Inspiring Careers Podcast (ICP)

This Podcast is a collection of interviews with people who have exciting careers to inspire others to keep pursuing their own. Our mission is to help our clients and their communities discover their values and reach their goals. Our main interests are Digital Careers, World Traveling Entrepreneurs, Career Coaching, ESL Training and Teaching, Remote Work and Mindfulness. (in Portuguese) Esse Podcast é uma coleção de entrevistas com pessoas que têm carreiras emocionantes para inspirar outros a continuarem buscando a sua própria carreira emocionante. Nossa missão é ajudar nossos clientes e suas comunidades a descobrir seus valores e alcançar seus objetivos. Nossos principais interesses são Carreiras Digitais, Empreendores Viajantes, Coaching de Carreira, Treinamento de Ingles, trabalho remoto e Meditação.
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Aug 4, 2018
More and more people are curious to know about their ancestry, epigenics, personalized medicine and risk factors to future diseases such as cancer. In the last few years, millions of people have bought their DNA studies through companies such as Ancestrydna or 23andme. What is not clear to them is that they are giving these DNA companies their consent to sell this information, for example, to Pharma companies, who promise to use this information to make better medication. But how can we be assured our personal information is kept private? The good news is that 99% of humans have not been sequenced yet, so there is time to fix this. 
I met Daniel at a Blockchain conference here in Valencia. I was pregnant and I wanted to know more about the anonymity protection for sperm and egg donors. I bought sperm from a non-anonymous donor in the US and I wanted to understand more about how much protection goes around this kind of thing. Some egg or sperm donors choose to be anonymous and others are ok with being “non-anonymous”. But is their anonymity really protected now that you can get your DNA matched with your biological relatives through these DNA service companies?  
Genobank came to offer privacy over your personal information in this puzzle.
And that’s what Daniel and I are talking about in this episode of the “inspiring careers podcast”. He tells me why he left Mexico to live in Palo Alto, California. And how he decided to invest in a higher Education going to schools such as IPADE, Singularity and Stanford.


[3:24] DNA Kits. What’s the problem with them, and how Daniel wants to solve it using cryptography and blockchain.
[8:54] How DNA companies work today, profiting both from private clients and pharma companies.
[10:54] How can companies assure anonymity? The role of GDPR in the future of DNA data processing.
[13:53] The world of possibilities that opens up with a DNA data market.
[16:59] The threat DNA companies have with the new GDPR regulation.
[19:32] Are pharma companies developing better technology for our lives? The ethical questions of the profits.
[23:03] The key question is: how to make your data secure and usable? 
[27:10] Gene Therapy: Editing our genes with CRISPR to eliminate diseases or to change embryos. Pricing and Risks.
[38:14] How companies analyze your data. Why Daniel focuses in the Latin American market.
[43:38] The donors side: anonymity and traceable data. 
(xxx) In the end we’ll have two groups: the elite companies who care and offer privacy options and the bigger mass open ones who will serve those who are uninformed or want to pay less.
(xxx) soon every one will be able to discover their biological origin in a decentralized way,  placing your genomic info in an encrypted way, without exposing yourself, but finding your relative. Both will have to consent before they are matched"
[52:10] Why move to Silicon Valley? 
[56:58] Stanford and Singularity. Investments in education. His point of view
[59:54] Career choices he made. having a job x having a startup
[1:12:02] Personal and company future in 5 years.


[05:45] "your credit card, your debit card, or PayPal account is not private in the sense that it is attached to your name, address, ID."
[8:24] "You can still interact with the world of genomic services. But you didn't disclose any personal information. In that I believe a better world in terms of privacy is being built."
[13:53] "GDPR will be very expensive to comply to. So if you are a company processing genomic sequences you have to ask yourself many questions. Do we need to keep the data once we delivered the service?"
[24:38] "Only 1% of the genome is necessary to understand our ancestry."
[25:30] "Cancer is a mutation in our genome. Cancer is the most personalized disease we have. There are no two equal cancers in the world.”
[33:00] "One of the biggest issues in the genomic sciences is lack of information.”
(33:06) “(…) all scientists agree: We need to sequence more humans to learn more. We know very little.” 
[36:29] "Right now blockchain is a buzzword. But in a couple of years it will be just thought as a feature.”
(37:30) 56% of 500 people we interviewed said they are not willing to participate in the genomic revolution because they are concerned with their privacy. 
[38:59] "We are approaching an era of 10$ genomic sequencing, but 100.000$ of a proper genomic processing and analysis (brain of scientists)."
[50:29] "I believe that will change. It will go from rules originated from the State, to rules originated by Citizens."
[55:43] "I always chose to invest in knowledge. That's my savings account."
[1:00:45] "This life is a roller-coaster but one thing is for sure: I'm never bored."




Jun 21, 2018
Andrew McBurney, founder of, Canadian, left his job to have more freedom. We worked next to each other in our coworking in Chiang Mai and he gave me some useful SEO tips. 
He tells us why he went to C.Mai and how he met one of the best SEO communities there, to hone his marketing skills. Back in Canada, with his own SEO agency, he now serves a well-defined niche of local businesses.
In this conversation, Mari asks many SEO questions she has and they talk about tips and how things work. 
to listen on Android <a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">click here</a>   
to listen on itunes <a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">click here </a>

We Talk About

[0:50] Why Andrew left his 9-to-5 and spent some time in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 
[5:40] What a Search Engine Optimization specialist does. Three ways to appear in Google's first page.
[6:43] Back in Canada, working with other freelancers for a specific niche of local businesses.
[12:48] What is needed for a blog to rank better. Thoughts on consistency.
[16:22] Signals for Google that you are worth talking about. Publishing on many platforms.
[18:15] About SEO plugins for WordPress. Yoast SEO, Keywords Everywhere, and others. 
[20:35] Free tools one can use
[24:05] The importance of Keywords lists. Finding the balance between keyword research and content writing. 
[26:49] Internal and external links in blog posts. the way Google looks for links. 
[28:28] Tools to evaluate your blogs (SEO audits)
[30:40] Knowing your target audience. Auditing your competitors. Discovering how people are finding you.
[34:29] How much and when to invest in SEO. How to find affordable SEO services.


[24:25] "What really comes down to is just having high-quality content.”
[5:06] “(in Chiang Mai), it's easier to find like-minded people especially with that entrepreneurial not-so-normal by society standard mindset.”
(37:15) (about being self-employed) “I recommend this, I didn’t hate my old job (…), the headaches these days are much greater (…) but they are more fun and challenging and I enjoy it even more” 
[30:07] "Interacting on the Internet in general and leaving traces back to your website in non-aggressive manners can help.”
[8:00] "SEO is generally a pretty long commitment. Unless you are working at an hourly rate doing it all by yourself isn't really feasible."
[13:06] "Google's whole goal is to give its customers the best experience. They want that person to come back the next time they need to find something and click-through advertisements."
[18:05] "You can do backlinking where another website links to your website, and that's beneficial as well."


Andrew McBurney on LinkedIn
Andrew McBurney company, McBurney Marketing
Andrew McBurney company, My Market Inspector
[2:33] Chris the Freelancer
[2:50] Matt Diggity
[4:48] Punspace
[6:08] Google AdWords
[11:25] Mari's article From a digital nomad life to single motherhood. What a journey.
[12:25] Yoast SEO
[12:45] Bridge WP theme
[14:44] LSI - Latent Semantic Indexing
[17:40] LinkedIn Pulse
[21:10] Keywords Everywhere
[21:15] Ubersuggest
[21:30] Ahrefs
[21:30] SEO PowerSuite
[21:30] SpyFu
[23:20] SEMrush
[23:50] Neil Patel
[29:07] Screaming Frog
[31:35] Google Search Console
[36:04]  Facebook Groups: Chiang Mai SEOSEO Signals Lab.
May 31, 2018
David is the founder of DekaLabs and Dekachain, where they develop high-quality apps, Blockchain, FinTech and Smart contracts. Working with companies from all around the world, he tells us the story of how he decided to take a big cut in his salary to work with a startup that was doing what he wanted to do.

We Talk About

[1:18] How David started consulting on blockchain completely by accident 
[3:28] What is ICO.
[7:19] Learning about blockchain by himself.
[9:19] Is it too late to get into bitcoins?
[14:03] Smart contracts. Public and private keys. And some other basic concepts in this technology.
[18:07] Practical uses of blockchain. Personal data protection, Healthcare, DNA, Supermarket, Environmental protection, etc. Challenges ahead for individuals and companies. 
[26:46] Comparing blockchain to other technologies.
[27:54] His career. How he built and manages a remote team. Past experiences working with maps, shipments, and startups.
[32:53] Getting to work with the Barcelona FC and other with other big companies all around the world.
[35:23] Suggestions to be happy with our careers.
[36:37] Where to meet entrepreneurs in Valencia. Working with startups. App for boxing.
[38:44] Some are concepts you should know about blockchain like hash and nodes.
[41:57] Coworking spaces in Valencia.
[43:48] What David looks for when hiring a new team member. How he sees his company in five years. Tools he uses. 
[45:26] "creating a school in Valencia around blockchain, Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, etc."


[7:57] "If you want to go faster, a course may help, but you can learn on your own."
[11:12] "It is clear that the main keywords are decentralization and trust. They go hand by hand."
[11:23] "You don't have to trust a person. You have to trust the technology."
[20:23] "Each of us will be able to lock and unlock part of our entire medical records to doctors or hospitals. Blockchain enables you to manage your permissions."
[26:06] “The most important thing in blockchain is the personal identity."
[27:03] "I don't think [blockchain] will be the new internet as somebody said. I think it will help build a new internet (…) more user-oriented, where the user will be more in control."
[37:38] "Accelerators are open to knowing people because you can help them or they can help you, it's an ecosystem."


David Ortega on LinkedIn
David Ortega on Twitter
David Ortega company, Dekalabs
Talk Blockchain Valencia
Dekachain courses 
Chain of Things
Mari's article about Blockchain
Sanitas Data Security
Barcelona FC
Club de Innovacion
Fly Wire
Geek Hubs
Apr 12, 2018


José Roberto Alegretti, embriologista chefe da maior clinica de reprodução humana do Brasil, diretor científico e sócio da Fairfax, maior banco de sêmen americano, sobre avanços  na legislação e detalhes da importação no Brasil
Esse foi o banco de esperma que a Mari escolheu. Ela se surpreendeu e descobriu que ela tinha uma ideia totalmente pre-conceituosa sobre o assunto. A Fairfax Cryobank atua em mais de 50 países.
Nessa conversa José Roberto conta detalhes de como esta mudando a sociedade e a mentalidade das pessoas em torno a maternidade, e sobre a legislação e o mercado de sêmen no Brasil.
We Talk About
[1:36] Contexto sobre o mercado de banco de sêmen no Brasil e no mundo. Com um aumento de 2000% na importação de sêmen no Brasil nos últimos 5 anos.
(3:11) Como fazem a ponte entre a clinica, o medico, que não tem a expertise da importacao com a matriz americana e como isso facilitou o processo, gerando crescimento consumo. 
[4:14] Maternidade independente e como a percepção da maternidade e a concepção das famílias está mudando, de acordo com o IBGE.
[5:30] Qual a melhor idade para congelar os óvulos.
[7:02] Percentual de casais heterossexuais, homossexuais, mães solteiras que procuram a clínica.
[9:33] Infertilidade feminina e a doação de óvulos, que não é remunerada no Brasil.
(12:34) Como funciona a "ovodoação compartilhada", uma solução nova para a mulher que não tem condições de arcar com tratamento, e como assim, pode também ajudar o proximo.
[13:14] Como funciona a remuneração em outros países e também como é feito o processo de doação, com entrevistas, fotos e até exames emocionais.
(14:11) Como os doadores da Fairfax sao avaliados por um grande período de tempo ate terem suas amostras disponíveis para a comercialização.
[16:38] Como funciona a questão do anonimato dos doadores. Dizer ou não a verdade sobre a doação para as crianças. Separar o conceito da maternidade do conceito de matrimônio.
[22:54] O que falta para o Brasil poder competir com a Espanha e a Dinamarca, por exemplo.
[27:00] Limite de filhos por doador, como funciona esse controle.
[29:52] Como ele abandonou a carreira de engenheiro para seguir o sonho da Biologia.
[32:29] Mensagem para quem está buscando uma mudança na carreira.
(30:22)  "tem um amigo meu que fala que não vê os frutos do trabalho dele, eu vejo o meu trabalho andar e falar, é uma emoção diferente. Logicamente que é uma emoção e uma satisfação muito diferente, difícil explicar ”
(26:37) “esse nosso momento de conversa, isso não existia no passado, a doação no passado as pessoas escondiam, era tudo meio velado, hoje pessoas debatem isso com mais clareza"
[11:27] "A extração de óvulos da mulher é mais complexa, exige cirurgia. E por isso sem a remuneração do doador muito poucas pessoas vão querer se submeter a tudo isso, então existe uma falta de doadores no Brasil. Em contrapartida em outros países os doadores podem ser remunerados."
[18:01] “Para o casal que está em tratamento nós buscamos um doador que tenha uma maior semelhança com eles (...) ”
[24:15] “alguns países têm uma legislação que possibilita a doação, outros países não. E esses países acabam também se tornando fontes do material. (...) ”
[31:54] “Eu tento me policiar, lógico que é difícil, a não pensar que estou trabalhando com bebês. Trabalho com células. Estamos falando de manipular 50 mil óvulos por ano, não sei quantos mil embriões. Então não dá pra pensar de uma maneira muito romântica, por assim dizer. Os frutos do trabalho são maravilhosos, mas tem que ter muito trabalho, é uma carreira muito exigente.”


José Roberto Alegretti no LinkedIn

Hutington Medicina Reprodutiva

Fairfax Cryobank

Leo Meyer fundador da clinica Fertibaby no Inspiring Career Podcast

IVI clinica de reprodução assistida Espanha


Mar 8, 2018

ICP 020 – fundador da clinica Fertibaby, onde eu (Mari) fiz o meu processo de fertilizaçao assistida, traz curiosidades e muita informação sobre o assunto. 

Médico especialista em ginecologia e obstetrícia, mestre em Reprodução Humana pela USP, a 10 anos Leo se autorrealizou no trabalho fundando a sua clinica de fertilização em BH. Desde então ele ajuda pessoas como eu a realizarem o sonho de ter um filho. Por isso a carreira dele é mais do que emocionante.

Nessa conversa, eu conto sobre a minha experiência de gravidez, desde que congelei meus ovulos em 2013, com 37 anos, antes de começar a viajar o mundo. E o Léo conta sobre a sua carreira e responde todas as minhas perguntas sobre a fertilização assistida, no Brasil e em outros países.


We Talk About

[01:50] O inicio de tudo. Léo conta um pouco da sua historia. O que o impulsionou a trocar a pediatria pela ginecologia obstetrícia.

[05:32] Continuar na vida acadêmica ou ir para a iniciativa privada? O dilema que o Léo enfrentou saindo do mestrado e como ele resolveu.

[10.32] Estagnação no trabalho e transição de carreira. Leo explica porque fundou sua própria clinica de fertilização e as dificuldades iniciais que encontrou. Também conta como a escolha de um nicho de mercado ajudou a clinica Fertibaby a prosperar.

[13.10] SUS Brasil x Espanha. Sobre as diferenças de atendimento pelo serviço de saúde publica para uma mulher que quer engravidar.

[15.50] Congelamento de óvulos. Qual o melhor momento? Leo explica! E Mari fala na pratica como foi o seu caso.

[18.01] Doação/venda de óvulos e sêmen - como funciona no Brasil e fora? Exemplos em alguns países e discussão sobre remuneração e anonimato do doador.

[25.04] Os motivos que a fizeram Mariana optar pela clinica do Dr. Leo para a sua gravidez. Um pouco da vida pessoal de Leo, e do dia-a-dia como médico. Desafios e planos de expansão da clinica.

[30:39] Qual a taxa de sobrevivência dos óvulos congelados? Quantos se tornam bons embriões? Qual a taxa de gravidez com diferentes idades? Dr. Léo conta quais são estes números e outras historias relacionadas.

[37:12] Sonho da maternidade x Relacionamento. Preconceito e vontades individuais.

[38.22] Qual pais tem maior numero de fertilizações in vitro? Facilidade de acesso da população, condições econômicas, e questões culturais.

[47.12) Mari conta como tomou coragem para finalmente realizar seu sonho de ser mãe. A delicada decisão do anonimato (ou nao) na doação e os riscos envolvidos.


[09.08] "Tem muito romantismo com relação a universidade, mas eu tive algumas experiências [...] que me mostraram que o ambiente universitário é muito corrompido."

[09.18] "A minha cabeça é americana. Cada um deve ser livre para fazer o que quiser. A gente, o governo, a sociedade é muito paternalista, julga muito o que é certo e o que é errado".

[37.14] "Eu aprendi que a maternidade pode existir antes ou em paralelo a um relacionamento." (Mari)

[53.52] "Não espere o momento ideal para engravidar, essa é a grande dica, porque esse momento ideal não existe."

[55.26] "A vida é muito curta, você tem que fazer varias coisas ao mesmo tempo, pra dar tempo de fazer tudo o que você quer."


Leonardo Meyer no LinkedIN

Leonardo Meyer – Curriculo Lattes

Clinica de Fertilizacao Fertibaby


Feb 22, 2018
Argentina, com estudos nas melhores universidades dos Estados Unidos e da França, largou sua carreira corporativa, chegou ao Brasil sem saber a língua, e hoje organiza um dos maiores TEDx do mundo (e o único em estádio de futebol).
Empreendedora social, ja ajudou a dar voz para mais de 500 palestrantes ao longo dessa experiência. 
Falamos sobre como o trabalho voluntário pode transformar a carreira, e sobre a importância de ouvir as ideias de qualquer pessoa, não somente as extrovertidas.


[00:58] como ela veio parar no Brasil, como foi começar,  sem falar Português, depois de passar anos estudando e trabalhando nos EUA (Columbia) e na França (Sorbonne). 
[04:53] A “atração" pelo trabalho social e como o voluntariado ajuda na transição de carreira.
(xx) Como motivar voluntarios. Como o trabalho em organizações sem fins lucrativos pode e deve ser bem remunerada. 
[12:58] O que e para ela, uma carreira “emocionante”, e o exemplo da historia da Joyce Fernandes, “Preta Rara” dos palcos TEDX para capa de jornal na India. 
[19:00] Como funciona a escolha dos palestrantes do TEDx.
[19:57] Qual foi o momento mais difícil em sua carreira 
[21:46] as dificuldades, os medos e a satisfação que existe na hora de empreender e como começar 
(xx) o que é a TED terapia?
(xx) O proximo desafio: TED-ED, uma oportunidade revolucionaria para todas as escolas de ensino médio do Brasil ate final de 2018!
[35:19] Dicas para falar em público.
[37:00] Como se alimenta de novas pessoas para admirar a cada mês.
(xx) Como respeita equidade(50% mulheres) em todos os projetos que realiza
[42:25] Qual ideia ela divulgaria hoje se fosse palestrante de um TEDx de 18 minutos?


[05:56] “O trabalho voluntário depende da sua vontade, não há nenhuma pessoa te obrigando(…) e pode te ajudar a entrar em contato com alguma coisa que você realmente quer fazer, o que você está disposto a trabalhar mesmo sem receber. Ele te ajuda a ganhar ferramentas e conhecimento que antes você não tinha e que podem te ajudar em uma atividade remunerada posteriormente.”
[12:21] “Nós trabalhamos com ideias que merecem ser espalhadas e minha função é estar atenta para encontrar essas ideias nos lugares mais escondidos, não necessariamente as mais óbvias ou que estejam mais ao alcance de todo mundo.”
[18:06] “As ideias de todos merecem ser ouvidas e estamos muito acostumados a ouvir as ideias de quem já é extrovertido, que é comunicativo, gosta de falar com os outros, que gosta de palco e de microfone. E se só temos as ideias dessas pessoas estamos perdendo a metade.”
[20:17] “Antes de trabalhar com eventos TEDx eu sempre trabalhei em grandes empresas e grandes organizações e demorei para decidir me tornar empreendedora. Quando comecei a empreender percebi que sempre fui empreendedora e que demorei demais para me encontrar, deveria ter começado antes.”
[22:10] “Têm pessoas que estão pensando em ser empreendedores, mas que buscam ideias que já estão muito batidas. (...) O mais difícil é você pensar no que é a sua essência, qual é o potencial que você pode dar para o mundo, o que é único em você, o que você faz que outros não fariam. Qual lacuna você preenche.”
[35:30] “Você deveria falar em público como quem está falando para um grupo de amigos, com o mesmo tom de voz que você fala num bar contando sobre as suas últimas férias. (...) A relação entre o palestrante e a plateia é de respeito (…) deve ter o mínimo de preparação, saber qual mensagem quer passar e o começo, meio e fim da mensagem.”
[40:34] “A gente não pode perder a capacidade de admirar outros, de reconhecer os talentos dos outros e de querer aprender com eles.”
[42:03] “Sobretudo nas reuniões de trabalho, ouvir a todos que estão na mesa, que as ideias não sejam monopolizadas por duas ou três pessoas por causa da sua personalidade. E equidade sempre, em todos os aspectos.”
[44:37] “A minha forma sempre foi de aprender fazendo. Ao invés de pensar que você tem que ter tudo perfeito antes de lançar alguma coisa, comece do jeito que está e vai aprendendo enquanto faz (…) porque nunca chega o momento (…) então é melhor começar de qualquer jeito e depois você melhora para o próximo.”


Elena Crescia on Ted
Elena Crescia on LinkedIn
Elena Crescia on Twitter
Elena's company Porfolia
Joyce Fernandes - Preta Rara
Comunidade “Eu Empregada Domestica”
Feb 8, 2018
José Augusto Figueiredo é Presidente, Coach e Consultor da Lee Hecht Harrison Brasil e Vice presidente executivo da LHH América Latina, lider mundial em desenvolvimento de talento e transição de carreiras.
Certificado em Coaching pela Columbia University, atualmente Membro do ICF - International Coach Federation Board na América Latina, ele conta para a Mari como começou decidindo trocar a festa de formatura por uma viagem de networking.
Falamos sobre a aplicação do processo de coaching em empresas, como isso pode trazer decisões importantes e resultados positivos em empresas maduras.
[01:57] como a Mari conheceu o José Augusto e como ele, mesmo sem saber, foi uma espécie de mentor para ela. Importância de mentoria e networking.
[04:04] ousadias que impactam nossas carreiras. 
[11:09] diferenças entre coaching para empresas e para pessoas físicas.
[12:32] potencial conflito entre o coachee, o coach e o patrocinador, que é a empresa.
[17:02] momentos difíceis na carreira.
[18:56] comparação do curso de coaching na Columbia x Ericsson. 
[21:12] qual o futuro profissional perfeito?
[26:05] podcasting. Vantagens e desvantagens dessa ferramenta.
[28:59] sugestão para quem está passando por um momento complicado no trabalho.
[07:46] “Uma carreira emocionante é aquela que você sente que você contribui com o outro, você gera resultado na vida de outras pessoas.”
[09:21] “Para a LHH, uma recolocação não é encontrar um novo trabalho, é encontrar um lugar onde ele faça a diferença.”
[14:27] “Autoconhecimento e consciência provocam escolhas e decisões. E nem sempre, essas decisões e escolhas sao convenientes à empresa.”
[30:00] “O sentido do trabalho, da vida, é a gente contribuir. Quando a gente começa a servir o outro, servir ao mundo e ajudar de uma forma geral, a gente começa a colher os frutos. Além da satisfação de ser reconhecido por aquilo que faz.”
LINKS">Livro "My Job: Doce ilusão – Descubra quem você é e construa a sua carreira" por José Augusto Figueiredo >Livro "O Segredo de Luísa" por Fernando Dolabela>Tim Ferriss Podcast>Embraer>Mahle Metal Leve
Jan 27, 2018
ICP 017 - Marcelo Araujo, fundador de uma das maiores Boutiques de Investimento do Brasil. A importância do trabalho para achar o próprio caminho.
Fundador da "Araújo e Fontes(AFS)", empresa independente, gerindo ativos de quase R$ 2 Bi, com 10 a 15 transações de M&A por ano de 100 a 500 MM reais cada.
Ele foi aluno de inglês das escolas da Mari em Belo Horizonte e teve uma participação direta em uma das transições de carreira dela.
Nessa conversa, ele enfatiza o quão importante é entender o que se quer e como atingir esses objetivos. E como o melhor caminho para se conhecer é a pratica e o trabalho, ao contrario da teoria e cursos.
[00:59] Como o Marcelo teve participação direta em uma das transições de carreira da Mari, e porque ele conta esta historia para quem a contrata como Coach. Mentoria. 
(xx) quais empresas ele admira hoje em dia
[04:46] Araújo & Fontes. Como funciona uma boutique especializada. Como mudaram o foco totalmente, sem perder compromisso com clientes.
(xx) Decisões difíceis que ele enfrentou na carreira dele.
[11:07] Sobre a pesquisa de Harvard e o principio do Coaching: a importância de saber o que querer, e como chegar lá. 
[15:57] Como a pratica (trabalho) é melhor que teoria (cursos) para achar o que um gosta.
[26:20] Quais as características que deve ter um sócio? 
[28:46] O impacto de ser Triatleta e o esporte na performance do trabalho. 
[42:36] Experiências com Coach. Sobre rupturas de paradigmas para dar continuidade.
(xx) Mercado financeiro. imobiliário. cavalo. mogno africano. A diversificação de business motiva?
(xx) qual conselho profissional ele daria para um jovem brasileiro de baixa renda e para uma pessoa buscando uma transição de carreira?


[04:56] "Toda vez que você fala em crescimento é uma decisão difícil e dolorosa. Como disse o ditado popular: crescer dói".
[19:19] "A escola é uma boa base, mas quem vai (…) definir qual é o caminho é o trabalho.”
(21:00) “ depois que voce começa a trabalhar (…) vai se encontrando, tudo fica mais fácil, quando vc fica teórico demais, a pessoa faz um curso, dois ursos e depois esta perdido, não sabe o que fazer “. 
[29:32] "Quando você tem entusiasmo trabalha-se sem limite."
[33:31] "Um dos segredos do sucesso da minha sociedade é que eu tenho um sócio que me complementa."
[34:59] "Ser empregado é um caminho valido para ser empreendedor, é ganhar para aprender. Muitos ficam reclamando que estão sendo explorados, mas quando você não tem experiência, não é exploração, mas oportunidade de aprendizado."
[36:35] "Hoje o trabalho remoto não é uma realidade na nossa agencia. Para mudar, alguém vai ter que romper essa barreira e provar que funciona bem."
[42:25] "Quanto maior for o valor envolvido (nas transações) maior vai ser a atenção (presencial) a se dedicar."


Araujo Fontes
Royal Bank of Canada
XP Investimentos
O Que Não Se Ensina Em Harvard Business School - Livro da pesquisa de Harvard sobre metas e objetivos
Jan 11, 2018
O Vanderlei foi Lider de RH em empresas diversas durante a maior parte da sua carreira. Agora ele esta se divertindo aprendendo a empreender, depois de 38 anos como executivo. Uma vida profissional emocionante, com 10 anos de Gerdau, 9 anos de Acesita, 5 anos na Arcelormitall, 5 anos na Usiminas, completando um total 8 companhias e muita historia para contar. 
Algumas afirmativas dele: 
  • “a primeira coisa é a reflexão e o autoconhecimento. Para mim, é o first step. Você precisa se conhecer, saber exatamente aquilo que você quer, seu propósito, precisa tentar encontrar outras coisas que você vai colocar energia também, não só na carreira". 
  • "a única âncora da minha vida foi a minha carreira. E ela deu certo. Mas você depender de uma única ancora na vida não é saudável, é desgastante. A primeira coisa é ver quais sao as outras contribuições e papeis que você pode desempenhar, ate para tirar o foco."
  • "quando vc quer alguma coisa, ta motivado com aquilo, vc não mede esforços" 
  • "as vezes é bom crescer sem doer também, mas a dor faz parte do processo do crescimento”
  • "o senso de responsabilidade na minha opinião tem que começar muito cedo na vida” 
Falamos sobre:
  • Experiência profissional dele como líder de RH em empresas com mais de 30 mil empregados. 10 anos de Gerdau, 9 anos de Acesita, 5 anos na Arcelormitall, 5 anos na Usiminas, completando um total 8 companhias.  
  • Como tem sido empreender depois de 38 anos como executivo 
  • o que uma carreira precisa para ser emocionante?
  • antroposofia: divisão da vida em setênios 
  • como se relacionar com 3 ou mais gerações no mesmo ambiente trabalho
  • vivendo em poltrona aviao e hall de hotel 
  • A emocionante historia da fusão da Arcelor Mittal (maior da area siderúrgica ) sob seu comando no RH
  • como o ingles ajudou 
  • sugestões para quem esta buscando transição de carreira
  • profissionais que ele admira
  • Como desenvolver mentores? A importância do desenvolvimento da confiança. 
  • Falar em publico. É necessário? Dicas.
  • suas origens
  • como usar o linkedin - aceitar ou não quem não conhece? (
  • a importância da escrita. 
  • E agora? Escritorio fixo ou coworking?
  • como se auto-conhecer? 
Jan 2, 2018


I met Erik when we were both living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It had to be CM, of course. The epicenter of small creative digital entrepreneurs. He told me that one day he asked himself that famous question, “If he had enough money to stop working, what would he do?”. And he realized he would travel the world to eat delicious food.


He noticed his most precious “eating and cultural” experiences had happened when grandmas were in charge. So he started a youtube channel called “cookin with grandmas” just for the fun of it, to share these experiences with his friends. And now, not only he has thousands of followers, he got a contract for his own TV show!

I’m sure his story will inspire you, to go after your exciting career!

Dec 19, 2017

Johnny is a personal transformation blogger, who is constantly living and sharing his journey. He founded “Nomad Summit”, for example, which is a conference held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, each year, that attracts hundreds of people interested in the digital nomad life. He has podcasts, various online courses, he does coaching, blogging, writes books, among many other interesting projects.

I admire him for his hard work, for always sharing all that he learns and for constantly trying to be achieve a better version of himself. This way, he’s been helping thousands of people to do the same.

I first met him in Chiang Mai in 2015, while working at Punspace, my favorite coworking there. I was just starting this podcast when I attended “Nomad Summit” conference with around a hundred people (last year it was over 400 people) and I really enjoyed it. So I wanted to hear from him the story behind it all. And here you’ll have it. We talk about all the “sides” of Johnny and you can see how humble and giving he is.

It’s interesting to notice how he likes inspiring and challenging those who approach him. When I invited him to participate in the podcast, he asked me how many interviews I had already done. When I said that he’d be my third interviewee, he asked me to invite him again when I had five. So I did. We recorded this 18 months ago, when he made a new challenge.

I told him that I was taking around six months to publish each new episode because of my work as a business coach and because of my delaying perfectionism. I told him how much I wanted to be more like him to just put it out there, no matter how good it was. So he challenged me again to publish this episode in 30 days, but it took me 18 whole months!! Oh man!

I guess I owe him and my followers my apologies for taking so long and for keeping this great material all to myself. Shame on me! The truth is that I had to prioritize some other projects before I could come back to this podcast that I love producing. But the good news is that I did it now, rather than never. Right? So enjoy!

We talk about:


* Why Johny “FD"
* the reason he went to Thailand
* the difference between Koh tao and koh lanta for diving
* the many “sides" of him (Fighting, diving, podcasting, coaching, events, drop shipping, udemy courses, amazon books, etc)
* why he shares his income
* experience coaching groups to drop shipping
* instant x perfect
* How he approaches his projects - ex “friday nomad coffees”
* Good Karma
* what is “retirement” for him
* ego
* Nomad Summit evolution - from free event to a few people to 400 people
* CTA for those looking to make a career transition


“I think a lot of people spend too much time focusing on how to do it perfectly versus just getting started”

“Good Karma exists. The easiest way to make 1MM dollars is to help 1MM people”

“not everyone was meant to be an entrepreneur”

"even if I had to start over, I could do this again”

"if you have a job now, spend 2 months mastering it, and if you still don’t like it, change it!"

Aug 24, 2017
ECP 013 VanDyck Silveira - CEO da Financial Times | IE Corporate Learning Alliance. Do heavy metal ao Financial Times. 
Vandyck Silveira com certeza não é, nem pretende ser, conhecido ou reconhecido pela suas habilidades diplomáticas. Mas sim pelos resultados que traz às empresas com as quais escolhe trabalhar. No episodio de hoje vocês vão conhecer as ideas disruptivas do atual presidente da Aliança entre o Financial Times e IE Business School, empresas que dispensam apresentação.
Com uma carreira vertiginosa, passou do ambiente financeiro ao educacional. Toda a bagagem acadêmica e corporativa lhe serviu para irromper no mercado educativo, levando o Ibmec de Belo Horizonte a ser referência nacional em altos estudos empresariais.
Vandyck nos conta como foi a época do Ibmec, do IE Business School, e como aliar o Financial Times, colocou a pimenta que precisava para aumentar ainda mais os resultados. Ele nos explica como funcionam as escolas de negócios no mundo, e como corrigiria a educação brasileira.
Não percam as dicas que ele dá sobre mentores e "sponsors"(patrocinadores) para a sua própria carreira!
10:29 Modo de relacionamento com os professores que Vandyck trouxe das universidades dos Estados Unidos para BH.
12:42 Como procurar e achar mentores, e a diferencia entre mentores e sponsors.
21:03 Origens de Vandyck, cabelos longos, heavy metal e desejos dos pais.
23:11 Quebrando o academicismo da IE Business School . Exemplo do Santander, Grupo Arla. Jornalistas e mágicos como educadores da IE.
32:55 Existe diferencias entre uma Business School no Brasil e uma na China?
35:51 Qual o erro maior das escolas atuais tentando ensinar o mesmo que Harvard, e como seria o modelo de Vandyck baseado em três atividades.
45:12 Como a vida nômade e digital se insere na visão de Vandyck. A importância das aulas online.
56:17 Qual seria o primeiro passo para melhorar a educação no Brasil.
01:12:00 O que é uma Exciting Career para Vandyck. E sobre entregar pizza de Harley Davidson.
01:16:49 Como foi perder o Ibmec.
01:26:15 Porque Vandyck tem medo de ser nômade digital.
02:17 “Nao sou conhecido ou reconhecido pelas minhas competencias diplomáticas. Por mais que eu quera ser mais diplomático, nunca vou conseguir ser. Eu sou um doer. Eu gosto fazer as coisas acontecerem”
05:10 "Eu tenho um PhD mas não sou o PhD. Eu nunca vou me definir por um titulo que eu tenho"
14:20 "Quando você transita do mentorship para um sponsorship, você passa a ter pessoas que olham você como um investimento, uma extensão física e emocional deles mesmos. E eu tive oportunidades na minha vida por causa disso”
34:47 "Grandes escolas de negócios são aquelas que tem ramificação real na vida das empresas e executivos"
39:18 "A gente vai ter que criar nosso emprego”
42:16 "O mandato é: criar uma escola para empresários, visionários do futuro do mercado no qual vão entrar”
01:08:51 "No Brasil, devemos tirar investimento do ensino superior que da ganhos privados, e dar para ensino primário que é um bem público”
01:16:49 “Ibmec pra mim foi como ser perder um filho, assistir ser sepultado. Eu tenho medo de não ter outro desafio tao emocionante como foi. Ali eu faria de graça. Eu nunca trabalhei la, era como ir pro clube."
"descobri que tinha espaço muito maior para os executivos e professores do que para aluno , uma inversão total de valores”
"o mundo é on and off todo o tempo todo (…) O online é uma questão de sobrevivência."
“porque tomo dinheiro emprestado para comprar casa (…) e não para estudar?” 
“o importante não é fazer o que gosta e sim gostar do que faz”  
“satisfação com a carreira esta ligado a satisfação com a vida pessoal”
...para MAIS INFORMAÇÕES visite
Mar 12, 2017
Felipe Carvalho - De frentista de posto no Brasil para Gerente de Projetos na Europa. Esse episodio é especial porque é o primeiro em portugues. O maior objetivo meu e do Felipe é inspirar jovens brasileiros que estão na situação que ele estava com 18 anos: frentista de um posto de gasolina em São José dos Campos, morando com os pais, e sem muita perspectiva de futuro. Neste podcast, Felipe conta como ele conseguiu sair dali, e hoje trabalha numa multinacional austríaca, falando fluentemente 4 linguas. E ainda melhor, ele pode trabalhar de onde ele quiser ja que a empresa dele da 100% de liberdade digital.
Conversamos sobre como os funcionarios produzem mais assim, podendo trabalhar de onde eles querem no mundo. Felipe hoje mora em Valencia, e continua trabalhando para a empresa austríaca que presta serviço para uma empresa alemã. Eu conheci ele num coworking em Valencia, onde moramos hoje. Fomos almoçar juntos e quando descobri a historia dele não pude deixar de gravar para compartilhar com vocês. É uma historia fascinante e espero que vocês gostem.
Se vocês quiserem mudar de rumo na sua carreira ou trabalharem digitalmente, como nos, não deixem de me contatar, e se conhecerem uma historia interessante para compartilhar, deixem nos comentários, por favor.
Falamos sobre:
05:54 Primeiro emprego do Felipe como frentista de um posto de gasolina em São José dos Campos
07:24 a importância de ter um orientador na vida e carreira
11:54 Como aprendeu o alemão?
17:06 conselhos do Felipe para jovens saindo de baixo que aspirem sair do Brasil
27:51 Como é trabalhar remotamente
41:52 Como fazer uma transição de carreira
44:52 LinkedIn e Xing. Importância de usar essas plataformas em certos países.
46:57 a importância de networking/linhas de confiança
51:25 empresas digitais, mundo corporativo
54:03 sobre mentores e porque o chefe dele assina como Coach e não como Diretor da empresa

Frases marcantes:

"Ter pessoas experientes ao seu lado é o que vai ajudar você realizar seus sonhos"

"O importante não é a Faculdade ou curso técnico, o importante é uma boa ORIENTAÇÃO para ajudar a tomar uma boa decisão para onde a gente quiser ir. Isso se encontra na Universidade, num Coach, na família, nas pessoas mais experientes, um mentor"

"Busque e contate essas pessoas que sirvam de inspiração e orientação, sem ego, sem vergonha"

"Confiança é tudo na vida. Você pode ser divertido, um fanfarrão, mas na hora de trabalhar deve ser serio. Você não precisa ser o melhor, mas as pessoas devem poder contar com você"  






Phoron Consulting GmbH 

Mar 4, 2017

I met Eduard a couple of years ago at my first Digital Nomad event in Barcelona. I had just learned this term "digital nomad" a few months before through a website called  I saw they organized events in various cities around the world, and I saw there would be one in Barcelona, so I got excited to go meet some like minded world traveling digital entrepreneurs like me, for the first time.

When I got there, I sat next to this young man, in his early twenties, who gave me a class on how to register a business in Hong Kong. He had done it years before and had already lived in several countries. I could not stop talking and learning from him. And I am still learning. Since then we’ve become friends and are always exchanging ideas on different struggles we go through. I’m sure you, too, will enjoy meeting Eduard and keeping up with what he is constantly learning and sharing.

Some time after that, he invited me to join his Coworking, where we had the most amazing view of Barcelona to work from. That’s where we recorded this talk for you.

And a few months after we recorded, he published a great article called "What I Learned Starting Lumumba And Fucking It Up". It’s a must read after you listen to this conversation we had. Hope you enjoy!


Eduard Jubany Tur





05:02 How Eduard started his journey in China at 19 years old, and continued through 25 countries in Asia, Africa an America.

05:49 Why Hong Kong is the best place to incorporate, and difficulties to find an accountant that understand your situation

06:39 How he started making money at 15 selling bootlegs on bulletin boards

09:30 The power of randomness of co-working spaces and being so inexpensive to network, build community, make friends

10:44 Lumumba: Eduard's multicultural apparel startup. Strategies to build and sell via ecommerce, and challenges involving so many cultures and countries. Lumumba's business model and work ethic.

18:09 Why the Western world is a minority and is losing influence. Why it's important to speak the language of new consumers.

20:11 Eduard dreams: nomadism, having multiple productions centers, multiple offices.

23:59 How one can get involved with Lumumba project. Examples from Ghana, South Africa, India

26:22 How to get money from Venture Capitals and what is the true challenge.

37:22 Eduard's tipos for who wants to leave the 9-to-5, move from corporate job to a nomad lifestyle today.

43:09 performance tools and lifestyle.

46:17 Eduard's definition of startup based on the method. "You don't assume anything until you go to market" vs Traditional methodology.



"I had investments in the stock market in Spain when I was 15 and when the crash came in 2008 I lost half of my savings. That was my motivation to travel" 07:48

"A startup must to be part of your lifestyle. If it doesn't fit, it doesn't make any sense [to start one]" 33:44



Bulletin boards - the Web 1.0
Cloud CoWorking
Founder Institute
Google Drive
Lean Startup
Zero to One
Steve Blank

What I Learned Starting Lumumba And Fucking It Up



Jan 24, 2017
 Meet Tan Dhammavidu, one of the most respected foreign monks in Thailand 
"I just felt the need to do something I'd never done before. And it was strong enough to change my life completely"  30:16
Right after I finished my last 6 day silence retreat in Dipabhavan Meditation Center in Koh Samui island, Thailand, a couple of months ago, I got to talk with T. Dhammavidu and T. Cithapon, two of their monks. I filmed the video with my cell phone so can see that through my youtube channel. Or, if you prefer just audio, while you workout at the gym or commute to work,  you can go to the Exciting Career Podcast on your phone. 
Dhammavidu, which means revealer of Dharma, is originally from England. He explains to me how he became a monk “by accident”, how the digital world is already challenging the monks, the reasons why they have to give up most of their "excitements" in life such as playing music, having sex, eating yummy food, the difference the western impact has made in the life and customs of Thailand in general, among many other things I asked him about.
For 23 years he has given the Meditation and Dharma instruction at Suan Mokkh International Dharma Hermitage, the famous meditation centre in Surat Thani, Southern Thailand. Presently he is providing the same service at Dipabhāvan Meditation Center.
I hope this conversation inspires you to start doing meditation and going to silence retreats because this has really changed my life in ways I can’t even describe. Basically, it took me almost 40 years to discover I had no idea how to breathe and how I could use that for developing my mental control and consequently for discovering who I really am. If you want some tools to help you, check out this post I made. 
Jan 10, 2017
"I was thinking about what i wanted to do, what I love, in what I want to spend my life and now I don’t know if I’m in the correct place but now I’m actually happy.” Marti Rubio
What do most people do when they are not happy about their career? Look for another job, right? 
Well, some people, like Marti, like being different. And think “how can I help other people and get the inspiration that I need for my career transition?”. 
When I asked him to send me a summary of his professional moment, he sent me this message below. It’s a good start for you to understand why I had to interview him on the “exciting careers” podcast 😃 Hope it inspires you, too. 
"I'm journalist and I'm 26 years old.
After a bad work-experience, I decided to change my life.
I took some time to think about me and about what I wanted to do. HOW???
I always loved to write, that's one of the reasons because I studied Journalism. But journalism, the newspaper journalism, it's not the kind of writing I loved. After a few months, I decided to apply for a Master of Literary Journalism (in the sixties, it was called New Journalism, so now its like a new old new journalism). This journalism explains stories, I mean, it's reality, research, and all the stuff that a Journalist needs to do, but also explained as a novel or as a story. The final project of this master is to write a long reportage, called sometimes "non fiction novel".
To do it, I decided to go to the refugees camps, in the North of Greece. I was there with a NGO of firefighters (called Erec, a rescue team), they were there helping the people giving them food, fresh food (fruits and vegetables). Actually, it was the only NGO that gave vegetables in the camp. There, I met also another NGO of firefighters called Bomberos en acción. They had a little medical center, full of doctors and nurses volunteers. Thanks to these two NGO's I could meet a lot of people, most of them, refugees. And I could talk a lot with them, until I can say that they are friends of mine now. This situation was perfect for me, becuse I could help the people, as I wanted, but also knowing them and their situation, as I wanted for my reportage.
I spent three weeks there, and at the end of my days there, a lot of people knew me and I knew a lot of people. Actually, there is a lot of stories to explain.
Now I'm doing this reportage and I am so happy to do it. First, because I love writting Second, because it was one of the most shocking experiences in my life. Third, because I think that this reportage is like a tribute for the refugees and for the people of the different NGOs.Also, for me, it's a big objective!
We talk about:
- what is “New Journalist” and “non fiction novel”, that he studied his masters in
- how/why he decided to go to the Refugee camp in Syria and made it happen with only 3 emails
- his habit of writing his ideas and expectations into notebooks to get to know himself and make decisions 
- how he writes for himself
- the importance of making backups of your creative material
- the history behind the refugee camps in north greece
- how one could help more easily through smaller organizations
- why he decided to join a coworking to write the book
- previous jobs he had (documentalista, volunteer  for UNICEF and other humanitarian NGOs)
- his passion for writing and mountains
- how he started writing through writing songs???
- a book that his dad gave him and inspired him
Remarkable quotes:
"I was thinking about what i wanted to do, what I love, in what I want to spend my life and now I don’t know if I’m in the correct place but now I’m actually happy.”
"A lot of them said to me they prefer go back to Syria than stay in Greece because in Syria you die in one second but in Greece you die slowly. "
- "I want to do this project for me, and only for me and maybe the people I love or people who know about the story or a friend that has heard me speak of the project”
- "Maybe that could happen to me in the next 20 years, maybe it’s a war then I will have to go to Syria.”
- "I don’t have wife, I don’t have children, I don’t have a big responsibility in my life so now is the moment and maybe there will be a lot of moments in the future but now it’s one of the moments”
- Humanitarian volunteer at  Idomeni Refugee Camp in North Greece
- he volunteered with (UEC de Barcelona) Unió Excursionista de Catalunya de Barcelona - La Cursa del Bassiero
- Truman Capote, author he admires, who wrote best seller “in cold blood”, a non fiction novel
- Paula Pimenta, famous writer in Brazil who was in the podcast
Dec 11, 2016

Meet Roman Calavera, Founder of CREC Coworking, one of best coworkings in Barcelona

My first interview with a local, Spanish entrepreneur, founder of CREC, the first coworking I joined in bcn and felt so welcomed by their amazing staff. With huge spaces and very cool, modern facilities in Poble Sec, one of my favorite areas in town, they even have a photo studio.  Ahead of the game in terms of strategy and long term clients. 

With weekly Friday “vermuts”(local drink), they gather all their coworkers to network and create! And they offer all their members help with their business plans. 

I was lucky to be there the Friday Roman announced to their members the launch of their new branch in Example and I had to ask him to talk to us and share some of his story and future plans! 


We talk about

3:08 the idea of a coworking space
17:41 Sharing skills 
18:08 Why CREC grows so fast
23:26 Why companies prefer employees in a coworking instead of in headquarters
27:57 Why digital nomads are flocking into Barcelona
29:20 the future of digital work
39:26 Traits Ramon looks for when hiring
42:00 Future projects (craft and music communities)
44:50 Ramon's way of meditation
48:31 suggestions to young adults starting their careers


"Community is the best way to improve" 7:57
"Crisis pushes us to other kinds of relationship with people" 3:11
"For us is very important this kind of community, where every person is one person" 5:40
"There are 3 way of doing things: what we do, how we do, why we do" 6:53
"If you think you have to change, simply, change" 51:41

Links Mentioned:

The Golden Circle concept from the book of Simon Sinek Start with Why -
CSI Canadian Project -
CREC site and address -
The Zero Marginal Cost Society, by Jeremy Rifkin -
CRAC and CREAM meaning in catalan
Evernote -
Trello -
Basecamp -
TED Talks -


Oct 14, 2016
When I asked the manager of my coworking in Barcelona, which member there he thought had the most exciting career, he immediately told me it was Herb Caudill
I checked his website and was impressed with how they were helping the world. 
DevResults monitors, evaluates, maps, manages and collaborates w/ international development programs in the field, and has been used in 18 countries to manage over $2 billion in foreign assistance. Not only this software helps the humanitarian organizations, governments and donors get more clarity on their figures, it directly assists all of us, who also partially pay for it. 
He reminds us that simple, smart solutions to big problems can generate some very exciting careers. A company aligned with the future, that lets their team of 11 people work remotely, from anywhere they want.
He grew up in Panama and Ecuador, then worked in Africa, US and then chose Barcelona, of course, to live with his family. 😃 Goes to work by bicycle, plays piano, speaks 6 to 7 languages. You know that saying “surround yourself with people you want to be like?”. That's how lucky some coworkers are to have doers like Herb around.
We talk about:
- what is a real world problem?
- how they help people who solve real world problems, do their jobs better
- how his software makes international development more accountable & more transparent
- the International Aid Transparency
- wishes to make the software more of a planning and management and less of a reporting tool, not completely US focused 
- how his experience living in Panama, Ecuador and Africa helped him develop DevResults and work with International Development
- how they choose their staff (programmers and data scientists) 
- how they got more name recognition and stability 
- future plans
- the benefits of coworkings
“It pays off so much to create your own thing, to be your own boss. There is just nothing like that"
"just stop thinking about it and do it"
"famines don't happen because people don't know how to farm, famines happen because you have unstable government. Usually famines are political in nature"
"there's nothing like that feeling of working on something brand new and fresh.”
"you get so much more respect from customers than you do from bosses () They're respectful of your time in a way that you just don't see that much in an employee/employer relationships"
"could make a lot more money than they're making now and have complete freedom by just quitting their jobs and doing the exact same thing as a consultant, or as a freelancer just as an individual. "
Aug 24, 2016
My first interview with a Thai entrepreneur, who I met at TEDx, where he was a speaker, a musician who made the audience emotional with his “plant a tree wherever you are” campaign to help save Chiang Mai and Thailand from the burning seasons.
Later I saw him play with his band and I was sure I had to talk to him. So humble, so cheerful and creates a great vibe wherever he goes :)
One of those talks to remind us that, very little can be just enough. 
After traveling the world with his sax, hitchhiking around Japan, the US, Corea, he came back to CMai and decided to start two local businesses to inspire creative activities in the community, spreading art, music and culture to anyone who visits.
He then set up a group called Meuyen-Meungyen to promote more green spaces in CMai, “Plant some Tree Right Where you are”. When we did the interview, more than 5,000 trees had already been planted in Chiangmai. And when a tree they planted dies, they have to jump in the moat (yuk!)
He hitchhikes around Thailand once a year during  burning season spreading the word on the tree campaign. He has a creative, traveling, music project called Blowing West.
"Where are you from?  Wherever you're from you should plant some tree” 
(more amazing quotes below)
We talk about:
- how to feel happy when connected with things around you, without focusing entirely on money
- why he decided to travel the world with his sax for 5 years after university(Cambodia, Laos, Japan, Paris, England, India, Nepal, New Zeland)
- how he got a scholarship to Japan, Kyoto, when he was 17
- why everyone should go to jail, join the army and be a monk
- how he got funded to go to a jazz improvision workshop in Ohio/ NY
- local tribe leaders and philosophers that inspired him 
- “just breath and just listen”  
"Where are you from?  Wherever you're from you should plant some tree” 
- "If you think about MONEY, it’s everywhere. We have money, but we don’t have trees. The world is sick."
- "Stop thinking about it, go see your relatives, go out and talk, share more, talk, be naked."
- "know where you’re going and let it flow"
- "the real success is waking up and doing it, enjoying where you are right now, even if it’s not totally what you want." 
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Aug 23, 2016
Brazilian digital entrepreneur, teaches how to have digital freedom to thousands of brazilians
After living in Japan, new mindset, could not settle, started his digital business with 1thousand dollars and a lap top, from his bedroom in Brazil, only with the certainty that he wanted freedom to choose where to live. 
Lived in Japan, Phillipines, UK and now Thailand. Teaches thousands of Brazilian followers how to create multiple sources of passive income to have the lifestyle he does. 
You can find his website "libertacao digital” (digital freedom), his tutorial on how to get a scholarship in japan “”, his license of the american best seller "the millionaire fastlane” by MJ dimarco. 
Fun, honest and informal talk, first time I interviewed a fellow Brazilian Digital Nomad, we laughed so much. 
We talk about:
- what it took to start from a tiny town in southern Brazil to reach 40k followers
- the importance of ‘student exchange programs”, like AIESEC to help work and travel
- the power of mentorship throughout his journey
- the reasons why he didn’t want to live in Brazil anymore
- his tips for those who are starting a career and want to go into commerce/affiliate marketing/FBAmazon
- how he tests his products before he produces them
- how he wrote books, started a subscription business, a blog and a vlog
- his future plans
"Mari:why did you decide to come to Thailand? Marcus: yeah I saw the movie "The hangover” (Mari and Marcus laugh)"
"Everything is about strategy and practicing and that's one of the biggest lies that people can tell us that you know like “you are going to be natural in everything" that's bullshit."
- quick bank
- hotmart
- book "the Secrets of the Millionaire mind by T Hart"
Aug 23, 2016
Corey Michael - how he built, automated and sold 2 ecommerce businesses for $365,000 $$ in 2 years without prior experience
He started w/ only 3 thousand dollars and until 2013 he only used his PC to check email and Facebook, then, he built his first ecommerce, first through FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon), automated, and sold 2 companies. Now is already building his 3rd business to sell, with a backpack, as a digital nomad. All in less than 3 years! 
Corey shares all the little details about ecommerce/ affiliate marketing, the right mindset, routine, if you'd ever like to set up and sell your business in the future as well.
Great conversation, learned so much. 
We talk about:
- tools and partners he used to grow and sell his business
- mistakes he made, what you should observe, do and not do
- the advantages and disadvantages of this business, for him
- why he decided to take the risk of leaving his public job and start his own business
- his trips to the Philippines, Russia and Thailand 
- his experience w/ Fiverr & Upwork, why he decided to concentrate his team in the US
- how he goes above and beyond to make his products the best 
- his tips for those who are starting a career and want to go into commerce/affiliate marketing/FBAmazon
- his future plans
- how English skills to achieve better business results
"Yeah, get going, get going before you're comfortable"
"you know what?, as much as it might suck in the beginning just get going in there and getting started is really good because you're going to learn so much along the way. It's the ‘ready, fire, aim’ concept" 
"you would want to make sure you're selling on different channels, you got a really killer website, and uh, not all your eggs are in one basket
"Now, remember, everyday tasks, that shouldn’t be me."
"I used to be under the impression that having a career or having a long term pattern like that would be the way to success" 
- he recommends Facebook groups: ‘Freedom fast lane’ and  ‘the amazing seller’, my broker’s name is Grier
- Empire Flippers
Aug 22, 2016
Sam Marks, digital entrepreneur concentrating on scalable, high-growth start-ups. Building a $100m business the nomadic way
In 2009 he founded SKYCIG in the UK. While maintaining a nomadic lifestyle, he was able to scale the business, which became Europe’s largest e-cigarette company and was acquired for $100m in 2013. He currently is based in Chiang Mai, Thailand and continues to work full time in the start-up scene both as an operator and investor.
Sam will share key lessons and strategic insight on scaling and principles that can be applied to your business.
Travels constantly, typically 30+ countries a year investigating opportunities and getting a better understanding of the global marketplace.
Has developed business ops. and strategic partnerships spanning 4 continents
He views business as the ultimate sport… well, second only to ping pong.
We talk about:
- how he started from zero, built his online skills, and with affiliate marketing sold one of his start ups for 100 million $$
- why he decided to start, 
- the growing coworking scene around the globe,
- what his dream coworking space would look like, 
- his tips for those who are starting a career and want to go digital, be location independent
- how he reshaped his life when he was 18 and put his mind on a business track 
- his perception of China
- his future plans
"if you can build a lifestyle business that supports some type of work lifestyle and ability to be remote I think for most people that's, pretty much achieving the work dream"
"the return on your time is probably better spent learning how to market something online"
"build a simple website, put an affiliate offer on there and buy some traffic and see what happens"
 "I think the smartest thing to always do, when you’re getting started, is to have a reliable source of income and then work, don't go home and watch TV or play around go home and learn how to do something on the internet and don't quit your job until you're confident that what you're doing can replace your revenue stream if not fully at least partially"
May 19, 2016
Ozzi Jarvinen - Founder of Iglu, a company aligned with the future
How Iglu can help you relocate your business to Thailand, give you a business visa, so you can concentrate on what matters and enjoy life.
If there are two words that best describe our guest today they are INNOVATION & ATTITUDE
Founder of Iglu, initially a software development company that has grown up to 500% a year, into a  growing community of 99 digital professionals + 24 nationalities, in 4 offices  in Thailand, goalkeeper of the Chiang Mai ice hockey team, 
He explains how they can help you relocate your business and/or your entire team to Thailand, help you get a business visa that enables you to get into Thailand via express lane (same as the monks and diplomats, that’s right), your taxes, health insurance, give you a cool office, 98 digital coworkers from 24 nationalities, so you can concentrate on what matters and enjoy life. It’s not a dream, it’s the work future already here. 
He also shares the benefits of paying taxes in Thailand, how outsourcing to India can be 31% more expensive because of Communication, work methodology and control, and because of different concepts of deadline. 
We talk about:
-advantages of homeschooling kids
- how he got the strict Thai government to endorse his project
- the lifestyle one can have in chiang mai
- the Digital Nomad city he dreams of building
- how he got to test playstation games for the military
- how Iglu became the biggest employer of Finns in Thailand
- how Chiang Mai transitioned from having 10 digital nomads to thousands of them now 
- why companies from Silicon Valley realized their technical work does not have to be done in Silicon Valley
 - how Thailand could benefit from making it super-easy to set up a one-person company
"I’ve been kind of hoping to find a way where maybe we could build digital nomad city"
"ButI did good finding the right people, I did good finding those who are better than me."
"I’ve realized that I’m probably not the only person being in this kind of situation, that there must be other people who would like to stay and work in Thailand and actually pay their taxes here as well from the work they do."
I got pretty much told by the lawyers that dream on, it is never gonna happen. It’s never gonna happen, because your business is too small. (…) And for a moment, I thought, well, it’s not gonna happen, but it kept on bugging me, I was like, well, I do need to get the answer, so I flew myself there."
"You know, I’m actually quite happy to pay the taxes in Thailand, and also as a company as well as my personal income tax too, because this country has given us so much that I’m quite happy to give back."
"I got my hands on a study that was done in Finland about outsourcing to India. And it was quite shocking, the results of the study were that it’s 31% more expensive outsourcing to India than doing it locally in Finland. "
Mar 18, 2016
Our guest today has one of the most exciting careers I know…. PAULA PIMENTA
Brazilian bestselling author, sold over 1MM books to young adults in Brazil, Spain, Portugal and Italy so far.
10 of the 20 Brazilian bestselling books last december/2015 were written by her.
In 2013, she was one of the authors included in the anthology "The Book of Princesses",
next to authors like Meg Cabot and Lauren Kate
Her 1st book: Shooting my life's script - Fani's premiere has been released in English. 
Was chosen by Epoca magazine as one of 100 most influential Brazilians in 2012.
Also a columnist in “Veja" magazine and the newspaper "O Tempo".
In this talk, she tells her story, in English, for the first time.
We talk about:
- How she helped the young adult Brazilian readers recover the passion for reading,
- her Success Habits, writing routine and tricks that help her keep her creativity so high  for so many years.
- how she convinced the publisher of her book,
- why she got married at Disneyworld
- what she thinks of Digital Nomads
I’m sure this interview will inspire all of you to follow your dreams and never give up on having an exciting career like hers!