How I Succeeded: Employment Hero's Ben Thompson

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How I Succeeded is a regular series on Lifehacker where we ask business leaders for the secrets and tactics behind their success. Today: Ben Thompson, founder and CEO of integrated people management platform Employment Hero.

Current gig: Founder and CEO of Employment Hero

Location: Sydney

Current mobile device: iPhone XS Max

Current computer: Macbook and iPad Pro. (Apple fanboy alert)

One word that best describes how you work: Obsessively


What apps/software/tools can't you live without?

Evernote, Skitch, G Suite and obviously Employment Hero.

What social network do you find the most useful?

Twitter - it is like reading tomorrow’s news today.

What were the most important lessons you learned while growing your business?

Start and end with, “why?”

What has been the most surprising part of your business journey?

I started and ran three successful startups concurrently (not something I would recommend to any friends).

What everyday thing are you better at than anyone else?

Starting sentences with, “Imagine if…”

What's your sleep routine like?

I would say it is pretty good. I’m usually in bed by 11pm and up at 6am. Now the kids sleep through the night, I feel great!


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