Magazine article Management Today

Decisions: Neil Norman, Human Recognition Systems, Founder and CEO of the Biometric Systems Integrator

Magazine article Management Today

Decisions: Neil Norman, Human Recognition Systems, Founder and CEO of the Biometric Systems Integrator

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MY BEST ...

One of the best things that happened to me was being expelled from school at 17. It was for a silly prank call to a couple of teachers. It exposed me to the biggest risk at that age that I possibly could have experienced - and I found that it wasn't actually that bad. It made me realise that there are consequences to my actions, and it taught me the importance of having loving parents. They supported me and made me appreciate the value of being trusted.

I felt massively let down by the headmaster. Here I was on the cusp of adult life and somebody with this power had given up on me. That made me aware of the importance of self-belief.

My best decision with the business was investing in my COO. I took him with me from Accenture. I recognised that he was completely different to me. I love risk and he helps me assess it. I'm also very bullish, whereas he's very patient. He was expensive to bring in, but the point of getting someone in like that is that they not only pay for themselves, they provide a net uplift. …

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