Name: Gerard Doyle
Company: Discount Vouchers Our aim is to bring shoppers the best and most exclusive discount codes and vouchers available.
First job: Ice-cream man
Dream job: Dotcom incubator
Car: VW Golf
Economy, business or first class: Economy, except for the one time my wife flew back to Australia when she was seven months’ pregnant.
Most extravagant purchase: My Jaeger LeCoultre watch. An old boss and now friend told me that when I sold my first company, I should spend around one per cent on something that I’d keep to remember my success through.
Most played song on iPod: “I like to move it” by Reel 2 Real from the Madagascar soundtrack. My three-year-old daughter loves it.
Best business book: What I Learned Losing A Million Dollars by Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan.
Worst business moment: Realising that it is really hard to sell overseas property during the 2007 global financial crisis.
Proudest business moment: Just before I left Australia, the team at DarkBlue.com conceived the “nigritude ultramarine” SEO competition. If nothing else, it was fun.
Business mentor: Michael de Kare Silver
Next big thing: There are lots of technologies out there that can tell you what you might like because other people also “liked” it or because you’ve “liked” similar items before. But I want to see the tech that tells me I might like something “just because you seem to have never tried it” – and for it to be right!
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