What brought you/brings you to Amsterdam?
An old mentor once told me “change is as good as a
holiday” and that really stuck with me. I loved my job in Australia, but I had to shake it up….and where
else you you rather add some spice to life than right here in sunny Amsterdam?
How long have you stayed at Zoku, and what were your thoughts?
I bounced around SOOOO MANY
hotels, Airbnb’s, couches, etc. etc. to try and find the right Apartment here in Amsty. At the time of writing
this I have been in Amsterdam ~5 months with a good chunk of that living the Zoku life. I have already
recommended it to a stack of mates and colleagues and they are all blown away with what they discover.
What’s a life-changing song, film, event or book you’d like to recommend to others?
Ok don’t judge
me here...but the album “Justin Bieber - Purpose
” (ideally the acoustic version). It’s actually been
somewhat of a spiritual guide for me the past few years, and it’s helped me find my passion and purpose
in life more than I could have ever dreamt!
For the book lovers out there, “How to win friends and
”. It’s an oldie but a goodie - even if you hate reading just do yourself a favor and read
this one back to front. You might not know it at the time but it will stick with you.
As for movies...damn
that’s a hard choice, but one movie that has always stuck in mind is “Blow
” (watch the trailer
). It’s a Johnny Depp classic
and one of the most underrated movies of all time IMO. Also what made me think I could become a Pirate
from Penzance one day (grrr).
What advice would you give to your 20 year old self?
Just be yourself kid. And if they don’t like it f*ck
What’s your current/newly discovered go-to product, service or app you would recommend to
others and why?
Ok working at Uber I am massively biased here - but JUMP
!!!! It’s now integrated into
the same Uber app you know and love in a stack of cities and it’s bloody beautiful. Although anything that
gets me a scooter on the spot is pretty good in my books - if you ever rode a bike or a scooter as a kid,
this one's for you.
Which book/product have you gifted the most, and why?
Nothing beats a handwritten note. The
people who keep them safe are the people whom you should keep safe.
If you could pick one project to work on for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
all animals. If there is a sick animal, I will try and save it. It’s not easy to “monetise” ideas like this quickly ,
however, I think it’s something Venture Capitalists (or anyone with a few spare $/€/time) should rally behind. Even
though it’s the “Animal Kingdom” I think it could use a little more human kindness.