Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

The Big End of Town; ,C[pounds sterling]Being Tall, People Look Up to You and You Can Dominate a conversation.,C[yen],Co Wayne Watt

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

The Big End of Town; ,C[pounds sterling]Being Tall, People Look Up to You and You Can Dominate a conversation.,C[yen],Co Wayne Watt

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Byline: CASANDRA GARVEY

Tall stats of our leading businessmen

There are some pretty towering blokes in business in the Southern Downs, including:

Sam Bryce, Freestone Group joint managing director: 6 foot 5 (198cm)

Wayne Watt, Brown Nolan and Watt Accountants director: 6 foot 5 (197cm)

Don Warrener, Warwick Indoor Recreation and Aquatic Centre manager: 6 foot 4 (194cm)

Paul Morrissey, My Optical: 6 foot 4 (194cm)

John Randall, Warwick Chamber of Commerce president /Council Economic Development officer: 6 foot 3 (189cm)

Inspector Greg Morrow, Warwick Police:

6 foot 2 (190cm)

Phill Le Petit, Warwick Daily News acting GM/ advertising manager: 6 foot 2 (188cm)

Rob Balint, Retravision owner: 6 foot 2 (188cm)

Paul Munson, Darling Downs Insurance Brokers owner: 6 foot 1 (187cm)

Chris Murphy, Peter Stewart Ford general manager: 6 foot 1 (187cm)

Warren Stiff, John Dee Abattoir manager:

6 foot (184cm)

David Cassels, Graeme Collins Automotive dealer principal: 6 foot (183cm)

THEY can see opportunities on the horizon before their shorter counterparts while, at times, they're more prone to having their heads in the clouds.

Which ever way you look at it, tall men are every-where on the Southern Downs and they're certainly a bunch to look up to, literally and figuratively.

Author and researcher Malcolm Gladwell in his book Blink says 58 per cent of CEOs in Fortune 500 companies are six foot high or taller (183cm), saying tall people have a natural advantage when it comes to success.

It's certainly true when it comes to local blokes in business, with the list featured right just some of the taller men in the region.

Warwick Chamber of Commerce president and Southern Downs Regional Council economic development officer John Randall stands at a towering six foot three and offers his two cents on taller men being more successful:

"I think what it comes down to is that tall people can move more quickly, we can cover more ground in a shorter time and we can see opportunities on the horizon before others," Mr Randall quipped. …

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