COLLABORATION. FREEDOM. RESULTS.
This week the Words With Oz Podcast welcomes one of Australia's most successful entrepreneurs James Spenceley.
James is a venture capitalist, philanthropist, innovator and was the founder of telecommunication giant Vocus. His forward thinking and ambitious approach led Vocus to growing a market cap of over $5 billion in the first 10 years.
James' specific question was:
"Is the art of performance in business more reliant on making aggressively laid plans or pursuing them?"
We spoke about the necessity to aim for the impossible and the attraction that provides for the best talent. James gives great insight into being vulnerable, listening and collaborating; as well as urges our youth to learn how to learn.
Plenty to be learned from this forward thinking mind.
Enjoy the show.
Li: James Spenceley
00.00 : 03.34 - Introduction and Adverts
03.35 : 04.30 -WWO Intro
04.31 : 07.55 - Introducing James, location and lessons in foundation.
07.56 : 14.06 - An environment of growth
14.07 : 21.13 - Re-Think how it's done.
21.14 : 24.17 - Results based not Control based
24.18 : 26.43 - be at the coal face
26.44 : 32.17 - willing to look like a moron
32.18 : 34.30 - passionate hires
34.31 : 37.26 - straight talk
37.27 : 41.22 - there's growth in fixing the errors
41.23 : 48.45 - always wanting more
48.46 : 50.37 - admit when I'm wrong
50.38 : 52.02 - My Biggest Challenges
52.03 : 56.58 - the inspiring social conscience
56.59 : 58.58 - School Morning Mantra
58.59 : 1.02.03 - Learning to Learn
1.02.04 : 1.03.23 - The Best Decision
1.03.24 : 1.05.19 - Oz' Take Aways
1.05.20 : 1.06.21 - Thank You and Wrap Up.