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#169: Suzi Jamil on pivoting to digital events

By Jordan Michaelides

Suzi Jamil is the Owner and Director of Think Inc, the Producer of Islam & The Future of Tolerance, and a self-confessed sneakerhead.

When we last talked to Suzi on Uncommon, we discussed how her event business facilitates conversation around modern society. But, with an income stream derived mainly from ticket sales, we were curious to find out how she’s pivoted to survive and weather the COVID-19 storm.

In this episode we covered:

  • COVID-19: Humanity’s scarification
  • Adapting business & embracing digital
  • Content supply and demand 
  • Australia’s future with China
  • The events industry currently

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SHOW NOTES: 

00:28 – Welcome to Uncommon
01:28 – Guest introduction
05:21 – COVID-19: Humanity’s scarification
09:51 – Noticing COVID-19 & the implications on Think Inc.
16:44 – Adapting business & embracing digital 
23:44 – Content supply and demand 
28:53 – Childhood home videos
30:16 – Financial lifelines
33:49 – Committing to self-care 
39:49 – The events industry currently
41:48 – If Think Inc. was no more
44:05 – Australia’s future with China
52:27 – No.1 post-lockdown desire
54:45 – What’s in the fridge?
57:45 – Best purchase under $200
58:56 – Show recommendations
01:01:22 – Book recommendations

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CREDITS:

Host – Jordan Michaelides
Executive Producer – Lauren Lopatko
Assistant Producer – Andre Barber
Audio Engineering – Jason Barkhouse
Videography – Ricards Lacis