Unfiltered Podcast Show Guest George Spencer Griffith
George Spencer Griffith, CBE, SCM, JP, MS was a student Nurse at Assistant Student Nurse in 1968, Staff Nurse at the Psychiatric Hospital from 1971 – 1972 Youth and Community Development Officer from 1972 – 1978 Welfare Officer at Government Industrial School from 1978 – 1984 Assistant Director at National Assistance Board from 1984 – 1986 Executive Assistant for Leader of the Opposition from 1986 – 1989 Part-time Instructor at Customer Relations from 1989 – 1990 Project Manager at Richmond Fellowship of the Caribbean for Community Mental Health from 1990 – 1992 Assistant Executive Director at Barbados Family Planning Association from 1992-1995,Consul General for Barbados, to N.Y from 1999-20032004 and Executive Director of Barbados Family Planning Association in 2015.Mr. Griffith holds a MSc in Management – (International Public ServiceB.Sc. in (Social Work) from U.W.I., Mona 1978Certificate in Social Work from U.W.I. Mona – 1976Certificate in Principles and Practice of Social Work from U.W.I.,Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) General Nursing from Mona – 1973Certificate in HIV Pre and Post Test Counselling from New York from the State Department of Health AIDS Institute – 1993Certificate in AIDS, Human Sexuality and Programme Planning from the Margaret Sanger Center International, N.Y. – 1993Mr. George Spencer Griffith was Appointed to the Order of Barbados in the grade of Silver Crown of Merit (SCM) in 1996 and received Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in (CBE) 2020. He was also Appointed to the Senate of Barbados in 1999 and was Consul General for Barbados to New York from September 1999 – September 2003.Mr. Griffith is a Licensed Lay Reader at St. Catherine’s Anglican Church Eucharistic Minister from 1970-present, Chairman of Family Life Commission and Anglican Diocese from 2018 to present, President of National Men’s Health Association of Barbados from 2008 to present and Coordinator at the National Assistance board for the elderly care programme from 2020 to present.
Youth interviewers Aaron Wilson & Xavier Henry collected this oral history of George Spencer Sr. from Wilkinsburg High School. Background Music:"Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Let’s meet George Spencer, an artists and instagram stranger. I saw his work on a lamp post in Brooklyn and when I shared it on instagram it got a lot of positive responses and someone even identified him! His arresting “Boxer” series are painting imbued with mystery and power. Listen in as he talks about growing up in New York in the 80’s, dropping out of school and becoming an artist.Follow George Spencer on instagram @greatboxersGet your boxer painting on etsy hereLook for George Spencer's Boxers in the book Sticker Vol 2Check out Hyena Gallery in Burbank California
414th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With George Spencer, Seyen Capital - 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast
1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast
George Spencer, Senior Managing Director at Seyen Capital, invests in SaaS companies, mostly in the Midwest, from a small fund out of Chicago. The interview contains an excellent discussion on ideal levels of capitalization for good exit prices.
ML84: George Spencer on Building Business Skills, Disrupting The Property Market and Dispelling Media Myths in Tech
George Spencer is the founder of Rentify an online letting agent disrupting the property rental market. In this conversation we discuss: - How George learned enough about the property market to disrupt it - How to develop core business skills including raising money and hiring - The most common media myths about entrepreneurship So whether you’re looking to build business skills or understand how to leverage tech to disrupt inefficient markets this episode has you covered.
Growing a team, hiring friends, and being a young CEO | George Spencer & Gabriele Maroso, Rentify
The Balderton Podcast: Tech Investment | Venture Capital | Startup Funding
George Spencer is founder and CEO at Rentify, a software platform which helps landlords market, manage, and make money from their properties. Gabriele Maroso is the Director of Business Operations at Rentify. 0120 There are two factors that effect an entrepreneur's ability to hire smart people at the very early-stage: chiefly available capital, and the own ability to 'sell' the company to prospective employees.0240 If there are multiple founders at an early-stage company, each founder needs to have complimentary skills. It's not useful when it comes to execution if you have three founders with overlapping, similar skills.0310 George speaks about his first hire. Even though they were a great, their role become automated as the company developed. 0415 As the company evolves, the CEO is pivotal in ensuring the team, the culture and the hiring strategy evolves at the right pace.0600 George has a tip for entrepreneurs: Startups at seed stage often attempt to optimise every process for minimal gain. They should focus on speed, rather than achieve an extra 1% here and there. 0720 Gabriele was the third employee at Rentify. Joining any growth company is a risk, so Ben asks why he chose to work in a startup. 0830 Would Gabriele recommend students to go and work for a startup?1018 Hiring friends: it's tempting for a CEO, but is it a good idea? 1220 Since founded Rentify, George has parted ways with his original two cofounders. He talks through how that process, and discusses what he learnt. 1330 Startup founders need to be hugely aware that job roles and focuses change as the company grows. 1435 Gabriele explains how his job is now totally different to the role he took three years ago. 1537 Gabriele lifts the lid on how George has changed as a CEO over the last three years. From friend to statesman... 1645 On the subject of mistakes, George answers the question: How do you keep your team believing in the 'Rentify ethos' after particularly difficult moments for the business? 1830 Hiring from large technology behemoths into scaling startups is hard. George explains that employees of large companies often get used to a life of delegation and strategising, and aren't used to rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck in. 2055 Gabriele is now in the position where he has made his first hire into his own team.2225 Having established the company at 24, George talks about the downsides of being a young Founder.
How Data Science Transformed our business | Rentify founder George Spencer & Ollie Glass
The Balderton Podcast: Tech Investment | Venture Capital | Startup Funding
As PhD data scientist Ollie Glass puts it, data science is a lot like UX/UI was a few years ago: everyone wants a piece of it, but nobody really knows how to make it work for their business. Rentify have managed to overcome that challenge, and - as Founder & CEO George Spencer explains - data science is now integral to Rentify's business.01:17 George explains how and why he realised that there was an opportunity for Rentify to be a lot smarter with data. 02:55 Was the first though that data could aid sales? Not necessarily! The first experiment was to create an extremely smart solution for landlords. 03:40 George explains what he did wrong with data science the first time around, and what they learned for the next attempt. 06:02 Ollie describes his first interactions with George, and about the process of discovering how a data scientist can best help an entrepreneur. As Ollie says, he also needs to demonstrate that he will help bring more money into the business than his day rate! 07:50 Experimenting with data can be extremely fun... but that shouldn't distract entrepreneurs from finding out a business-purpose for data science. 08:35 Ollie has a message to fellow data scientists: if a client is asking you to do work that doesn't necessarily require a data scientist to carry it out, tell them and help them make a smarter decision 08:53 What was the first project that you collaborated on? 10:40 A word to the wise: Make sure the output is clear, useable information - rather than data that needs another scientist to interpret it 13:01 Tips for entrepreneurs on how, when and why to engage a data scientist. 14:25 Is it a challenge for a data scientist to integrate with existing work-flows and jobs 16:55 A tip to other entrepreneurs from George: you need the rest of your team to understand the purpose of a data scientist, and that is a creative role. 19:40 If a data scientist is joining the team for the short or medium term, make sure someone sponsors them inside your business, otherwise they risk being accidentally shut out. 21:00 Olly explains the questions he really likes to hear when he first meets an entrepreneur22:50 George explains how data science has transformed his business.