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The Audacity to Fail podcast episode six: Shark Tank’s Steve Baxter on dealing with failure as an investor

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Shark Tank investor Steve Baxter

In The Audacity to Fail series finale, Shark Tank’s Steve Baxter discusses failure from an investor’s point of view.

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“Sometimes you’ve got to shatter some illusions,” Baxter tells StartupSmart.

While it’s all well and good to talk about failure, Baxter says that the serious consequences when a business collapses shouldn’t be ignored.

Baxter says the broader public and government should give failed founders a second chance, but entrepreneurs should never take this for granted.

“You get to some of these journeys and you just want to pat the guys on the back and say, ‘you know, you gave it a good shot’, and you get to others and you really don’t want to look them in the face,” he says.

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The Audacity to Fail podcast episode five: Boost Juice founder Janine Allis on leading a company through its darkest days

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Janine Allis of Boost Juice and Shark Tank

In the fifth episode of The Audacity to Fail, Boost Juice founder and Shark Tank judge Janine Allis reveals what it takes to lead a company through its darkest days.

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Since leaving school at 16 to become one of Australia’s most successful business stories, Allis’ strong leadership has helped grow Boost Juice to where it is today.

To Allis, failure is one of the most crucial learning tools in business.

A leader that cares enough and takes responsibility to grow from each vital lesson will have the power to navigate their team through any challenge, great or small.

“What people look for in life, in war, in business, in everything, is a leader,” she says.

Series finale next Thursday at 6pm.

Music by Bunny Noir and Yesterday’s Cub.

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The Audacity to Fail podcast episode four: Zendesk MD Brett Adam on the failure that gave him nightmares

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Zendesk MD and VP of Engineering (Australia and NZ) Brett Adam

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.

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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.

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The Audacity to Fail podcast episode three: Envato co-founder Cyan Ta’eed on what to do when you make a big mistake

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Envato co-founder Cyan Taeed

In the third episode of The Audacity to Fail, we’re joined by the co-founder of the world’s largest digital marketplace.

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Envato executive director Cyan Ta’eed shares the good, the bad, the ugly and the really ugly in this frank interview about her journey building an award-winning global company.

Ta’eed even reveals one her most recent failures to show entrepreneurs far and wide that no matter how big you get, you still make mistakes.

“Sometimes when you play a big game you lose, those are a lot easier to deal with than the ‘wow, this was all me’,” Ta’eed says.

“Those ones you feel like getting under a blanket for a couple of days and watching a Friend’s marathon.”

New episodes every Thursday at 6pm.

Music by Bunny Noir and Yesterday’s Cub.

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The Audacity to Fail iTunes podcast: Stylerunner CEO Julie Stevanja on shifting the perfectionist mindset to embrace failure

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Stylerunner CEO and co-founder Julie Stevanja

In the second episode of The Audacity to Fail, we’re joined by one of the youngest leading retail entrepreneurs in the world.

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Stylerunner co-founder and CEO Julie Stevanja reveals her startup’s earliest flop and the crucial lesson it gave her in building the world’s first pure play active wear aggregator platform.

Stevanja reveals practical tips on the lean startup approach, using failure as a process of discovery and how she shifted her perfectionist mindset to get things done.

“One of the things I say is fail quickly, and it’s just data,” she says.

New episodes every Thursday at 6pm. 

Music by Bunny Noir and Yesterday’s Cub.

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The Audacity to Fail podcast episode one: Kate Morris on her "constant series of failures" while building Adore Beauty

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Kate Morris CEO and founder of Adore Beauty

In the premiering episode of StartupSmart’s new podcast series, we go back in time with the founder of Australia’s first online beauty platform Kate Morris to reflect on the earliest failures that accelerated her growth as an entrepreneur.

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From her first rookie mistake to other memorable blunders, Morris recalls the moments not often brought up by the award-winning entrepreneur that have made her the business leader she is today.

“It was just a consistent series of failures…that was the way I learned,” Morris says.

New episodes every Thursday at 6pm. 

Music by Bunny Noir and Yesterday’s Cub.

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