|Location||Kew Gardens (London), England, United Kingdom|
|Introduction||A self-motivated and achievement orientated individual with excellent business development and interpersonal skills. A proven record of strategic and tactical direction from initial concept through to profitability based on strong commercial awareness and technical expertise.|
I have been involved in starting between 10 and 20 companies. One never made it to launch; the rest are either still going or have been bought and merged into other companies. Generally around one in ten companies survive so clearly a bit of strategic planning can make a difference.
The thing that makes me stand up and take notice is when someone says something is impossible. Many things I have done have been declared impossible beforehand, but usually all it takes is a different way of looking at the problem.
More career details can be found on LinkedIn or one of the sites linked off Naymz.
A list of my watchwords, in no particular order could be:
Integrity, Courage, Judgement, Experience, Endurance, Intelligence, Independence and Compassion
|Interests||Education, non-exec roles, company law, directorships, start-up companies, Technology, Retail Media, Problem Solving, Charities, Books, Conjuring, Process and innovation, Climbing, Management Styles, Martial Arts, Writing, Justice and The Law, Cooking, Aristology, Games and Puzzles.|
|Favorite Books||This list varies constantly, though the childrens books at the end, are pretty much a permanent fixture, Monument, by Lloyd Biggle Jr., Press Send, by John Mclaren, Attack of the unsinkable rubber ducks, by Christopher Brookmyre, Almost any management or corporate culture book, Cambridge Nightclimbers, by Whipplesnaith, Written in Crayon, by R Evison, Winnie The Pooh, by A A Milne, Noggin and the Ice Dragon, by Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate, Dougal round the world, by Eric Thompson|
Oscillate my metallic sonatas with your plan for the Panama canal:
Why don't I mention my CV at rufus.evison.com? And how do I get rid of the oscilating sonata junk that blogger.com keeps attaching to this profile?