Queensland and the future of business
Giving people the tools early in life to encourage entrepreneurship could help stimulate more new businesses, and develop the leaders of the future. The brands that will thrive in the coming years need to do business like there is a tomorrow. So I think all three issues are intrinsically linked.
With us onstage was Mick Spencer, who realised at 11 that he didn't want to work for anyone else, started his own business washing windows and now has Australia's fastest growing lifestyle brand - OnTheGo. Although he struggled in school because he was short-sighted, he's proved to be far-sighted in business. One to watch.