Ep 33: Elaine Stead – Tall poppies and mediocrity

Today we are joined by Elaine Stead from Blue Sky Alternative Investments.  I sat down with Elaine on a day, week, month, year that was pretty challenging personally and professionally.

Elaine and I discuss all things success and failure, and how Australia’s tall poppy syndrome just breeds mediocrity.

We go way back to Elaine’s childhood as a young girl who loved homework, learning and ever eager to please. We talk about Elaine’s academic pursuit of science, then pivoting into the world of venture capital, start up advisory and multiple board directorships.

Elaine and I discuss all things success and failure, and how Australia’s tall poppy syndrome just breeds mediocrity. I sat down with Elaine on a day, week, month, year that was pretty challenging personally and professionally.

On the day of this interview, Elaine was in the media (More >), and she felt horrible about letting investors and others down. Life can be very hard sometimes, when no matter how hard you try things go bad.

You can find Elaine via Twitter or LinkedIn

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Real People is a podcast hosted by Jason Dunstone, the founder and managing director of Square Holes, 25 years conducting research and interviews with average and not so average people, as well as interviews with key leaders such as innovators, politicians, scientists and experts. He has have been lucky to meet such wonderful and intelligent people, and have such fascinating discussions, but these are often largely deciphered down to research findings, insightful quotes, statistics et cetera for reports. Real People opens up such conversations for people like you

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