From his early years as an all-star athlete, to serving in The White House, to leading the rebuild of hurricane-wreaked New Orleans, to Sydney Australia and everywhere in between, Professor Ed Blakely has travelled a life path that’s seen him become a true global influencer in urban planning.
In this Episode of Developmental, Joe delves into Professor Ed Blakely’s story to understand the impact of life lessons from his 107-year-old great grandfather, how sport and excelling became his bedrock, and how his own determination to continually improve has created a treasury of experiences he might never have imagined.
What does public speaking have in common with the world of property? Everything. In this episode of Developmental, Joe takes a deep dive with Shane Geha, head of EG Property Advisory in a discussion that swings from a lifechanging childhood experience to excelling in the dog-eat-dog world of debating to teaching in some of the world’s top universities to high-stakes deal-making in boardrooms around the world. Hear about how finding the confidence to back yourself and present your message clearly is the difference between make or break.
Is all change bad? In this episode of Developmental, Joe sits down with Chris Johnson, former State Government architect, OAM and outgoing CEO of the Urban Taskforce, to ponder the role of the developer, the future of Sydney and community resistance to change. ‘What if we took a more human approach?’.
Much is said about the pursuit of happiness but is being happy really the holy grail we think it is? Perhaps we should focus more on being ok with not being ok. Not following the norm. Not accepting all the ‘rules’ society says you should accept and simply letting life happen to you. What can happen when you turn all that on its head? Joe Abboud explores these concepts with communications specialist, Holly Reynolds.
What happens when a long term corporate advisor for some of the world’s largest brands takes a break and starts out on his own? Joe Abboud and his special guest unpack the questions business owners need to ask to keep learning and growing, and how his own experience of working for himself has shaped how he approaches his latest role heading up a global engineering firm.
Do you have what it takes to be successful? Do you know the secret to a happy life? How does this relate to the property industry? And who is Joe Abboud? Business is complex. Life even more so. Unravel some of life’s possibilities with a wander inside the mind of straight talking, yet deeply spiritual Sydney businessman Joe Abboud as he talks to colleague and communications specialist Holly Reynolds.