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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

Dr Phillp Alvelda is one of America's Leading tech engineers and minds.

A pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Dr Alvelda has been developing anthropomorphic AI and machine learning tools, digital twins, and synthetic personalities.

He is the founding CEO of Cortical.AI, and is formerly of NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Agency (a department of the US Defence Force). He also founded Mobi TV, the first company to bring live TV to mobile devices.

Dr Alvelda is at the forefront of a world where technology is advancing mankind, pioneering a brain-machine interface industry that helps the blind see, the deaf hear and the paralysed regain movement.

And yet fear of AI and a perceived threat of robots remains, concerns that Dr Alvelda addresses in our interview.

We cover that and a range of other issues including the future of anthropomorphic AI, opportunities, ethical considerations and much more.

Dr Alvelda will be in Adelaide sharing his insights at Hybrid World, a tech conference held on July 23 and 24, 2018. Find out more at the Hybrid World website. http://hybridworldadelaide.org

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Most governments and leaders are grappling with the challenge of transitioning to a culture of innovation where both people and business prosper. Finland has done this, and more.

Rooster Radio jumped onto Skype and called in to Helsinki for an interview with Andre Noel Chaker, who has spent more than 25 years living in Finland studying it’s business culture.

His books, The Finnish Miracle and The Finnish Miracle - One Hundred Years of Success, are best sellers, revealing Nordic insights into achieving business and personal success.

You’re probably asking .. why Finland and why should we care?

Andre tells us that Finland has developed a culture of entrepreneurship, courage, trust and invested heavily into its people. The economic and social outcomes have been remarkable, and there is much for countries like Australia to learn.

Andre will be in Adelaide sharing his insights at Hybrid World, a tech conference held on July 23 and 24, 2018.

Also within the event is HWA LAB, which brings together entrepreneurs and mentors to collaborate and develop new projects, products and plans that use digital technology to further advance their industry.

Find out more about Hybrid World: http://hybridworldadelaide.org

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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Back in episode 86 we talked to Paul van der Linden, who quit his job at IBM to start his own technology company, outThought.

At the time, Paul talked about the hopes, fears and challenges of leaving the corporate life to pursue his dreams (If you missed the chat, click here http://roosterradio.biz/blog/2017/7/24/ep-86-the-jump-case-study-part-1-paul-van-der-lindens-hopes-and-fears-after-quitting-ibm

Almost a year later, we sit down with Paul again for Part 2 to talk about how his journey has progressed - expectations versus the reality of starting his company, which is at the cutting edge of artificial intelligence, virtual assistants and bot technology.

Paul talks about winning his first clients, the early successes, struggles and evolution of the business … as well as his own personal development throughout the process.

Go back to Part 1 here http://roosterradio.biz/blog/2017/7/24/ep-86-the-jump-case-study-part-1-paul-van-der-lindens-hopes-and-fears-after-quitting-ibm

Find out more about outThought - http://outthought.co 

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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We kicked off SouthStart Conference with a live interview with Dr Alex Grant, who is influencing two of the world's hottest tech industries.   Alex is doing truly amazing things. He is CEO of Myriota, an Internet of Things company which is gaining recognition globally for low cost, low power satellite technology. Before Myriota, he entered the autonomous vehicle market with his company, Cohda Wireless. This was back in 2004, well before the buzz of driverless vehicles. Both companies are now leading the world in their fields. Alex shares amazing tech insights and also his fascinating personal journey. This is the first of two episodes recorded live at SouthStart, a conference that showcases entrepreneurship and innovation in South Australia with great speakers, expos and workshops. More - http://southstart.co Myriota - http://myriota.com/ Cohda Wireless - http://cohdawireless.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, 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)