Skip to main content
Talks with Petri

Talks with Petri

By Petri Kajander
Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future.

The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others.

Visit talkswithpetri.com for episode notes.
Listen on
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Breaker Logo

Breaker

Castbox Logo

Castbox

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Currently playing episode

Success through failure, innovation and imitation

Talks with Petri

1x
Value-based selling with sales cowboys and the dark side of customer relationships
Paul Viio talks about the difficulty of finding good salespeople, why the majority of companies are underperforming in sales and why you should not hire the top salespeople. He also tells about a cheesy meeting in Paris. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/value-based-selling. Guest bio Dr. Paul Viio is a leading expert in B2B value-based selling & sales management. He has worked internationally in sales for over 25 years, in addition to which he has a Ph.D. in selling and sales management. He is an entrepreneur, published author/researcher, and the only person in the world holding two professorships in selling & sales management at two top business schools concurrently. Paul is a sought-after B2B sales keynote speaker, executive trainer, and advisor to companies. He has taught, trained, advised, and helped hundreds of executives and companies globally to improve their sales performance. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get Petri a coffee. You can also send suggestions.
1:45:13
November 22, 2020
Average Joe - the tech genius could be you
Shawn Livermore talks about the great myths surrounding tech founders, how to unleash your creativity, the secrets & magic of growth, and what is a nagging pull. He also shares his views on introverts and ladders. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/average-joe-the-tech-genius/. Guest bio Shawn Livermore is a tech startup founder, entrepreneur, and technology consultant for over 20 years. He’s written books on software development and writes software in many programming languages. After raising investment capital for his startups 6 times, Shawn began to look beyond
 the code to see the bigger picture: The systems, patterns, and models of thinking that most deserve our attention. Instead of hype and hustle, Shawn focuses on tangible, factual, and replicable bits
and bytes that most people wouldn’t see or pay attention to. From small fragments, Shawn can assemble larger stories, to help people think, speak, and create like a tech genius. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send suggestions.
1:00:47
November 8, 2020
Success through failure, innovation and imitation
Johan Norberg talks about the misfits, rebels and innovators that push the reluctant society into progress, the role of entrepreneurs and why this is a scary moment in time. He also reveals why founders are only getting 2.2 per cent of the value they create and who's getting the rest. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/success-through-failure-innovation-and-imitation/. Guest bio Johan Norberg is an author, lecturer and documentary filmmaker who specializes in the big questions, from liberty and progress to entrepreneurship, globalization and the hidden dichotomies shaping the world. He is a native of Sweden, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. and the European Centre for International Political Economy in Brussels. He is a frequent commentator in Swedish and international media. In 2018 he received the Walter Judd Freedom Award, previously awarded to luminaries such as Garry Kasparov and Ronald Reagan. Norberg has written over 20 books covering a broad range of topics, including global economics and popular science. His breakthrough title, In Defence of Global Capitalism (2003), was published in over 25 countries. His latest book, Open – The Story of Human Progress (2020), is a grand odyssey through history’s ever-changing tides of connection and isolation, exchange and protectionism, open borders and closed minds. It has been praised by The Economist as ”amusing as well as illuminating”, ”clear, colorful and convincing”. His previous book, the celebrated Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future (2016) was chosen as the Book of the Year by The Economist, Guardian and Observer. It has been translated to 20 languages (so far). -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send suggestions.
1:12:52
October 25, 2020
Building communities with the standard you walk past
Bailey Richardson talks about community building on Instagram's early years, The Social Dilemma phenomenon including her interview in the documentary, and how to find yourself in hedgehog cafes in Tokyo. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/building-communities/. Guest bio Bailey started People & Company with Kai and Kevin in 2016. Their mission is to help people bring their people together. They interview extraordinary people organizers on their podcast and theypublished a book on how to build communities today. In the past, she grew the early community around Instagram, where she was one of the first employees. She has also worked at IDEO, StoryCorps, Pop-Up Magazine and The California Sunday Magazine, made a short film about a Pinoy inventor named Dado Banatao, interviewed Russians who are LGBTQ about what their lives are really like, asked Casey Neistat how to make and share videos people love, and started a Queer Pool Club. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send suggestions.
1:09:01
October 11, 2020
From products to an experience mindset
Jurgen Appelo talks about failing to find a product/market fit, how you pivot, adapt and move on in turmoil as well as shifting up to an experience mindset. He also warns about dangers in Canada. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/from-products-to-an-experience-mindset/. Guest bio Jurgen Appelo calls himself a creative networker. But sometimes he’s a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, or… Dutch guy. Inc.com has called him a Top 50 Leadership Expert and a Top 100 Leadership Speaker. Since 2008, Jurgen writes a popular blog at NOOP.NL, offering ideas on the creative economy, agile management, organizational change, and personal development. He is the author of the book Management 3.0, which describes the role of the manager in agile organizations; How to Change the World, which describes a supermodel for change management; Managing for Happiness, which offers you practical ideas to engage workers, improve work, and delight clients; and most recently, Startup, Scaleup, Screwup, which contains 50% inspiring stories and 50% practices to follow and dives into the major topics that business leaders and entrepreneurs are confronted with throughout the business lifecycle. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
1:13:11
September 27, 2020
Curators are the new creators
Slush CEO Miika Huttunen talks about how to adapt to the new reality and change your business in 4 months, the relevance of esports & gaming and the future of business events. He also explores Second Reality and LAN-parties. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/curators-are-the-new-creators/. Guest bio Miika Huttunen is the CEO of Slush, a global movement with a mission to create and help founders. Formerly Miika acted as Chief Operating Officer at Slush. Huttunen is highly curious about everything related to gaming: computer graphics, esports, communities, and many others. Miika also has an extensive background in various volunteer communities like Slush, Assembly, Vaasa Entrepreneurship Society, and World Economic Forum's Global Shapers. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
1:07:21
September 12, 2020
Personalised learning with service design thinking
Entrepreneur Kadri Tuisk explores the future of education with personalised learning, why she loves design thinking and being outside of her comfort zone. She also talks about startup pivoting and hitchhiking to her first career. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/personalised-learning/. Guest bio Entrepreneur Kadri Tuisk is the CEO of Clanbeat Education, an ed-tech Saas software that supports accelerating human growth by helping to build human agency through individual growth and community support. Kadri has accelerated her startup with 500 Startups in San Francisco, pivoted a few times, and found market traction in the challenging times of the 2020s. Previously, she has worked in service design and account management positions, and as a professional model. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
1:10:31
August 30, 2020
Finder, minder, grinder and a marmot advocate
Preston Byrne talks about how disruption hits education and service careers, the future of decentralised finance, and why you should avoid VC funding. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/marmot-advocate/. Guest bio Preston has had a few careers - a lawyer in England, a founder of a blockchain software startup, then a lawyer in America, and throughout, a marmot habitat conservation proponent on Twitter. Presently he's a partner in the New York office of Anderson Kill, where he advises early-stage companies and venture funds, particularly businesses involved in crypto, on corporate and technology law. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee.  You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
54:12
August 23, 2020
How to succeed in content marketing
Entrepreneur Benji Hyam shares his inside view to successful content marketing, where you should focus and what to expect, and how to get results. He also reveals his life-changing movie experience. See the episode notes and transcript: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/how-to-succeed-in-content-marketing/. Guest bio Entrepreneur Benji Hyam lives in San Diego, California and he is the co-founder of Grow and Convert (a content marketing agency). He also co-founded the SaaS app Wordable.io (which was acquired in Nov 2017). Previously, he lived in San Francisco for two years where he ran marketing for two different venture-backed startups – Everwise and Thinkapps. Before making the move to San Francisco, he lived in San Diego for 16 years where he started his first content agency Social Proof Interactive, worked at Mitek Systems and Vistage Worldwide– both in marketing. He enjoys surfing, travelling, and eating great food. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
1:17:51
August 16, 2020
Nail it before you scale it
Lars Tvede talks about people and ideas entrepreneurs, navigating business cycles, how to inspire people and have fun while remote working, and what it takes to be a lucky person. See the full episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/nail-it-before-you-scale-it/. Guest bio Entrepreneur and investor Lars Tvede holds a Master's degree in Engineering and a Bachelor's degree in International Commerce, and he is a certified derivatives trader from National Futures Association in Chicago. Lars Tvedes books have been published in 11 languages and more than 50 editions. Lars spent 11 years in portfolio management and investment banking before moving to the high-tech and telecommunications industries in the mid 1990s, where he has been co-founder of several award-winning companies within the satellite, Internet and mobile space. He is also founder of Beluga, a successful financial trading company. Lars was listed in The Guru Guide to Marketing as one of the Worlds 62 leading thinkers of marketing strategy. Lars Tvede has appeared as guest host on CNBC and as TEDTalks speaker and is frequently covered in media. He lives in Zug, Switzerland with his family. His hobbies include skiing, sailing and collecting Italian sports cars and wine. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
1:09:09
August 9, 2020
The long run is here
Daniel Lacalle talks about bubbles and central bank traps, practical tips for individuals, why we are not learning from history and what's the role of human ingenuity. See the full episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/long-run-is-here/. Guest bio Daniel Lacalle, PhD, economist and fund manager, is the author of the bestselling books Life in the Financial Markets (Wiley, 2015), The Energy World Is Flat (Wiley, 2015) and Escape from the Central Bank Trap (Business Expert Press, 2017). He is a professor of Global Economy at IE Business School in Madrid. Ranked as one of the top twenty most influential economists in the world in 2016 and 2017 by Richtopia, he holds the CIIA financial analyst title, with a post-graduate degree in higher business studies and a master’s degree in economic investigation. He is a member of the advisory board of the Rafael del Pino Foundation and Commissioner of the Community of Madrid in London. Lacalle is a regular collaborator with CNBC, Bloomberg TV, BBC, Hedgeye, Seeking Alpha, Business Insider, Mises Institute, and The Epoch Times as well as an occasional consultant for The World Economic Forum, Focus Economics, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other major news publications around the world. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
48:53
August 2, 2020
Consumer is sovereign
Per Bylund talks about the role of entrepreneurship in society, what's wrong with economics, why prices are always rising and how to spend a year in Hawaii. See the full episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/consumer-is-sovereign/. Guest bio Per Bylund is a Swede in Oklahoma, USA, where he works as assistant professor of entrepreneurship in the Spears School of Business. He had careers in politics and as business consultant and systems developer before moving to the USA and starting a career in academia. He has also successfully failed as an entrepreneur no less than four times, experiences that he draws from when teaching students and writing columns for Entrepreneur magazine. He is an author of two books, The Problem of Production: A Theory of the Firm (Routledge, 2016) and The Seen, the Unseen, and the Unrealized: How Regulations Affect Our Everyday Lives (Lexington, 2016), and associate editor of the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy and the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. A fellow of the Mises Institute, he is a frequent guest in its Economics for Entrepreneurs podcast. He is also actively discussing matters of the economy, entrepreneurship, and freedom on Twitter; follow him at @PerBylund . -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
1:43:00
July 26, 2020
Mixing startups and VC with French seasoning
Tero Mennander talks about missing the perfect exit window and life as a VC in France and the Nordics. He also reveals his connection to Leningrad. See the full episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/mixing-startups-and-vc-with-french-seasoning/. Guest bio Tero has been General Partner with Ventech since 2016 and brings operational, entrepreneurial and investment experience in innovation. With an office in Helsinki and Paris, he covers Ventech’s investment activities in the Nordic countries, Finland, Sweden and Denmark. During his times as an investor (1998 – 2006) for Sitra and as General Partner with Nordic Venture Partners he led numerous early-stage Nordic investments such as u-Nav Microelectronics (acquired by Atheros), CRF Health (acquired by Vitruvian Partners), Continuent (acquired by WMware), and MAC (acquired by Meconet). He has also held several Investment Committee and Advisory Board positions in European and US VC funds. During his tenure with Nokia (2006 – 2012) he held leadership positions in Corporate Development, Venturing and M&A.  Earlier in his career, he worked in business development for Boeing Corp. Most recently Tero founded and was the CEO of PulseOn (2012-2015), a connected wearables company specializing in optical sensors and algorithms. Tero holds a Msc. in Industrial Economics from Université de Genève and an MEB from Solvay Business School, Université libre de Bruxelles. Tero has lived and studied or worked in Belgium, Switzerland, UK, Russia, USA, and Finland. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
48:40
July 19, 2020
Context brings content to audio
Tom Mayr talks about audio as the last medium without a big platform, how to approach two-sided markets as a startup and why not all likes are the same. See the full episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/context-brings-content-to-audio/. Guest bio Tom Mayr is an entrepreneur who has been fascinated by sound all his life. He started with music and later moved on founding companies with his old music band members. Currently, he’s the CEO and co-founder of Voicehub that is disrupting the growing audio market with their unique take on the spoken audio. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
59:18
July 12, 2020
Serendipitous journey through geopolitical storms
Razeen Sally talks about the threat of China, the role of Singapore in the new volatile world, what’s ahead of us in geopolitics and what he discovered in Sri Lanka. See the full episode notes: https://www.petrikajander.com/serendipitous-journey/. Guest bio Razeen Sally is a Sri Lankan-British writer. His new book, a travel memoir, is Return to Sri Lanka: Travels in a Paradoxical Island (Juggernaut). He is a visiting associate professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, and previously taught at the London School of Economics. He was chairman of the Institute of Policy Studies, the main economic-policy think tank in Sri Lanka, and senior adviser to the minister of finance. He has been director of the European Centre for International Political Economy, a global-economy think tank in Brussels, and has held visiting research and teaching positions in the USA, France, Australia and Hong Kong. He was also chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Competitiveness. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
1:37:23
July 5, 2020
Branded water with a square meter of art
Tomi Grönfors talks about challenges in building a consumer brand, how to price your products and wrestle with your personal issues without shame. He also reveals why a road trip may last only a few kilometres with empty bottles. See the full episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/branded-water-with-a-square-meter-of-art/ Guest bio Tomi Grönfors is the CEO and co-founder of Sniffie, a pricing automation growth company. He has founded several companies such as VEEN, a luxury water brand, and a marketing agency Malja BTL. He has also acted as an interim manager for SSH and Unmonday. Tomi is a passionate wrestler in his free time and enjoys family life in Finland. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
59:40
June 28, 2020
Passionate people build products
Venture capitalist Sakari Pihlava talks about the future of the SaaS business model, how to make a career in VC, the dangers of pricing and what to do with YouTube. See the full episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/passionate-people-build-products/. Guest bio Sakari Pihlava is a General Partner at Vendep Capital that invests in early-stage B2B software companies. Sakari has 20+ years of software business and venture capital experience from startup to IPO in Europe and the East Coast of the United States. He spent 6 years at F-Secure and built a new encryption product line, which grew to €17 million and 42% of total sales at the F-Secure 1999 IPO. Since then he has spent 4.5 years at TVM Capital, a trans-Atlantic venture fund with more than €1 billion under management in Munich and Boston and 3.5 years at Efecte, a leading Nordic IT service management company, before coming to Vendep. Sakari’s background is especially strong in enterprise software having worked during his career with all publicly listed security companies and their Founders in Finland. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
1:06:40
June 21, 2020
Check your odds while playing games and delivering food
Elias Aalto talks about the early days of Wolt, how to win an Apple Design Award and why startups are overhyped as a career path and what not to do when you have an audience of millions of people. See the full episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/check-your-odds/ Guest bio Elias Aalto is a co-founder and the original product lead of Wolt – one of the fastest growing food delivery companies in Europe. After its inception in 2014, Wolt has raised over 250M€ in funding and serves 22 countries and 80 cities around Europe and Asia. Elias is a generalist switching between coding, design and business. He started developing for iOS from the very launch of App Store becoming the first Apple Design Award winner in the Nordics for his game Wooden Labyrinth 3D. Simultaneously, Elias co-founded Qvik – a digital consultancy – that has organically grown to 10M€ revenue and today employs close to a hundred specialists in design, mobile, cloud and AI. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
1:38:59
June 14, 2020
Hai and thank you says it all
Stefan Björkman explains the investment climate ahead of us, reveals his management secret, talks about a good company board, and what’s the purpose of glue in business.  See the full episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/hai-and-thank-you-says-it-all/. Guest bio After 30 years of managing growth companies, international industrials and financial institutions Stefan Björkman heads a cultural endowment since two years. Never really adjusting to being neither an engineer nor an expert of any kind, he is content being an ever-curious generalist. In addition to his day job, Stefan is a board professional and angel investor with experience from over 50 companies. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
55:21
June 7, 2020
Curious angel seeks happiness by learning
Hampus Jakobsson talks about living in the moment, the biggest challenges for humanity, who are the most interesting people and why hearing is important while cooking.  See the episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/curious-angel-seeks-happiness-by-learning/. Guest bio Hampus Jakobsson is an investor focused on climate. Earlier he was at Blueyard, and before that he co-founded Brisk (folded) and TAT (acquired by Blackberry). He has angel invested in 100+ companies and blogs at http://www.hajak.se. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
1:25:32
May 31, 2020
Pragmatic anarchist surfs the waves of impact
Richard Georg Engström talks about how to make films in Scandinavia, navigate unknown and uncultivated opportunities, what is impact and what it means to be happy.  See the full episode notes: https://www.talkswithpetri.com/pragmatic-anarchist. Guest bio Entrepreneur Richard Georg Engström has been building several companies and organisations during the last 20 years as an entrepreneur in technology, media & entertainment, and in the sustainable, political and civil society sectors. He loves to show leadership at unknown and uncultivated markets. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
59:32
May 24, 2020
Make your work visible
Ville Tolvanen talks about finding your audience, how to deal with trolls and why virtual activists are the future leaders.  See the full episode notes: https://www.petrikajander.com/make-your-work-visible/.  Guest bio Ville Tolvanen is a digitalist era active avant-garde, a forerunner that has made a significant difference in how the Finnish leaders, brands and experts grasp the opportunities of digitalisation. He is recognized as the co-founder of Q.P.R. Software, Intervisio, Cor Group, Rome Advisors and Digitalist Group. He has been voted as Top Three Global Social Media Influencers by Forbes, voted as number one marketing visionary in Finland by Markkinointi & Mainonta Journal as well as listed the Best Finnish Social Media Brand in 2017. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
1:00:04
May 17, 2020
Watching TV pays off
Taavi Rõivas talks about his experience as the youngest prime minister in the EU, the future of nation states and his latest movie role.  See the full episode notes at https://www.petrikajander.com/watching-tv-pays-off. Guest bio Taavi Rõivas is an Estonian politician, a Member of the Parliament, a former leader of the Reform Party and former Prime Minister of Estonia. In December 2012, Rõivas became the youngest member of the Estonian Government as the Minister of Social Affairs. Rõivas became Prime Minister in 2014. At the time, Rõivas was the youngest government leader in the European Union. Taavi Rõivas’ wife is singer Luisa Rõivas, and they have three children. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
59:05
May 10, 2020
There is no Control-Z
Joey Kilrain talks about tough times, making sure your plan A does not fail, running for wrong reasons, how to mix paints and repair cars while building websites.  See the full episode notes at https://www.talkswithpetri.com/there-is-no-control-z/. Guest bio Born and raised in South Philly, Joey Kilrain’s artistic style evolves as a product of his ongoing life lessons. He integrates traditional media such as acrylic, pen & ink, papier mâché with mobile & web technologies. He cut his teeth at Art Institute of Philadelphia and SVA. His work has been exhibited in New York City at Ward Nasse, Church of St. Paul the Apostle, ArtBreak Gallery, Governors Island, Art Gotham, Haven Arts. His work has been published in Adobe’s Web Design Journal, Village Voice, and New York Magazine. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
1:00:47
May 3, 2020
City-hopping between trail runs
Christopher Lingle talks about his long experience of working around the world without a permanent place of residence. We also cover economics, monetary policy, human liberty, trail running and where to find good coffee. See the full episode notes at https://www.talkswithpetri.com/city-hopping-between-trail-runs/. Guest Bio Christopher Lingle earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Georgia in 1977 and has been employed at universities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & USA. He is a passionate supporter of human creativity and volunteer actions that lead to social harmony. To this end, he travels relentlessly to anywhere in the globe to discuss the impact of institutions and public policy on human liberty and dignity. Currently, he is Visiting Professor of Economics in the Escuela de Negocios at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala (since 1998), Adjunct Scholar at the Centre for Independent Studies (Sydney), Research Scholar at the Centre for Civil Society (New Delhi), International Political Economic Advisor for the Asian Institute for Diplomacy and International Affairs (Kathmandu) and Research Fellow at Advocata (Colombo, Sri Lanka). -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
48:07
April 26, 2020
That is so rude
Designer Sandra Luks talks about finding your true passion and how it may take a few detours before you’re sure what you really want to do with your life. See the full episode notes at https://www.talkswithpetri.com/that-is-so-rude/. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
23:47
April 26, 2020
Futurist thinks it is your choice
Christopher Peterka talks with Petri about cyborgs, AI, the role of nation-states and the future of humanity. He also reveals why rosé helps in book writing. See the full episode notes at https://www.talkswithpetri.com/futurist-thinks-it-is-your-choice/. Guest bio Christopher Peterka talks with Petri about cyborgs, AI, the role of nation-states and the future of humanity. He also reveals why rosé helps in book writing.  See the episode notes and transcript: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/futurist-thinks-it-is-your-choice//  Jump straight to the start at 0:33.  Guest bio:  Christopher Patrick Peterka is a futurist and humanist. With the think tank gannaca and the NextGen cluster THE HUS.institute, he advises organizations worldwide on their innovation culture and future strategy. His particular interest is dedicated to the new rules in the economy and society of the Digital Modern Era. A father of two and already a cyborg, he strives for practical change and is driven to make the world a better place by leveraging an entirely new thinking that implies teaching humaneness to robots as well. Peterka’s latest book is Your choice. -------------- All episode notes and transcripts: http://www.talkswithpetri.com/ Subscribe and listen: Apple iTunes (Podcasts), Google Podcasts, Spotify. Follow on Twitter. Talks with Petri -podcast helps startup founders and entrepreneurs to build their business by inspiring and sharing knowledge from other founders, thought leaders and people who are building the future. The show explores personal stories and experiences with lessons learned. The international guests are building the future in culture, arts, business, economics, technology or they are having big ideas. The real talk conversations go deep but the tone is entertaining. The purpose is always to learn more and share the know-how with others. If you like the podcast please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) or get me a coffee. You can also send me feedback and suggestions.
51:51
April 26, 2020
April 25, 2020
00:59
April 25, 2020