BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA—Nicholls Technologies managing director, Greg Nicholls, has a passion for taking new and innovative products & services to market. His insatiable curiosity and entrepreneurial skills have led him to build multiple start-ups in Australia since emigrating in 1997. These include Australian Graphic Supplies, Xanita, Triga Systems, Virtualize and of late, Lifdek— wood-free, corrugated fiberboard pallets which assemble in 30 seconds. JournoNews chats with Greg.
My secret pleasure is … unplugging and going for a kneeboard surf.
My first job was … Emergency Paramedic.
My most annoying habits are … checking email before breakfast.
A clear childhood memory is … fishing in crystal clear gulleys at Sardinia Bay, Port Elizabeth.
What makes me really nervous is … fear of failure.
The best advice my parents gave me was … The Lord is my Shepherd.
If I wasn’t an entrepreneur, I’d be … sailing around the world.
I’m most thankful for … my beautiful wife and two children.
My favourite meal is … Seafood.
I know it’s good for me, but I hate … Cauliflower!
A song that resonates is … U2 Beautiful Day
My ‘happy place’ is … anywhere in the ocean.
My most embarrassing memory is … stage fright in an interview with Peter Switzer.
My hidden skill is … African dancing.
If I was a dog, I’d be a … German shepherd.
It’s a bit corny but I love … being corny with my brothers.
I’m most at peace when … in the ocean.
Country I’d love to visit … Botswana.
Favourite quote … “Friction-free capitalism” by Bill Gates.