Dedicated to the idea that education is the most ideal strategy for attaining any goal, Jon Giaan founded Knowledge Source in order to put that principle into practice. Through Knowledge Source, Jon is able to connect aspiring property investors with the best and most successful teachers in Australia.
Jon, a self-taught property investor, came to understand the importance of seeking out educational opportunities and took advantage of every instance in which something of value could be learned. Through these efforts, Jon was able to quickly build a property investment portfolio valued at well over $35 million. With a strategic philosophy in place, Jon recognized the importance of sharing his insight and expertise with similarly ambitious and motivated individuals.
1. What do you (or your business) do?
Knowledge Source is an education and training program in which aspiring property investors are connected with expert educators on investing and self-improvement.
2. How long have you been in business?
After a great deal of self-education, I got into property investing at the age of 36 and founded Knowledge Source after I was able to amass a property investment portfolio worth more than $35 million.
3. Are there any unique challenges in your industry?
I encountered an endless array of challenges when I first began investing. Those challenges are part of the reason I founded Knowledge Source; it is much easier to deal with a particularly difficult situation when you can turn to someone who has already encountered and overcome that same challenging situation.
4. Do you have any particular challenges that you personally address?
Yes, there are quite a few I help address. We all come from different backgrounds and draw on different experiences, so I find that it is best to identify the person who is best suited to deal with a specific challenge.
5. Is your industry growing, shrinking or remaining the same?
It is growing and I’m happy to predict that it will continue to grow quite rapidly going forward.
6. How does technology impact your company?
Without technology, our ability to communicate so quickly would be limited and would likely prevent us from reaching the more than 200,000 subscribers we reach today.
7. Have you ever been to Miami?
Yes, I have been to Miami. The first time I traveled there was almost 20 years ago, and I have traveled back to Miami and other parts of South Florida many times since.
1. What part of Miami?
I like to experience the city as a whole when I visit, but I usually stay in Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, or at a friend’s home on Star Island.
2. Did you visit any particular locations including restaurants?
The last time I was there I was impressed by all of the restaurants in the Wynwood area, especially Alter.
3. Would you come back?
I have yet to be disappointed with any stay in Miami, so I will be sure to return sometime soon.
4. Was it a business or pleasure trip?
Whenever and wherever I travel it always ends up being a combination of both, which is actually quite ideal as long as you strike the right balance.
8. Where do you see yourself or business in 5 years?
I hope that Knowledge Source is able to continue to attract new subscribers and that those subscribers are able to apply all that they have learned to enjoy a lifetime of happiness and prosperity.