Meet Paul Cale. He is a former Sergeant from the Second Commando Regiment; an elite branch of the Australian Defense Force who suffered more casualties than any other military unit through several tours of Iraq and Afghanistan. He also strangled a Taliban leader with his bare hands, has 8 black belts and runs his own successful company. Paul’s life is a labyrinth and in this episode, we open many doors from Martial Arts to PTSD to leadership. Enjoy the show.
Cameron Adams is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Canva. In this episode, Cameron talks about the mistakes and lessons he’s learned as he’s grown, and grown with, a company that started in an old shared office with three people into one now worth $3.6 Billion with over 15 million active users worldwide. This is a story of risk and fairy-tale reward, rife with nightmares along the way.
Stephen M. R. Covey is the bestselling author of The SPEED of Trust—The One Thing That Changes Everything. He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his management, became the largest leadership development company in the world worth over $160m. Stephen personally led the strategy that propelled his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to become one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, according to CEO Magazine. In this episode, we talk about the importance of trust for leaders and people who lead.
Professor Iain McGregor is a graduate of Oxford University and is currently the NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Professor of Psychopharmacology and Director of the Psychopharmacology laboratory at the University of Sydney. Iain is also the Academic Director at The Lambert initiative, which is an Australian first in the field of medicinal cannabinoids and whose aim is to optimise safe and effective cannabinoid therapeutics into mainstream medicine in Australia and beyond to deliver long overdue benefits for patients and to alleviate suffering for conditions such as paediatric epilepsy, cancer, chronic pain.
Oscar McMahon is the co-founder of Young Henrys beer, one of Australia’s largest craft beer companies sold across 1,000 bars, clubs, hotels and major retailers. This is a guide to anybody with a creative soul who wants to learn how to build and scale a business without sacrificing their authenticity, creativity or the thing that made the product so special, to begin with.
Christian “Boo” Boucousis’ story is the real world example of how fighter pilots use the skills developed during their military careers to succeed in business. He is now a high-performance speaker and CEO of Afterburner Australia, CEO of Mode Developments and owner of Australian Aviation Magazine.
Rob Hango-Zada is the co-founder and co-CEO of Shippit; the Australian poster child of a startup success story. In our conversation I wanted to scratch beneath the surface, I wanted to know why countless others have tried following that same template and failed, what separates Rob and Shippit from the rest? And, was the journey all smooth sailing? This is an honest story about risk, friendship, sacrifice, self-awareness and a heavy dose of reality – with a tonne of lessons learnt along the way.
Justin McDonell is the Co-founder & Chairman of the Collective Wellness Group which has brands such as Anytime Fitness, Orange Theory and Xtand Barre under its umbrella. With over 700 gym locations launched across several countries, Justin is the master of franchising.
Marc Randolph has founded and co-founded over 6 businesses, one being the BI tool Looker and another being the $146 billion dollar behemoth, Netflix. Today, Marc coaches startup founders and helps them unlock what’s holding them back. This is a peek behind the curtains of the man who’s a master of startups.
Louis Ferrante is a former Gambino crime family mobster who, by the age of 21, had netted millions for the mafia. Today, Lou is a legitimate man, dedicating his life to enhancing the minds of others. He’s a best-selling author, a TV host and speaker. This is a story of redemption, of values and a lesson in character. Listen to what the mob can teach the legitimate man.
James Prince owns private islands, 1,000-acre ranches and the best cars money can buy; these are the fruits of his labour and perhaps even, compensation for his most humble of beginnings. The CEO of Rap-A-Lot Records and manager to Floyd Mayweather and Andre Ward gives us the blueprint to his success. From the streets to the boardroom.
This is the episode every entrepreneur needs to hear. Jamie Pride, the former CEO of RealEstate.com.au, author and founder of 6 tech start-ups, most notably ‘REFIND’, once a listed $200m business that came crashing down, gives his guide to founder-fitness. This is both a personal story of triumph and a tactical playbook for a longer happier career as an entrepreneur.