This is the Leadership Journey series on the Choosing Leadership Podcast.

I believe we all have a lot to learn from each other’s stories – of where we started, where we are now, and our successes and struggles on the way. With this series of interviews, my attempt is to give leaders an opportunity to share their stories and for all of us to learn from their generous sharing. If you know a leader whom you would like to see celebrated on the show, please send me a message on LinkedIn with their name.

In the interview, Philip shares his background in statistics and finance, and how that allows him to be a better entrepreneur.  He also shares how being the youngest of five boys while growing up in his family has helped him have a high-risk tolerance and a spirit of competitiveness. We also spoke about the challenges that come with a startup growing very fast, and how he likes to run to calm and clear his system of stress to be able to make sound decisions.

You can find Philip at the below links

In the interview, Philip shares

  • The essence of finance is predicting the future.
  • I would say that I have an extremely high-risk tolerance. 
  • Growing fast is stressful, but it’s also very exciting.
  • What I do is I try and run on the day that I’m having the mania so that it kind of clears my system of these like endorphins
  • I’m quite into standup comedy and podcasts
  • Standup comedy makes you about 500 times better at public speaking.
  • You can hack this whole entrepreneurship game. It doesn’t need to be as hard as it looks