Podcast Episode 9: Electric Bikes, Cheating vs innovation, Entrepreneur to CEO

The Growth Whisperers is a weekly podcast hosted by Brad Giles and Kevin Lawrence two advisors to mid-market businesses, one Australian, one Canadian, who each work with CEOs and Leadership Teams across the world with a mission to build enduring, great companies. Each weekly episode covers interesting situations and questions from the world of strategic planning, leadership development, talent and hiring in high growth entrepreneurial companies where real results matter.




Electric Bikes – Kevin & Brad talk about FLX a company on funding platform Indiegogo who are crowdfunding to release an electric bike called the Babymaker with a hidden battery.

Cheating vs innovation – Before hidden batteries in electric bikes being for sale, Tour de France riders were caught cheating by hiding electric motors and batteries inside race bikes a few years ago. The Growth Whisperers discuss how the constraints of competition lead to ingenuity and innovation, and how that can be adapted to your business.

Leaders transitioning from entrepreneur to CEO – The adrenaline of starting a new business can pass after a few years and entrepreneurs need to focus on the ‘boring fundamentals’ to build successful companies. Brad & Kevin talk about when leaders should think like an entrepreneur, and when they should think like a CEO.