Valuable insights from a young Indigenous Entrepreneur

Phillip Harris

Phillip Harris

Phillip Harris, an Eastern Arrernte, Goolarabooloo and Wiradjuri man, is originally from Darwin but moved to Brisbane in 2013 for a scholarship to attend Nudgee College.

Phillip is now studying economics at the University of Queensland and working on his tech startup, Aartbi. 

Glimpse into the episode:

  • "With the rise of market places, I knew I had to think outside the box and get creative.”

  • “Time-management, hustling and passion is key.”

  • “The word entrepreneurship to me means and represents people who are taking a risk to better their financial state and better the community.”

  • “You have to be a special type of breed to be an entrepreneur. I would rather work 16-hours a day and doing something I love and enjoy, than 8-hours a day doing something I hate and find boring.”

  • “Hard work speaks talent, when talent doesn’t work hard.”

Phillip’s favourite book(s):

  • Sprint – Jake Knapp

  • #AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur's Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness

What you will learn from Phillip:

  • Useful tools on how to better validate an idea and use design-thinking
  • A young innovator’s take on working hard and hustling Different perspective working 9 to 5