I have seen all aspects of business life; the good, the bad, the difficult, the politics, the government and the hiring and firing. I have done it for real for 25 years, had to live with every decision and spent time in every role. My knowledge comes from real experience, not from textbook theory.
As a boy I was sport mad; I played football, local league basketball and captained the county at cricket, so I began to learn how to manage people at an early age. However, I got injured, piled on the weight and then channelled my energies and competitiveness into business instead. My tech career began when I was just 18 years old and I was involved in my first start-up when I was only 23.