Firstly this book wouldn’t have been possible without my family, Sam, Phoebe, Harrison and Imogen, who have been there through all the ups and downs. Words cannot express how much your support has meant to me.
To my mum, Sandra, who sacrificed a lot and pushed me hard so I could do what I am able to do today. I love you.
A big thank you to the team at Wiley: Lucy Raymond, who believed in this book; Chris Shorten, who made it happen; and most importantly, Jem Bates, my editor.
I have had a lot of help along the way from awesome thought leaders: Kath Walters, without whom this book would never have happened; Matt Church, who has been a constant mentor and inspiration; Janine Garner, Dan Gregory, Yamini Naidu, Angela Lockwood and Jack Delosa. Thank you for your sound advice and encouragement.
To the legal eagles, who have saved my arse on many an occasion: Fiona Shand, Tim Flahvin and Peter Hodges, thanks for your patience, support and amazing work, and for giving me the airspace to get this done.
My co-founder at The Founder Lab, Con Georgiou, has been a huge influence on this book. His passion for founders is a constant inspiration. Thanks, bud.
I want to make special mention of the investors who have supported me through the tough times: Josh Best, Adam Powick, James Spenceley and Grant Schaffer.
To the misfits: Dan Adair (for kicking my arse); the Chairman (who taught me you can’t eat shares); Jessica Glenn (who gives me my dose of geek); Mia Vassallo (analyst ...