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E282 | Defining A Startup Culture That Attracts And Repels with Robbie Vann-Adibé
Episode 28216th January 2024 • Mind Your F**king Business • Dominic Monkhouse
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Do you feel like you can never step away from the business? You've probably been told that as the leader, you should be involved in every decision and action to ensure success. But this approach only leads to burnout and limits the growth potential of your business, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and stuck.

This week on The Melting Pot, we learned from Robbie Vann-Adibé, a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader with decades of experience in the startup world. Robbie started as a coder, learning the ropes from the ground up. His experience in the US, particularly on the West Coast, exposed him to the intricacies of building and scaling businesses. Through his involvement in companies like Illustra and Wineowners, he gained invaluable insights into the early stages of tech innovation and its impact on the market. In his conversation with Dominic, Robbie brings to light the challenges and triumphs of navigating the ever-evolving landscape of technology and business, showcasing the significance of timing and adaptation. 

In this episode, Robbie dives into building a strong team and effective delegation. He also emphasises the significance of finding technical and cultural fit when hiring new people and the importance of making oneself redundant as a manager by empowering the team to take over roles. He also discusses the ethical considerations in business and highlights the need for prioritising company values. 

If you’re a leader seeking to build a solid, cohesive team that will catapult your growth, don’t miss this fantastic conversation with Robbie. 

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On today’s podcast: 

  • Mastering entrepreneurship and startup experiences for success.
  • Unveiling the significance of cultural fit in hiring top talent.
  • Bootstrapping versus Venture Capital funding.
  • Cultivating a strong team and making oneself redundant for business growth.
  • Upholding company values and ethics for sustainable success.


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