Podcast interview with Jim Whalley

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Jim Whalley - South Australian Chief Entrepreneur

"Creating success is about experimentation, and it's trying different things and hoping they work and - when they don't work it's like, 'All right, what did I learn from that? How can I do a bit better?' That's true of test flying an aeroplane. It's true of test flying a business."

From uniformed days as a Royal Australian Air Force fighter pilot to co-founding Adelaide-based Nova Systems - Australia's largest privately owned defence company - and being appointed South Australia's first Chief Entrepreneur in 2018 - Jim Whalley has worn many hats throughout his career.

Right now his focus is firmly set on laying the foundations for a world-leading entrepreneurial environment across the state, where brilliant ideas have every opportunity to become thriving realities, generating commercial and community returns.

In this episode, Jim shares his personal journey to Adelaide, and the opportunity he believes we have here in South Australia to make entrepreneurship, as he puts it, "more accessible and more acceptable, and to have an engagement and support from the community."

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