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Dave Wakeman's The Business of Fun Podcast

Nov 30, 2022

A little different episode today, but Sheryl Lynn from Joyley comes on and teaches me a mindfulness technique that might be useful to y'all during the holiday season. 

Her take on mindfulness is called "The Chair of Joy". 

We discuss mental health, mindfulness, negativity, and getting your mind right. 

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Nov 15, 2022

My buddy, Simon Severino, is back! 

We wanted to discuss planning for 2023. We also talk about his new book, Strategy Sprints. Simon gives away some valuable resources...and more. 

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Nov 3, 2022

My guests today are: Morgan Harper and Krista Brown from American Economic Liberties Project. 

I wanted to have them come on and talk about the campaign that they are working on around monopoly power.

As we discuss on the podcast, monopoly power isn't unique to tickets, but it is an area where people can see and feel...


Oct 18, 2022

My guest today is Simon Weber, Co-Founder of Vivenu! 

We had a great talk. It was really nice to get to know Simon. 

We covered:

  • The importance of controlling your brand. 
  • Data.
  • The power of market research. 

I pushed back on Simon's talk of Vivenu being "product oriented" because the amount of research they did into...


Sep 13, 2022

My guest today is the 800 pound guerilla, Bill Guertin! 

I should have asked why it isn't the thousand pound gorilla!? Save that one for the second conversation! 

I'm surprised that I haven't had Bill on before this, but the conversation we had is worth the wait. 

We discuss the costs of bad sales hires. We talk about...