The story of how Daniel Houghton, 29, became CEO of Lonely Planet at the age of 24 reads like a page straight out of a Hollywood screenplay. Daniel grew up in Atlanta, and studied photojournalism at Western Kentucky University. He graduated in 2010, set up a small marketing agency, and photographed weddings as a side hustle.

A film he had made with his agency caught the eye of an American business mogul, who asked Daniel to set up and run NC2 Media and create online travel content. After the two created NC2 Media, NC2 acquired Lonely Planet for $77 million. And Daniel was named CEO.

Daniel tells the Strike Group why change is necessary for REAL growth. And while it’s nice to be liked, you don’t NEED to be liked as a leader!

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