Adam is a serial innovator with a twenty year global history of starting fast growth businesses in sport, information and media. Outspoken and opinionated with a revolutionary bent, Adam has a Masters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and has studied at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University.
Adam’s start up footprint spans from; IMS Sports, LifeLounge.com, Learning from Legends and most recently the global Mummu group of Companies (Mummu Sport, Mummu Cycling and Mummu Talent) which were 2013 finalists in the Anthill Cool Company Awards (global category), #40 BRW Fast Starter 2015 and Top 10 in Smart Company’s Smart50 Awards 2015.
With deep expertise in fast growth business development, Adam was the CEO of BRW’s 2010 Fastest Growing Private Company (under $100M), Sportsnet Corporation.
Adam is the Non Executive Chairman of public company eSports Mogul Asia Pacific (ASX:ESH) and is a sought after speaker having spoken at numerous Universities and Conferences around the world including the 2017 Codex World’s Top 50 Innovators Conference, 2017 World Economic Forum and Stanford University. Adam has appeared in HuffPost, The Guardian, Fast Company, Australian Financial Review, Financial Times, India Today, Hollywood Reporter, Sky News, Los Angeles Times and numerous other publications, radio programs and podcasts.
Adam is the Founder, Chief Steward & Council Member of global democracy movement MiVote which was a finalist in the 2016 Singularity University Grand Global Challenge Awards, is a member of the UN Blockchain for Social Impact group and featured in the book Democracy Squared (available on Amazon).
In 2001 I was a Young Australian of the Year Victorian Finalist (Career Achievement Category).
Despite his career milestones, Adam’s most important job is that of partner to Mel and father to four wonderful angels; Kennedy, Percie, Avery and Jasper. Adam lives in Melbourne, Australia but travel extensively. The world is his innovation lab.
The vacuum of change
The greatest leaders he has met are those people who have had a varied experience and find themselves out of their comfort zone
What does it mean to be a citizen
How can I be a part of the solution
More than 50% of the senior team at MiVote are women. We discuss what it is like to have a team full of very diverse people.
“We are engaged in a community where the how we do things and the what we do and the why we do it are just as important as how the individuals within the organisation are accepting and dealing with those things”
Mivote a Not-for-profit social movement that uses technology
“When you have racial and gender diversity you find that you are not competing with one another, you are working with one another.”
The importance of self care when you are in a leadership position
How Adam manages self care. We discuss three areas.
How Adam navigated his dark night after a marriage breakup
What does success mean
3 types of power. Positional, delegated and earned
We discuss Rupert Murdoch and democracy in context to the power conversation
“The power of the integrity of your idea” and how to maintain that
“Social terrorism” in context to asset ownership