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Jane Lu

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Better Make it Quick: Jane Lu

Osher Günsberg: Better Than Yesterday

Jane Lu is the founder and CEO of the online shopping juggernaut Showpo. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


11 Oct 2022

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Jane Lu

Frontline IB: Conversations With International Business Scholars

Jane Lu is Chair Professor and Head of Department of Management, City University of Hong Kong. She received her MBA from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and Ph.D. from the Ivey School of Business, Western University. She started her academic career at National University of Singapore where she was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. She served as James Riady Chair Professor in Asian Business and Economics and Director of the Centre for Asian Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne (2013-2017), and Parkland Chair Professor of Strategy and Director of the Centre for Emerging Market Studies at CEIBS (2017-2019), prior to joining CityU. Jane’s research centers on the intersection between organization theory and strategy with a focus on international strategy and non-market strategy. Her earlier research investigates broad level issues that underlie the international strategy of a firm, as well as specific strategic questions, such as how to make a successful foreign entry into a country, or how to manage successfully in a foreign country.    Her recent research continues this line of research but with a focus on emerging market firms and their non-market strategies. Her work has appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management and Journal of International Business Studies, and other leading journals. She served as Editor-in-Chief of Asia Pacific Journal of Management (2016-2018). She is currently a Senior Editor of Journal of World Business and a Consulting Editor of Journal of International Business Studies. Jane has been involved with the IB scholarly community for many years. She served on Doctoral and Junior Faculty Consortia at AIB and AOM conferences for years, AIB’s Haynes Prize Award committee for three years and chaired it in the fourth year. She also served as track chair in AIB conferences (2013 and 2021). Visit https://www.aib.world/frontline-ib/jane-lu/ for the original video interview.


7 Apr 2022

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#100 Jane Lu - Building a Fashion Empire

Catching Up With CUB

Daniel catches up with Jane Lu, Founder and CEO of Showpo. Starting out of her parents' garage in 2010, Jane grew Showpo to become one of Australia's most successful online fashion retailers. Daniel and Jane reflect on her incredible journey, discover the most valuable lessons learned & discuss how to elevate your brand and customer loyalty.

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12 Feb 2022

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Episode 2. Jane Lu

How I Made It

Jane Lu, 35, started fashion retailer Showpo in 2010 after scoring her dream job at a big consulting firm and realising she would "never be a good accountant". Showpo now sells 6000 styles, employs over 100 people and Jane - who has been on the Financial Review's Young Rich list since 2017 - is worth around $50 million. Lu talks about starting school in Australia without speaking any English; how failing in business can be the "best education"; and why you can achieve a lot more in life if you believe you're just "not that special". How I Made It website here. Background reading: Quitting EY made this ex-accountant a $50m fortune; Jane Lu's 7 tips for success. For more stories about success, subscribe to The Australian Financial Review here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


16 Oct 2021

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How To Be The Lazy CEO with Jane Lu

How To Life

Jane Lu refers to herself as 'The Lazy CEO'. She started the beloved online fashion store 'Showpo' from her parents garage in 2010 and has grown it into a multi-million dollar business. She sat down with Jenna, Claudia & Nikolina to discuss her slow & steady strategy in business and always making sure is looks before she leaps. Oh, and she has a killer wardrobe - which is 100% Showpo, 100% of the time.  CREDITS Hosts: Jenna D'Apice, Claudia Coy, Nikolina Koevska Guest: Jane Lu Follow the podcast on Instagram! You'll find BTS stuff from records, funny shit, and dumb stuff we love -> just search @howtolifepoddySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


5 Jul 2021

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Building an Empire with Showpo Founder Jane Lu

Happy Hour with Lucy & Nikki

Hey Punters, today's episode is all about building an empire with the Lazy CEO Jane Lu! Jane shares her story from working in a job she hated to building one of Australia's most successful online stores Showpo.Breakdown of the episode Wildest story Jane's background, from the very beginning  How things started kicking off for Showpo The impact social media had on Showpo's growth When did Jane realise Showpo was going to be successful  Lying to her parents about starting Showpo Tips for starting a business in the early days  Biggest moments for Showpo Showpo name change from Showpony  Where does her IG handle come from @thelazyceo  Having her intellectual property stolen Impact that COVID had on Showpo  Jane's personal brand  What's next  This episode was brought to you by M.A.C cosmetics and their Studio Radiance Face and Body foundation. Just head to www.maccosmetics.com.au purchase any M.A.C Cosmetics foundation and you will receive a free limited-edition foundation brush. Offer available from 31st May until 13th JuneIf you would like to show your support for Happy Hour please 'subscribe' on Apple Podcasts and 'follow' on Spotify and we would j'adore it if you would rate and review x CREDITS: Hosts: Lucy Jackson @Lucykatejackson & Nikki Westcott @nikkiwestcottt @wethe_wildones Guests:  Jane Lu @thelazyceo This podcast is part of The Spin Studio network @thespinstudionetwork Executive Producer: Courtney Mangan @courtneymangan Technical Producer: Aaron Butler @aaronbutler_  For advertising opportunities please email tamara.burns@thespinstudio.com.au To shop Jagger & Stone visit http://www.jaggerandstone.com


6 Jun 2021

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[ENCORE] ‘Showpo’…The story of the global fashion empire with Jane Lu

Herpreneur Show

Jane Lu, founder of Showpo, shares her hilarious, raw and real journey of her startup to the growth phase of her online retail brand. You cannot deny the willpower to succeed in her story. With a record-breaking business turnover in 2019 of $85Million ...thats $75mil more since we first interviewed her in 2017 (wow growth on steroids!)Stay in contact with Annette here:Instagram – @annette_lackovic Facebook – @annettelackovicofficial Listen on my website - https://bit.ly/3tTGR5j


23 Mar 2021

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#52: Jane Lu – Failure and Success, Taking Risks and Never Giving Up with ‘The Lazy CEO’ – Your Dream Life Podcast

Your Dream Life with Kristina Karlsson

Join Kristina as she chats with the wonderful Jane Lu, or the ‘Lazy CEO’ as she’s also known. After being inspired to quit her corporate job, or ‘cubicle life’ as she calls it, Jane started the online global fashion empire, Showpo, from her parent’s garage. And what started off as a laptop and two shelves … Continue reading "#52: Jane Lu – Failure and Success, Taking Risks and Never Giving Up with ‘The Lazy CEO’ – Your Dream Life Podcast"


26 Nov 2020

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Showpo’s Jane Lu on building a $30M fashion empire whilst having the time of her life | #5

Idea Exchange American Express

In this episode, how a high-achieving accounting graduate resigned from her high-flying career at Ernst & Young during the Global Financial Crisis, much to her parent’s disgust, with the dream of becoming one of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs. Well, that dream eventually came true, but not without getting in to some serious personal debt and a failed business along the way. In 2010, Jane Lu founded the online fashion label Showpo from her parents’ garage, having previously worked in accounting and corporate finance. What started off with a laptop and two shelves of clothing, is now an online global fashion empire, shipping to over 100 countries. Through her highly disruptive approach to online retailing, and capitalising on the use of social media, Showpo now boasts a cult social following of over 3.3 million engaged followers, a team of over 150 millennials across their central-Sydney HQ and distribution centre, and an annual turnover this year that will hit $30 million. I caught up with Jane in an upstairs wardrobe of her Sydney office. Sitting on a couple of hard old stools, it was hot, we were surrounded by clothes (as you’d expect), and there was an Instagram photo shoot happening next door showcasing the upcoming week’s new range of Showpo originals. But none of that stopped this quick-talking, fast-thinking fashion entrepreneur from verygenerously sharing some powerful business insights. “One of the most difficult things (in business) is when you grow really fast and you have people that don’t grow with you. Letting people go is hard ..but keeping the wrong people can lead you in the wrong direction … then you’re left with a huge mess to clean up. ” - Jane Lu, ShowpoSupport the show: https://www.americanexpress.com/au/credit-cards/membership-benefits/idea-exchange/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


4 Feb 2020

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Showpo Founder-Jane Lu

Pointless Podcast

Hello and welcome to Pointless, the Podcast where we talk about Pointless things that are actually pretty practical. Before I dive into todays intro I wanted to let you know that Pointless and Showpo are giving you the chance to win a $100 Showpo voucher! All you need to do to be in the running to win leave a 5 star review on iTunes, take a screen shot of your review and share it to your Instagram story and tag @pointless.podcast and you could be a lucky winner! Today, I’m excited because I’m interview none other than party animal and the power house herself Jane Lu.Jane Founded Showpo in 2010 from her parents garage after resigning from her 9-5 rat race job as an accountant. Now, Jane is running the Global fashion empire with her team of over 150 employees whilst doing over 100 million dollars in revenue annually. What started off as a laptop and two shelves of clothing, is now an online global fashion empire, shipping to over 80 countries.Be sure to follow Pointless on Instagram @pointless.podcast


27 Jan 2020