WHAT MAKES SLATTERY KING OF THE ASX
Written on the 8 April 2016 by Laura Daquino
AT times when Brisbane entrepreneur Bevan Slattery could easily have given up and gone fishing for the rest of his life, he kept chasing potential.
"I'm like a dog chasing a car when it comes to opportunity," he says.
"Sometimes I don't know why I keep chasing it, but I just can't help myself."
Slattery's views on:
I agree with a minimum standard of ubiquitous network coverage across Australia. However, there wouldn't be much economic benefit going from 20MB to 100MB in the home over the next five to 10 years. In my honest opinion, a fibre-to-the-node network will do all these things and is something that could be deployed to 90 per cent of Australia in three to four years.
Who does business well in Brisbane?
There are a lot of success stories to come out of Brisbane. I'm always amazed by Corporate Travel Management (ASX: CTD) and Flight Centre (ASX: FLT). Both companies have done so well for themselves running out of Brisbane headquarters, gaining more and more revenue and increasingly being recognised as global players. They have created a lot of jobs in Queensland, which has a fantastic flow-on effect to our economy.
I firmly believe every person should try and start a business by the time they are 30. Everyone seems to aspire to work for someone, but really, we are all potential entrepreneurs. The size or success of the venture isn't anywhere near as important as the business skills and life lessons you take away from it.