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Why do some entrepreneurs succeed? How do they think? If you only listen to one podcast about business success, this is the one. This is entrepreneurs speaking with entrepreneurs with practical insights and advice for any one in business.

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    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

Why do some entrepreneurs succeed? How do they think? If you only listen to one podcast about business success, this is the one. This is entrepreneurs speaking with entrepreneurs with practical insights and advice for any one in business.

    E34 | Mike Rhodes | Search Engine Marketing | SEM | Author | Entrepreneur | Google Marketing

    E34 | Mike Rhodes | Search Engine Marketing | SEM | Author | Entrepreneur | Google Marketing

    It’s no surprise that Mike Rhodes has built a Search Engine Marketing business of significant repute. If you looked at the timeline and events of Mike’s journey, you could possible argue that one couldn’t map things out better.

    He didn’t want to be an electrical engineer, so he moved into computers. He didn’t want to necessarily live in the UK, so he moved to Australia.
    When he came to Australia, he didn’t get a job at the pub, he got a job working at Ellerston, the country home of Kerry and James Packer.

    He wanted to sell the E-myth revisited, but ended up selling Google Adwords - the results spoke for themselves, and the rest as they say is history - enjoy hearing about how Adwords has evolved, and get some tips from the best, a guy who’s been in the eco-system for near on 20 years.

    • 33 min
    E33 | Dr. Michelle Perugini | AI | Artificial Intelligence | MedTech | The Life Whisperer | IVF

    E33 | Dr. Michelle Perugini | AI | Artificial Intelligence | MedTech | The Life Whisperer | IVF

    Dr Michelle Perugini is not just a brilliant, she is a brilliant person. Michelle is a sharp academic, generous giver of time and dedicated and focussed business woman.

    With Presagen and The Life Whisperer Michelle is changing, sorry, making lives. With Artificial Intelligence, AI, The Life Whisperer is making IVF up to 30% more successful. What could be better in business than giving the gift of life. In this day and age, we all understand the importance and benefits of #medtech.

    Some people might wonder where this incredible drive comes from, Dr Perugini says “In order for scientific advances to be useful to patients, you need to build up a successful commercial business, and you need to have the right intention about why you are doing the thing - we just all care deeply about patient outcome”

    I needn’t say anymore, enjoy our discussion.

    • 44 min
    E32 | Damien Mair | Design & Technology Experiences | Customers | Fusion | Marketing | Entrepreneur

    E32 | Damien Mair | Design & Technology Experiences | Customers | Fusion | Marketing | Entrepreneur

    For over 30 years Damien Mair has worked at the intersection and overlap of technology and design. Straight out of university he set up Fusion and landed his first client when he asked Apple Computers to use some of their computers - it was a massive sliding doors moment and a Lesson in “don’t ask and you don’t get”.

    Damien has incredibly deep views about both culture and customers and this led him to create their own hosting company so that they could provide better service to their clients - it has transformed the revenues of the business and held him in great stead as technology and experiences came further to the fore.

    Damien says when you think about marketing and technology you need to be more like a conductor, understanding how all the pieces of marketing work in concert. Also, he believes that you need to have a deep understanding of the technology that can support marketing activities, but it shouldn’t come at the cost of creativity. Creativity is very important.

    I gleaned a huge amount of insight and different ways to look at marketing and technology and experiences from this discussion. I am certain you too will gain a lot too - enjoy

    • 46 min
    E31 | Radek Sali | Swisse Vitamins | Entrepreneur | Marketer | Investor | Culture Champion

    E31 | Radek Sali | Swisse Vitamins | Entrepreneur | Marketer | Investor | Culture Champion

    Radek Sali always wanted to be an entrepreneur, and he personifies this crazy journey. In the mould of Sir Richard Branson, he has put himself "out there", been the spokesman and front-man of his company, gone high-profile, surrounded himself with brilliant and famous people, and taken all the spoils and falls that come with the name "entrepreneur".

    Radek Sali has tasted the sweet success of building a global brand and selling it at a great price as fierce tail-winds blew. He was original in his thinking about marketing, original in his thinking about brand, original in his thinking about ambassadors and had the guts and dare to try new things. It worked.

    But, past success is not always an indicator of smooth sailing ahead. As an investor, he made some of the moves he never took as a business owner. His backing of high profile celebrity chef George Calombaris has not ended well, and whilst the ink is still drying on this company decline, Radek is honest enough to share his thought on the matter.

    Enjoy our discussion.

    • 52 min
    E30 | Gerard Holland | Entrepreneur | International Students | Internships

    E30 | Gerard Holland | Entrepreneur | International Students | Internships

    Looking to find your next talented staff member? Want to help students get a leg up in their chosen industry? Did you realise you could try before you buy for 12 weeks? It's not as onerous as you think and it doesn’t matter whether you get domestic and international students.

    Gerard Holland started out as an accountant and, as part of his course work for a Masters of Entrepreneurship found a few gaps in the international student market; they found it hard to get jobs after study. Gerard and his business partner Dom founded Outcome.life to implement solutions for the student and business opportunities he uncovered.

    Did you know there are 3 main barriers for international students (1) Lack of network, its not what you know its who you know (2) industry experience (3) local experiences. Business tends to disregard experience from business from offshore only look to local experience.

    Gerard and Outcome.life is changing peoples lives, and you can too by giving an international student an internship - its easy!

    Enjoy

    • 37 min
    E29 | Matthew Toms | Art Series Hotels | Deague Group | Irvine Club | Leader | Business Builder

    E29 | Matthew Toms | Art Series Hotels | Deague Group | Irvine Club | Leader | Business Builder

    Matthew Toms is one of the most focussed, most honest, most decent, hardest working people you will find. As you will hear, if his brain was a machine, it would be a spaceship travelling mach 100. He moves with a serious pace and with his work with the Deague Group, creating the incredible, iconic, Art Series Hotel shows the level of accomplishment and achievement that Matthew brings to the table.

    But with Matthew it is not all a one way street. His ongoing work with the Irvine Club and now WellAware shows he is always supporting his community and putting back what he takes out. He has inspired many people and he has positively impacted many peoples lives.

    But, it's not all wine and roses. It never is. As you will hear, Matthew had his own moment of self-reflection which was forced upon him by his own drive and relentlessness. In this imposed hiatus and change of career path, Matthew may not have changed his work ethic, but he now knows when to take the foot off the pedal.

    Please enjoy our conversation.

    • 47 min

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