Cult Status

Tim Duggan

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Cult Status

Tim Duggan

Consumers are changing, and the businesses that form around them are principled, purposeful and creative. The next generation of entrepreneurs think differently, and Cult Status will show you how you can too.

Enough has been written about huge cult brands founded last century – Nike, Apple, Red Bull. What will the cult companies of tomorrow look like? Who is amassing the kind of passionate community that makes a brand a massive, long-term, sustainable success?

Tim Duggan, co-founder of one of Australia’s most innovative and awarded new media companies, has studied hundreds of successful entrepreneurs and change makers over the last decade to uncover what they all have in common.

Learn from the founders of modern brands like Blake Mycoskie (TOMS), Zoe Foster Blake (Go-To), Tim Brown (Allbirds), Daniel Flynn (Thankyou), Lucy Moss (SIX), Oscar McMahon (Young Henrys) and more. In this book you’ll discover:

  • The 7 Steps to building a business with cult status
  • The one thing you should do before starting something new
  • Why every business of the future needs to balance profit and purpose together
  • How to have just as much impact working inside a company as you can from outside
  • The leadership trait every new leader needs
  • How to create a passionate community around you and your work
  • 14 practical exercise you can do today to set up for success tomorrow

Armed with this book, anyone from anywhere can help create the next business with serious cult status.


“We’re at a point in history where we can create what we want the future to look like. This book is a road map to that future.” – Naomi Simson, Shark Tank & Founder of RedBalloon


“Tim has extraordinary insight into the evolving relationship between companies and the communities that they serve.”  – Osher Gunsberg, television & radio host

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  • Published 02/07/20 ISBN 978-1-925700-53-4

Tim Duggan

Tim Duggan

Tim Duggan

Tim Duggan is a new media entrepreneur who has co-founded several digital media ventures, most notably Junkee Media – Australia’s leading Millennials digital publisher.

In 2018, industry organisation Mumbrella named Junkee Media Large Publishing Company of The Year. Junkee’s content agency, Junkee Studio, helps leading global brands like Netflix, American Express and Qantas tell and share their stories.

Tim began his career as a music journalist for Rolling Stone. He sits on the boards of Hello Sunday Morning, a tech start-up working to change people’s relationship with alcohol, and the Griffin Theatre Company, Australia's new writing theatre.

Tim lives with his partner, Ben, and dog, Winnie, in Sydney.


Photo credit: Cybele Malinowski

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