly growing workforce of independent workers who take up short-term contracts instead of typical full time employment.

We talk about the opportunities and threats that the gig economy brings .. for workers, companies and even governments. We also talk about what work will look like in the decades ahead, the scary potential impact of computers on jobs, what leadership and culture looks like with transient staff and much more.

Find out more about MCBI.

Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley - visit http://roosterradio.biz

Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list at http://roosterradio.biz and join our Facebook community at http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ

For podcasting strategy, production and commercial services, visit Apiro Media http://apiropodcasts.com

For other content and marketing services, visit Apiro Consulting http://apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi).

For leadership and and high performance services, connect with James Begley http://jamesbegley.com.au

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In this episode we’re live at the Adelaide Podcast Festival with Ben Fitzsimons.

Ben was one of our first guests on Rooster Radio - a true entrepreneur, property developer and former CEO of the Adelaide 36ers in the NBL.

Now, he’s CEO of WeCann, pioneering the medical cannabis industry in Australia.

In a 15-minute rapid fire session at the Podcast Festival, we talked about the huge health and commercial opportunities that medicinal cannabis can bring, the barriers that are currently preventing the development of the industry in Australia and why the black market is prospering.

Connect with Ben Fitzsimons and find out more about WeCann here http://wecann.com.au .

Find out more about the Adelaide Podcast Festival.

Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley - visit http://roosterradio.biz

Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list at http://roosterradio.biz and join our Facebook community at http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ

For podcasting strategy, production and commercial services, visit Apiro Media http://apiropodcasts.com

For other content and marketing services, visit Apiro Consulting http://apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi).

For leadership and and high performance services, connect with James Begley http://jamesbegley.com.au

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When Rob Dean and Dan Mendelson launched Burger Theory from a converted caravan in Adelaide back in 2011, it kicked off a food truck movement and a burger revolution.

Foodies would eagerly await the next Burger Theory tweet to find out the truck's next location. The line ups were notoriously huge. Rob and Dan then moved into bricks and mortar, with three well known restaurants and an enviable brand. An expansion into China didn't work out but business still seemed to be good.

Then we heard that Burger Theory had completely overhauled their menu ... no more beef, no chicken and no bacon. Just a kangaroo meat pattie. Wait ... what? We then found out why. The price of beef was going through the roof and unsustainable for the business and environment.

So, true to their values of 'thoughtful fast food', Burger Theory came up with a patty blend of 80% kangaroo meat, 20% beef fat and 100% taste. Cue the outrage. Animal advocates, beef loving bogans ... Rob and Dan didn't see the criticism coming. And it has been brutal on social media. The guys tell us the gutsy move to Kangaroo is a risk for their brand and business. But it will be worth it.

Rob and Dan talk through the decision making process, the environmental and economic case, managing the fall out, changing culture, and how they became "pioneers by default".

Find out more at the Burger Theory website http://burgertheory.com.au (and make sure you try the burger!)

Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley - visit http://roosterradio.biz

Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list at http://roosterradio.biz and join our Facebook community at http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ

For podcasting strategy, production and commercial services, visit Apiro Media http://apiropodcasts.com

For other content and marketing services, visit Apiro Consulting http://apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi).

For leadership and and high performance services, connect with James Begley http://jamesbegley.com.au


Andrew Zweck is one of the most influential men in international live music.

Andrew has worked with Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, Queen, The Who, David Bowie, Elton John, The Police, Bob Dylan, Depeche Mode, Madonna, Justin Bieber .. to name just a few of the huge names he has acted for as a promoter or agent.

He worked alongside Bob Geldof on the famous Live Aid concert and partied with the likes of Freddie Mercury. It's a remarkable career for a man born in Blyth, in country South Australia. After finishing university in 1974, Andrew went backpacking through Europe and took a job as a stage hand at Hammer-Smith Odeon. He never looked back.

With some smarts, ambition and a bit of luck, Andrew found himself front and centre for a golden era of music. He talks about his pathway - unforgettable moments, as well as his toughest times in the music business, the business model of music back then and now, the crazy cash global stars can earn on tour AND at private parties, managing tour logistics AND egos .. and so much more.

It's a fascinating story. Enjoy our chat with Andrew Zweck.

Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley - visit http://roosterradio.biz

Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list at http://roosterradio.biz and join our Facebook community at http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ

For podcasting strategy, production and commercial services, visit Apiro Media http://apiropodcasts.com

For other content and marketing services, visit Apiro Consulting http://apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi).

For leadership and and high performance services, connect with James Begley http://jamesbegley.com.au

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In 2014, Kevin Graham was doing pretty well for himself in South Australia, working in online marketing and doing a few property investments. Then he decided to drop everything and move to Chiang Mai, Thailand .. even though he'd never even travelled to Asia before!

We sat down with Kevin for a really interesting case study on how to go from a fairly typical suburban life to 'digital nomad' in a matter of months. Even though the term is a little cliche, 'digital nomads' are basically people who leverage technology to work when and wherever they want - and it's become a big lifestyle trend.

Step by step, Kevin tells us how he did it. The practical side - research, planning and logistics; and of course the business - how he's earning an amazing income from affiliate marketing and 'flipping' websites. Kevin shares the tips and traps.

It's not all sipping cocktails by the beach. Kevin talks about lifestyle fantasy versus reality, and personal lessons learned from the adventure so far.

Connect with Kevin Graham https://kevingraham.com/

Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley - visit http://roosterradio.biz

Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list at http://roosterradio.biz and join our Facebook community at http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ

For podcasting strategy, production and commercial services, visit Apiro Media http://apiropodcasts.com

For other content and marketing services, visit Apiro Consulting http://apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi).

For leadership and and high performance services, connect with James Begley http://jamesbegley.com.au

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