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The AskUltra Podcast

The AskUltra Podcast

By Julian Hall
Welcome to the AskUltra podcast, my name is Julian Hall and I’m on a mission to help parents and teachers support the next generation of entrepreneurs.

In 2015 I launched Ultra Education, a leading social enterprise teaching entrepreneurship to children from 7-18yrs old across the U.K.

In 2018 I launched Startup Dash, the world’s first mobile game introducing entrepreneurship to primary school aged children.

In 2020 I launched #AskUltra, a 1:1 entrepreneurship tuition app for kids 8-14 powered by an A.I. chatbot.

You can find out more about me here linktr.ee/theultrapreneur
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Why Integrating Entrepreneurship into the Curriculum is the Future
Welcome to Episode 19 of the #AskUltra Podcast! Entrepreneurship in schools has been an ongoing topic for many years. But, the fact is the subject still hasn't landed into the school day and I know why. After working with schools for almost 10 years I have come up with a way to integrate entrepreneurship into the National Curriculum. In this podcast I breakdown how I've been doing this with some subjects you wouldn't think had anything to do with entrepreneurship and some subjects which really benefit from having an entrepreneurial lens being applied.  So, kick back, press play and listen to "Why Integrating Entrepreneurship into the Curriculum is the Future"! If you have any questions or comments please let me know! And if you'd like to find out how you as a parent or teacher can introduce entrepreneurship to your child or student then click here to try out our entrepreneurship tuition app for kids for FREE - #AskUltra available on both Apple and Android app stores!
09:21
October 22, 2020
How Entrepreneurship Builds Confidence in Children
We’re now 18 podcasts in and this is the episode I’ve been waiting to make. But I’ve wanted to take time to consider the message and insights I wanted to share with you because confidence is the #1 characteristic that parents have said their children build while developing entrepreneurial skills. But how? Click play, kick back and listen to over 5 years worth of learning and insights on this topic! If you have any questions please let me know! And if you'd like to find out how you as a parent or teacher can introduce entrepreneurship to your child or student then click here to try out our entrepreneurship tuition app for kids - #AskUltra available on both Apple and Android app stores!
08:54
September 11, 2020
How Entrepreneurship Boosts Resilience in Kids
The reason I was compelled to record this podcast is because in my humble opinion entrepreneurship is one of the most effective ways to build entrepreneurship in kids. But how?  Click play, kick back and listen to over 5 years worth of learning and insights on this topic! If you have any questions please let me know! And if you'd like to find out how you as a parent or teacher can introduce entrepreneurship to your child or student then click here to try out our entrepreneurship tuition app for kids - #AskUltra available on both Apple and Android app stores!
09:04
September 4, 2020
5 essential things every young entrepreneur should know - Part 3
With so much information available to help support the next generation of entrepreneurs, it can sometimes be a little overwhelming as a parent or teacher to decide where to start. For that reason I've put together a 3 part series just for you, listing the top 5 things every kidpreneur should know! If you have any questions please let me know! And if you'd like to find out how you as a parent or teacher can introduce entrepreneurship to your child or student then click here to try out our entrepreneurship tuition app for kids - #AskUltra available on both Apple and Android app stores!
10:30
August 26, 2020
5 essential things every young entrepreneur should know - Part 2
With so much information available to help support the next generation of entrepreneurs, it can sometimes be a little overwhelming as a parent or teacher to decide where to start. For that reason I've put together a 3 part series just for you, listing the top 5 things every kidpreneur should know! If you have any questions please let me know! And if you'd like to find out how you as a parent or teacher can introduce entrepreneurship to your child or student then click here to try out our entrepreneurship tuition app for kids - #AskUltra available on both Apple and Android app stores!
09:31
August 19, 2020
5 essential things every young entrepreneur should know - Part 1
With so much information available to help support the next generation of entrepreneurs, it can sometimes be a little overwhelming as a parent or teacher to decide where to start. For that reason I've put together a 3 part series just for you, listing the top 5 things every kidpreneur should know! If you have any questions please let me know! And if you'd like to find out how you as a parent or teacher can introduce entrepreneurship to your child or student then click here to try out our entrepreneurship tuition app for kids - #AskUltra available on both Apple and Android app stores!
07:18
August 5, 2020
Why Your Kids Should be Nice to Alexa
We all know that Alexa, Google Home, Siri and many other digital assistants aren't only listening to our every word but have subtly become part of the family! But what does this mean for our children? Should they say please and thank you to a machine? What are the implications of the next generation interacting with these digital assistants and how does this shape their view of the world. As importantly, how should we prepare the next generation of thinkers, innovators and entrepreneurs to learn from new technology and use it to make the world a better place. Stay tuned for answers to these questions and more! Find out how you as a parent or teacher can introduce entrepreneurship to your child or student! Click here to try out our entrepreneurship tuition app for kids - #AskUltra available on both Apple and Android app stores!
07:45
July 29, 2020
Why Teaching Children About Purpose is More Important Than Money
Many of us 'get' that purpose is important but sadly for many it's not a priority because they're trying to solve the 'money problem'. However, I'm seeing the seeds of change in the early adoption of that entrepreneurial mindset and skillset in young people that many strive for.  This means that they have a chance at weaving purpose into their daily lives and sustaining it with a revenue model far better than previous generations.  But how? Listen while I break it down based on current examples of the young entrepreneurs we work with.  Find out how you as a parent or teacher can introduce entrepreneurship to your child or student! Click here to try out our entrepreneurship tuition app for kids - #AskUltra available on both Apple and Android app stores!
06:32
July 22, 2020
Turning your Child’s Creativity into Entrepreneurship
I always say that without creativity there's no innovation and without innovation there's no entrepreneurship. Creativity is at the heart of business today, it powers problem solving and critical thinking which results in the world ultimately being a better place.  However, how do we engender creativity in children in a way that enables them to benefit from it later on in life. How can you as a parent or teacher help your child to channel that creativity into an entrepreneurial venture or an entrepreneurial mindset.  Click play to find out how I've done this with over and over again, successfully with children and teens across the U.K.  Find out how you as a parent or teacher can introduce entrepreneurship to your child or student! Click here to try out our entrepreneurship tuition app for kids - #AskUltra available on both Apple and Android app stores!
09:30
July 16, 2020
What Can Your Kids Learn From TikTok During Lockdown 🤪
Love it or hate it, TikTok has taken over our children's lives. So in true entrepreneurial fashion, we look for the opportunity this challenge presents both parents and teachers.  There's more to learn from TikTok than you might first think. So tune in, sit back while I peel back the layers of the world's fastest growing social network and how your children can benefit from it. Find out how you as a parent or teacher can introduce entrepreneurship to your child or student! Click here to try out our entrepreneurship tuition app for kids - #AskUltra available on both Apple and Android app stores!
07:22
July 1, 2020
How Parents and Teachers Can Introduce Entrepreneurship to Kids
In this episode completely against conventional commercial wisdom I’m going to share with you exactly how we as entrepreneurial educators introduce our subject to children and teens. Why am I doing this? Why am I sharing our secret sauce? Because I believe that entrepreneurship is the greatest opportunity for young people today.  Find out how you as a parent or teacher can introduce entrepreneurship to your child or student! Click here to try out our entrepreneurship tuition app for kids - #AskUltra available on both Apple and Android app stores!
09:20
June 25, 2020
Top 3 Skills Kids Learn from Entrepreneurship
In this episode I’m going to tell you based on a decades worth of experience teaching entrepreneurship to children and young people - what the top three skills that I’ve seen time and time again positively impact their lives. Also find out “What are the top 10 emerging and top 10 declining jobs in 2022” so you're prepared to prepare your child for their future in work. Click here to try out our entrepreneurship tuition app for kids - #AskUltra available on both Apple and Android app stores!
06:29
June 17, 2020
Why Your Child Should Work on a Bad Business Idea
As crazy as it sounds, now is the best time for your child or student to work on a bad business idea! Lots of the most successful entrepreneurs have a string of failed businesses behind them and that’s why they’re a success.  Find out how and why you can help your child to learn the difference between a good business idea and a bad one - on their own!  Click here to try out our entrepreneurship tuition app for kids - #AskUltra available on both Apple and Android app stores!
06:25
June 10, 2020
How to Build Your Child’s Concentration and Focus During COVID-19
Without focus it’s almost impossible for our children to progress. In this episode I share 7 strategies I’ve used to improve the focus and concentration of our young entrepreneurs and my own kids! If you enjoy this podcast, please share it with someone who needs to hear this message. Ultra and Out 😉
09:29
June 3, 2020
How to Prepare Your Child for the Future of Work - Part 1, Cognitive Flexibility
In 2018, the World Economic Forum published The Future of Jobs Report and coined the term - The 4th Industrial Revolution. In this episode, we discuss what this means for your child or student.  I present 6 easy ways you can help your child develop one of the essential skills for the future of work - cognitive flexibility. Click here to try out our entrepreneurship tuition app for kids - #AskUltra available on both Apple and Android app stores!
09:30
May 27, 2020
5 Sure Fire Ways to Find Your Child’s Passion ❤️
Passion is the first step in being a successful entrepreneur. But sometimes, it can be difficult to find that passion in your child.  In this episode we explore tried and tested ways you as a parent or teacher can use to help find your child’s passion. Click here to try out our entrepreneurship tuition app for kids - #AskUltra available on both Apple and Android app stores!
09:29
May 20, 2020
How to help your child or student FAIL so they can SUCCEED
In this episode I unpack why failure is important in your child’s development. I discuss how you can create an enabling environment for failure and what teachers can do to accelerate a students learning through failing. Click here to try out our entrepreneurship tuition app for kids - #AskUltra available on both Apple and Android app stores!
11:41
May 13, 2020
Should my child or student become a YouTuber?
In this episode, I end the debate around whether your child or student should become a YouTuber or not.  Listen out for this episodes fun fact and stores about my very own children. So, should they become YouTubers?  Press play to find out! Click here to try out our entrepreneurship tuition app for kids - #AskUltra available on both Apple and Android app stores!
25:22
May 6, 2020
Why Entrepreneurship for Kids, Why Julian, Why?!
In this, the very FIRST episode of The AskUltra Podcast, I answer the question - Why teach kids entrepreneurship?  Isn’t business and entrepreneurship for adults?  Shouldn’t kids just be kids, play and have fun?  Aren’t you making them grow up too quickly?  Find out arguments for and against teaching entrepreneurship to kids. And find out what I’ve discovered in the last 5 years making this topic my life’s work. Click here to try out our entrepreneurship tuition app for kids - #AskUltra available on both Apple and Android app stores!
30:34
April 25, 2020