Blake Howard: Matchstic – The value of design in building better businesses

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Episode #35, Ross sits down with Blake Howard, Creative Director and Cofounder of Matchstic. APPLE PODCASTS | GOOGLE PODCASTS | SPOTIFY | STITCHER | POCKET CASTS | OVERCAST | RSS For nearly 20 years, Blake has focused on helping growing companies level up their brand identity by being radically relevant. He’s led brand launches …

Aaron Draplin: Draplin Design Co. – Having fun and helping underdogs win

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Episode #34, Ross sits down with Aaron Draplin, founder of Draplin Design Co. and co-founder of Field Notes. APPLE PODCASTS | GOOGLE PODCASTS | SPOTIFY | STITCHER | POCKET CASTS | OVERCAST | RSS Aaron started Draplin Design Co. in 2004 and hasn’t looked back since. His clients have included Nike, Burton Snowboards, Esquire, …

Ben Crick: Craft at scale

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Episode #32 of One More Question Ross is joined by Ben Crick, Creative Director at COLLINS San Francisco. APPLE PODCASTS | GOOGLE PODCASTS | SPOTIFY | STITCHER | POCKET CASTS | OVERCAST | RSS Originally from Australia, Ben relocated to the United States in pursuit of a specific vision for branding — to bring …

One More Question: Conor Neill

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Episode #17 of One More Question, Ross sits down with Conor Neill, President of Vistage Spain, a Senior Lecturer at IESE Business School, and a sought-after Keynote Speaker on Leadership Communication. As an entrepreneur, Conor has founded 5 companies and built the third largest fleet of private jets in Spain. But it wasn’t always …

Work shouldn’t suck!

Reading Time: 5 minutes Work sucks. Say this to most people and you very likely will have found common ground. But work shouldn’t suck. The place where we spend most of our time shouldn’t be somewhere that we don’t want to be, because we end up resenting the work we do, the people we work with, and the companies …

One More Question: Andy Golding and Brad Shorkend (Part II)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Episode #16 of One More Question forms part II of our conversation with Andy Golding and Brad Shorkend, co-CEOs of Still Human. In this episode, Ross, Andy, and Brad discuss why you shouldn’t just hire for culture fit, why your organisation shouldn’t be a ‘family’, the value in creating a sense of belonging, and how …

One More Question: Brad Shorkend and Andy Golding (Part I)

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Season 2, Episode #2 Ross sat down with Andy Golding and Brad Shorkend, co-CEOs of Still Human, a company that helps small, medium and large organisations to become Companies Behaving Awesomely. Why ‘Companies Behaving Awesomely?’ A Company Behaving Awesomely is an organisation to which the best people want to come, do come, choose to …

The value in knowing your True North

Reading Time: 5 minutes Some leaders have long embraced the power of purpose in guiding an organisation to success, but until fairly recently, making that idea a reality has proved challenging.

We are seeing shifts in recognising the importance of purpose and how beneficial it can be when brought to the core of an organisation’s strategy.

How To Build A Community: Care

Reading Time: 6 minutes In its simplest form, the growth of an organisation usually means reaching new customers and convincing them to sign up or to buy what you’re selling. When gaining new customers becomes the principal focus of an organisation, the benefits of building a strong brand community are something that can easily be overlooked.

In the final episode of season 1 of One More Question, we spoke to Kevin Huynh and Bailey Richardson, founding partners of People & Company, about the importance of focusing on people that are already fans of your brand.

One More Question: Louis Janse van Rensburg

Reading Time: < 1 minute In Season 2, Episode #1 Ross and Louis Janse van Rensburg talk about how Heavy Chef got started, how clarity of purpose can be a powerful tool in business, the challenge of scaling purpose alongside the organisation, and Heavy Chef’s work in the entrepreneurial space.