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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for William Cook. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about William Cook, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for William Cook. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about William Cook, often where they are interviewed.

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William Cook, Co-founder of Ocean Australia Suncare & Harvest Box, on the importance of persistence.

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William Cook is the Co-founder of Ocean Australia Suncare & Harvest Box. William was born in Australia, raised in Singapore for 5 years, lived in the UK for 3.

William has worked for large and small companies across senior roles in sales and marketing. He finally left Oracle to start his first business. He launched a second business the day his first child was born (he is now 9).

Harvest Box (“better-for-you snacking products”) is now ranged across 4,000 stores including Coles, Costco, Coles Express, WH Smith, Jetstar, Virgin and exported to 7 countries through retailers like Walmart in China and Starbucks in Philippines.

With the success of Harvest Box, and the relationships built, William has now launched Ocean Australia Sunscreen targeting a natural mineral based sunscreen that is better for the skin and is reef safe. Launched in October 2019 the products are stocked in over 800 stores including Priceline and Amcal.

In this episode of the Human Potential Podcast Richard talks with our host, Oliver Freer, about “why you know you will start a business” as well as discussing how data is king. The two also converse about the importance of being cautious of expert advice.

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William believes that you can plan, strategise and search for trends but you can't force an opportunity. Research, and more importantly awareness of where the market is going, will allow you to find a great opportunity in the sea of average opportunities. For Richard it was seeing the growth and change in manufacturing technologies in natural Sunscreen protection.

William is an avid planner – he believes in the importance of planning; knowing that as much as possible has been prepared and therefore being able to accept the failures that will inevitably come.

William talks about a major failure - being dropped from Jetstar onboard menu after two years. However, William learnt to control the frustration, and re-built the relationship and so two years later are back onboard again with a product that is doing extremely well. William believes persistence will be rewarded.

William Cook’s book recommendations

Anything by Richard Branson!

Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way

Screw It, Let's Do It

Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School

Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography

Screw Business as Usual

Feb 05 2020 · 50mins
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How Harvest Box became a healthy snacking company with William Cook - Ep. 31

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In today’s episode I got to hang out with William Cook, the co founder of Harvest Box. Harvest box has been around in Australia for over 10 years which started off as a subscription-based home snacking delivery business after seeing the success of the Graze business model in the UK. After years of adaptation and evolving, Harvest box can now be found in the major retails too. 

If having a healthy snacking range which exports to several other countries wasn’t time consuming enough. William also set up a new business venture, Ocean Australia which we discuss in detail too. 

Nov 06 2019 · 25mins

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William Cook

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This week, William Cook discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.

1. The plays of Joe Orton www.nybooks.com/articles/1987/09/24/changeling/

2. The stories of Charles Bukowski www.newyorker.com/magazine/2005/03/14/s...
Mar 24 2019 · 29mins
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Episode 8: William Cook: Contemporary Short Story & Fiction

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Episode 8: William Cook: Contemporary Short Story & Fiction 

 In This Episode, You’ll Hear:

 (Podcast run time 40 minutes)

  • 1:06 - Introduction to William Cook: Contemporary Short Story & Fiction Author
  • 2:28 - Vikki & William discuss what readers should know about him
  • 3:43 - William shares his titles
  • 7:08- William talked about his wife’s paintings
  • 8:21 - Vikki & William discuss his publishing journey
  • 11:30 -William and Vikki talk about marketing for authors
  • 12:20 - William shares with Vikki his author support groups and associations
  • 14:31 - William shares his inspiration
  • 16:07 - Vikki & William discuss the creative “voices” authors experience
  • 18:47 - William and Vikki talk about the concept of “plotters vs. panster”
  • 20:42 - William shares his future works
  • 23:00 - William reads from his short story, Looking at the Sun

Connect with William Cook:

 Website: www.authorwilliamcook.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/writerwilliamjcook

Amazon Author’s Page:amazon.com/author/cookwilliam

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

 Willamette Writers: https://willamettewriters.org

Northwest Independent Writers Association: https://www.niwawriters.com

Podcast Music Credits:

 Artist: Kevin MacLead

Title: Backbay Lounge

Album: Teh Jazzes, 2017

Website: https://incompetech.com/music/

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May 14 2018 · 41mins

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AWP-39-Escape via the Vatican: the amazing WWII story of CQMS William Cook

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It’s the ANZAC Day long weekend. And it's also family history time!!

Find out how my grandfather Company Quartermaster Sergeant Major William Cook was captured in North Africa in November 1942, was made prisoner of war, and escaped via the Vatican. An amazing story and one I did not believe until my family was recently able to retrieve official War Office documents!! I’ll post these documents on the AWP Facebook page.

I know it isn't strictly Australian history, but it is a great story.

Apr 23 2016 · 20mins
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William Cook - Inspired by Math #2

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I interview William Cook, math professor and author of "In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman Problem: Mathematics at the Limits of Computation" about his new book, and about how he got sucked into tackling a famous unsolved problem. We discuss why the problem is so intriguing, how young people can explore it, interesting applications, connections to other famous problems, the iPhone app that solves large instances, why the military cares about the problem, and more.
Feb 17 2012 · 34mins