S02E01 Running a school at 22.
I start this new season by talking about the challenges I faced when running a school at the age of 22. For those who are interested in the backstory, about 6 months ago I was promoted to the position of the Chairman of Siraj Mia Memorial Model Foundation, my family's non-profit foundation. One of the branches of the foundation is Siraj Mia Memorial Model School which is the largest private school in Badda. With a big post came a big responsibility and here I talk about some of the unique challenges I faced and the way I overcame them. Interested in being a guest on the show? Visit rafywithay.com/be-a-guest Want to know more about me? Visit rafyhossain.com All details of the show can be found here. Connect with me on twitter @rafyhossain
April 22, 2021
Interview #12 - Laura DiBenedetto, Author
Laura DiBenedetto is a TEDx speaker, success coach, podcaster, educator, and researcher. She started her first company at nineteen years old and went on to retire at thirty-seven, only to discover happiness wasn't what she thought it was. Her awakening and subsequent journey into true success, passion, pleasure, joy, and profound love of life inspired the book, The Six Habits. She has helped countless people to transform their lives through her public appearances, newsletters, books, and products. Do you want to be a guest on the show? Click here. Connect with Laura DiBenedetto on Linkedin @lldibenedetto Buy Laura's book The Six Habits by clicking here. Find out more about Laura's 90 Day Habit - Mastery Program by clicking here. Connect with me on Twitter @rafyhossain
October 2, 2020
Interview #11 - Rachel K Cross, Chief Business Sherpa
Rachel K. Cross is a globally-accomplished marketer, business coach, writer, speaker, and the Chief Business Sherpa of Rachel K Group, a boutique marketing consulting firm specializing in launching brands, developing world-class marketing communications, and helping creative professionals start the solopreneur business they’ve always dreamed of. Do you want to be a guest on the show? Click here. Connect with Rachel Cross on Linkedin @rachelkcross Connect with me on Twitter @rafyhossain
September 3, 2020
Ep 13 - The Science behind MEAT
In this episode I talk about some facts related to meat as the title says. How it's produced, what impact it has on the world and what can we do to improve our methods of consuming. Read the transcript of this episode by clicking here. Interested in being a guest on the show? Visit rafywithay.com/be-a-guest All details of the show can be found here. Connect with me on twitter @rafyhossain
September 3, 2020
Interview #10 - Navin Ahmed, Makeup Artist
Navin Ahmed is the first guest from Bangladesh to be on the show. She's a trendsetter in the makeup industry of the country and is widely known as the most influential makeup artist of the country. Apart from her involvement with her Salons and working with various national and international celebrities with makeup, she's also a partner at O'Play restaurant which is known for it's amazing decoration and ambiance. Do you want to be a guest on the show? Click here. Connect with Navin Ahmed on Instagram @navinahmed_official Connect with me on Twitter @rafyhossain *Because of the long backlog of interview episodes, I’ll be releasing solo episodes again after a few weeks.
August 27, 2020
Interview #9 - Dr. Jay Allen PhD, Safety Expert
Dr. Jay Allen (PhD) is a safety expert who has extensive experience in this field and worked with countless big clients. He's also the founder of Safety FM, a consulting company. Dr. Allen has 20+ years of experience in the transportation, retail and logistics spheres. Books that Dr. Jay Allen recommended in this episode: Simple Revolutionary Acts, My Big Toe Do you want to be a guest on the show? Click here. Connect with Dr. Allen on Linkedin @drjayallen Connect with me on Twitter @rafyhossain *Because of the long backlog of interview episodes, I'll be releasing solo episodes again after a few weeks.
August 24, 2020
Interview #8 - Farhana Muna, Activist
*Excuse the lower than average audio quality this episode as I was traveling and didn't have access to my studio environment. We have an amazing person with us in this episode who's a role model for a lot of women a.k.a Farhana Muna. She's an activist, content creator and a single mother with a story to tell. Muna is a very accomplished women at a young age and currently works at BP, one of the top fortune 500 companies in the world. She's an amazing people person and it really shows in this interview. Catch us talk about a wide range of topics! Books that Muna recommended in this episode: Atomic Habits, Seat of the Soul, How to have a Good Day Netflix show that Muna recommends: Call to courage Podcast that Muna recommended in this episode: Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik Do you want to be a guest on the show? Click here. Connect with Muna on facebook @Farhana Muna - Munatic Connect with me on twitter @rafyhossain
August 20, 2020
Ep 12 - Are you content with your life?
*Excuse the mediocre sound quality this episode as I'm traveling and don't have access to my studio environment. In this episode I dissect the science behind chronic dissatisfaction and contentment in life. Read the transcript of this episode by clicking here. Interested in being a guest on the show? Visit rafywithay.com/be-a-guest All details of the show can be found here. Connect with me on twitter.
August 18, 2020
Interview #7 - Alex Williamns, Entrepreneur
We have a very interesting guest with us today. Alex Williamns is the founder of Mecho Radio which produces a lot of amazing podcasts. But other than content creation we talk about a lot of interesting stories about his life for example the time he lived in his car for 1 month or how he's becoming a teacher without ever getting a high school diploma. www.mechoradio.com Do you want to be a guest on the show? Click here. Connect with Alex on twitter @alexwilliamns Connect with me on twitter @rafyhossain
August 13, 2020
Ep 11 - Promotional Offer Too Good To Be True
In this episode we dissect the story of the worst promotional offer in the history of marketing. We'll dissect the story of Hoover who went from one of the most trusted brand of the world to the disgrace of England. Read the transcription of this episode by clicking here. Interested in being on the show? Visit http://rafywithay.com/be-a-guest All details of the show can be found here. Connect with me on twitter.
August 10, 2020
Interview #6 - Joerg Droege, Magazine Owner
In this episode I chat with Joerg Droege, the founder of Scene World Magazine. Joerg runs his vintage computer magazine for around 20 years now and has a lot to share. Listen as he talks about his experience on interviewing the voice of Siri and Mario, the challenges he faced in running the magazine for 20 years and his perspective on retro tech. sceneworld.org Do you want to be a guest on the show? Click here. Connect with Joerg on LinkedIn @nafcom Connect with me on twitter @rafyhossain
August 6, 2020
Ep 10 - The Janitor who invented Flamin' Hot Cheetos
In this episode, we explore the story of Richard Montanez and how he went from being a janitor to the inventor of Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Read the blog post for this episode by clicking here. Interested in being on the show? Visit rafywithay.com/be-a-guest All details of the show can be found here. Connect with me on twitter.
August 3, 2020
Interview #5 - Phil Pelucha, CEO
In this episode I talk to Phil Pelucha, CEO of Billionaires in Boxers. He’s also the host of the TV show Billionaires in Boxers which will be airing soon. He built up a global network and is on his way to empowering a billion entrepreneurs globally. He worked with entrepreneurs from more than 50 different sectors and chats with me about his network, clients, podcasting and a lot of other interesting things. billionairesinboxers.com Do you want to be a guest on the show? Click here Connect with Phil on twitter @philpelucha Connect with me on twitter @rafyhossain
July 30, 2020
Ep 9 - Selling Shares...of Yourself!
In this episode we talk about the story of Merrill Mike, who sold shares of himself and gave up control of his life to his investors. Want to buy a share? Click here. Read the blog post for this episode by clicking here. Interested in being a show? Visit rafywithay.com/be-a-guest All details regarding the show can be found here. Connect with me on twitter.
July 27, 2020
Interview #4 - Carlos Gil, Author & Entrepreneur
In this episode I talk to Carlos Gil, author of the bestselling book "The End of Marketing: Humanizing your brand in the age of Social Media and AI". He's also an international keynote speaker, marketing strategist, entrepreneur and the founder & CEO of Gil Media Co. We talk about personal branding, performing on stage, his book and a lot of other things. Buy his book by clicking here. Connect with Carlos Gil on twitter by clicking here. Do you want to be a guest on the show? Click here. Connect with me on twitter @rafyhossain
July 23, 2020
Ep 8 - The Coca-Cola Heist
In this episode we talk about the infamous Coca-Cola Heist. There's a lesson to be learnt from here from how the companies acted when they found out about the heist. Let's take away something positive from a not-so-positive incident. Interested in being a guest on the show? Visit http://rafyhossain.com/be-a-guest/ Connect with me on twitter.
July 20, 2020
Interview #3 - Dr. Zachary Alan Isrow, PhD in Humanities
Here, we talk to Dr. Isrow from USA. He holds a PhD in humanities and is also a professor and someone with a deep knowledge in Philosophy, Anthropology, Daoism, self-helf and Buddhism. He has written 3 books regarding his field of expertise and his 4th book is on schedule to come out soon. We talk about how his journey in humanities began and try to understand the basics of Daoism, Anthropology and other interesting topics. Learn more about him at researchgate.net/profile/Zachary_Isrow2 Do you want to be a guest on the show? Visit http://rafyhossain.com/be-a-guest/
July 16, 2020
Ep 7 - AAirpass
We explore a very interesting story this episode. In the 80's, American Airlines launched the "AAirpass" which was essentially a lifetime pass for flights at the cost of just $250k USD. Listen as we unfold the story of how American Airlines reacted when 2 buyers of the AAirpass went on thousands of flights. A service like AAirpass is quite an interesting strategy though. Do you think it'll work when priced correctly? Let me know on twitter @rafyhossain Want to be a guest on the show? Visit - http://rafyhossain.com/be-a-guest/
July 13, 2020
Interview #2 - Brenden Kumarasamy, Communications Expert
Meet Brenden from Canada. He's a Communications expert, Youtuber, Keynote speaker and did I mention he works at IBM? Here, we discuss about tips on public speaking, Brenden's involvement with Charity Waters, his work at IBM and a whole lot of other things. Interested in being a guest in the show? Visit http://rafyhossain.com/be-a-guest/
July 9, 2020
Ep 6 - Black Money and Bangladesh
In this short episode, I discuss about the black money scenario in Bangladesh and what steps the government is taking this year to encounter it. Want to be a guest on the show? Visit http://rafyhossain.com/be-a-guest/
July 7, 2020
Interview #1 - Dustin Miller, Polyinnovator
In this episode I talk to Dustin Miller, Polyinnovator from the USA. We discuss on modular degrees, smart cities, fitness and of course, polymath. Dustin is currently involved in a lot of things and to know more, visit his website https://polyinnovator.space Are you interested in being a guest on the show? Visit http://rafyhossain.com/be-a-guest/ Connect with me at rafyhossain.com
July 4, 2020
Ep 5 - Car Brands: More than what meets the eye
In this episode we list out the biggest car manufacturers in the world and talk about the future of car manufacturing in Bangladesh. To know more about the show visit rafyhossain.com/podcast If you're interested in being a guest, visit rafyhossain.com/be-a-guest
June 30, 2020
Ep 4 - Let's talk about loneliness
In this episode I talk about loneliness, but with facts. Two books I'd recommend for further reading: 1. Emotional first aid by Guy Winch 2. Loneliness: Human nature and the need for social connection by John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick Sources: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8294451-cigna-us-loneliness-survey/docs/IndexReport_1524069371598-173525450.pdf http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0146167217705120 https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/cusp/201408/the-science-loneliness http://theconversation.com/a-history-of-loneliness-91542 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00223980.2011.609572#.UwAGrnEZ7ow https://www.britannica.com/topic/individualism https://www.jstor.org/stable/25012777?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S109051381730209X https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/04/how-loneliness-begets-loneliness/521841/ https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-04930-1
June 26, 2020
Ep 3 - Hotel Franchising in Bangladesh
In this episode we talk about hotel franchising and how to take preparations for it for the Bangladesh hotel industry. I'll have a blog running on my website alongside it where you can educate yourself about this even further. For consultation about hotel franchising, contact me at any of my social handles.
June 23, 2020
Ep 2 - Dropshipping: 5 reasons you should NOT
In this episode I discuss 5 things you should keep in mind if you are planning to start a dropshipping business. No control Shipping times Difficult to build a brand Highly saturated Low profit margins Connect with me at rafyhossain.com Podchaser Token OklkfCj6ueAMTh57dld9
June 20, 2020