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Alan Joyce: Episode 329

Released Sunday, 5th January 2020
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Alan Joyce tells Jarlath the story of his journey from being raised in Tallaght to running the biggest brand in Australia.

As CEO of Qantas airlines, Alan Joyce turned around the airline from losing $20m per week to profits of over a billion per year. Alan explains how he wrestled with the tough decision make 5,000 redundancies (45:00) as well as revealing the incredible stroke of luck in the midst of it all which resulted in cancer diagnosis (57:00).

From the time he was attacked by dogs while live on T.V. (1:04:00) to why Irish people are better-suited to Australia (29:00) and what life was like to be openly gay in an Ireland when homosexuality was illegal (22:00) and much more, this is a truly fascinating conversation with one of the world’s most respected CEOs.

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