Welcome to Episode 50 of the NTP Podcast! On this week’s episode we have flipped the switch and our first ever guest Mat Finch now takes a turn as the interviewer. We find out more info on James MacDonald, why he started the podcast in the first place and what has brought him to his current role as Director of NewyTechPeople.
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yeah uh like he’s he’s got one really really popular tweet storm and it’s just phenomenal um every time it comes off i retweeted it hi great hey i did the same and i’ve downloaded he’s got like a podcast or podcast version of it now as well like that that guy like for just business and life i think he’s bang on and every time i read it i’m like ah i should read that like on a daily basis there’s so much so much relevance there yeah oh i’ve always wanted to say this but we’ll put in the show notes so um we’ll have it there for you so i guess we’re getting towards the end i mean what do you think you’ve learned so far a pretty very journey i mean what sort of advice or what sort of learnings would you pass on to your younger self if if they could have a listen to this yeah a younger version of myself i would have probably said listen more um i think i was a i don’t think i was definitely not the best employee through my times both in marketing and recruitment i think i probably thought i knew more than i did i probably spoke more than i listened and i always got tired you know you should listen more you should and i was like i know what i’m talking about here like people have got to hear what i’ve got to say and these days i realized that i didn’t know what i was talking about and i probably should have shut my mouth and just listened a little bit more so i probably wouldn’t tell myself to that and probably just that probably gratitude gratitude is probably something i’ve really bought into probably the last five years is just like just be thankful for what i’ve got like you don’t always need to be the next stage you don’t always need the next the next job the next big thing the next pay rise the next whatever it is just if you live a little bit more presently and just be happy for what you got like life seems to be okay right yeah yeah good stuff and spot on spot on well thanks for your time i’m really glad we did this um episode 50 we we’ve made it this far and um i’m looking forward to the big party at episode 100 maybe a live audience or something like that do you do if we make an episode 100 we’ll do a live audience and i’ll put on the the food and beverages big party two years post pandemic hopefully and uh if we’re allowed yeah that’s what might well be sitting there that’s right that’s right so where can people find you if they want to follow you and hear more from you yeah probably most of it’s on linkedin right linkedin’s probably probably not everyone’s favorite place actually i i know especially a lot of people in technology don’t like linkedin at the moment because of recruiters but i put out a lot of my content on there um we cut up like smaller parts of our episodes and put on there but we’ve got uh obviously the podcast is on uh it’s on apple and spotify we’ve got a video version on youtube we do a lot of our like little edits on there as well so yeah and then it’ll all be we’ve got a brand new new tech website a new tech people website going up soon but everything’s all on our website as well so new tech people dot com dot eu all right thanks very much dan thanks man you