This Month on the TPM Podcast- April
Tech People Markets
The TPM podcast is designed to focus on Tech of past, present and the future, the People behind the brands, organisations and developments and the inside scoop of the Markets they operate in. Get ready for industry insight, wit and plenty of laughs along the way!
In case you haven’t heard, we are now uploading weekly episodes and highlights from our podcast (Tech People Markets). Where our CEO Sean Price sits down with CEO’s, COOs and other leaders in different industries to discuss a wide range of topics, varying from careers, motivation, mental health, business start-ups and many more! Look out for the TPM podcast that comes out on audio every Friday, as well as a highlight video of the best bits from each episode on Monday.
James Martin Lim Chief Operating Officer at Performance Data (ASIA).
In the first week of April, we saw Sean Price sit down with James Lim. In this episode we jump into what motivates James Lim and what are some of the daily routines he thinks that are necessary for a successful day. Mentioning peaceful activities such as therapeutic cycling in the night or early in the morning, beneficial physically and mentally. As well as what to do when faced with adversity and hard times.
“There is much to talk about who gets what, but no one is getting anything until someone takes the first step, go above and beyond to do what’s needed to get the takings.”- James Lim.
Later on in the episode, we reflect on James’s career, theorising about what business advice he would give himself when he was just starting out in the IT industry having all the knowledge and experience he has today. Concluding that blind acts of trust can be fatal within the business industry for an entrepreneur, as in the past we hear about. James and Sean also reflect on their past experiences and the results of putting trust in the wrong people and how on many occasions acts of blind trust end in betrayal. Sean highlights the glorification of backstabbing partners in films and television, pushing the idea that its essential to step on people in order to climb the ladder in the industry, speaking on new businesses and acquisitions within the monopolistic industry that is IT services…
Andrew Scott, CEO of Ascot Group, Managing director at Business Leader Magazine and Purplex Marketing.
A special podcast episode with Andrew Scott, Sean Price’s mentor when he was starting out in the business industry.
In this episode we go right back into the early years of Andrew Scott’s life and career. Looking at life growing up in Northern Ireland when the IRA were prominent, opening up about the times where Andrew and his family got caught up in one of the bombings at a shopping centre, as well as a separate occasion where his brother unfortunately severely injured and left in a wheelchair for the rest of his life as a result of IRA bombings. We also talk about the discrimination many people from Ireland faced when coming over to live in England, Andrew highlights and speaks on his own experiences first coming to England. Mentioning the positivity and how London specifically is a massively culturally diverse.
“It’s somebody else’s fault, it’s the government’s fault, it’s my employers’ fault, it’s my parents’ fault.”- Andrew Scott speaking about personal accountability and the trend of entitlement occurring within contemporary society, making it known that it doesn’t matter what your background is, anyone can drive to achieve success with a strong work ethic (Meritocracy).
Speaking on topics such as the “glass ceiling”, get rich quick schemes, Atychiphobia (fear of failure) and the real business owner’s mentality. In my opinion, this particular episode has been one of my favourites!
James Stafford COO of EMA training.
Coming to the end of April we saw James Stafford on the TPM Podcast.
“I’ve always looked at things like redundancy as maybe a sign… maybe an opportunity to step up”- James Stafford speaking about the impacts of redundancy.
In this episode Sean asks James about how he started in the industry, discovering he originally started in the finance industry. James speaks on his sudden realisation that the finance industry was not for him. Later we hear about Sean and James’s views on the Apprenticeship vs University debate, analysing the changes that have occurred throughout the years, and how apprenticeships are seen in a new light in today’s world. In the episode we hear all about EMA training’s apprenticeships and how they adapted to the digital transformation, by encouraging candidate videos, explaining why they want a career/ apprenticeship in a particular field, this is especially important for applicants that want to work in digital marketing.
Safe to say it has been a great month.
We post podcast episodes every Friday and their highlights on a Monday. We have finished season 1 (13 episodes) so the TPM podcast is going on a short break.
No need to fear, we are back 14th of May… starting off season 2 with a bang, the podcast king Marc Sumner!