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I’ll be speaking in New Zealand

I’ll be speaking at this awesome event in New Zealand on March 24. Sadly, I don’t get to go there so I’ll be speaking remotely.

Olia Essina has invited a great group of New Zealand and international experts in team happiness to share their research, experience, and tools to change the work place happiness level.

DATE: 24 of March
TIME: 10 am to 2.30 pm NZ time.

Sign up right here – IT’S FREE.

How to build a successful startup (and a better country) with happiness

Mush Panjwani is on a mission to serve great coffee AND make his home country of Pakistan better. His company, Coffee Wagera, has 7 cafés around the country and is expanding rapidly but the coolest thing is how Mush does all of this with a focus on culture, happiness and positive impact.

Here are just a few of Mush’s pioneering ideas:

  • Inclusive hiring – All ages, all genders.
  • Empowering women – Snacks served in the stores are made and supplied by female home chefs.
  • Reducing waste.
  • Happiness trainings for all employees.

There is so much more. Watch this video and learn from a truly inspiring leader what it takes to build a business from the bottom up that is based on happiness and positive impact.

Also, check out this eid greeting from some of Wagera’s happy employees:

Cha Chaan Teng: Hong Kongs Bizarre East/West Fusion Diners – new episode of Electric Enthusiasm

In the latest episode of Electric Enthusiasm,  Katie gets REALLY excited as she shares her love for Hong Kong’s Cha Chaan Tengs – cheap informal diners that serve a bizarre but delicious Asian take on the western food that the British served in their restaurants.

Hear about the pineapple buns that contain zero pineapple, the deep fried peanut butter french toast and Katie’s mom’s favorite midnight snack: macaroni soup.

Katie even gets Alex to make some Hong Kong milk tea and try it on the show… hear if he likes it.

Click here to find the episode on your favorite podcast platform or watch it on YouTube:

Enthusiasm – The Way to Protect a Jazz Legacy

Our guest in this BRAND NEW EPISODE of Electric Enthusiasm is Jonathan Stout, a band leader and guitarist specializing in swing jazz guitar. His bands are some of the world’s premier swing dance bands.

Jonathan is incredibly enthusiastic about preserving the legacy of authentic swing guitar and honoring the people who created and developed the genre.

Hear about:

  • How Jonathan went from heavy metal electric guitar to jazz music
  • His incredible collection of vintage guitars and what “white whale” guitar he dreams of getting his hands on
  • Jonathan’s one simple trick for becoming the best in the world 🙂

Jonathan also plays for us and it’s INCREDIBLE!!!

Listen to the episode right here.

Modesty Blaise is 1000 Times Cooler Than James Bond. New episode of Electric Enthusiasm.

There’s a NEW EPISODE of Electric Enthusiasm out today and I LOVE this one!!!

Modesty Blaise kicks as much butt as 007 but she does it with way more style and way less borderline rape.

Meet the coolest action heroine from the 60s who began her adventures in newspaper comic strips before making her way into novels and some shockingly bad movies.

Hear it on Spotify, Apple, Google or all the other podcast services.