102: Simon Knapp: The King Of Cherished Ideas Takes To The Air
Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Podcast Interview with Mr Simon Knapp
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Todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast interview is Mr Simon Knapp, a man who can literally fly to heights that we can only dream about.
A commercial airline pilot, he has for the last few years travelled the world transporting businessman, holiday makers, and screaming children to destinations across the globe.
All the while planning other ventures, businesses and the ability to provide a fair deal to the world of freelance work.
After realising that a vast proportion of the fee charged by a freelance agency did not go the person doing the work, but instead into their own coffers for what seemed minimal effort, Simon Knapp knew he was onto something.
So along with his wife, Simon created “Cherished Ideas”, where freelancers can virtually sit in the same room with potential employers and sell their wares, with no commission passing hands.
A real bonus to all concerned.
So how did this Englishman first manage to get into the rarefied world of commercial airlines, and why does he seem so focused on building a life away from it?
What was the moment when the business opportunity first raised its head, and was it the first venture he tried?
And with a plane at his disposal where does he truly call home?
Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs with the one and only Mr Simon Knapp.
During the show we discussed such weighty topics such as:
How Simon Knapp admits that all airline pilots put on the poshest voice they can whenever they speak on the microphone, even if they do not speak like that in real life!
How being a small ginger kid at school he got beaten up a lot until he started playing football very well!
How a plane only needs a pilot for the first 5% and last 5% of the flight, all the rest of it is totally on automatic pilot!
How his life has met a total crossroads due to his wife providing him with a new daughter, and his desire to be a hands on father!
How the struggles in life are the things that actually make you better and improve your performance!