The Bear Necessities of Entrepreneurship

The Bear Necessities of Entrepreneurship

The Bear Necessities is a podcast where we sit down with entrepreneurs, ecosystem partners, and innovation folks to talk about what it takes to launch, create, and scale businesses across the world. We talk about the journey, the challenges, what it takes to be entrepreneurial-minded, and how that translates into your journey giving you the tools and knowledge to overcome challenges you may be facing in your life's journey. We have teamed up with Phin, a social impact marketing firm to give back for each episode. To learn more visit: https://app.phinforgood.com The Bear Necessities is part of the Rise Up Media family and we thank you for tuning in.

Episodes

January 27, 2023 49 min

In this episode of #TBNE Rob chats with High-Performance Coach Dr. Carla Fowler, Founder, and CEO of Thaxa. We get into some key topics like:

  • Brutal Focus
  • What are the Drivers?
  • The Don’t Reality
  • And Dr. Carla Fowler drops gems like 90/90/90 and tips on how to build momentum. 

    As a special for all #TBNE listeners, Dr. Carla Fowler is offering a  free download for your listeners as a resource on how to think about looking for and choosing...

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    In this episode of #TBNE Rob chats with the Founder and CEO of Grid, Hjalmar Gislason, as he shares his entrepreneurial journey of founding multiple companies, going through a very successful exit, and heading back to Iceland from Boston, to start his current venture. 


    Hjalmar is passionate about telling stories through data and this will be a great listen.

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    Connect with Hjalmar:

  • LinkedI...
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    In this episode of #TBNE Rob chats with Katya Samotoi about purpose-driven entrepreneurship and how her collective experiences have led her to be a multiple-time founder looking to change the way we give to charitable causes with Dido. 

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    Connect with Katya:

  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katya-samotoi/
  • https://www.wearedido.com/
  • Connect with Rob:

  • www.robnapoli.com
  • www.linkedin.com/in...
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    In this episode of #TBNE Rob chats with Lindsey McMillion Stemann, Founder of McMillion Consulting. She is a keynote speaker and a LinkedIn Credibility Consultant. Lindsey drops some great knowledge on how to show your credibility online!

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    Connect with Lindsey:

  • Follow McMillion Consulting on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mcmillion-consulting/
  • Follow Lindsey on LinkedIn: http...
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    In this episode of #TBNE Rob shares some of his biggest key lessons from the pod in 2022 and shares with you his thoughts on how to be successful in 2023 by starting off with Setting Intentions and Driving Action. 

    Key Lessons:
    1) Control What You Can Control … Your Response

    2) Being a Servant Leader … and Trusting Those Around You

    3) Stop Blaming Your Failures on Others or Other Events

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    In this episode of #TBNE Rob chats with Integrative Health Optimization Coach Mitch Webb, Founder of Primal Lift Health Coaching as he shares his story of overcoming setbacks, health issues, and trauma to find his passion and purpose as a Health Coach.

    This is a great episode where we talk about the power of purpose and setting intentions.

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    Connect with Mitch Webb:

  • LinkedIn: https://www....
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    In this episode of #TBNE Rob chats with Nicos Marcou about his Tedx Talk “Resumes Don’t Work” that went viral and how this has impacted the talent space. 

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    Connect with Nicos:

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicosmarcou
  • Check out his Tedx Talk “Resumes don’t work. Here’s what we should do instead.”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr7M_lQpgL0
  • Connect with Rob:

  • www.robnapoli.com
  • www.linkedin...
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    December 2, 2022 10 min

    In this episode of #TBNE Rob shares one of the biggest challenges early-growing startups face, which is how to say NO more often. 

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    Connect with Rob:

  • www.robnapoli.com
  • www.linkedin.com/in/robnap
  • IG: @robnapoli.riseup
  • Show Produced by: Niranjan Deshpande (Nick), Broken Frames Studio, www.brokenframesstudio.com

    Creative Director: Maxim Sokolov, www.maximsokolov.com 

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    In this episode of #TBNE Rob shares some tips and tricks on making a change… are you committed to succeeding?

    For those celebrating and getting to spend time with friends and family this Thanksgiving, Happy Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy time to be thankful for where you are and hopeful for what you can accomplish.

    For many of us, when we go home for family functions and see friends, we start wondering “what if” and whether should w...

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    November 18, 2022 27 min

    This episode of #TBNE features Business Strategist, Author (soon to be), and Adjunct Professor Matthew Lee Sawyer as we talk about his book that will be out soon called, "Make It In America". We talked a bit about his journey to being a professor, how that helped give him the confidence to write a book, and the effort and impact he wanted to make with writing this book.

    Be sure to check out Matt’s book, now available for pre...

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    This episode of #TBNE features the former president of Starbucks Coffee and is the author of "It's Not About The Coffee: Leadership Principles from a Life at Starbucks". 

    His career in business spans decades across consumer-oriented businesses covering a number of industries. He retired from Starbucks Coffee after 21 years where he led both the domestic business, as President of North America, and was the founding Presid...

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    This episode of #TBNE features a long-time friend of the show and now 4x guest Matt Hooper as we talk about Decarbonization and ClimateTech and the focus on corporate/startup collaborations.

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    Connect with Matt Hooper:

  • Linkedin:
  • Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-hooper-35196829/
  • Company: https://www.linkedin.com/company/idoneaconsulting/
  • Website:
  • Personal: Matthooper.me
  • Idonea: ht...
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    In this episode of #TBNE Rob shares his top 3 Tips to Grow Your Social Sphere of Influence and leverage your social channels. 

    Check out as Rob shares how to:

  • Optimize your profiles
  • Make a conscious effort
  • Focus on engagement
  • Tune in for the tips and tricks as well as hear about what Rob has been up to with his travel and what is to come next on the pod.

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    Connect with Rob:

  • www.robnapoli.com
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    This episode of #TBNE was filmed in the Umea, Sweden with our friends at Uminova Innovation. Rob sits down IRL with Peter Bäckström, Head of International Business Development. Peter and Rob met back in the pre-pandemic days of 2019 when Peter pitched the idea to go to NYC to develop strategic partnerships for their incubator companies. 

    On that trip, Rob and Peter met along with Phil Delvecchio and Maria Olofsson to establish a key...

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    This episode of #TBNE features Business Strategist, Author (soon to be), and Adjunct Professor Matthew Lee Sawyer. We tackle a HOT TAKE!

    Is understanding culture and marketing more important than product market fit?

    Tune it to hear Matt and Rob’s thoughts on this topic and be sure to check out Matt’s book, now available for presale, at www.matthewleesawyer.com.

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    This episode of #TBNE features a long-time friend of the show and 2x guest Matt Hooper as we get tactical on the opportunities for HOW startups and corporates can collaborate.

    Many founders, either don’t realize that many corporate orgs have teams whose whole job is to identify and partner with great tech companies that could partner with that either fill their gaps or who they could acquire to improve. For many why build, when they...

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    This episode of #TBNE features the Amazon Best Selling Author and #AccidentalBrandStrategist, Kate DiLeo and we sit down and talk about her work and her book ‘Muting the Megaphone’. Kate and Rob met virtually during the early days of the pandemic and have become good friends so this was a fun episode to record. 

    Kate shares her tactical advice on how to build your brand, how to leverage personal vs professional brands, and how to mu...

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    This episode of #TBNE features a long-time friend of the show and 2x guest Matt Hooper as we get tactical on The Millennial Era and how open innovation inspires leadership. 

    As we are both millennials we discuss how things changed from our perspective and how the millennial generation paved way for what is to come. This is part 1 of a 3 part series as we got together to cover some ground!

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    This episode of #TBNE features serial entrepreneur Alex Svinov, Founder and CEO of Insquad where they are building the #futureofwork. Alex talks about his journey on his early first startup success, getting a big head, and then failing on his next venture. 

    Alex talks about what it takes to build a scaleable startup and some of the challenges and the bit of luck he has gotten along the way.

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    This episode of #TBNE features the Author of Jolt!, my friend and Keynote Speaker on mindset, leadership, and motivation, Larry Long Jr. 

    Larry just published his first book and we talk about the “fear” of putting yourself out there in written form, the fear of stepping into the unknown, and the power in serving others. We talk about how it is important to remember “I can do anything, but I can’t do everything” and what ...

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