The Bear Necessities of Entrepreneurship

Rob Napoli

The Bear Necessities is a podcast where we sit down with entrepreneurs, ecosystem partners, and innovation folks to talk about what it takes to launch, create, and scale businesses across the world. We talk about the journey, the challenges, what it takes to be entrepreneurial-minded, and how that translates into your journey giving you the tools and knowledge to overcome challenges you may be facing in your life's journey. We have teamed up with Phin, a social impact marketing firm to give back for each episode. To learn more visit: https://app.phinforgood.com The Bear Necessities is part of the Rise Up Media family and we thank you for tuning in. read less

Ep 83: If You Are Looking to Make a Change… Are You Committed to Succeeding?
Nov 25 2022
Ep 83: If You Are Looking to Make a Change… Are You Committed to Succeeding?
In this episode of #TBNE Rob shares some tips and tricks on making a change… are you committed to succeeding?For those celebrating and getting to spend time with friends and family this Thanksgiving, Happy Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy time to be thankful for where you are and hopeful for what you can accomplish.For many of us, when we go home for family functions and see friends, we start wondering “what if” and whether should we be “farther” in our careers or lives. And for many people, it’s the time of year when we start dusting off the old resume and applying for new jobs or launching new ventures.In this episode, Rob chats about what you should do if you are committed to making a change or launching a new venture and shares what you need to focus on to make those things a reality.Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review.Connect with Rob:www.robnapoli.comwww.linkedin.com/in/robnapIG: @robnapoli.riseupShow Produced by: Niranjan Deshpande (Nick), Broken Frames Studio, www.brokenframesstudio.comCreative Director: Maxim Sokolov, www.maximsokolov.com Special offer for #BearNation listeners interested in trying Brilliantly Warm (https://www.brilliantly.co/), use this 10% off discount code WELCOME10.We have teamed up with Phin, a social impact company, to give back for each episode to the communities we serve. To learn more or get involved with Phin for your company, visit: https://www.phinforgood.com/
Ep 81: Building Culture at Starbucks with Howard Behar
Nov 11 2022
Ep 81: Building Culture at Starbucks with Howard Behar
This episode of #TBNE features the former president of Starbucks Coffee and is the author of "It's Not About The Coffee: Leadership Principles from a Life at Starbucks". His career in business spans decades across consumer-oriented businesses covering a number of industries. He retired from Starbucks Coffee after 21 years where he led both the domestic business, as President of North America, and was the founding President of Starbucks International. During his tenure, he participated in the growth of the company from 28 stores to over 15,000 stores spanning five continents. He served on the Starbucks Board of Directors for 12 years before retiring. Currently, a Trustee for the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation and is on the advisory board of Anthos Capital as well as having formerly served on the board for Starbucks, GAP, and the University of Washington Foundation among many others. He is deeply committed to the development and education of our future leaders and has been a longtime advocate of the #ServantLeadership Model Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review.Connect with Howard Behar:https://www.linkedin.com/in/howard-behar-24ba274/It's Not About The Coffee: Leadership Principles from a Life at StarbucksConnect with Rob:www.robnapoli.comwww.linkedin.com/in/robnapIG: @robnapoli.riseupShow Produced by: Niranjan Deshpande (Nick), Broken Frames Studio, www.brokenframesstudio.comCreative Director: Maxim Sokolov, www.maximsokolov.com Special offer for #BearNation listeners who are interested in trying Brilliantly Warm (https://www.brilliantly.co/), use this 10% off discount code WELCOME10.We have teamed up with Phin, a social impact company, to give back for each episode to the communities that we serve. To learn more or get involved with Phin for your company, visit: https://www.phinforgood.com/
Ep 78: Innovation in Sweden w/ Uminova Innovation
Oct 21 2022
Ep 78: Innovation in Sweden w/ Uminova Innovation
This episode of #TBNE was filmed in the Umea, Sweden with our friends at Uminova Innovation. Rob sits down IRL with Peter Bäckström, Head of International Business Development. Peter and Rob met back in the pre-pandemic days of 2019 when Peter pitched the idea to go to NYC to develop strategic partnerships for their incubator companies. On that trip, Rob and Peter met along with Phil Delvecchio and Maria Olofsson to establish a key partnership for US GTM training and scaling. Finally, Rob was able to make it to Umea to meet with the team, and incubators, do some workshops, and of course record this pod!Check out the episode as we get into the “how” of building international relations and partnerships, what an incubator does, and some of the exciting innovations coming out of Sweden!Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review.Connect with Peter Bäckström:https://www.linkedin.com/in/pbackstrom/https://www.uminovainnovation.se/Connect with Rob:www.robnapoli.comwww.linkedin.com/in/robnapIG: @robnapoli.riseupShow Produced by: Niranjan Deshpande (Nick), Broken Frames Studio, www.brokenframesstudio.comCreative Director: Maxim Sokolov, www.maximsokolov.com Special offer for #BearNation listeners who are interested in trying Brilliantly Warm (https://www.brilliantly.co/), use this 10% off discount code WELCOME10.We have teamed up with Phin, a social impact company, to give back for each episode to the communities that we serve. To learn more or get involved with Phin for your company, visit: https://www.phinforgood.com/
Ep 76: Opportunities for Startup and Corporate Collaboration - Part 2
Oct 7 2022
Ep 76: Opportunities for Startup and Corporate Collaboration - Part 2
This episode of #TBNE features a long-time friend of the show and 2x guest Matt Hooper as we get tactical on the opportunities for HOW startups and corporates can collaborate.Many founders, either don’t realize that many corporate orgs have teams whose whole job is to identify and partner with great tech companies that could partner with that either fill their gaps or who they could acquire to improve. For many why build, when they could buy? But, for most where, or how to start?We talk about where to start, who to look for, and how to map out orgs to get the conversation started. We get a first-hand look at how corporates look and evaluate as this was Matt’s former life. Tune it to learn more about the opportunities at hand for startups and corporates to partner up.Check out the previous episodes with Matt Hooper to hear his entrepreneurial background and journey. Episode 53 // Episode 54 // Episode 73Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review.Connect with Matt Hooper:Linkedin:Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-hooper-35196829/Company: https://www.linkedin.com/company/idoneaconsulting/Website:Personal: Matthooper.meIdonea: http://www.ideona.us/Pod: https://www.livefromtomorrow.fm/Connect with Rob:www.robnapoli.comwww.linkedin.com/in/robnapIG: @robnapoli.riseupShow Produced by: Niranjan Deshpande (Nick), Broken Frames Studio, www.brokenframesstudio.comCreative Director: Maxim Sokolov, www.maximsokolov.com Special offer for #BearNation listeners who are interested in trying Brilliantly Warm (https://www.brilliantly.co/), use this 10% off discount code WELCOME10.We have teamed up with Phin, a social impact company, to give back for each episode to the communities that we serve. To learn more or get involved with Phin for your company, visit: https://www.phinforgood.com/
Ep 72: Jolt! Your Life with Keynote Speaker Larry Long Jr.
Sep 9 2022
Ep 72: Jolt! Your Life with Keynote Speaker Larry Long Jr.
Show SummaryThis episode of #TBNE features the Author of Jolt!, my friend and Keynote Speaker on mindset, leadership, and motivation, Larry Long Jr. Larry just published his first book and we talk about the “fear” of putting yourself out there in written form, the fear of stepping into the unknown, and the power in serving others. We talk about how it is important to remember “I can do anything, but I can’t do everything” and what that means to us.Larry drops some exciting updates about his upcoming Kids Book for Jolt! and his upcoming tour with Becc Holland’s “Flip the Script” road trip. Larry is always full of energy and passion, and yes the gold and platinum “rose gold” mic make their appearance. You can check out Larry’s backstory in Episode 5: The Power of a Positive Mindset with Chief Energy Officer, Keynote Speaker, and Entrepreneur Larry Long Jr.Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review.Connect with Larry Long Jr:LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/longjr7/Website - https://larrylongjr.com/Book: https://larrylongjr.com/jolt/Connect with Rob:www.robnapoli.comwww.linkedin.com/in/robnapIG: @robnapoli.riseupShow Produced by: Niranjan Deshpande (Nick), Broken Frames Studio, www.brokenframesstudio.comCreative Director: Maxim Sokolov, www.maximsokolov.com Special offer for #BearNation listeners interested in trying Brilliantly Warm (https://www.brilliantly.co/), use this 10% off discount code WELCOME10.We have teamed up with Phin, a social impact company, to give back for each episode to the communities we serve. To learn more or get involved with Phin for your company, visit: https://www.phinforgood.com/