Episode 60 - Bryce Adams

"You do a lot of things in your life that are so different to where you end up but it’s important to remember those things because they shape you, even if it doesn’t seem obvious." - Bryce Adams

Bryce Adams decided to attend university after high school but within a week realized that it wasn’t what he wanted to do. He took a year off to go travelling before giving university another shot: he lasted less than a month before quitting for good. A friend from his travels contacted him and asked for help funding a bar in Vang Vieng, Laos. Bryce returned to Laos to visit the bar and was shortly offered an opportunity to open and run a nightclub at the age of 19. He eventually returned to Australia and started working for WooCommerce, a company that makes a popular eCommerce platform for Wordpress. The nature of his job allowed him to work remotely and continue travelling even after the company was acquired by Automattic, the makers of Wordpress.com. Last year Bryce quit his job to start his own company, Metorik, an analytics tool for WooCommerce.

We talk about online poker, dropping out of uni twice, opening a nightclub in Laos, swapping roles within a company, a desire to have control, not trying to emulate someone else and much more.

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