Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is a security specialist and policy expert, having worked for Australia’s National Security Adviser and as a lead planner for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the Brisbane G20 Leaders’ Summit. He is also a former Brisbane City Council election candidate, ministerial adviser, United Nations worker, international youth volunteer, and national water polo champion. [READ MORE]

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Episode 20 – Networks and Hierarchies

Squares or Towers? Join economist Will Witheridge, businessman Jordan Shopov and I for a discussion on how networks and hierarchies have worked throughout history and in the modern age. We look at this by basing the discussion around Niall Ferguson’s newest book on the subject. But you don’t need to have read the book. Enjoy and remember to rate the podcast!

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Episode 19 – Twelve Books Every Young Australian Should Read

For this episode it’s just me ‘running solo’ and talking about my recent article (below) on books that I think young Aussies should read. Please leave a message with your thoughts. Happy listening! I thought I’d share with parents and young professionals some of the books that I wish I’d read sooner. Granted, this list may seem like a slight ‘stretch’ for a school-aged reader, as I didn’t conquer some of these books until my 20s. But I hope it achieves the right mix of self-development with a taste of the historical, economic and political issues that will continue to […]

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12 Books Every Young Australian Should Read

I thought I’d share with parents and young professionals some of the books that I wish I’d read sooner. Granted, this list may seem like a slight ‘stretch’ for a school-aged reader, as I didn’t conquer some of these books until my 20s. But I hope it achieves the right mix of self-development with a taste of the historical, economic and political issues that will continue to shape our country. A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey Growing up in early 1900s Western Australia (WA), the late Albert Facey had an impeccably difficult life, with much more heartbreak and loss than […]

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Free eBook PDF – How Do I Get My Kid To Do This?

Since releasing my book Winners Don’t Cheat, the most common question I get asked by parents is ‘How do I get my kid to do this?’ So I’ve put together a very short eBook on what worked for me in terms of forming good habits and setting goals coming out of high school. I sum up how powerful lessons from knowing better, getting the right role models, constantly ‘doing’ and showing grit can help generate discipline and instincts to improve. For a copy please click here (right click ‘Save Link As’), which is completely free. No need to sign up. […]

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Book Interview with the Menzies Research Centre

Being a fan of the journalist Fred Pawle I was stoked to be interviewed by him in his capacity as the new Communications Director for the Menzies Research Centre. We talked about not only the lessons in my book but how Robert Menzies – Australia’s longest serving prime minister – was the Jordan Peterson of his era. Check it out here.

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