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Interesting people doing amazing things

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

"I opened my cab door that morning, and watched the first plane crash into the building above our heads."


Antony Ceravolo was living the corporate life as an investment banker in New York's World Trade Center when he saw the 9/11 attacks happen in front of his eyes. It was the series of moments that would change the world, including his own. In the fallout, many investment bankers lost their jobs and Antony was forced to turn to his own business ideas.


Now, Antony is known for building global tech companies. First there was Red Bus Media, an out of home media network, and then LoveFilm, a DVD distribution and video streaming company that Antony sold to Amazon for around $AU300 million.


He could’ve comfortably stopped there. Instead, he moved home to Adelaide and built his next company, Sine, developing technology to make it easy for visitors, contractors and staff to check in to the everyday locations they attend. Sine has checked in more than 20 million visitors, working with some of the world’s biggest brands as well as every day businesses.


Antony shares his amazing story, as well as insights about winning early customers, scaling businesses and dealing with growing pains, why he has chosen Adelaide to build his global business .. and much, much more.


Antony is speaking at Southstart in 2018, a conference that celebrates the collision of people, ideas and technology on 22 and 23 November 2018 in Adelaide. Make sure you join and support Adelaide’s startup community.


More info here https://southstart.co


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


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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

Sine entrepreneurship entrepreneur Antony Ceravolo Startup Technology


It has been quite some time since our last episode (sorry), we took a break from Rooster HQ to focus on our REAL businesses.


But now we’re back with our SouthStart series, which we’re excited about. We’re interviewing some of the stars of the Southstart Conference, which celebrates the collision of people, ideas and technology in Adelaide on November 21 to 23.


And first cab off the rank is the man behind SouthStart in 2018, Craig Swann. SouthStart fell into the hands of Craig and his business partners last year, and he has done an amazing job pulling together a world class event and activating an 'interesting' startup community in Adelaide.


Craig is a highly successful global innovator, in his own right. The Canadian founded companies in New York City, including award winning interactive agency CRASHMEDIA and the internet’s first online music studio, Looplabs.


Millions of people have benefited from Craig’s innovations, including Steve Jobs, who demoed Looplabs for the launch of the Safari Browser at an Apple Keynote. Craig has since become an industry thought leader in the interactive music space; authoring books, speaking internationally, teaching, curating technology events and developing and licensing customized online music experiences for top global brands.


He has received special recognition at SxSW and has won the prestigious Webby Award.


Before we get into Craig’s fascinating story, make sure you open your browser now and check out southstart.co. Southstart is activating Adelaide’s startup community by bringing together innovators, creators, founders and investors on November 22 and 23, in 2018 .. get involved, grab a ticket and we’ll see you there. If you’re late to this interview and have realised you’ve missed the event, make sure you sign up to the mailing list and follow Southstart on social media, and join the community.


More info on SouthStart here https://southstart.co


Check out Looplabs https://www.looplabs.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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Ben Baker is one of the world's most sought-after portrait photographers. He has photographed the last four US Presidents and their families, as well as countless celebrities including Oprah, Kanye West, Bono, Jay-Z, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Leonardo Dicaprio and so many more. Growing up in Adelaide, Ben couldn't have dreamed of being in such a position. However, having spent a lot of time following his Dad through the Outback, he knew that an office job wasn't for him. Eventually he lobbed into New York without much photography experience but plenty of Aussie attitude, which won over legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz. Ben talks about what he learned from Annie and other big name photographers, his mentors, who were among the most influential people in the celebrity scene. Ben says that ultimately it is all about people, and building rapport, much more than any technical prowess with a camera. He also shares what he's learned about the world's most powerful people, getting the job done under the highest levels of pressure (including a six minute shoot with Obama) and, of course, the key elements of an amazing portrait .. and much more. View Ben's work and get in touch: https://www.benbakerphoto.com/ Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley. We talk to interesting people doing amazing things. If you like what we're doing, please subscribe and review. Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list and join our Facebook community: http://roosterradio.biz http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ For podcasting strategy, production and commercial services, visit: http://apiropodcasts.com For other content and marketing services, visit: http://apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi) For leadership and and high performance services, visit: http://jamesbegley.com.au (James Begley)

The globally acclaimed Simon Phillips is arguably Australia's top theatre director. His directing credits range from the contemporary to Shakespearean classics, musicals to Opera. He has been the go-to man for shows such as Love Never Dies, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Cabaret and High Society to name just a few .. and has too many awards to list in this intro. When he's not in Australia he's at New York's Broadway, London's West End or en route to another show opening on the other side of the world. Simon is a born director. He started directing classmates as an 8-year old in New Zealand and hasn't stopped since. His path has included director roles at the State Theatre Company of South Australia, Melbourne Theatre Company and Opera Australia, and says his rise has been due to a mix of good luck and hard work. Simon talks about what makes a memorable performance, how he deals with criticism, what separates the stars (such as actor Geoffrey Rush) from the rest, the balance of creative and commercial .. and so much more. Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley. We talk to interesting people doing amazing things. If you like what we're doing, you can now support the show with a few dollars (we really appreciate it): https://www.patreon.com/roosterradio Also please subscribe and review on iTunes or your favourite podcast player. Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list and join our Facebook community: http://roosterradio.biz http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ For podcasting strategy, production and commercial services, visit: http://apiropodcasts.com For other content and marketing services, visit: http://www.apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi) For leadership and and high performance services, visit: http://www.jamesbegley.com.au (James Begley)

Kristina Dryza is a global trend forecaster who is rated one of the world's top female futurists. Kristina was raised in Adelaide but has been based between London, New York, LA, Tokyo, Hawaii and Sydney, working with international brands such as IKEA, Virgin Atlantic, Nestle, Vodafone, BP, AOL, Nissan and many more. Her work focuses on the past, present and the possible. She observes systems, processes and life with an emphasis on the "now" moment and relates it to corporate strategies, products, services and experiences. Ultimately, Kristina gives her clients context, and helps them sense the future. She shares many important insights, especially as you think and plan for 2017. We talk about a number of emerging social, cultural and consumer trends and issues, including: - Breaking through the social media echo chamber - The need for humans to get in sync particularly with nature's rythyms - The purpose economy - The experience economy - The need for an information detox - And a discernment filter We also talk about time, particularly "on time" versus "in time", feeling versus thinking, and so much more. Connect with Kristina at: http://www.kristinadryza.com Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list and join our Facebook community: http://roosterradio.biz http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ For podcasting strategy, production and commercial services, visit: http://apiropodcasts.com For other content and marketing services, visit: http://apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi) For leadership and and high performance services, visit: http://jamesbegley.com.au (James Begley)