Published on August 12th, 2016 | by Brandon H0
Jon Giaan – Property Investor
A native of Melbourne, Australia, Jon Giaan is a property investor and a multimillionaire who is also the founder and managing director of Knowledge Source, the top education and training company in the country. Giaan, a longtime advocate for the continual pursuit of self-improvement through education, founded his company with the goal of providing subscribers with a vital educational resource covering a wide range of subjects relating to real estate investing and self-improvement.
1. What do you do in your spare time?
I like to use my spare time in the most productive way possible, so I am usually reading a book or performing research on a new subject I believe has the potential to be useful in some essential way. I also enjoy the outdoors and have recently developed an interest in photography.
2. What’s your favorite film?
I’m not sure it would be fair to name just one film as my favorite since I tend to have diverse interests when it comes to cinema. I have long admired the work of Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut, and I have a great deal of respect for Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, and Kiyoshi Kurasawa. I particularly like how The Grand Budapest Hotel seems to be inspired by more than one of Hitchcock’s films.
3. What are your aspirations in life?
Since I have already accomplished one of my principal aspirations by achieving life-changing wealth and prosperity, my main aspiration is to help others accomplish whatever it is they aspire to achieve. It is for this reason that I created Knowledge Source; there is simply tremendous value in connecting aspiring investors with experienced investors who have already enjoyed wildly successful investment endeavors.
4. How could you improve your business?
We are always looking for ways to reach more aspiring investors so that we can demonstrate that they are not setting their financial goals too high or being unrealistic in what they are able to achieve. We can accomplish this by continuing to provide access to the very best teachers in Australia as well as the world at large, but also by expanding our reach so that new investors are able to have access to the vital resources we provide.
5. What did you learn from your biggest failure?
The most important lesson I took from my biggest failure was that the feedback I received from that failure was every bit as valuable as anything I could have attained had I been successful. Failure is not an obstacle or an indication that it is time to give up; it is a powerful moment of enlightenment that makes it possible to recognize any mistakes that were made so they can be corrected in the future. I would not be where I am today had I not viewed failure as a form of feedback.