Magazine article Management Today

Brainfood: Peter Boizot - If I Had to Start Again

Magazine article Management Today

Brainfood: Peter Boizot - If I Had to Start Again

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I would like very much to start up my own business again. It could be in the restaurant trade or even music. I like being a salesman.

When I was growing up, I always felt I would like to be one, but I was pretty open to the elements in the way that I felt I could tackle whatever came my way, and I did. After university, I got hooked up selling books door-to-door to US bases in France, Germany and England, and it was great experience. I like the creative side of sales, the persuading that comes with it.

I think I also would like to get married because I've never been married and I miss not being married. I'm a little bit saddened by it. I would like to have had a wife and one or two children. Marriage just passed me by, but I did have a lot of girlfriends.

The advice I would give to people starting out now is to keep trying.

I think you've got to keep on persevering, just don't give up; and you have to make the most of opportunities. …

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