From Zero with Adam Schwab

From Zero with Adam Schwab

Luxury Escapes co-founder and financial journalist Adam Schwab speaks with business founders to get the real stories behind their successes and setbacks.


Season 4


How to ask your boss for a pay rise

A tough conversation to have, but sometimes necessary. When is it appropriate? And how should you do it? As well, performance based shares, what is their purpose and when should you ask for them?  (0:50) - "How do I ask my boss for a pay-rise?" (10:10) - "What are the positives and negatives of asking for performance based shares?" 

How to ask your boss for a pay rise

A tough conversation to have, but sometimes necessary. When is it appropriate? And how should you do it? As well, performance based shares, what is their purpose and when should you ask for them?  (0:50) - "How do I ask my boss for a pay-rise?" (10:10) - "What are the positives and negatives of asking for performance based shares?" 

20:17

EP12 - S4

4 Dec 22

How to scale your side hustle business

From side hustles to hobby businesses, scalability is one of businesses' great challenges. Hear from Luxury Escapes founder Adam Schwab in another episode of Ask Adam Anything.  0:50 - "Are you optimistic about the future of NFTs? Or will the crash continue?"  10:39 - "I have a small retail business that I don't have too much time for - is there a way I can scale the business whilst still working a 9 - 5?"

How to scale your side hustle business

From side hustles to hobby businesses, scalability is one of businesses' great challenges. Hear from Luxury Escapes founder Adam Schwab in another episode of Ask Adam Anything.  0:50 - "Are you optimistic about the future of NFTs? Or will the crash continue?"  10:39 - "I have a small retail business that I don't have too much time for - is there a way I can scale the business whilst still working a 9 - 5?"

21:05

EP11 - S4

27 Nov 22

The rise and somewhat fall of Atlassian

Has the global giant fallen? If so, how are we evaluating it now? High, low, or just right?  Adam Schwab is joined by founder of Catapult Sports Adir Shiffman. 

The rise and somewhat fall of Atlassian

Has the global giant fallen? If so, how are we evaluating it now? High, low, or just right?  Adam Schwab is joined by founder of Catapult Sports Adir Shiffman. 

21:08

EP10 - S4

13 Nov 22

Making sense of Australia's e-commerce sector

Adir Shiffman rejoins Adam Schwab for another episode of start up insider, this time to unpack the up and down world of e-commerce.

Making sense of Australia's e-commerce sector

Adir Shiffman rejoins Adam Schwab for another episode of start up insider, this time to unpack the up and down world of e-commerce.

39:15

EP09 - S4

20 Nov 22

How to be a founder straight out of high school

In this 'Ask Adam Anything' episode, hear host and Luxury Escapes founder Adam Schwab answer your business questions: (0:50) What should I do after high school? Is it okay to take a gap year?  (9:15) I'm wary of the risks of starting a business - can you outline the risks and what could possibly go wrong? 

How to be a founder straight out of high school

In this 'Ask Adam Anything' episode, hear host and Luxury Escapes founder Adam Schwab answer your business questions: (0:50) What should I do after high school? Is it okay to take a gap year?  (9:15) I'm wary of the risks of starting a business - can you outline the risks and what could possibly go wrong? 

20:39

EP08 - S4

6 Nov 22

When to buy, when to sell, and can you time the market?

Chief Investment Officer of The Motley Fool, Scott Phillips offers insight into timing the market, whether it's possible and whether it's a good plan of attack for your portfolio. Scott is the host of The Good Oil podcast, an inside look into finance, business, start ups and economics.  Find it wherever you get your podcasts

When to buy, when to sell, and can you time the market?

Chief Investment Officer of The Motley Fool, Scott Phillips offers insight into timing the market, whether it's possible and whether it's a good plan of attack for your portfolio. Scott is the host of The Good Oil podcast, an inside look into finance, business, start ups and economics.  Find it wherever you get your podcasts

17:44

EP07 - S4

30 Oct 22

Ask Adam Anything: How to time the market and the structure of outsourcing from Australia

In this 'Ask Adam Anything' episode, hear host and Luxury Escapes founder Adam Schwab answer your business questions: - What is the business viability of outsourcing away from Australia? (0:55) - When to buy and when to sell? (9:45)

Ask Adam Anything: How to time the market and the structure of outsourcing from Australia

In this 'Ask Adam Anything' episode, hear host and Luxury Escapes founder Adam Schwab answer your business questions: - What is the business viability of outsourcing away from Australia? (0:55) - When to buy and when to sell? (9:45)

20:10

EP06 - S4

23 Oct 22

How Ivan Lim and BROSA changed the way you buy furniture

Ordering, delivering, building - almost every aspect of online furniture shopping is a friction point. But amazingly, online furniture store BROSA has found a way to smooth out almost all the pain points. But how have they done it?  Ivan Lim is the co-founder of BROSA and drove the revolutionary furniture retailer to where it is today. Join host Adam Schwab as he unpacks the world of Ivan Lim and BROSA.

How Ivan Lim and BROSA changed the way you buy furniture

Ordering, delivering, building - almost every aspect of online furniture shopping is a friction point. But amazingly, online furniture store BROSA has found a way to smooth out almost all the pain points. But how have they done it?  Ivan Lim is the co-founder of BROSA and drove the revolutionary furniture retailer to where it is today. Join host Adam Schwab as he unpacks the world of Ivan Lim and BROSA.

47:55

EP05 - S4

17 Oct 22

What's happened to Buy Now Pay Later?

Is there a second wind coming? Where did the crash come from? What is the industry looking to do next? In a special episode of From Zero, Adir Schiffman joins Adam Schwab to breakdown the controversial Buy Now Pay Later sector.

What's happened to Buy Now Pay Later?

Is there a second wind coming? Where did the crash come from? What is the industry looking to do next? In a special episode of From Zero, Adir Schiffman joins Adam Schwab to breakdown the controversial Buy Now Pay Later sector.

24:41

EP04 - S4

9 Oct 22

How Kim Teo's Mr Yum executed Australia's great business pivot

When covid swept the world, businesses had to move quickly. Not many moved as quickly as Mr Yum.  The QR code to web platform that allows you to order food from your table had been around for a few years before covid. But, it wasn't until the pandemic had caused nationwide lockdowns did we see just how good the business and technology really was.  Co-founder Kimberley Teo talks to Adam Schwab, and breaks down her founders story - from the corporate grind, to being inspired by her parents.

How Kim Teo's Mr Yum executed Australia's great business pivot

When covid swept the world, businesses had to move quickly. Not many moved as quickly as Mr Yum.  The QR code to web platform that allows you to order food from your table had been around for a few years before covid. But, it wasn't until the pandemic had caused nationwide lockdowns did we see just how good the business and technology really was.  Co-founder Kimberley Teo talks to Adam Schwab, and breaks down her founders story - from the corporate grind, to being inspired by her parents.

29:10

EP03 - S4

2 Oct 22

Ask Adam Anything: Pre-seed investing, VC minimum investments, Aussie unicorns

In this 'Ask Adam Anything' episode, hear host and Luxury Escapes founder Adam Schwab answer your business questions: - What do you think the Australian tech eco system could do to produce more unicorn's like Atlassian and Canva? (0:50) - How do you assess founders when they have no revenue or product to invest in? (5:00)

Ask Adam Anything: Pre-seed investing, VC minimum investments, Aussie unicorns

In this 'Ask Adam Anything' episode, hear host and Luxury Escapes founder Adam Schwab answer your business questions: - What do you think the Australian tech eco system could do to produce more unicorn's like Atlassian and Canva? (0:50) - How do you assess founders when they have no revenue or product to invest in? (5:00)

19:25

EP02 - S4

25 Sep 22

How Anthony Zaccaria co-founded LinkTree and revolutionised an industry

Instagram had a problem, and LinkTree provided a solution. But is it really that simple? How was it founded? What were the steps from dev to publish? Anthony Zaccaria has always been embedded in the music industry. From his upbringing with his tight knit Italian family , to his time after university, til the founding of LinkTree, the Zaccaria's have absorbed the industry and understood the pain points of a complex ecosystem. After shuffling from digital marketing and then to band management, and now start ups, Anthony has experience and is a superstar in the Aussie start up economy. But staying humble, working hard and focusing on family is a part of who Anthony is, and he always finds a way to have those values present.  Adam Schwab talks to Anthony about those family values, and how they're present now - as well as how he and the LinkTree team are tackling new and unique problems in a 2022 economy.  

How Anthony Zaccaria co-founded LinkTree and revolutionised an industry

Instagram had a problem, and LinkTree provided a solution. But is it really that simple? How was it founded? What were the steps from dev to publish? Anthony Zaccaria has always been embedded in the music industry. From his upbringing with his tight knit Italian family , to his time after university, til the founding of LinkTree, the Zaccaria's have absorbed the industry and understood the pain points of a complex ecosystem. After shuffling from digital marketing and then to band management, and now start ups, Anthony has experience and is a superstar in the Aussie start up economy. But staying humble, working hard and focusing on family is a part of who Anthony is, and he always finds a way to have those values present.  Adam Schwab talks to Anthony about those family values, and how they're present now - as well as how he and the LinkTree team are tackling new and unique problems in a 2022 economy.  

22:29

EP01 - S4

18 Sep 22


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