Damian Scanlon – MBAs, Leadership and an Interesting Life

Today we are joined by Damian Scanlon, Director of the MBA program at the University of Adelaide, one of the top Australian MBA’s according to the Financial Review’s BOSS Magazine and other rankings. We go on a wonderful journey through Damian’s most eclectic life and discuss his learnings on what makes a strong leader and business, and living interesting life.

Damian shares lessons from his career highlights, including builder’s labourer, tuna fisherman, restaurant manager, graduate economist, CEO, Finance Director, COO and co-owner. Working in sectors as diverse as minerals processing, aquaculture and aviation. And, lessons as to what makes a good job and when to move on.

We discuss corporate culture and successful business, and how it is critical leaders know if they have the aptitude and appetite for growth or maintaining a business.

Damian shares his traveling adventures, including buying a one way ticket to London as a young lad, travelling through Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and nearly dying from Typhoid in India.

Thankfully Damian survived to live and share his story.

You can find Damian via the Uni or LinkedIn.

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