An accountant by training, Chris Collins is an entrepreneur not in the traditional sense of the word. In fact, hailing from a family of entrepreneurs, he was the black sheep — he spent several years in corporate finance and M&A advisory at PWC. But perhaps DNA is destiny. In 2016, he was recruited by one of his clients, tech-for-logistics company Containerchain. From that, there was no looking back; starting as Chief Strategy Officer, Chris then took on the COO role and eventually became CEO. He eventually led Containerchain through its sale to WiseTech Global, an ASX-listed software group. Learn from Chris why one does not have to be a founder to have a founder mindset.
Chris’s profile: LinkedIn
Chris’s book recommendation: Tribes by Seth Godin
Chris’s plug: Souszen by Xinova
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Chris’s chosen charity: Chris has been donating to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation in Singapore for many years and encourages others to do so too. Alternatively, listeners may like to join Murli in donating to the UN’s World Food Programme (winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize), which does important work distributing food to approximately 100 million hungry poor around the world.
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