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Eric Willis (2015)

Sir Eric Archibald Willis KBE, CMG was an Australian politician, Cabinet Minister and the 34th Premier of New South Wales, serving from 23 January 1976 to 14 May 1976. Born in Murwillumbah in 1922, Willis was educated at Murwillumbah High School and the University of Sydney, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts with double honours. Enlisting during the Second World War, Willis served on the homefront and later served in New Guinea and the Philippines. He continued to serve the Citizen Military Forces until 1958. After serving a period as a geographer, Willis was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the Liberal member for Earlwood in 1950. He rose to become a long-serving Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party from 1959 to 1975 under Robert Askin. When the Coalition won the 1965 election, Willis was made a Minister of the Crown as Chief Secretary, Minister for Labour and Industry, Tourism and Sport but rose to prominence in his role as Minister for Education from 1972 to 1976. When Askin retired in 1975, Willis failed in his attempts to succeed him.

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About the Eric Willis Interview

I'm a serial entrepreneur and the #1 ranked hunter (and moderator) on Product Hunt. I'm currently writing a book called The Product Hunt Effect: How community driven startups are changing the way products are built, launched, and distributed. You can see that here on Product Hunt:[The Product Hunt Effect] (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/the-product-hunt-effect)

It's on Kickstarter now:[My Book] (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1845561887/the-product-hunt-effect) Support the project if you can!

I've been building tech products for nearly 16 years and his projects have been featured in Mashable, The Next Web, TechCrunch, Pando Daily, and several other publications. I've traveled to 30+ countries to inspect startup scenes and also work with founders (as an advisor) on building new web/mobile applications.

I've interviewed 100s of makers, I run [Maker Hunt] (http://www.MakerHunt.com), and also keep track of Product Hunt success stories at [Maker Sucess] (http://MakerSuccess.com)

We can discuss anything you would like to know about Product Hunt, building products (and teams), market trends, and anything else related to startups/products. Or we can talk about travel too since I've lived in several different countries.

I've read 100s of business books, launched several startups, worked with a plethora of different startups teams, helped VCs procure greats startups to add to their portfolios, and launched maybe 100 side projects dating back to the late 90s.

So ask me anything!

[My Proof:] (https://twitter.com/erictwillis/status/600284434881859584)

I'll be in and out of here all day. If I don't respond immediately, it's likely because I'm interviewing a maker on Skype :)

Eric Willis May 18, 2015