Mark Bouris. Source: supplied

Mark Bouris

‘I changed the locks’: Mark Bouris led a coup and won a business. Now, he has regrets

Mark Bouris
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Below is an extract from Mark Bouris’ latest book, Rise: How YOU can succeed in business, in your career, and in life, which covers the lessons he’s learnt from growing up in Punchbowl, Western Sydney, and founding one of the most disruptive financial services companies in Australia.

This chapter covers a period in which Bouris, aged 25, decided to forcibly take over the accounting firm he was hired by, telling the clients they were now with him, changing the office locks, and forcing the senior partners to negotiate.

In his words, “Anyone can better themselves, better their life, better their situation. You’ve got to think big. People have lost faith in the system, it’s time to rise”.

The law firm got me to do a lot of research for them at the accounting firm I was at. 

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