Shaun Greenblo, Co-Managing Director at Boody shares his guilty pleasures, the importance of living by your values, and his aquarist ambitions.
When was the first time you shopped online?
I bought my first mp3 player in 2001 via my cousin in the US. It was 164MB and could hold 13 songs. It was revolutionary.
What was your first job?
I worked at Pasta Pantry fresh out of school, before ditching it to become a personal trainer (less hours, more money, greater human connection!)
What’s your most-used App on your phone?
The AFR, Superhuman (email), WhatsApp and Slack would all be up there.
What is one professional habit that you are very particular about?
Inbox Zero and accountability – I never drop the ball and expect my team to do the same by always closing the loop.
If you weren’t in ecommerce, what industry would you like to work in?
I’ve always loved the idea of being a great teacher and mentoring kids.
What takes up too much of your time?
I would’ve had a very different answer to this question 18 months ago, but I’m pleased to say I’ve got a great balance at the moment!
What did you want to be when you were five years old?
Owner of a tropical fish store!
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Right where I am in Bondi.
What is one of your guilty pleasures?
Great quality ice cream. I go through about 1.5L a fortnight.
What is one thing that can instantly make your day better?
A run and swim.
How do you typically unwind after a long day?
I don’t! I’m a dad of two young boys so straight from work I go into dad mode. Generally, we eat dinner early as a family, so when I have finally got the boys to bed I either do some more work or enjoy a cup of tea with my partner and then love to slow my mind by watching some Netflix.
What’s your favourite ad on TV right now?
I don’t think I’ve watched free-to-air TV with ads in 10 years!
Are you usually early or late to events?
I am perfectly on time, every time. Punctuality is really important to me. I despise being late – I think it’s incredibly disrespectful of people’s time.
What is one skill you would love to master?
Carpentry. I’d love to possess the skills to build my own beachside shack or mountain retreat.
If you had the opportunity to take an international gap year and do whatever you wanted, where would you move and what would you do?
I’d find a remote island in the Pacific, shack up on the beach with my family and go surfing with my boys every day.
Say you’re stranded on a desert island (and all basics are met), what are three things you would take with you?
Goggles, My beautiful family and Boody’s KPI dashboard.
If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If you had a time machine, where would you time travel to, and why?
The 60’s for sure, living in the era of The Beatles, Woodstock and the cultural revolution that came with it all.
What’s something everyone should try at least once?
Underwater adventures – ocean swimming, snorkelling, surfing… it doesn’t matter. It’s the best sensory experience out there.
What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
The importance of identifying and living by your values and how this can serve you, your loved ones and the world.