Profit Talks

The English Teacher Who Built an Education Empire - Carlos Wizard - Profit Talks #14

By André
April 9, 2021 18:39
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Carlos Wizard Martins is a serial entrepreneur best known for founding Wizard English School, the biggest franchising of English language schools in the world, which he sold for 2 billion Reais (over 700MM Dollars) in 2013.

The Power of Business War Games in Strategic Planning - Drew Miller - Profit Talks #13

By André
March 22, 2021 20:07
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Dr. Drew Miller is Director of Advanced Analysis Applications, he has served as a management consultant, due diligence analyst, and business wargaming professional for several decades. He has a PhD in Operations research from Harvard University and has taught in university business schools. We talk about business war gaming as an alternative to the conventional strategic planning of a company...

Sales Compensation Best Practices - Elizabeth Evans - Profit Talks #12

By André
March 11, 2021 10:43
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Elizabeth Evans is a sales compensation senior manager for a Fortune 500 company with over 30 years of experience broadly on compensation management and over 10 years with sales compensation. We talk about how motivation to perform well at a job mostly not salary related, how nonetheless the form of compensation has a strong effect on sales performance, how bonuses for compensation for individual performance is better...

Raising Money for Startups - Anastasios Avranas - Profit Talks #11

By André
March 3, 2021 21:22
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Anastasios Avranas is an entrepreneur with solid experience as a partner and advisor for several start ups. His professional background is in investment banking and corporate finance and his current venture is called Interfima, a professional network of banking, insurance and healthcare specialists. We talk about the difference between the 3F´s, Seed capital, Venture Capital, and Private Equity; about what entrepreneurs should do to look for funds, how they should prepare themselves to present their business...

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

By André
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
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...

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

By André
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
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...

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

By André
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
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...