216. The Ups and Downs and Ups and Downs of Business, with Tony Nash

216. The Ups and Downs and Ups and Downs of Business, with Tony Nash


The guest on today’s episode of Bond Appetit, Tony Nash, is a real-life legend (though he might be too humble to agree!). If you aren’t familiar with Tony, you might be familiar with the company he runs instead: Booktopia. That’s right. Tony is the owner of the #1 online bookstore in Australia. Booktopia has won a cavalcade of awards, sells a book every 7.8 seconds and is currently worth $100 million. Oh, and the company was started on a $10 dollar-a-day budget. Like I said, the man is a legend.

If you’re a business owner, or have any strong inclinations to become one, then this episode is for you. Tony and I talk about the entrepreneurial mindset, how to ride the highs and lows of business, and why you shouldn’t get too caught up in the accolades.

We also discuss things like:

  • How Tony defines success
  • What a business owner can do to become the greatest asset to their customers, and why that’s so important
  • The best mindset to have when you’re trying to grow your company
  • The traits that every entrepreneur should have
  • The importance of creating trust among your clients, customers and staff members
  • What Tony considers to be his biggest strength as a person
  • How to follow your intuition and learn lessons from each experience
  • Why you should let go of perfectionism and allow people to help carry your load
  • How do you find the most talented people to work with you in your business?
  • The future goals and plans for Booktopia
  • Who Tony would choose to have dinner with (and his answer is very, very interesting)




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