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Gus Balbontin

6 Podcast Episodes

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Gus Balbontin on fighting momentum and setting up your own success metric

Give First

In this episode, Gus Balbontin speaks with host David Cohen about the dangers of building momentum, and how it’s important for entrepreneurs to “look sideways” to meet new challenges. He tells stories about his own journey, from a small town in Patagonia, South America, battling FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), to a dream job at Lonely Planet and a career of supporting and inspiring founders within the Melbourne startup ecosystem and around the world.Gus explains why it’s important to create your own “success metric” and not get caught in the trap of crazy momentum, so that you can quickly reinvent yourself and innovate to adapt to future realities.He’s about to launch the Unrealistic Foundation, dedicated to investing in companies looking to disrupt the education model.Follow Gus on Twitter: @gusbalbontinFollow David Cohen on Twitter: @davidcohen See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28mins

11 Sep 2020

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Gus Balbontin

The Fresh Files

Gus Balbontin ]is a super thought provoking personality. Gus is now an Angel investor and international speaker having given talks to companies such as Facebook, Google and many other globally renowned businesses. We discuss Gus’ fascinating upbringing in Patagonia, working his way through one of the biggest travel companies in the world and where he see’s innovation heading moving forward!

44mins

28 Aug 2020

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Coffee Pod #64: Living innovation throughout the core of your business, yourself and your problem-solving with former Lonely Planet Executive Director and CTO Gus Balbontin

Coffee Pods with Holly Ransom

Growing up in the wilds of Patagonia, Gus has always resisted being tamed by the world around him. Gus Balbontin is a true driver of better questions, and holds a healthy disrespect for authority. He has honoured this mindset through landing his dream job as Executive Director and CTO of Lonely Planet. These days Gus is dedicated to giving leaders a fresh perspective on problem solving - resisting the inclination to go broad and instead defining challenges as narrowly as possible. Gus is on the board of Startup Victoria and is Director of Above All Human. He currently runs Creative Studio and Innovation agency Roshambo, is the co-founder and partner at Atessa and is the Entrepreneur in Residence and Executive Director of VU Innovations at Victoria University. In this episode of Coffee Pods, Gus shares lessons on counter-intuitive leadership, innovation driven by common sense and the importance of knowing that your own truth is incomplete. These valuable learnings can be applied to all business contexts and especially to individuals striving to keep up with the relentless pace of technology.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

37mins

22 Jul 2019

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Coffee Pod #64: Living innovation throughout the core of your business, yourself and your problem-solving with former Lonely Planet Executive Director and CTO Gus Balbontin

Coffee Pods with Holly Ransom

Growing up in the wilds of Patagonia, Gus has always resisted being tamed by the world around him. Gus Balbontin is a true driver of better questions, and holds a healthy disrespect for authority. He has honoured this mindset through landing his dream job as Executive Director and CTO of Lonely Planet. These days Gus is dedicated to giving leaders a fresh perspective on problem solving - resisting the inclination to go broad and instead defining challenges as narrowly as possible. Gus is on the board of Startup Victoria and is Director of Above All Human. He currently runs Creative Studio and Innovation agency Roshambo, is the co-founder and partner at Atessa and is the Entrepreneur in Residence and Executive Director of VU Innovations at Victoria University. In this episode of Coffee Pods, Gus shares lessons on counter-intuitive leadership, innovation driven by common sense and the importance of knowing that your own truth is incomplete. These valuable learnings can be applied to all business contexts and especially to individuals striving to keep up with the relentless pace of technology.

37mins

22 Jul 2019

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Inside the Tennis Lab with Gus Balbontin - how you'll pick your next racquet

Sports Geek - A look into the world of Sports Marketing, Sports Business and Digital Marketing

Sean Callanan chats with Gus Balbontin in the Tennis Lab Racquet Room to find out how they are applying high performance analysis extending Hawk-eye technology to help elite tennis players match their racquet to their game. Full show notes - https://sportsgeekhq.com/podcast/gus-balbontin-tennis-lab/

35mins

29 Jan 2019

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Create & Destroy : with Jordan Gian

In this episode of Create and Destroy, Jordan talks shop with Gus Balbontin about all things life, business, exercise and tennis.GUS IS THE FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CTO OF LONELY PLANET. HE LEAD ONE OF THE MOST LOVED AND RECOGNISABLE BRANDS IN THE WORLD THROUGH SIGNIFICANT BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION.He is involved in the startup scene as a founder, investor and advisor. He currently runs a small boutique Design and Innovation agency called Roshambo and is the Entrepreneur in Residence at Victoria University which keeps him close to large public corporate challenges as well as small business puzzles.

1hr 7mins

29 Jan 2019