HR & Management
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11 October 2011
Dominic List, founder of Â£10m-turnover IT firm Comtact, on hiring out felt tips, Alicia Keys and four-hour work weeks.
Name: Dominic List
Age: 38 (ahem)
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.