Episode 34: Terry O’Connor (Courts Asia), Singapore

YPO member Terry O’Connor has quite an unconventional story. At 17, he dropped out of school. At 20, he  married and became a father four years later. At 32, he became managing director of electronics and furniture mega retailer Courts, the largest electrical, IT and furniture retailer in Singapore and Malaysia with more than 80 stores in the region. By 40, Terry was promoted to the Group Chief Executive Officer of Courts Asia. Today, this Englishman is one of the most recognizable and quotable corporate leaders in Singapore. In this episode, O’Connor shares his insights on how brick and mortar stores can strategically succeed in an online shopping world.


Guest: Terry O’Connor, Group CEO of Courts Asia
Host & Executive Producer: Kevin Daum
Executive Producer: Van Van
Music: DreamArtist Music.

Made possible with grants from Gazelles Growth Institute.

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Kevin Daum is an award winning and bestselling author of 5 books. He is a marketer, speaker, and columnist for Inc.com and Smart Business Magazine. As an Inc. 500 entrepreneur, his sales and marketing techniques resulted in more than $1 billion in sales. Drawing on his background in theatre and business, Kevin is a compelling speaker who has engaged and inspired audiences around the globe. Kevin is a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters program and has received the Global Learning Award 3 times from the Entrepreneur’s Organization, where he held several board positions. Kevin has designed, produced, and led award-winning executive training programs and events for C-level executives and entrepreneurs on four continents. Previously, Kevin was named one of the 40 people to watch under 40 in San Francisco by the Business Times and in 2006 was named Distinguished Alum of the Year by his alma mater, Humboldt State University.