The Brian Kenny Podcast

The Brian Kenny Podcast
Since an early age, I’ve always had an extreme passion for creating products. Now, I run a product agency called MiniCorp where we build profitable products & businesses from concepts & ideas. I’m also an advisor to some pretty great companies. I love speaking about all things product and encouraging young entrepreneurs to take their leap. I love creating content on my journey. It offers transparency and helps me to see how I’ve progressed closer to my goals. It also to help inspire other creative entrepreneurs to do.

MiniCorp’s Product Offering
Feb 3 • 26 min
What are our principles in MiniCorp? How do those principles affect our product offering? How can we help people to pitch us easily? I’ve got a lot of work to do.
Getting out of the Way
Jan 27 • 24 min
After years of engineering and design, I’ve learned how important it is to stop. The business needs me to focus on operations and growth.
Growing into Dubai
Jan 20 • 26 min
Last week I’ve been on a business development trip into Dubai. I talk through some structural changes and learnings.
Launching Striive
Jan 13 • 23 min
We recently publically launched a simple marketing site for our running app, Striive. I walk through how it all went and the back story behind Striive.
Working Through Influence
Jan 6 • 23 min
I try to talk about how people who are close to me have a major impact on my goals and decision making.
I’m back! A gentle recap.
Dec 31, 2019 • 32 min
After 8 months of action, I think it’s about time that I recorded a new episode. This is a general recap of what’s been going down over the past few months and a taster of what’s to come. 🚀
Marathons, Taxes and Jack Ma
Mar 26, 2019 • 25 min
A quick update on what my attention is currently focused on as I prepare for my first marathon, get prepared for a business development trip to New York and learn about the story of Jack Ma and Alibaba.
Struggling to Launch My Product
Mar 19, 2019 • 24 min
Owning a product agency can seem like a perfect conduit to launch my own ideas but it can often end in frustrations.
Competing against myself
Mar 12, 2019 • 24 min
Over the past year, I’ve become stronger, happier and healthier and I owe a lot to focusing on competing against myself rather than against others.
Running a Company Remotely
Feb 26, 2019 • 27 min
During a recent trip to New York, I stumbled across lots of challenges on how to manage my time and be effective with my team in Dublin.
Robbie Skuse
Feb 21, 2019 • 51 min
Robbie is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Kollect, the first real pay-as-you-go waste collection solution.
Building a Product Agency in New York
Feb 12, 2019 • 21 min
I’ve started the process of growing MiniCorp outside of Europe and into New York. In this episode, I break down my strategy on how I’m approaching the growth by building a solid plan to execute on.
Brian Caulfield
Feb 5, 2019 • 54 min
I sat down with the serial technology entrepreneur turned venture capital investor, Brian Caufield. Brian has started, sold and invested into a huge number of businesses over the years and is a venture partner at the renowned Draper Esprit.
What should you charge?
Jan 29, 2019 • 27 min
It can be extremely challenging to understand what you or things are worth and what should be charged
Mental Health in Business
Jan 22, 2019 • 26 min
I talk through one of the darkest moments I’ve lived through and how it’s vitally important to set up your business in a practical and healthy way that allows you to grow and fall back on others.
My Startup Grind Interview
Jan 15, 2019 • 70 min
Being present
Jan 8, 2019 • 23 min
I walk through how I’ve introduced strong goal setting into my daily life and what the effect has been so far in 2019.
What did 2018 bring for me?
Jan 2, 2019 • 34 min
n 2018, I ran 1,300 kilometers, read some really interesting books and my eldest daughter, Lilly, started school. I spoke at lots of events, mentored some amazing young companies and grew MiniCorp further.
Building a Product: The Person
Oct 4, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode of the Building a Product series, I talk about the person behind the idea. Why it is so important to understand yourself, how to motivate yourself and what impact your body and mind have on the outcome of the product or business.
Sean Judge — Recruitment, Building Teams and Startups
Sep 3, 2018 • 45 min
Sean Judge is the entrepreneur in residence at Accenture where he helps facilitate the connection between young startups and Accenture. He also is a director at Upstarter, Ireland’s only startup and technology-focused recruitment event where they bring…
July made me cry!
Jul 31, 2018 • 28 min
After a relaxing break with the family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧, we’re back to regularly scheduled podcasts 🎧! July has been a pretty extreme month between launching our event, our new branding and pushing into a big business development drive.
Drop the microphone, I’m out
Jul 2, 2018 • 2 min
Drop the microphone, I’m out
Donal Cahalane — Creating an innovative space for creatives
Jun 27, 2018 • 60 min
I interview with Donal Cahalane. DC most recently founded Republic of Work. A co-working office in Cork, Ireland where you can get your most productive, innovative and forward-thinking work done.
Eoin Bara — Building a handcrafted gin distillery
Jun 18, 2018 • 41 min
Eoin most recently founded Mór Irish Gin. A handcrafted wild berry gin that is exported across 15 countries.
Client’s needs and product cycles
Jun 13, 2018 • 20 min
I talk through product iterations and how I build, measure and react.
Adrian Slattery — Building relationships
Jun 5, 2018 • 58 min
Adrian and I chat about the importance of building strong relationships.
Starting an event and expanding internationally
May 28, 2018 • 23 min
It’s time for the month in review. I talk through the challenges, failures, and successes that have hit me over the past month. What I’ve learned from them and the plan moving forward.
Colin Harmon — Finding your passion
May 25, 2018 • 55 min
In this episode, I interview Colin Harmon, the founder of 3FE coffee.
Dan Nugent — Product marketing and influencers
May 18, 2018 • 60 min
Dan Nudget is the co-founder of Ambr Eyewear. A company that creates beautifully crafted glasses that fight digital eye strain by blocking blue light.
Managing tasks to get things done
May 13, 2018 • 26 min
Keeping track and managing inbound requests can be difficult. If they accumulate, it can often feel like quicksand. Here’s how I deal with tasks, requests and make sure I’m still getting things done.
Organising my time
May 7, 2018 • 23 min
Time is my most precious resource that cannot be renewed.
Pat Divilly — Belief and Belonging
May 3, 2018 • 49 min
It’s a great honor to have our next guest, Pat Divilly, on the show. Pat is a best selling author, corporate speaker, world traveler and high-performance coach.
Running, ditching alcohol and meditation
May 1, 2018 • 24 min
It’s time for my second month in review. This month has been focused on progress. I set some new goals last month both personally and commercially and it’s time to see how I performed.
My mentors and why
Apr 27, 2018 • 22 min
A short list of my top 5 most inspirational people
Louise Dunne — Glissed
Apr 23, 2018 • 46 min
Louise is the CEO and founder of
How to rebrand a company
Apr 20, 2018 • 19 min
MiniCorp’s branding hasn’t evolved in 3 years, until now. This is the story of how we are rebranding.
Moving to WeWork
Apr 17, 2018 • 20 min
At MiniCorp, we recently moved from our own private office into the new WeWork in Dublin.
My lifelong adventure — Episode 31
Apr 13, 2018 • 19 min
Big elements of my life are a strong sense adventure and the achievement or progression towards my lifelong goals.
Luke Mackey — The Entrepreneurial Journey
Apr 10, 2018 • 36 min
Luke is an entrepreneur and a co-founder of Bamboo, a mobile app that allows you to order and pay in advance for great cafés and restaurants relieving the need to wait.
Treating people right — Episode 29
Apr 6, 2018 • 19 min
It seems like a no-brainer, but there are huge upsides to really focusing on treating people right.
Products and Industries I’m watching — Episode 28
Apr 3, 2018 • 20 min
A product state of the union in my head. I talk about Revolut, travel AI, wellbeing, and education.
Tools we use to run MiniCorp — Episode 27
Mar 30, 2018 • 19 min
Clawing back time by making your processes as streamlined and efficient as possible is something we’re always looking to accomplish at MiniCorp. We want to focus on building great products and not on the monotonous tasks in business.
A month in review: Forming new habits — Episode 26
Mar 24, 2018 • 20 min
Over the past month, I’ve spent a lot of time tracking and reflecting on my growth as a husband, father, and entrepreneur. I’ve learned that reducing office hours, being focused and tracking growth all adds to more happier Brian.
What does the CEO do? — Episode 25
Mar 21, 2018 • 24 min
I talk through my experiences and also the key difference between a founder and a CEO.
Signing new clients at an agency — Episode 24
Mar 15, 2018 • 20 min
Sometimes, signing new clients can seem like a dark art. I’ve always formed open and honest relationships with potential new clients which have really benefitted me over the years.
An apology to the hustlers — Episode 23
Mar 12, 2018 • 23 min
I was a hardcore hustler and have now done a complete 180 to take time in my life to understand what is happening and make better-educated decisions on my future.
What tools do I use daily? — Episode 22
Mar 7, 2018 • 14 min
I talk through the items I carry and use on a daily basis. I minimize clutter but also try to stay as productive as possible.
How to start building a tech business (Pt2) — Episode 21
Mar 3, 2018 • 24 min
I talk about my experiences with managing cash flow, understanding your burn rate and what to look out for when searching for a really good marketer for your company.
Dealing with my growing business — Episode 20
Feb 19, 2018 • 22 min
When I started MiniCorp I spent about 7 minutes coming up with the name and 30 seconds finding a logo
How to start building a tech business (Pt1) — Episode 19
Feb 14, 2018 • 27 min
I talk about my own experiences of starting a business.
What made people notice me? — Episode 18
Feb 7, 2018 • 22 min
What I do to stand out from the crowd and help people to promote me.
Changes I’ve made to my daily rituals — Episode 17
Jan 30, 2018 • 20 min
I discuss my new daily rituals and how they have affected my overall mood, growth, and energy over the past month.
Networking & Sales — Episode 16
Nov 25, 2017 • 12 min
The wonders of networking, sales and how I should really start taking better care of myself.
I’m back! — Episode 15
Nov 18, 2017 • 11 min
I talk about where I’ve disappeared to, big clients and bitcoin.
Falling off the band wagon — Episode 14
Nov 6, 2017 • 6 min
One day of bad eating has to lead to a demise of eating healthy and how I’m currently making macro decisions and putting out micro fires.
Be inspiring and unique — Episode 13
Oct 30, 2017 • 7 min
I talk about how you should always follow up after a meeting and leadership is helping others to discover something you know.
Client prospecting & our wedding anniversary — Episode 12
Oct 28, 2017 • 12 min
Pitching to potential clients and how paying people on time has such huge benefits.
Growing MiniCorp & alcohol — Episode 11
Oct 23, 2017 • 7 min
I need to stay on top of my game to help nurture MiniCorp’s growth.
Make sure you’re at the right parties — Episode 10
Oct 20, 2017 • 9 min
How I push myself forward to challenge myself and how you should make sure you’re at the right parties.
Risk & Parenting — Episode 9
Oct 16, 2017 • 8 min
Without taking on risk, it can be difficult to grow and expand.
Patience and Kendrick Lamar — Episode 8
Oct 13, 2017 • 9 min
The importance of business referrals, setting your own standards and how I should be willing to change to solve problems.
Confidence and taking risks — Episode 7
Oct 9, 2017 • 10 min
How the grind pays off in the long term and how taking risks challenges yourself.
Deconstructing what people want & talking more — Episode 6
Oct 8, 2017 • 7 min
Telling a story trumps volume when creating content and I’m learning to deconstruct peoples wants.
Content, planning saves money & I hate being busy — Episode 5
Oct 2, 2017 • 7 min
I talk about how not following through costs me money, being busy is not the goal and I’m really enjoying creating this podcast.
Exercise, Beer & Pointless Meetings — Episode 4
Sep 30, 2017 • 9 min
Beer and pointless meetings are having a huge negative impact on me and how I’m going to solve this.
Team knowledge, daily stand ups and over communicating — Episode 3
Sep 25, 2017 • 5 min
The benefits of having daily standups and over communicating with the team.
I need to delegate better, building relationships and the MiniCorp daily standup — Episode 2
Sep 22, 2017 • 8 min
Decoupling myself from MiniCorp and how important building relationships is to your overall goals.
Quitting alcohol, learning to give better direction and scaling MiniCorp — Episode 1
Sep 17, 2017 • 9 min
I talk about how I need to become a better communicator, scaling MiniCorp and creating content.