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.
“What could you do tomorrow, if you had no care of someone laughing at you?”. Steve’s day job is to make the impossible possible for his clients. From getting married by the Pope in the Vatican to being serenaded by Elton John – he can make it happen. In this episode, we discuss not only his playbook but the man behind it. Scars and all.
Annabelle Chauncey OAM is the Founding Director and CEO of the School For Life Foundation, a Not-For-Profit organisation building schools in rural Uganda. Annabelle reveals the mistakes, lessons and true cost of chasing your purpose in life; a cost she’s willing to pay. Even if it means every battle is a war of attrition.