Famous Founders

Shaun Tomson The Code

World Surfing Champion Shaun Tomson on how to find your purpose | #613

Keen to find your purpose? Growing a business can be tough. And with all the uncertainty in the world, you’d be excused for feeling a little negative at times. If you’re looking for a super effective way to create positive change in your life, and your employees’ lives, then you’re going to love what world surfing champion Shaun Tomson has to share. It’s time to paddle out into big surf on episode 613 of The (13 year-old, award-winning) Small Business Big Marketing podcast.

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Christopher Joye Coolabah Capital

Leading economist Christopher Joye on getting business ready for 2023 | #610

With so many media outlets hawking bad economic news in order to improve their ratings, you’d be excused if you thought the entire world’s economy was on the verge of collapse. So I thought it’s time to get a well-balanced, well-researched view. To that end, let’s go and meet Christopher Joye, one of Australia’s most respected economists and fund managers. It’s a frugal episode 610 of The (13 year-old, award-winning) Small Business Big Marketing podcast with your host Tim Reid.

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flight centre

#96 Flight Centre founder, Geoff Harris, openly shares his business insights.

Geoff Harris is one of the original founders (and still current owners) of Flight Centre … one of the world’s largest travel agents. Certainly Australia’s largest by a long shot. I shared a small part of this interview about 6-months ago. It was part of another series of interviews I intended doing with creators of iconic Australian brands. Alas, time wont allow me to indulge in that idea, so I’m releasing these interviews on the Small Business Big Marketing show. Others (already released include chats with Rip Curl founder, Bryan Singer and Beechworth Bakery Founder, Tom O’Toole.

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#92 Rip Curl founder, Bryan Singer on how to build a global surf brand.

Bryan Singer co-founded Rip Curl in the 1960s and today it’s one of the worlds most iconic surf brands. In this revealing interview Bryan takes us deep inside the Rip Curl tent where he shares how he started the business, where the name came from, how they managed extreme growth, and how at one point, they were looking down the barrel of Rip Curl existing no more.

Oh, and the quote of the interview? When asked how Rip Curl began, Bryan responds …

“We were just looking for a quid to fund our next surfing holiday.”

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