Profit Talks

People Management and Selection Process - Marcelino Hermida - Profit Talks #10

By André Oliveira
January 16, 2021 18:14
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Marcelino Hermida is an executive with over 15 years of experience acting in senior roles in the Education Industry, in lower and higher education, including Human Resources, and Organizational Development. Marcelino tells us about his experience as an education executive, the main qualities a leader must have from his perspective, what he looks for when he is running a selection process...

Brasil Paralelo - The Company Which Defied the Standard Way of Doing Business - Profit Talks #09

By André Oliveira
December 23, 2020 19:25
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Flavio Barretto is Head of Customer Success and responsible for the partnerships of Brasil Paralelo. Brasil Paralelo is an independent, cultural movie production company in Brazil, with over 20 million views on all its movies and a very unique and successful subscription-based business model for cultural production. We talk about how Brasil Paralelo was created in 2016 amidst the political and economic crisis Brazil was going through, how the purpose and mission drive their people to great great movies and their ultimate success as a company, their unique subscription based business model...

Investment Banking and M&As - Sebastian Tandazo - Profit Talks #08

By André Oliveira
December 4, 2020 15:54
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Erick Sebastian Tandazo is Vice President in Alpax – a boutique investment bank based in Latin America. He has more than 10 years working in corporate finance advising clients from multiple locations in Latin America. We talk about how the investment banking business works, how a company should prepare itself to start an M&A process, how the M&A process itself works, the difference between a financial partner and a strategic partner, the different methods of valuing a company...

Unleash Your Inner Company - John Chisholm - Profit Talks #07

By André Oliveira
November 19, 2020 13:41
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John Chisholm is a technology entrepreneur and angel investor in the Silicon Valley. He founded the online software companies Decisive Technology, now a part of Google, and Customer Sat, now part of Confirmit. He is a trustee of MIT and the Santa Fe Institute, and past President and Chair of the worldwide MIT Alumni Association. He is also an advisor of Hayek Global College. We talk about John´s greatest challenge in life which was leading his tech company through the dot.com bust crisis, about how passion and perseverance work together to...

The American Entrepreneur Who Started a Surfing Business In Brazil - Mark Lund - Profit Talks #06

By André Oliveira
November 11, 2020 19:33
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Mark Lund is an American born, Brazilian entrepreneur best known for the 20 years he marked the north coast of São Paulo with his two ventures: the confectioner Le Moussier and later a high-end surf store located in Maresias called “Legends”. We talked about his initial cultural shock as he moved from US to Brazil in his youth, how he later learned to love the uniqueness and warmth of Brazilians, the story of how he started his successful restaurant business in Maresias a surfing spot on the coast of São Paulo, how he managed the real challenge of running and scaling it through the Hyperinflation...

Turning Clients Into Die-Hard Fans - Jean-Baptiste Jaussaud - Profit Talks #05

By André Oliveira
November 4, 2020 17:54
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Jean-Baptiste Jaussaud is an entrepreneur and economist, President of Compagnie Générale des Savonneries et des Huileries, and Founder of MuSaMa - the Museum of Marseille Soap. He is also the co-founder and chair of the school of Legitimacy Entrepreneurship at the Aix Marseille Université. We talk about concepts of risk, brand resilience...

How Corruption Arises And How It Operates - Mike Masoud - Profit Talks #04

By André Oliveira
October 21, 2020 17:53
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Mike J. Masoud is an international expert in anti-corruption and an executive of The American Anti-Corruption Institute (AACI). He is a senior instructor and researcher for The AACI in the fields of internal control, governance, and corruption prevention methodologies...

AI Technology Today And Its Challenges For Implementation - Diego Toledo - Profit Talks #03

By André Oliveira
October 9, 2020 11:45
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Diego Toledo is a software architect at Hulu. He worked on Ericsson, EA, Disney Interactive, and Activision as Software Engineer, becoming a specialist in technology. The knowledge about A.I. and its aplications in business are the future...

The Story of DonaJo a Business Built from Scratch - Raphael Costa - Profit Talks #02

By André Oliveira
September 19, 2020 11:45
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Raphael talks to us about his journey as an entrepreneur, from the beggining of having the idea of bringing to US a fashion style of women clothing as seen in Brazilian gyms, to using the skills he learned in college to draft the first business plan, seeking the first investment with his father in law, the best practices of people management...

How to deal with corruption in your business - L. Burke Files - Profit Talks #01

By André Oliveira
September 6, 2020 11:33
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Burke talks to us about the role of the financial investigator in uncovering fraud schemes in companies, and what he as an investigator does to recover the assets, covers the best practices for mitigating risks of fraud in the companies, such as segregation of duties, and having people at key control positions take vacation leaves from time to time