All posts by: Ian Mathews

How To Answer Five Of The Most Common Job Interview Questions

  In this episode, we look at five of the most common job interview questions. We start by discussing the purpose of each question from a company’s perspective. Why are these questions valid and how do they help companies make... Read More

The Art Of War With Special Guests David Neal And Jonathan Clark From The Eighth Mile Consulting

  With special guests David Neal and Jonathan Clark from The Eighth Mile Consulting, we break down Sun Tzu’s famous book on strategy and leadership. Given that paintball is as close to combat as Frank and Ian have come, we... Read More

“The Peter Principle” – Have You Hit Your Ceiling?

  “The Peter Principle” is a book written by Dr. Laurence Peter in 1968. It was written as satire but contained enough truth that it touched a nerve with employees around the world. Today, the concepts in this book are... Read More

How To Use Industrial Property To Replace Your Salary

  In 2017, Ian worked long hours, traveled constantly, and no longer found his work interesting. But like most executives, he was locked in with golden handcuffs in the form of stock options. In this episode, we talk about how... Read More

Is Loyalty Hurting Your Career?

  Webster’s dictionary defines loyalty as “a strong feeling of support or allegiance.” Most people see loyalty the same when it comes to family, friendships, and relationships. But does loyalty have any purpose in business? Here we look at the... Read More

Why Your Customer Service Sucks (And What You Can Do About It)

  Does your company treat you like trash? In this episode, Frank and Ian dig into the underlying reasons for the miserable state of customer service. From unhappy employees to an overreliance on outsourcing and technology, we discuss steps any... Read More

Ten Things That Irritate Your Manager

  Are you an annoying employee? Does your boss wince when she opens your emails? Does your mere presence make your manager think about nails scratching on a chalkboard? In this episode, Frank and Ian grumble about people who annoy... Read More

Ian’s Meeting With Shaquille O’Neal – Part 2

  This episode kicks off as Shaquille O’Neal walks into the lounge of Four Seasons to meet with Ian and his friend David. Frank interviews Ian as he shares every detail of this two-hour business encounter with the Hall of... Read More

Ian’s Meeting With Shaquille O’Neal – Part 1

  In this episode, Ian shares his story of landing a meeting with legendary basketball star, Shaquille O’Neal. Both literally and figuratively, this meeting with Shaq was among the biggest of Ian’s career. Ian made Frank wait until recording to... Read More
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