Dad, director, entrepreneur, investor, lecturer, mentor, NXD, partner and pilot.
Areas of Expertise
Listening. , Simplification.
An idea worth spreading
You don't have proper understanding for a subject unless you can teach it.
I'm passionate about
Moral courage: doing the right thing, and building a chain of learning.
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What keeps you awake at night.
My TED story
There were two subjects that I could understand and in which I showed proficiency at school: technical drawing and physics but, because I was bullied every day of my school life and because I suffer from word blindness, I was unable to concentrate or to apply myself to learning. So, with the prospect of returning to school after the summer to be the target of yet another year of bullying presented itself, I left school at 16 years of age with few qualifications and poor grades. After a brief period of employment in retail where I had to learn to talk with people, follow ed by six months of unemployment, I was forced to take an engineering apprenticeship or loose my benefits; thank goodness for 'the system'! I learned to listen, to talk, to learn and made my first patent application at age 18. Although a place was subsequently offered to me, I didn't ever get to university to work with lasers and holography but, 30+ years and several lives later, I did; I'm living my life backwards.