Derek Dodds is the CEO of WaveTribe.com, a business on a mission to create an important relationship between sport and planet. Today Derek joins the show to discuss how he has managed to combine his passion – which is surfing – as well as his work, something that doesn’t always go over well. Derek is an inspiring person, someone who has a lot of knowledge to give on the subject on standing by your values. If you have been wanting to structure your weeks so you have a more balanced lifestyle between work and play, this is the episode for you.
How Wave Tribe came to be
How Derek structures his life to combine business and surfing
Why he is ruthless about setting value and assigning dollar amounts to different tasks
Al Cuttell, Diana Paisis, and Jos Reinders are the trio behind Bitten Design, a global giftware maker based in Utrecht, Netherlands. The team designs and produces over 40 new items each year and distributes them in over 45 counties. With over a decade of operating under their belts, the team shares how they entered entrepreneurship, built a global network of distributors, and remained financially independent.
Both Shopify and Facebook launched new features to help businesses be more flexible when selling online. The two tech giants paired up to create a better multi-channel shopping experience for customers and a more integrated business management platform for merchants.
Twitter says that, with a few exceptions, their offices won’t open before September.
CEO Jack Dorsey said in Twitter’s Q4 2019 earning call in February that he hopes to see a more distributed workforce outside San Francisco: “Our concentration in San Francisco is not serving us any longer”
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From Rock to Ring – Watch as someone makes a ring from scratch, including mining, smelting and purifying their own silver from the land they own. Pretty impressive and a good reminder of how spoiled we are in 2020 to have 99.9% of what we own made for us.
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We conducted a study of our 10,000 largest Shopify merchants with Shop Pay enabled, over a 1-month period spanning mid-January to mid-February 2020. Our study showed that checkouts going through Shop Pay have an average checkout-to-order rate of 1.72x times higher than those going through regular checkouts.
Meet your customers where they are—it’s the golden rule. In that spirit, we’re thrilled to share a first-ever preview of Facebook Shops for Shopify merchants: a new shopping experience that lets you create a customizable storefront on the Facebook and Instagram mobile apps.