Why is it important to have fun on the job? Today’s guest is Perry Dellelce, a founder and managing partner at Wildeboer Dellelce law firm. One of the firm’s founding principles has to do with fun, and according to Perry, they were casual at work before casual Friday’s existed. Listen in to today’s episode to hear about how Perry ended up founding a law firm at a young age, why he thinks having fun with your work is important, and what lessons he’s learned along the way.
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“I think what your viewers and my viewers will find interesting is more the story of the law firm.”
“We were casual in 1993, long before The Gap made casual Fridays a reality.”
“To this day, I stand up and pay a little bit more attention when one of the seven sister law firms are on the other side.”
Kevin Moshal is a Reginal Managing Partner at Grant Thorton. Kevin is a proud Canadian who immigrated from South Africa. In today’s episode, Kevin discusses the educational system that helped shape him growing up in South Africa, why South Africa produces so many accountants, why he decided to make the move to Toronto, and what he knows about leadership. Topics Discussed in This Episode What Kevin’s upbringing looked like The educational system in S. Africa and why it works well The mentality of education in S. Africa in the 80s Kevin’s thoughts on parenting and educating his own kids What kids learn from sports Why so many accountants come from S. Africa Why Kevin moved to Toronto How Kevin moved up the ranks in his firm Kevin’s take on nature vs. nurture Lessons that Kevin has learned about leadership The best way listeners can reach Kevin Related Links Kevin Moshal Quotes From the Show “You’re always trying to prove something, and that adrenaline pushes you forward.” “It’s not what happens to you that matters. It’s how you respond to it that matters more.” “We as human beings have the most beautiful wonderful thing that was ever given to us. We actually can make choices. It’s called free will.” ...
Partnerships are notoriously difficult, but today’s guest has had some notable success with them. Gregory Wade is currently the managing partner of NextBase, but in the past he’s worked for AT&T and with Samsung, to name a few. Listen to the episode to hear what Gregory has to say about how he ended up working with these large brands, what makes a partnership successful, and why Gregory chose to write a book about mentorship. Topics Discussed in This Episode What Gregory’s childhood looked like How Gregory ended up working with multinational brands How Gregory ended up back in Canada What people get wrong about partnerships, and what makes a partnership successful Why Gregory wrote a book on mentorship What’s broken in building the next generation of leadership External mentorship for young future leaders The problems corporations face The building blocks to a successful career Related Links Gregory Wade Quotes From the Show “Setting objectives and setting goals is so important.” “Imagine being able to bring together two long-time rivals in Blackberry and Samsung.” “It was important for me to understand that space, so in business I could at least understand what the heck… the construct to a contract.” “I worked very very hard, even at young age, to try and set up what I called these building blocks to a career - wanting to ensure that I built as many components of those blocks that were different.” ...
Being an entrepreneur means being able to handle some strange and wild circumstances. And if you’re interested in being one, you need to be up to dealing with anything, from one end of the spectrum to the other. In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Robin Kovitz, the president and CEO of Baskits, inc. In this episode, she discusses the unusual situations that entrepreneurs have to deal with. She also discusses her lifelong dream of attending Harvard, what criteria she put down as part of the process of deciding what business to buy, and what the value of kindness is in business. Topics Discussed in This Episode How Robin grew up Why Robin’s family were so adamant about her being educated Why Robin’s lifelong goal was to get an MBA from Harvard How going to Harvard was life changing What the process was of Robin deciding to take a risk on buying a business Robin’s non-negotiables The value of kindness in business The strategy of doing the right thing Robin’s views on women in entrepreneurship Changes over the past decade in terms of women in power The importance of passion for your work The future for Baskits Related Links Robin Kovitz Baskits, Inc Quotes From the Show “How you take that failure is at the key, I believe, of being a successful entrepreneur.” “To be good at this job, you have to be willing to do everything.” “I had this vision, because of my entrepreneurial roots, of running a small business. I really enjoyed being with customers, helping employees and team members” ...