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7: Inspiring Leader Chris Rolls – Managing Director, PieLab Venture Partners

By Shaun McCambridge & The Podcast Boss

    This podcast features Chris Rolls (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-rolls-417b3417/) , a serial entrepreneur and Managing Director, PieLab (https://www.pielab.com.au/) Venture Partners. You don’t have to look far into Chris’s career to see that he is a man of integrity, hard work and success. From creating an apparel brand in his 20’s, to buying, building and then selling one of Queensland’s most successful Real Estate ventures, he has had many successes including starting up a venture capital fund. His business career started when he was at school. He solved a simple problem by starting up and operating the school’s only canteen by purchasing soft-drinks & lollies and selling them at a mark up. Chris then went onto hold a plethora of jobs as a young kid; car washing, running a canteen, multiple paper runs, and horse racing sweeps, honing his start-up skills for major accomplishments later in life. Listening to this podcast, you will find it easy to see that Chris has always been entrepreneurial however it wasn’t always an easy win. Everything comes with challenges and Chris reveals all in this most informative of chats. If you are an entrepreneur, or aspire to be – this podcast is not to be missed!   Shaun McCambridge – Inspirational Leaders Podcast Shaun McCambridge is the Managing Director of Stellar Recruitment (http://www.stellarrecruitment.com) , a devoted husband and father to four spritely children. Shaun created the Inspirational Leaders series to inspire emerging leaders and to shine a light on what it takes to be an inspirational leader.   Recommended from this episode: Chris Rolls LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-rolls-417b3417/) PieLab (https://www.pielab.com.au/) SCODY (http://www.scody.com.au/) Harcourts (http://harcourts.com.au/) Property Management  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Property_management) Rental Express (https://www.littlerealestate.com.au/) Australian Army  (https://www.army.gov.au/) Watching people grow (http://www.dummies.com/business/human-resources/employee-engagement/tips-for-successful-employee-coaching-and-mentoring/) School canteen (http://health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/canteen-mgr-tr1~role-school-canteen) Automating process (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_process_automation) Manufacturing Clothing (http://ethicalclothingaustralia.org.au/manufacturers/) Triathlon club (http://www.triathlon.org.au/Participation/Triathlon_Clubs.htm) Studying MBA (http://www.mastersportal.eu/articles/340/7-very-good-reasons-to-do-an-MBA.html) Melbourne University (http://www.unimelb.edu.au/) Mike Green, Managing Director, Harcourts (http://harcourts.com.au/People/17230/Mike-Green) Jack Welsh (http://www.businessinsider.com/former-ge-ceo-jack-welch-says-leaders-have-5-basic-traits-and-only-2-can-be-taught-2016-5?IR=T) Venture Capital (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venture_capital) Disruptive Industries  (https://www.inc.com/kevin-j-ryan/industries-ripe-for-disruption-in-2017.html) Are we educating children for the future  (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-04/children-need-digital-literacy-education-to-future-proof-them/7561188) Technology disruption (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disruptive_innovation) Focusing on one thing and do it well (https://nodaysoffmag.com/the-secret-to-success-do-one-thing-and-do-it-well/) The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni (https://www.amazon.com/Advantage-Organizational-Health-Everything-Business/dp/1491510803) Morning Huddle (http://blog.sandglaz.com/how-to-run-a-morning-huddle-with-your-team/) Success is about happiness  (https://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/why-success-is-happiness/) Love to travel (http://www.worldofwanderlust.com/20-best-jobs-people-love-travel/) Work-life-balance is hard but over time is achievable  (https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/articles/successful-entrepreneurs-secrets-to-mastering-work-life-balance/) Positive mindset (http://www.success.com/article/7-practical-tips-to-achieve-a-positive-mindset) Also available on: iTunes Store YouTube

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