HR & Management

Dominic List

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11 October 2011

Dominic List, founder of £10m-turnover IT firm Comtact, on hiring out felt tips, Alicia Keys and four-hour work weeks.

Name: Dominic List

Age: 38 (ahem)

Company: Comtact 

Turnover: £10m (2011)

First job: Hiring out felt tip pens to my classmates at school/working in a frozen foods warehouse.

Dream job: Head of special projects for Virgin Group.

Car: Mclaren MP4-12C

Economy, business or first class: Business

Most extravagant purchase: My car

Most-played song on your iPod: “Empire state of Mind” by Alicia Keys and Jay-Z.

Best business book: The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris

Worst business moment: In the early days, living hand to mouth on cashflow and new business. Thankfully those days are gone!

Proudest business moment: Our Tech Track 100 placement.

Your business mentor: My Dad (and books).

Next big thing: Apple will do to your home TV what it did to the tablet PC.