CATCHING UP WITH CUB
EPISODE #32

Daniel catches with David Gibson & Nathan Lennon, Co-Founders of Hawke’s Brewing Co. Previously working as Creative Directors for an Advertising company in NY, David & Nathan decided to quit their stellar careers to approach an unlikely new business back in Australia. Taking a big risk, the two started their own beer company in 2017, with Bob Hawke as their business partner and inspiration.

Daniel, David & Nathan reflect on the values and achievements of one of Australia’s greatest Prime Ministers and how Bob inspired them to start a beer brewing company in his name, becoming one of the best selling craft beers in the country.

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FAVOURITE QUOTE:
Just Do It.
GREATEST LESSON(S) IN BUSINESS:
1. Starting is better than perfect.
2. Hire well. Then get the hell out of the way.
3. It’s always your fault. Be accountable and you can avoid it happening again.
REASON TO JOIN CUB:
The reason we even got an audience with Bob Hawke was because we’d stayed in contact with our ex boss who, as it turned out, was good mates with Bob. He made the intro, vouched for us and was a huge factor in Bob putting his trust in us.
The point of this is simple – it’s who you know.
We value networks built on genuine relationships of like minded, like hearted, like spirited humans, who at any given time will be on hand to share some knowledge, a contact or even a beer.
We felt CUB would be a pretty good place to start.