Adam Schwab is a former corporate lawyer, entrepreneur, angel investor and the co-founder of Luxury Escapes, a global travel company. He has also written for Crikey and SmartCompany since 2005 and is the author of Pigs at the Trough: Lessons from Australia’s Decade of Corporate Greed.
From being a self-described glorified filer at a top-tier law firm, to great accomplishments as an entrepreneur, Adam credits his hard work, grit and precision, honed as a law student, as key ingredients in building Luxury Escapes into the juggernaut that it is today.
We started by asking how Adam would describe himself if you met him at a party. What followed was a rapid-fire rundown of his journey to now, harnessing his insatiable appetite for winning, keeping his head while riding the highs and lows of the entrepreneurial journey, all while at the helm of a billion-dollar company.
This conversation offers a fascinating window into the entrepreneurial mindset, the line danced between risk and safety, the power of co-founder relationships; and in the face of great success, how Adam sees himself as a frugal everyday man, and the kind of person that loves a good holiday deal just like the rest of us.
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