HR & Management
1 min read
03 June 2011
Jos White, the serial entrepreneur/investor, reveals his love of New York City, dealing with server overloads and starting life as a waiter.
Name: Jos White
Company: Notion Capital
First job: Waiter in the Dome restaurant in Oxford. I actually started behind the bar but worked my way up!
Dream job: Jack Johnson – surfer and rock star!
Car: Porsche Cayenne
Economy, business or first-class: Never first and almost never economy – somewhere in the middle.
Most extravagant purchase: Buying, then completely renovating my New York townhouse.
Most played song on your iPod: The XX and also Jay-Z’s Empire State of Mind to remind me why I love New York so much!
Business book: I think doing is better than reading.
Worst business moment: When MessageLabs’ network overloaded, causing important email delivery delays.
Proudest business moment: Realising our vision “to secure the world’s email” with MessageLabs.
Business mentor: My father – the ultimate entrepreneur.
Next big thing: Reinventing group transport, so it becomes more environmentally friendly and more economical.