Future of Australia podcastApril 20, 2022
This made Mane Consulting, on the Financial Review list of 100 fastest growing new companies in Australia, one of the FASTEST GROWING new businesses in Australia.
- Not knowing what he wanted to do growing up, bouncing between different ideas and jobs, constantly moving to bigger cities and opportunities
- Coming to Australia for the 2010 Ashes, booking tickets with a return flight before visiting, applying for roles, landing a job in Australia, and never needing the return ticket
- Enjoying being in a smaller business, rather than being in large company, losing the personal side of it, not liking daily activity KPI metrics
- Leaving the UK austerity measures, seeing a scarcity mindset, trying to save their way out of the great recession, versus spending their way out like in Australia
- Running lean as a private equity business, being taken over again, not liking the work environment, deciding that it was time to leave
- “The autonomy was what we wanted” and deciding they could do it better
- Setting up Mane Consulting with the idea of putting the customer first and front.
- “Every idea is good on paper” and why there is a whole industry of ideas that only sound good on paper
- Bringing on 15 new clients last year due to word of mouth, and knowing that “you only get one reputation”
- Becoming a 100% work from home business, and decided to not renew their office lease
- “It’s all about choice” for work-from-office versus work-from-home, and why it is hard to hire for clients who have a prescriptive model for how they want their staff to work
- The tangibles and intangibles that you learn in the office, especially when you are young and new to the work world
- Losing the international market and international students, which especially impacted the finance and IT sector
- “Give yourself a break” when you are young, enjoy it, and don’t have a lot of pressure