The Good Luck Club

The Good Luck Club

Hey internet, I'm Simon Squibb, the host at the Good Luck Club. I believe luck is an ingredient that's necessary for a successful life! Whatever you're starting, building, or shipping...I'm here to tell you that WITHOUT LUCK YOU'RE NOT GONNA MAKE IT. I've been testing my luck as an entrepreneur since I was 15, I've had plenty of failures and successes, and I'm fascinated by things that I couldn't control. The moments that made my career, and the ones that threatened to end it. In each episode I'll invite a guest to share their stories about luck; the good and the bad, and together we'll test my theory about Luck's role.... Show More

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October 18, 2020 60 min
In episode 49, Simon talks to Mark Tilbury. Mark left school at 16 with no qualifications and no money. No one believed in him especially his teachers. His first job was making wooden trashcans and it paid less than $2 per hour. Mark's manager bullied him and gave him all the bad jobs. He decided to quit and start his own business, it was a big risk. 30 years later, he runs a million-dollar business. Mark has grossed over 50 mi...
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In episode 48, Simon talks to Sonalie Figueiras. Sonalie is the founder & editor-in-chief of Green Queen, an award-winning impact media platform advocating for social & environmental change in Hong Kong with a mission to shift consumer behaviour through inspiring & empowering original content. She is also the founder & CEO of Ekowarehouse, the global sourcing platform for certified organic products, with a mission...
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In episode 47, Simon talks to Jenny Knighting. Jenny has worked with a number of ambitious start-up’s, leading commercial strategy and making bold business growth plans a reality. With a wealth of experience in media, manufacturing, services and events, Jenny brings a unique creativity and perspective to every launch, scale and strategy. As founder and CEO of Nutcracker Agency, Jenny has led her team to win multiple awards, includi...
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In episode 46, Simon talks to Paul Smitton. Paul is the CEO and Managing Director for Asia's leading travel and lifestyle rewards programme, with more than 12 million members and over 800 programme partners worldwide. Responsible for 200+ team members delivering the P&L for this important business unit.
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In episode 45, Simon talks to Bernard Moon. He is the Co-founder & Partner at SparkLabs Group, which is a network of startup accelerators and venture capital funds that has invested in over 280 companies across the globe. Previously, he was Co-founder & CEO of Vidquik, a web conferencing & sales solutions platform. Bernard was a Managing Director at the Lunsford Group, which is a private investment firm with holdings in...
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In episode 44, Simon talks to Sophie Baron. Sophie is the Founder of UK based parent/baby digital start-up Mamamade; a fast growing direct-to-consumer business. With the use of AI Mamamade creates bespoke nutrient-dense meals for children aged 6-36 months.Originally from New York, Sophie ventured to the UK to undertake a PhD at London School of Economics before becoming Head of Operations at a tech company.
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In episode 43, Simon talks to Dr Kalmeta. She presently completed a 25 month international chronic wound project in which her company, BioRegentech, successfully transferred its technology: successfully tested all prototypes of advanced wound medical devices, active substrates, and the associated protocols. This work was a dedication to humanity to prevent one of humanity's greatest suffering, limb amputations. Under Dr. Kalmet...
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In episode 42, Simon talks to Hayley Peacock. She is the Managing Director and Owner of Little Barn Owls Nursery group in West Sussex, her Horsham setting being awarded Nursery World UK Nursery of the Year in 2015/16. Her three nurseries are Reggio Emilia Inspired Forest and Farm Schools, the largest being based on a farm and is home to 20 animals including pigs, chickens and ducks that children look after every day, and another br...
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In Episode 41, Simon talks to Spencer Matthews. Spencer is the Founder & CEO of The Clean Liquor Co and keen investor in start-ups and early growth companies. The development of The Clean Liquor Co. has been a long and personal journey. CleanGin - their first product, represents everything they stand for, a complex and beautifully produced liquid in a stunning bottle that will stand the test of time as a classic drink. Why Cle...
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In episode 40, Simon talks to Frederick "Fritz" Demopoulos. He has been an entrepreneur and investor within the media and internet industries for over 10 years. He co-founded Qunar.com, China's largest travel internet company; and Shawei.com, China's largest sports internet company. Fritz also had senior positions at Netease and The News Corporation.
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In Episode 39, Simon speaks to Maximilian Von Poelnitz. Maximilian is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and start up advisor. He has spent 10 years in Asia both in Hong Kong and Singapore. Following business school at INSEAD, he launched his first venture in food e-commerce in 2011. By 2015, his 4th start up - delivery only cloud kitchen NOSH - received funding from Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund. More recently, he started a food tech ...
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In episode 38, Simon talks to Jonathan Sattin. He is founder of triyoga – London’s leading centre for yoga, pilates and treatments. In 1985, Jonathan was a senior partner in his own west end law practice – and relied on coffee and cigarettes to deal with stress until a colleague introduced him to yoga. He launched triyoga having raised the funds via a group of investors. David Svendsen, who was then Chairman of Microsoft, was a s...
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In Episode 37, Simon speaks to Sarah Jane Ho. Sara opened China’s first finishing school in Beijing in 2012. Inspired by her mother whom she saw create magic moments and give people a sense of belonging through entertaining, Sara continued her legacy by combining her passion for social with a market need in China for etiquette. She is empowering women in China to live a more confident and positive life at work and home.
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In episode 36, Simons talks to Peter Goodman. Peter is an entrepreneur, investor, mentor and avid golfer. Since selling Brighter Option (http://social.com) Peter is now taking on the insurance world with a new start up Aventus.
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Adele is a Malaysian-born American film and television producer and screenwriter for the 2018 movie Crazy Rich Asians. She has also given her support to young writers as mentor and speaker to the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE). Adele is known for her writing on TV series such as One Tree Hill, Life Unexpected, Reign, Star-Crossed, Private Practice and Lethal Weapon. She is also best known for being recruited b...
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In episode 34, Simon talks to Girish Jhunjhnuwala. Girish is the entrepreneur, founder and visionary behind Ovolo Hotels in Hong Kong and Australia. In 2002, he quite literally stumbled into his first service apartment, bringing a new, refreshed outlook on the definition of modern hospitality. Since then, Girish has continued to challenge industry conventions, riding the wave of change by transitioning into a boutique hotel bra...
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In episode 33, Simon talks to David Yeung. David has pioneered a one-of-a-kind integrated platform that engages and empowers millions of people, along with public and private sectors, towards green awareness, action and economy. His work earns him the award of “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” by the World Economic Forum and Schwab Foundation. Other honors and recognitions include “Roddenberry Prize” and “Ten Outstanding Young Pers...
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In episode 32, Simon talks to Chris Kyme. Chris has spent over 25 years in Asia with multi-national agencies including Leo Burnett, Grey and FCB. He was the Regional Creative Director and a member of the worldwide creative board at FCB. He has created some of Hong Kong's best loved ads, trained many of today's creative talents, and produced award-winning work from just about any agency he has worked at, including Kymechow!
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In episode 31, Simon talks to Angie Lau. She is the CEO & founder of Forkast News. As an award-winning 20+ year veteran in broadcast journalism, Angie is most recognized for her role as Bloomberg Television’s Asia anchor of “First Up with Angie Lau” where she’s collected 10,000+ interviews in her career, including some of the top newsmakers and business leaders in the world.
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In episode 30, Simon talks to Karena Belin. She co-founded W Hub out of passion for entrepreneurs and startups to make a difference to the growth of the ecosystem, believing in startups to drive innovation and improving the world we live in. In line with this passion, Karena also co-founded AngelHub, HK's first SFC-licensed startup investment platform for professional investors and global startups raising growth capital.
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