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Summary

Today I’m talking with Brad Smith. Brad is an entrepreneur and former young Australian of the year for Tasmania who founded a motorcycle company Braaap in 2005 at the ripe old age of 18. Entrepreneurship is sometimes popularised as a quicker way to reach FIRE with the added benefit of doing something that you love. But it doesn’t always work out this way.

Some of the topics we cover in today’s episode are:

  • Brad’s background and family upbringing (00:05:53)
  • What made Brad start a company so young? (00:15:11)
  • Finding a manufacturing factory in China (00:25:28)
  • The importance of separating personal finances from the companies (00:30:55)
  • Dealing with adversity (00:34:20)
  • Marketing vs engineering (00:39:09)
  • Electric motorcycles (00:43:36)

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