Our next guest is Tony Nash, CEO of the 100% Australian owned company Booktopia. Tony went into business with a budget of just $10 per day. After their first year in business, Booktopia was selling more than $100,000 worth of stock per month, and now, more than 14-years later, employs 200+ people, sells a book every 6.1 seconds & in the last financial year achieved an annual revenue in excess of $110 million.
On this episode of The Campus Experience, Tony & I will be talking about how his role as a leader has developed from bootstrapping entrepreneur to building a company that placed on the Australian Financial Review’s Fast 100 list 8 years in a row (the first & only company in Australian history to do so).
Enjoy this conversion with the incredibly wise, Tony Nash!
“I wanted to see the world before I started working.”
“If you can ask good questions, then the quality of your life is impacted.”
“If you want to slow down, just look to your left or your right & see where your competitors are. But if you want to go as fast as you can just look straight down your lane at a point at the very end & focus on that.”
“My style is empowering people, giving them the space to go after the goals they’ve set themselves.”
“Things come out of left field. You’ve got to expect the unexpected.”
“I had 200 LinkedIn messages [after the Success Resources talk] & I got back to everyone.”
“We all have our light[sic] & our dark.”
“I’ve done, probably, 500 days of professional development workshops [over 15-years].”
“I was going on the downer [of the roller-coaster] with the handbrake full on. I eventually got there very slowly, but I had no momentum to go up the other side!”
Tony’s Top Book Recommendations:
Richard Bach’s book: Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Kahlil Gibran’s book: The Prophet
Kenneth Blanchard’s book(s): The One Minute Manager Series
Paulo Coelho’s book: The Alchemist
Brené Brown’s book: Braving The Wilderness
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