Jurgen Himmelmann – Co-founder of The Global Work & Travel Co.

[quote style=”boxed”]The most important lesson I learned was that you need to start somewhere, no matter what you want to do with your life. Rather than thinking a job opportunity is beneath you, take an opportunity to get yourself in the door. Show what you can do.[/quote] Jürgen Himmelmann is the director and co-founder of […]

Loulou Szal – Author of The Dairy of Arnmore

[quote style=”boxed”]I would start sooner. I had written my books twenty years ago when getting published was done by letter writing and mail, not email. It took so much longer to organise![/quote] Loulou Szal is a school teacher and an author of children’s literature. She is passionate about books and about using them to encourage […]

Peter Harris – Founder and Managing Director of QiQ

[quote style=”boxed”]As an entrepreneur tenacity is one of the greatest skills you can have. It’s the skill that provides the perseverance to see an idea through from inception to delivery. [/quote] Peter Harris formed QiQ in 1998 after working Barclays, a UK banking group, for 15 years. While initially providing web development services to small and […]

Alex Caredes – Co-founder of Mailbooks For Good

[quote style=”boxed”]”Anyone can have a great idea. Though bringing them to life is a team sport.”[/quote] Alex Caredes is a Co-founder of Mailbooks For Good, an innovation in book publishing which encourages book donations to charities via specially designed book jackets that turn into pre-addressed envelopes. Alex is also Director of Business Development at Australia’s […]

Torre DeRoche – Writer and Author of Fearful Adventurer

[quote style=”boxed”]You’ll either succeed, or you won’t. There is no reason to freak out. Relax and enjoy the journey.[/quote] Torre DeRoche is the Fearful Adventurer. She blogs on facing fears and taking bold leaps despite her fear of … well … pretty much everything. Her debut book ‘Love with a Chance of Drowning’ was just […]

James Farmer – CEO of Incsub

[quote style=”boxed”]Really simple, you need to feel so passionate about something, work on it and think about it so much that there’s really no other option.[/quote] James Farmer is CEO of Incsub, based in Melbourne, Australia but with staff around the world. Incsub is primarily made up of Edublogs, hosting over 2 million blogs for […]

Dave Slutzkin – Founder and CEO of Flippa.com

[quote style=”boxed”]Say “I don’t know”. Entrepreneurs often feel that they’re required to have vision, and that means that they should always know what to do. That’s just not true. No-one has all the information, but saying “I don’t know” gets you access to the opinions of others, and forces you to craft methods of getting […]

Brent Cahill – Co-Founder and CEO of FlameWave

[quote style=”boxed”]I would have made the leap earlier. There is a great deal of stress and worry in starting your own business, as many of your readers will know. However, it won’t kill you. Much can be done with determination, vision, and a little help from your friends.[/quote] Brent is Co-Founder and CEO of FlameWave, […]

Rhys, Scarlett and Sarah – Founders of Social Rehab

[quote style=”boxed”]Stay humble, you’ll make more connections, get more references and be looked upon more kindly by your peers.[/quote] Hailing from London, Australia and Singapore, these twenty-somethings first met as participants of the BBH Barn (Asia-Pacific) 2012. From there, Rhys, Scarlett and Sarah set out to “do something good, famously” – and that’s how Social […]