Saturday 24 March 2018

You could still get good and jarred for £5

The biggest sacrifice I've made in my career was… "time. That's the only real wealth we had and I gave a lot of time to the business. When I was young, things like quality of life weren't considered. Survival was the name of the game.

The best thing money has bought me was… "access to a private jet when my father was very sick, dying of cancer. I was part of a syndicate. Two weeks before he died he opened an exhibition of his pictures in Paris."

The most broke I've ever been was… "when I left the family business to start my own. I had about £45 to my name. But this was 1981 so it wasn't too big a deal; you could still get good and jarred for £5."

The best advice I was given… "came from my dad: to deliver what you promise. The reliability factor is more important than any other factor."

My favourite personal investments are… "I have a mixture of property, private equity and stock. I've had the usual amount of disappointment with the financial collapse. I've seen snake oil salesmen for what they were."

Sunday Indo Business

Business Newsletter

Read the leading stories from the world of Business.

Also in Business