Ep 23 – The Founder of Simple Green Smoothies on Going Against Each and Every Odd
Ep 23 - The Founder of Simple Green Smoothies on Going Against Each and Every Odd
Power to the people and the individual publishing project. In this episode, we learn how Ash Davies sought a solution from a problem and brought the world of self-publishing to life with a strong grassroots initiative. Ash was named in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 and was awarded a Victorian Young Achiever of the Year award in 2016.
Raised around a 60-year strong family business, Ash Davies was exposed to entrepreneurship and business from an early age. As a result, Ash grew to view problems as business opportunities. It was this mentality that prompted him to found his first business at age 14 and go on to pave his own unique path. However, it wasn’t until Ash took a huge leap of faith, dropped out of university and pursued his own passion project that he started to turn his dream into reality.
Ash is the CEO and founder of Tablo – a Melbourne-based publishing start-up making self- publishing as easy as pressing ‘live’ on a blog post. He has partnerships with over 40,000 retailers, ranging from Amazon and Barnes & Noble and thousands of physical stores worldwide. Ash was named in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 and was awarded a Victorian Young Achiever of the Year award in 2016.
The most valuable thing Ash learnt from his grandfather who invented today’s vacuum pumps [5:39]
Why Ash decided he wanted to leave university to pursue his business full time [9:40]
What Ash believes will help you identify what you’re most passionate about and the work you’ll find most fulfilling [14:19]
One of the biggest lessons Ash learnt early on in business [18:32]
How to learn to be diligent and focused in order to achieve meaningful success [27:33]
How Tablo almost went under and the away Ash saw this problem as a challenge to overcome [28:10]