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Dave Wakeman's The Business of Fun Podcast

Scott O'Neil talks about leadership, coaching his daughter's basketball team, and the pandemic

Jul 22, 2021

This is one of my favorite episodes ever: Scott O'Neil. At the time, Scott was CEO of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment, but he stepped down over the last few weeks to recharge and spend time with his family. 

This actually makes the fact that we spent more time talking about his book, Be Where Your Feet Arethat...


Jun 22, 2021

My guest today is an old friend, an OG The Business of Fun guest, Martin Gammeltoft. 

I wanted to talk with Martin about the new tool from Activity Stream, Activate!.

This is a cool tool that will help you use Activity Streams platform to craft better, more compelling email campaigns. 

We cover the challenge of...


Jun 7, 2021

I'm my own guest today doing a audio recording of my presentation on pricing. 

I cover discounts, data, price integrity, perception, and more! 

I'm doing a Q&A later this week, so send me your questions at dave@davewakeman.com

Check out my friends at www.bookingprotect.com

See what Einar, Martin, and the team at...


May 5, 2021

My guest today is the boy, Cormac! 

He wanted to come on and talk about sports business and sports marketing. 

So we go through his favorite live events. We go through why he loves the AFL. And, how to win over fans of the future. 

Check out my friends at Booking Protect.

Refund protection has doubled since tickets have...


May 5, 2021

My guest today is Mark Herschberg. He's written a book great for this moment in time, The Career Toolkit

We cover a lot of ground about how you can recover from the pandemic personally, become a better leader, win at negotiation, and use the power of compounding interest to achieve your goals.

We also hit on ethics,...