When I returned to Australia from the Americas this time last year, I really thought I’d be back on a plane within a few months.
Fate however decided otherwise, and probably for the best, as just a few weeks ago I was named B&T Young Achiever of the Year for 2011.
But enough about me, in this post I want to recognise the incredible Innovate or Die interviewees that have taken home awards themselves this year.
In 2010, two black sheep were named Cafe of the Year in the 2010 City of Sydney Business Awards.
In 2011, the boys took out Cafe of the Year again, then stepped it up a notch to take out Small Business of the Year.
Well done Adam, Dave and the two black sheep team! You make my day (and coffee) every morning.
Greg Price and the team at Jump Tours have been nominated for Best Tour in Tasmania at the Golden Backpack Awards for the last 3 years.
This year Jump Tours took out the major prize against some much bigger competition.
I remember the day Greg quit his investment banking job to start Jump Tours, and I couldn’t be more proud of what he has achieved.
Another Greg. Another award winning tour company.
This time the award winner is Greg Carter and the team at Chimu Adventures who took out the Australian/Latin American business council’s Business Excellence Award for 2011.
If you are heading to South America, don’t tour with anyone but Chimu!
The final award winner (that I am aware of) is Theo and the team at Digitalpress, who were awarded a Gold medal in the Print Innovation category at the NSW Printing Industries Craftsmanship Awards, for their work for Castrol.
Theo easily takes out the most innovative person I have interviewed, and this award does not come at a shock. Well done Digitalpress!
Innovate or Die is a labour of love, and I’ll probably never get rich off it.
So it is your support that keeps it going, and for that I have to say the biggest thank you.
I wish you and your families a safe and happy holiday season, and I look forward to sharing more inspiring Innovate or Die interviews with you in 2012.
- Top 10 Innovate or Die Interviews Revealed (innovateordie.com.au)