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

September 11th, 2020

David Cohen speaks with investor, founder, mentor and alternative futurist Gus Balbontin, who inspires entrepreneurs to be agile, innovative and define their own success. He supports the Melbourne startup community and presents around the world.

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: @gusbalbontin

Follow David Cohen on Twitter: @davidcohen

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