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#002 James Crosby on The Importance of Empathy, Meditation and Grit | The Tim Castle Show

July 15, 2020 Tim Castle
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#002 James Crosby on The Importance of Empathy, Meditation and Grit | The Tim Castle Show
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#002 James Crosby on The Importance of Empathy, Meditation and Grit | The Tim Castle Show
Jul 15, 2020
Tim Castle

In this episode I talk with James Crosby CEO and Co-Founder of Fencore (the next generation of Financial Data Management Software) and Iron Man Finisher.

We dive deep into mindfulness, meditation and consciously becoming more empathetic and how to bring that into your daily interactions with people. He even did a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation retreat in Malaysia which fuelled his quest for mindfulness on a daily basis.

We discuss what drives James and how he has built Fencore a much needed solution which supports buyside institutions such as asset management funds, hedge funds and pension funds.This is certainly an area ripe for disruption and Fencore is certainly making waves, it was recently selected for the prestigious F10 programme beating out 300 other companies to gain a spot.

When he's not building innovative technology solutions that have the potential to change the face of an entire industry James is off competing in brutal Iron Man triathlons which comprise of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bicycle ride and if thats not enough a 26.22 mile run (that's a full marathon).

James talks us through what it's like to cross the finish line and draws parallels to the business world where grit and determination are the keys to success. He also shares a number of books that have inspired him including Grit by Angela Duckworth and Outliers by Malcom Gladwell, as well as Why We Sleep by Mathew Walker.

James’s Motto: Work hard and be nice to people

Links:
James Crosby https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-crosby-fencore/
Fencore https://fencore.com.sg/

Tim Castle: www.timjscastle.com

Social: @timjscastle

Show Notes

In this episode I talk with James Crosby CEO and Co-Founder of Fencore (the next generation of Financial Data Management Software) and Iron Man Finisher.

We dive deep into mindfulness, meditation and consciously becoming more empathetic and how to bring that into your daily interactions with people. He even did a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation retreat in Malaysia which fuelled his quest for mindfulness on a daily basis.

We discuss what drives James and how he has built Fencore a much needed solution which supports buyside institutions such as asset management funds, hedge funds and pension funds.This is certainly an area ripe for disruption and Fencore is certainly making waves, it was recently selected for the prestigious F10 programme beating out 300 other companies to gain a spot.

When he's not building innovative technology solutions that have the potential to change the face of an entire industry James is off competing in brutal Iron Man triathlons which comprise of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bicycle ride and if thats not enough a 26.22 mile run (that's a full marathon).

James talks us through what it's like to cross the finish line and draws parallels to the business world where grit and determination are the keys to success. He also shares a number of books that have inspired him including Grit by Angela Duckworth and Outliers by Malcom Gladwell, as well as Why We Sleep by Mathew Walker.

James’s Motto: Work hard and be nice to people

Links:
James Crosby https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-crosby-fencore/
Fencore https://fencore.com.sg/

Tim Castle: www.timjscastle.com

Social: @timjscastle