In the fourth episode of The Audacity to Fail, an executive from one of the world’s hottest software companies looks back at his journey through the startup world, and the important lessons he learnt in executing on his vision and seizing opportunities.
Brett Adam now heads Zendesk Australia and New Zealand as managing director and vice president of engineering.
He is also an innovation expert for the Victorian government.
But before all this, Adam was a coder with a knack for entrepreneurship and the audacity to try.
In this episode, Adam reflects on some of his first startups, moving to Silicon Valley and the painful mistake that gave him nightmares.
“We pretty much blew it,” he says.
New episodes every Thursday at 6pm.
Music by Bunny Noir and Yesterday’s Cub.
You can help us (and help yourself)
Small and medium businesses and startups have never needed credible, independent journalism and information more than now.
That’s our job at SmartCompany: to keep you informed with the news, interviews and analysis you need to manage your way through this unprecedented crisis.
Now, there’s a way you can help us keep doing this: by becoming a SmartCompany supporter.
Even a small contribution will help us to keep doing the journalism that keeps Australia’s entrepreneurs informed.