November 10

Get Fresh Insights: B2M Business Insights Podcast


B2M Business Insights

​B2M Business Insights is a weekly radio show and podcast for business owners and managers, who are open to new ideas and who are willing to embrace change. So the Interviews with experts and thought-leaders will give you fresh insights and tips on strategy, marketing and social media to help you make informed decisions about growing your business and reaching new markets.

B2M Business Insights on Otago Access Radio

I invite you to join me and listen to B2M Business Insights, Mondays at 5pm on Otago Access Radio, 105.4FM, and online at OAR.ORG.NZ and on iTunes.

Read more about B2M Business Insights.


Listen to Previous Episodes of B2M Business Insights

The first episode was broadcast on 10 October 2016 and you can listen to all previous episodes on Otago Access Radio and on iTunes.  

Search and Listen to All Episodes of B2M Business Insights

The panel below shows the latest episode and the column to the right lists all episodes starting with the most recent.  You can search all episodes by keyword, share and download each episode.

Plan As You Go, Not Where To Go

Trailer Video

This video explains why traditional goal-based planning may not always be appropriate. How can you plan when there is so much uncertainty? This is more acute for new businesses or new markets when there are too many unknowns and too little information.

Learn more about the interview by clicking on the image below.  The post has a summary of the interview.  You can watch, listen or read or do all three.

Plan As You Go

Listen To The Interview On The OARSome Morning Show

It was an honour to appear on the OARsome Morning Show on 17 October 2016. The host, Jeff Harford,interviewed me and asked me about my background, B2M and the new show B2M Business Insights.


Listen to the interview!

Jeff Harford Otago Access Radio

Jeff Harford

The interview lasts 17 minutes and it covers a range of topics, starting with my education when was torn between Mathematics and Physics in one direction and Modern Languages in the other direction.Finally I resolved this conflict by doing both and studying Engineering followed by German and French at Cambridge University in England.  The correct term is "reading", which is a little archaic.

I created this Mind Map to gather my thoughts and to use as a guide during the interview.​ My career evolved from structural engineering to project management  The big change came after completing an MBA at Otago University in Dunedin, as  I worked as a financial management consulting before being appointed Trade Commissioner for New Zealand in Germany. This was the foundation for a second career in international marketing, which has now changed to business coaching on strategy, marketing and social media.

I believe in thinking differently and in challenging perceived ideas and ways of working. Since I am naturally curious, I am always seeking new and better ways of doing business.  Consequently the way that I interact with my coaching clients is by asking probing questions as part of a structured conversation. These questions stimulate lively discussion that can be the catalyst for fresh insights and new ideas.​

Otago Access Radio Interview

Intervew Mind Map

B2M Business Insights

I invite you to join me at Mondays at 5pm for B2M Business Insights on Otago Access Radio, 105.4 FM and online at OAR.ORG.NZ and on iTunes.

Future Episodes of B2M Business Insights

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes and get each new episode on your device.

Studio Guest

Matthew Mewse

Casey Davies-Bell

Prof Peter Williamson

Dr Chris Mason


Better Business by Phone with The Telephone Man

Sustainability and Social Enterprises

Opportunities for NZ in China's "New Normal"

Change Success by Making Change Stick


15 May 2017

22 May 2017

29 May 2017

5 June 2017

What Topics Interest You?

Please let me know if you have any particular topics that interest you. The slogan on my sweatshirt is "Share The View" and I would love to get your views too.

Do get in touch if you would like to appear on B2M Business Insights. I pre-record all programmes and I work with the person I am interviewing to develop an outline for the interview, which lasts 25 minutes

You do not have to be in Dunedin, as I can arrange interviews using Skype or Zoom.

Simon Fawkes Otago Access Radio


iTunes, Otago Access Radio, Podcast

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