Past Interviews

Do you think it’s luck?

Listen to the episode here. Tod Fennell is a Canadian film, voice and television actor. His career started back when he was just seven years old, starring in his motion picture. Since then, Tod has been working as a voice actor in video game productions, screenwriting and production. What are some misconceptions of acting as … Continue reading “Do you think it’s luck?”

Are you crazy enough to fail? Leeor Groen – Blockchain Valley Ventures

Listen to the episode here. Leeor Groen is currently a partner at Blockchain Valley Ventures. He draws on a wealth of experience having lived and worked professionally in Zurich, London, Melbourne, Oslo, Brisbane and Singapore. First and foremost, what is a venture capitalist? A venture capitalist is an investor who provides funds to a startup … Continue reading “Are you crazy enough to fail? Leeor Groen – Blockchain Valley Ventures”

Emre Buyukkilic on how Generation Z is influencing the future!

Listen to the full episode here. In our most recent interview, we were fortunate enough to meet with Emre Buyukkilic. Emre is a country advisor and works at the Investment Office of the Presidency of Turkey. As a country advisor, he is responsible with the promotion of Turkey’s investment opportunities worldwide. Currently based in Singapore, … Continue reading “Emre Buyukkilic on how Generation Z is influencing the future!”

Byron Dempsey: why it’s important to fail before you succeed?

Listen to the podcast here This week on Insights with Experts, we were fortunate enough to have an interview with Byron Dempsey. Byron is the founder of Stream Digital Marketing, a content creation agency and the host of the Driven Young podcast, a podcast that aims to educate and to inspire the younger generation. From … Continue reading “Byron Dempsey: why it’s important to fail before you succeed?”

Jonathan Aberman’s golden rules to become a successful entrepreneur!

Jonathan Aberman is the current Dean and Professor of Practice at the School of Business and Technology at Marymount University. Over the course of Jonathan’s life, he has experiences as a venture capitalist, lawyer, investment banker and entrepreneur. As an expert in the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship and policies, Jonathan shared with us the most … Continue reading “Jonathan Aberman’s golden rules to become a successful entrepreneur!”

Shaun Gold: Serial Entrepreneurship and Admitting To Failure

Listen to the podcast Shaun Gold, currently based in Miami, is a serial entrepreneur, bestselling author and a guest speaker. Shaun is involved in many other things in his life which makes him the ultimate guest to give advice on finding a pathway and dealing with rejection. Shaun started off the interview with exploring the … Continue reading “Shaun Gold: Serial Entrepreneurship and Admitting To Failure”

Steven D. Lavine on building resilience and being bold in the arts

Steven D. Lavine is the former President of the California Institute of the Arts and he is currently the chairman of the American advisory board of the Thomas Mann House.  The interview covered a wide range of topics, including Lavine’s lifelong influences, the recent release of his new book Failure Is What It Is All … Continue reading “Steven D. Lavine on building resilience and being bold in the arts”

Why a handshake is a sign of modern societies weakness? – Alan Baker

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Quick Summary Alan Baker is a successful martial arts expert based in the United States. In this interview, we covered topics that revolved around discipline, weakness, and taking challenges as they come. As a professional, Alan has had many experiences with various kinds of people. Alan shared … Continue reading “Why a handshake is a sign of modern societies weakness? – Alan Baker”

Life is a Classroom – Joel Hauer

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Joel Hauer is the founder of Liquor Loot, an Australian based alcohol subscription service. Joel has a background of marketing from his education at Macquarie University. After founding several companies focusing on entrepreneurs, marketing and freelancing, Joel wanted to take that experience and create a new … Continue reading “Life is a Classroom – Joel Hauer”

Why is it important to learn how to present yourself? – Theo Kapodistrias

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Theo Kapodistrias is an award winning lawyer based in Australia. Theo has done a lot work in the field before gaining his undergraduate degree as he participated in many different events, challenges and competitions in order to build up his CV and become an outstanding candidate … Continue reading “Why is it important to learn how to present yourself? – Theo Kapodistrias”

What is the importance of meaningful connections? – Jon Levy

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Jon Levy is a behavioural scientist that loves to create meaningful interactions between individuals from all different backgrounds. Taking his knowledge, Jon created the ultimate space for influential people to come together and for a brief moment, take off the weight of being known for their … Continue reading “What is the importance of meaningful connections? – Jon Levy”

What is the future of NFT? – Nicholas Chan

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Nicholas Chan is the Co-Founder of Refinable. Refinable is the first major NFT marketplace on BSC, empowering both individual creators and beloved brands to easily and affordably create, discover, trade, and leverage NFTs. https://refinable.com/ Quick Summary What is a NFT? Nicholas describes an NFT (non-fungible token) … Continue reading “What is the future of NFT? – Nicholas Chan”

Future Cities – Sarah Ichioka

Our podcast can also be listened to here. Who? Sarah Ichioka is an urbanist who is currently head of Desire Lines in Singapore. This company consulates different initiatives in terms of socio-economic and environment decisions. She is originally from the United States and completed her Bachelors degree there before moving to the UK for her … Continue reading “Future Cities – Sarah Ichioka”

Going in 100% – Dan Swift

Who? Dan Swift is CEO of Empire Selling, a digital sales training and transformation company. Dan has over 20 years of leadership experience spanning sales, marketing, and business development, having successfully launched LinkedIn’s flagship product Sales Navigator and catapulted social media management technology Sprinklr to a $2bn valuation. With an emphasis on ‘bringing the human … Continue reading “Going in 100% – Dan Swift”

Harnessing our Experiences – Martin Foakes

Who? Mr Foakes is an explorer, environmentalist and outdoor education coordinator. Currently acting as head of outdoor education for Tanglin Trust School, Foakes has a long history of developing and delivering outdoor and adventure experiences for students of all ages. These of which involve activities such as Rocking Climbing, Caving, Trekking and Wild Camping. Through … Continue reading “Harnessing our Experiences – Martin Foakes”

Bouncing off the World – Michael Skok

Who? Michael Skok currently acts as a Founding Partner at Underscore VC. A serial entrepreneur turned investor, he also engages in mentoring, coaching and learning through numerous channels, specifically  as an ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’ at Harvard Business School and through his Startup Secrets work. Throughout Michael’s life, he has engaged in numerous experiences and worked … Continue reading “Bouncing off the World – Michael Skok”

Grit, Passion and Perseverance – Thomas Chu

Who? Thomas Chu is an accomplished leader with more than 30 years of solid experience in sales, business strategy and management in Asia Pacific. Mr Chu has Proven track records in building highly motivated teams and sustainable business models to deliver consistent and extraordinary business outcomes as well as extensive customer and partner networks to … Continue reading “Grit, Passion and Perseverance – Thomas Chu”

Formulating Your Passion – Alessandra Tam

Who? Alessandra Tam is a passionate and highly motivated individual currently working at OWN Academy where she helps to transform the way education is viewed by bridging students to professionals. In terms of her education, she graduated from Oxford in 2016 after studying Archaeology and Anthropology. It was from here she went on to pursue … Continue reading “Formulating Your Passion – Alessandra Tam”

Carving Your Own Path – Chun Kit Choi

Who?  From science to entrepreneurship, Chun Kit Choi has immersed himself in a wide variety of initiatives. In 2018, he graduated from the National University of Singapore after studying Physics. This came after he had previously spent two years in the Singapore army reaching the rank of Lieutenant as an Air Warfare Officer. In addition, … Continue reading “Carving Your Own Path – Chun Kit Choi”

Lessons from a Pioneer in Sustainability – Sanjay Krishnan

This article is a part of Discere’s ‘Insights with Experts’ series, where Discere co-founders interview professionals across various industries. Read more here. WHO? Sanjay Krishnan is the Co-Founder and CEO at Lithium Urban Technologies, a global superpower in sustainable urban mobility that currently holds the world’s largest commercial EV fleet (outside of China) and operates India’s … Continue reading “Lessons from a Pioneer in Sustainability – Sanjay Krishnan”

Lessons From a National Diver – Myra Lee

This article is a part of Discere’s ‘Insights with Experts’ series, where Discere co-founders interview professionals across various industries. Read more here. Who? Myra Lee is a former Team Singapore National diver . In 2010, she competed in the inaugural Youth Olympics Games held in Singapore. In her event, she managed to persevere past a back … Continue reading “Lessons From a National Diver – Myra Lee”

A Passion and a Mission – Priya Krishnan

This article is a part of Discere’s ‘Insights with Experts’ series, where Discere co-founders Joao and Shyam interview professionals across various industries. Read more here. Who? Priya Krishnan is the founder of KLAY, the largest owned pre-school chain in India with over 200 centres. KLAY has enabled over 20,000 women to get back into the … Continue reading “A Passion and a Mission – Priya Krishnan”

Empowerment through Social Media – DearAlyne

This article is a part of Discere’s ‘Insights with Experts’ series, where Discere co-founders Joao and Shyam interview professionals across various industries. Read more here. WHO? Alyne Tamir or Dear Alyne as she is commonly known, is a social media influencer and content creator. Alyne’s Facebook page has over 2 Million followers from 80 countries … Continue reading “Empowerment through Social Media – DearAlyne”

Aerospace Engineering in Singapore – Nick Lee

This article is a part of Discere’s ‘Insights with Experts’ series, where Discere co-founders Joao and Shyam interview professionals across various industries. Read more here. Who? Nick Lee is an aerospace engineering graduate from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Currently, he works with propulsion technology at Equatorial Space Systems but pursues a breath of … Continue reading “Aerospace Engineering in Singapore – Nick Lee”