Starting a business – a titan’s tips on what it takes


In 1992, Discovery was a small business breaking into the market. Barry Swartzberg chats about why, when it comes to entrepreneurship, you need to 'fall in love with the process’. Listen to his insights on growing a business recently ranked as the second-strongest insurance brand in the world.

In this podcast

Host: Fred Roed, CEO of Heavy Chef, an entrepreneur education platform

Barry Swartzberg – co-founder, Discovery Ltd and CEO, Vitality Group Inc.

“It takes years and years to build a great business. You never ever have an overnight sensation – I just don’t believe it exists. You need the ability to rapidly change and innovate. Obviously, you’re going to keep the vision the same, the direction, what you’re trying to achieve. You’re changing elements so that it fits in – it’s like trying to solve a puzzle. That’s the exciting part!”

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