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Take , Calculated , Risks

Self description

Male , 66

I started my career as an accountant in private practice but moved into management. I have a wide experience of industries including construction, motor dealerships, free issue newspapers and scuba diving.
I have worked for two partner businesses as well as plcs and from this I have seen that creating a team is the 'secret' to success. How to make it a real team is the secret.
I am an IoEE Mentor.
I am into travel, diving and classic cars.

Life experiences

Start ups

I have started three business and have a good understanding of what it is like going through the pain and pleasures of getting a business running.

Business development

Standing still is not an option in business - people usually see this but can adopt the headless chicken approach. It does work sometimes but applying more focus works more often.

Exit strategy

You may have created a profitable business and want to enjoy the success or invested money and time into something that isn't working - either way getting out of a business needs as much planning as starting one.

Why mentor on horsesmouth?

I have accumulated a wealth of knowledge at great expense - experience is not something you can give to someone, we all have to gain our own, but I would have made fewer mistakes with some good mentoring. It is why I became a member of the IoEE and became a Mentor.

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