The Jolly Swagmen

The Jolly Swagmen

#10: Fearlessness, Founding Companies, and Full-time Adventuring – Patrick Sweeney

Patrick Sweeney is making a career as an adventurer and fear guru. Whether it’s cycling the seven summits…

#9: A Soldier’s Guide to Survival in Afghanistan – Charlie Thompson

Charlie Thompson served in Canada’s elite Close Protection Unit, completing two tours of Afghanistan in 2006 and 2008….

#8: Not Drinking (Alcohol) For a Year – Chris Raine

Chris Raine is CEO and Founder of Hello Sunday Morning, a charity that challenges people to give up…

#7: Life’s a Pitch – Ian Elliot

Ian Elliot is Australia’s advertising guru. Former CEO and Chairman of George Patterson, he worked his way from…

#6: Really Bad Memes – Dart Sultan

Dart Sultan: enigma, humourist, meme king. An anonymous Melbourne man on the rise, having amassed 185,000 Facebook followers…

#5: A Crash in Two Years – Steve Keen

Few people saw the Global Financial Crisis coming. Steve Keen was one of them. He is a ferocious…

#4: Building a Restaurant Empire – Matt Moran

Matt Moran is well known on the Australian restaurant scene. Raised on a dairy farm in Sydney’s West,…

#3: Summiting and Surviving Mount Everest – Ben and Laura Darlington

Outside of their day jobs, Australian couple Ben and Laura Darlington are irrepressible adventurers. Ben, who runs his…

#2: The Art and Ethics of Political Speechwriting, Part 2 – Don Watson

Don Watson was Prime Minister Paul Keating’s speechwriter from 1992-1996. Don’s work included the Unknown Soldier Speech, and…

#1: The Art and Ethics of Political Speechwriting, Part 1 – Bob Lehrman

Bob Lehrman was Chief Speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore from 1993-95. An accomplished author and novelist, he…