Swenglanese - Talking Business In The Uae

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Synopsis

Barry and Oskar are two entrepreneurs based in the UAE. Coming from different backgrounds with different experiences and in many cases differing opinions the two of them have both proof and of course opinions of what is required to be successful.One thing they always agree on though is that travel is the most rewarding experience we can have.Having both been in the UAE for a while and started up various different ventures, to varying degrees of success, it became apparent there was another hole in the market that they might be able to fill. Swenglanese was born!!They want to impart their knowledge and that of other successful business people in the region to share experience, tips and tricks for doing business in the UAE, the GCC and beyond. The UAE is a unique market that takes some understanding to navigate. Through the course of each episode the listener gets an insight into a business persons experience and advice on operating a successful business in a variety of different niches, from solopreneur to multi national enterprises.It will be an awesome trip and we hope youll join them for it. Lets talk Swenglanese.

Episodes

  • Episode 48 - The obligatory Corona Virus Episode

    Episode 48 - The obligatory Corona Virus Episode

    06/05/2020 Duration: 43min

    On this week's episode, Barry and Oskar dialled into a Zoom call, as is Corona protocol, to talk about business during this time. What can be done, what we should focus on and of course whether Oskar's home country's (Sweden) approach is the better way to go. 

  • Episode 47 - Your finances during Covid19 with Steve Cronin

    Episode 47 - Your finances during Covid19 with Steve Cronin

    27/04/2020 Duration: 45min

    Steve Cronin is behind www.deadsimplesaving.com and helps ex-pats take care of their finances. In this episode, Steve and Oskar discuss what to do with your finances during the Corona crisis. They discuss what small businesses can do, what to do if you lost your job, or had to take a pay cut and how you might still be able to invest and make your money work for you.

  • Episode 46 - Technology, Children  Beat The Cyberbully

    Episode 46 - Technology, Children & Beat The Cyberbully

    21/01/2020 Duration: 38min

    This episode of Swenglanese was originally recorded for Oskar's Strategic Tech Coaching podcast at the end of 2019 but we re-listened to it and thought it was a topic that would be of interest to parents regardless. In fact you don't have to be a parent to get value from this episode. If you have siblings, nieces, nephews grand kids or you just know young people that you care about this episode is for you. 

  • Episode 45 - building a lifestyle hotel brand

    Episode 45 - building a lifestyle hotel brand

    01/09/2019 Duration: 19min

    In this episode Oskar had the opportunity to speak to Sary Arab about the idea of the lifestyle hotel - specifically Zabeel House.  What is the affordable luxury segment and where does Zabeel House sit in amongst the upcoming trend of the more casual hotel. Oskar and Sary talk design, expansion and the product offering to it's customers here in the UAE. 

  • Episode 44 - Thea Myhrvold Founder of Teach me now and Get Bee

    Episode 44 - Thea Myhrvold Founder of Teach me now and Get Bee

    18/06/2019 Duration: 26min

    This week Barry was flying solo and got the chance to speak to a fascinating young lady who has changed the way we learn. Her own story sparked a fire that saw her wanting to help anyone that wanted to learn and also anyone that wanted to teach.  Thea Myhrvold is the CEO and Found of Teach Me Now and Get Bee. She has a fascinating story, a diverse background and all round pleasure to speak with. 

  • Episode 43 - Anders - Head of the Swedish Expo delegation

    Episode 43 - Anders - Head of the Swedish Expo delegation

    08/05/2019 Duration: 20min

    This week, whilst back in Sweden, Oskar got the chance to speak with the head of the Swedish Expo delegation to get his insight into the history of Expo, what Expo2020 is going to be and of course an insight into what people can expect from the Swedish pavilion.     

  • Episode 42 - Yousef Caires talks Expo 2020 and Expo Live

    Episode 42 - Yousef Caires talks Expo 2020 and Expo Live

    03/03/2019 Duration: 27min

    This week Barry and Oskar got the opportunity to speak to Yousef Caires, to find out a little bit more about Expo 2020 and more specifically Expo Live,  as this is part of Expo 2020 that can really help those people with an idea for a business, just starting their entrepreneurial journey, or those looking to take their idea to the next level. Listen in to Yousef explain why you are not going to want to miss the chance to get down to Expo 2020.

  • Episode 41 - Oskar and Barry talk selling in the 21st century

    Episode 41 - Oskar and Barry talk selling in the 21st century

    26/12/2018 Duration: 31min

    This week Barry and Oskar finish the year with a discussion about sales. The role it plays within the business and why it's so important to have the right salespeople within your business.  They explore the role of a salesperson, the skill set required and of course training.  Thanks for tuning in in 2018. Happy New Year and here's to a fantastic 2019. https://www.swenglanese.rocks/index.php/project/episode-41-oskar-and-barry-talk-sales-just-how-important-is-it/

  • Episode 40 - Adam McEwan from Platinum Heritage

    Episode 40 - Adam McEwan from Platinum Heritage

    19/12/2018 Duration: 40min

    This week Oskar had the opportunity to speak with the Group CEO of Platinum Heritage, Adam McEwan.  Adam has lead an entrepreneurial life from a young age and learnt some very important and intense lessons along the way. Some of which he shares with Oskar during their chat.  Want to know what it takes to build a luxury brand in tourism? Have a listen to Adam's story. 

  • Episode 39 - Mastering the Art of Public Speaking with Dave Crane

    Episode 39 - Mastering the Art of Public Speaking with Dave Crane

    18/10/2018 Duration: 32min

    This week Barry and Oskar had the pleasure of speaking with the one and only Dave Crane.  Dave is a stalwart of the UAE speaking scene. With 25 years experience on the ground here, hosting events, opening radio stations, presenting the Dubai Rugby 7's and now coaching people to become better speakers, his insight into how things work here is invaluable.  We were very grateful to get a slot in Dave's diary and have him tell us a bit about his journey and share some golden nuggets of information relevant to everyone out there that wants or rather needs to communicate more effectively

  • Episode 38 - Engagement and happiness at work

    Episode 38 - Engagement and happiness at work

    21/07/2018 Duration: 21min

    This week Oskar and Barry had a chance to talk about the idea of happiness and engagement at work.  Oskar has been delving into the subject and what he has found is that there's a lot that needs to be done to increase the levels of engagement and therefore happiness at work. Otherwise we have to ask ourselves what are we doing?  If the statistics are to be believed, then we are not doing what we should be doing because not many of us are happy doing what we are doing!!!

  • Episode 37 - Jessica  Shahzad talk Co Working Spaces

    Episode 37 - Jessica & Shahzad talk Co Working Spaces

    26/04/2018 Duration: 26min

    This week on the podcast, Barry and Oskar got the chance to speak with two awesome people in the co working space.  Jessica Edwards, the curator of NEST Dubai co working space in Barsha Heights and Shahzad Bhatti the creator of the Co Working Pop Up. We explore the definition of what a co working space actually is and what the scene is looking like in Dubai compared with the United States.  What are the benefits and how a co working space can benefit solopreneurs, entrepreneurs and enterprise companies alike are all part of the discussion on this episode. 

  •  Episode 36 - Sacha Christe 22 year old owner of expanding business Emirates Graphic

    Episode 36 - Sacha Christe 22 year old owner of expanding business Emirates Graphic

    27/03/2018 Duration: 27min

    Sacha Christe is a 22 year old entrepreneur who set up his company Emirates Graphic aged 16.  It was a pleasure to speak with him about his journey so far and where he is going in the future.  The enthusiasm for business that this young man has is infectious and his company is aiming to make a difference in the web and app development world.  Listen in for his interpretation of the business world and what the future will bring. 

  • Episode 35 - David Cook Project Partners

    Episode 35 - David Cook Project Partners

    11/02/2018 Duration: 28min

    This week on the podcast we had the pleasure of speaking with David Cook who is the founder and Managing Director of Project Partners here on the ground in the UAE.  Project Partners is the current iteration of the company and David's journey so far is very interesting. He gives a lot of insight and advice on how to build a growing thriving business on the ground in the UAE and what it takes to make it work.  He's a very interesting entrepreneur and as many entrepreneurs sees so many opportunities. We will have him back on the podcast soon to discuss where he's going next! 

  • Episode 34 - Barry Cummings Snr talks cross cultural leadership

    Episode 34 - Barry Cummings Snr talks cross cultural leadership

    12/11/2017 Duration: 33min

    This week is a special episode of Swenglanese as it's very much a family affair! Barry Lee has his dad, Dr Barry James in the studio with him and Oskar talking leadership, cultural sensitivity and business here in the UAE.  Dr Barry has been in the UAE for over 22 years, is originally from Leeds, speaks fluent Arabic and has his doctorate in the comparison of expatriates and local Emirati's in the private and public sectors.  Culture has a variety of meanings for many and his own experiences have opened up many doors into what part culture plays in all our lives, both personal and professional.  Listen in to find out more about Dr Barry's interesting life to date and learn how we all need to be aware of culture, especially here in the UAE where it can make or break a business opportunity in seconds. 

  • Episode 33 - Barry  The Importance of Online Reputation

    Episode 33 - Barry & The Importance of Online Reputation

    17/10/2017 Duration: 30min

    This week Barry and Oskar have a chat about online reputation. What it is and how big a part of life it will play in the near future.  The value of your own personal online reputation and that of the brand you represent - are you consciously thinking about what you are posting on your social media accounts.  They explore the idea of personal and professional social media. Does this exist or are they one and the same thing?  Listen in to find out how you can start to consciously take control of your online reputation and why you need to do that today. 

  • Episode 32 - Nadine Du Toit Glory Girl Fit

    Episode 32 - Nadine Du Toit Glory Girl Fit

    24/09/2017 Duration: 12min

    This week Barry and Oskar had the pleasure of speaking with a very popular young lady here in the UAE and further afield. Nadine is a super hero wannabe, 7 times cover girl, Ahlan magazine personality of the year and Stylish Mag's Social Media Star. She's also human and sometimes things aren't always great. But how we deal with those times is testament to who we are and how we succeed. Nadine's story is inspiration, motivational and just full of boundless energy! 

  • Episode 31 - Dr Anna is Up and Running

    Episode 31 - Dr Anna is Up and Running

    21/06/2017 Duration: 28min

    This week on Swenglanese Barry was away in Ghana training their telecommunications provider on social media strategy and so Oskar managed to sneak another fellow Swede onto the show.  He had the pleasure of speaking with Dr Anna who brought Dubai the sports medicine clinic up and running. A really inspiring journey and step back in time to when Dubai really was an oasis in the desert. Sheikh Zayed road was a two lane dust road and the Chicago Beach Hotel and villas still existed.  Listen to how Dr Anna juggles being a doctor, a mother and a business owner in the same 24 hours we all have! 

  • Episode 30 - Inside Insydo with Tanaz Dizadji

    Episode 30 - Inside Insydo with Tanaz Dizadji

    23/05/2017 Duration: 22min

    This week Barry was lucky enough to get some time in Tanaz's diary to learn a little more about her journey from idea to successful business here in the UAE.  Insydo was born from a need for recommendations on what to do in the city, but not hundreds of recommendations when asking one question, but more like a trusted friend who would give you one, or maybe 2 ideas about where to go and why.  Tanaz is a true entrepreneur with a number of irons in the fire and takes the time to give her insights and tell a bit about her story and most importantly, the lessons learned along the way. 

  • Episode 29 - Strategic Tech Coaching

    Episode 29 - Strategic Tech Coaching

    12/04/2017 Duration: 40min

    This week Oskar and Barry have a chat about the impact of technology in our world. There is no doubt that technology is changing our world. Is it a good thing, is it a bad thing?  The discussion goes from wearable tech, to machine learning, to artificial intelligence to the workplace.  Have a listen and let us know what you think. We would love to hear from you.

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