People My Dog Would Like

Episode 2

Conversation with Paul Fairhead - Intrepid thinker and CEO of YakTrak

Lizzie Mettam published on

This week's episode is with Paul Fairhead, intrepid thinker and CEO of new startup, ya In this episode we talk about Paul's long stint as an entrepreneur in Vietnam, the soft skills he believes are what make us human and how those skills need to be cultivated and cherished in a future economy. He talks about his transition to work in Australia, the differences he sees between Melbourne and Sydney, the importance of investing time in businesses that can scale and his desire to give back to build the kind of tribe Australia needs in the startup space. He really admires the meanderings of Umair Haique and misses his days as a lacrosse player, where he learnt a lot about people, life and business without knowing it. 

Opening music is Helpless Blues, don't worry, the irony in the title is not lost on me, by the fabulous The Bamboos, a hot Melbourne band. For any feedback or simply to let me know who you would like to hear about, you can contact me at or through my website and you can also catch me on LinkedIn Twitter or Instagram. Would love to know who you may want me to be a guest on the show, so don't be shy and let me know! Seeya!

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