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Flexport's Ryan Petersen: "Plan for the unimaginable"

Flexport's Ryan Petersen: "Plan for the unimaginable"

Update: 2020-08-07
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The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Ryan Petersen, founder of Flexport, to talk about being a canary in the coalmine (3:00 ), where the economy is recovering (5:00 ), what happens when planes stop flying (6:30 ), how he got involved in PPE shipping (9:20 ), working with the NHS (13:00 ), starting out in his twenties importing Chinese motorcycles (14:30 ), learning that it is hard to make money (17:15 ), starting Flexport (19:15 ), having entrepreneurial parents (21:45 ), the Trump factor (24:30 ), how he makes money (26:05 ), his worst day of work (27:30 ), remote work (29:10 ), raising $1bn (31:50 ), and getting backed by Softbank (37:10 ).

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Flexport's Ryan Petersen: "Plan for the unimaginable"

Flexport's Ryan Petersen: "Plan for the unimaginable"