Chapter One

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CHAPTER ONE is a story of epic proportions by Thankyou co-founder Daniel Flynn. It’s a bumpy and entertaining ride of gut-wrenching decisions, wild mistakes and daring moves into business, marketing, social enterprise and beyond. Follow the journey of three Australian kids from Melbourne with zero business experience and the shared belief that we all have the power to change stuff.

Chapter One is more than a book. It’s an invitation, addressed to you. To inspire you to challenge what you know and remind you that crazy ideas can become a reality. It’s also an opportunity to be a part of something big. Something that could change the course of history.


Tim Costello<br><h6> CEO of World Vision Australia </h6>

Tim Costello

CEO of World Vision Australia

"This is a book for everyone… all of us need to remind ourselves that we can, as Gandhi said, be the change we want to see. We need to see every challenge as an opportunity, every setback as a chance to learn and do better."

George Saviddes<br><h6> CEO of Medibank

George Saviddes

CEO of Medibank

"The amazingly simple idea of Thankyou being the vehicle that enlists a whole generation to be game changers and lift the burden of crushing poverty from the lives of millions of people is the inspiring journey of this book." 

Steve McKnight<br><h6> Best-selling author & property investment expert </h6>

Steve McKnight

Best-selling author & property investment expert

"Aspirational. Inspirational. Motivational. This book will change your game for the better – forever." 

David Koch<br><h6> TV personality & business commentator </h6>

David Koch

TV personality & business commentator

"Thankyou's remarkable story shows the power of social enterprise. It's a tale that will inspire all generations and motivate you to get out and make a difference in your own special way."

Alisa Camplin<br><h6> Motivational speaker & Olympic gold medallist </h6>

Alisa Camplin

Motivational speaker & Olympic gold medallist

  "This is a book about pushing boundaries. It teaches you how to see things differently, it challenges you to test convention, to notice the world's limitations and not only wonder why they exist, but ask what you can do about them."

Travis Garone <br><h6> Travis Garone, founder of Movember</h6>

Travis Garone

Travis Garone, founder of Movember

“What the Thankyou team does is never settle. Not because a company brand book tells them not to, but because the fire to do so lives within their gut.”


Daniel Flynn co-founded Thankyou™ at just 19 with his then girlfriend (now wife!) Justine Flynn, and his best mate Jarryd Burns. They had a simple idea: What if purchasing everyday items like bottled water, food and body care products could provide life-changing solutions for the millions of people who live in poverty? Seven years on, Thankyou has been likened to the ‘Apple’ of Australia’s consumer goods industry thanks to Daniel’s disruptive and truly innovative approach to business and marketing.

Daniel’s goal is to inspire others to make their own world-changing dreams a reality. He believes that everyone has the power to do something extraordinary, and make a remarkable impact on the world.



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