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Chances and Opportunities Insights from Barry Dekkers

Barry Dekkers, founder of Eye4Storage, dressed in a professional blue suit, shares his expertise on recognizing chances and opportunities in the latest JOH Partners Podcast.

In this episode

In this thought-provoking episode, we delve into the world of leadership experiences and valuable lessons. Our guest, Barry Dekkers – Founder of Eye4Storage, shares his journey, from the corporate world with leading multinationals in the Freight Forwarding industry across Europe and the Middle East to now being the founder of Eye4Storage.

Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned business professional, Barry’s insights offer valuable lessons on adaptability, customer-centric strategies, and the significance of seizing opportunities. Don’t miss out on this enlightening conversation with Barry Dekkers and Oliver Helvin, brought to you by JOH Partners.

Eye4Storage has marked two years of significant growth and has expanded its digital warehousing marketplace to 35 countries, listing nearly 15 million square meters of storage space. Its global presence has been strengthened through agency agreements in Asia, North America, Europe, and the Middle East. The company also launched Eye4Insight for warehouse operations visibility.

Eye4Storage will play a key role in transforming the industry and Barry plans to further enhance the platform’s capabilities.

Sound bites

▶️ “In a corporate environment, it’s all about chances and opportunities. It’s difficult to make two steps forward, three steps back.”

▶️ “Corporate environment resilience is not very important. In the entrepreneurial environment, you need to be resilient, make mistakes on a daily basis, and need to make decisions.”

▶️ “If you become successful, it’s because I hired people smarter than me. Encouraging opinions and allowing others to grow means success as a business leader.”

Advice for future leaders

▶️ Corporate Environment: Embrace the chances and opportunities it offers, even if your reporting line is not very supportive. Encourage hiring people smarter than yourself and those who can easily take your job, as this will contribute to your success and growth as a business leader.

▶️ Business Environment: Stand up for yourself and be firm when needed. Learn from past occasions where you may have missed asserting yourself. It’s essential to avoid making the same mistakes in the future. Being resilient and learning from past experiences will help you navigate challenges and obstacles in your journey as an entrepreneur. Remember that being disruptive in the business world can be challenging, so resilience and learning from past mistakes are crucial to avoid setbacks.

About Barry

Barry Dekkers, is a dynamic professional with over three decades of experience in the shipping and logistics industry, notably with the renowned CEVA Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel and Spark (the Hutchison Logistics and King Salman Energy Park joint venture). Barry brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to the table. Now, he has ventured into a new phase of his career as the founder of Eye4Storage.

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