Raymond Spencer - WWO Podcast Episode 28
ACT, FAIL, ADAPT AND EVOLVE.
Raymond Spencer is a beacon of knowledge and wisdom for Australian entrepreneurs. Having begun his career in the non-for-profit- sector his entry into the business world came with a mountain of life experience behind him. And it showed.
Raymond is currently, Chairperson of the South Australian Economic Development Board and South Australian Heath and Medical Research Institute; Chairperson, CEO, Executive and/or founder of numerous public companies; and owner/founder of many private companies from wineries to tech start-ups to venture capitalists.
Raymond’s essay question was:
“A worldwide entrepreneur, you left South Australia when you were 18 years of age not to return for some 35 years. What’s your view of South Australia’s potential on a global scale? And what life lessons learnt in the world of business are a must to be implemented by our public leaders in pursuit of developing the potential of the state you so love?”
Raymond joined me in conversations ranging from 'lessons in vulnerability' learned in Indian villages through to the 'necessity of failing' for a successful business.
This was a information filled episode.
Enjoy the Show.
00.00 : 02.32 – Introductions and Adverts
02.33 : 03.35 - WWO INtro
03.36 : 04.48 - Welcome and Banter
04.49 : 11.56 - Planning, Visions & Decisions
11.57 : 13.08 - Control the Contradictions
13.09 : 18.12 - The Short Vision epidemic
18.13 : 21.40 - Evolve, Adapt and Investing Talent & Time
21.41 : 27.55 - Transfer Your Core Competencies
27.56 : 32.53 - Raw Lessons in Vulnerability
32.54 : 36.16 - Lead and Encourage Failure
36.17 : 41.25 - Happiness from the Fundamentals of Life
41.26 : 45.46 - Enjoy what you do in Life
45.47 : 50.15 - Acknowledge and Celebrate
50.16 : 59.35 - Your Evolution is in Your DNA
59.36 : 1.06.05 - Owning a Winery, from technology to vineyards
1.06.06 : 1.15.35 - Inspired by our Opportunity with Ageing
1.15.36 : 1.16.12 - School Morning Mantra
1.16.13 : 1.19.30 - Humble Beginnings
1.19.31 : 1.21.25 - Oz' Take Aways
1.21.26 : 1.22.35 - Raymond's Ambition
1.22.36 : 1.24.31 - Thank you and Wrap Up