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Colleen O'Connell-Campbell delivers inspirational stories from the Self-Made Nation. She puts a focus on planning and wealth management strategies for businesses looking to build the strategy that will lead to a cash-rich exit. With guests across different industries and philosophies, you'll hear stories that go deep and tactical. Perhaps most importantly, Colleen and her guests offer 'fun, frank advice' in a segment that is being compiled into a book.

Jan 18, 2022

Meet James James Chalmers, Partner & Chief Strategist at Cortex Design. Named Inc. & Forbes' - Fastest Growing Companies twice as a President & CEO, James is an accredited investor, and an entrepreneur with several successful exits.

 

James invests, advises, and mentors ventures and their founders from early-stage development through to commercialization. One of the reasons I wanted to bring him on the show is the fact that he's exited a number of businesses in which he’s not the founder. He’s focussed on medical devices and consumer health technology as the best way to democratize and provide universal access to health and wellness.

 

We discuss:

 

  • Differentiation as a long-term value proposition
  • Becoming interested in the process of scaling up business
  • Starting where the stakes are low
  • Turning mistakes along the way into inclusive culture
  • The relationship between risk and confidence
  • Starting to have true equity positions
  • Fun, frank advice from James Chalmers

 

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