Think Globally & Act Locally with Joe Knoernschild, Co-Founder of Hurley & Billabong
Joe Knoernschild is the co-founder of multi-national apparel giants Hurley and Billabong. He started the companies when he was just 26 years old and has been able to live a life of fulfillment and positivity. Joe has an fascinating story of going from waiting tables to owning a multi-million dollar company within a few short years.
We quickly learn that both surfing and adventure run deep in Joe Knoernschild’s DNA. Joe walks us through his story about how he went from making and selling surfboards, to making millions in sales and eventually teaming up with Nike.
An important lesson Joe leaves us with is the importance of thinking globally but acting locally. Through this mindset, Joe has been able to fight negativity with small acts of positivity in his day to day life.
Join us on this episode where we discuss the connection between surfing and spirituality, travel stories from around the world, and much more.
- Joe K’s story of inspiration
- The importance being at the right place at the right time
- Travel and surfing
- Lessons from traveling simply
- Thinking globally and acting locally
- Not buying into negativity
- Surfing and spirituality
Quotes from the Episode
“I think the present is a present and we need to take it at that.”
“A lot of the success Hurley has enjoyed is relationship driven.”
“I think we’re called to be positive and be light onto darkness.”
“There’s amazing hope in this world, we have to be hopeful, if we aren’t hopeful, then it’s game over.”
“Put your focus looking up, rather than looking down at your feet and buying into the negativity.”
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