Name: Kevin Rose
Company: The Luxury Network. We’re a luxury affinity marketing, partnerships and events group.
Turnover: $13m (£8.2m)
First job: Professional windsurfer
Dream job: Professional sportsman. What man wouldn’t?
Car: Porsche Turbo
Economy, business, first class: Business
Most extravagant purchase: I have just got back from a very extravagant skiing holiday.
Most played song on iPod: At the moment it is “Beautiful People” by Chris Brown.
Best business book: E-Myth by Michael Gerber.
Worst business moment: Before starting The Luxury Network, I owned a small chain of luxury hair and beauty salons. I had an opportunity to go national (through a national chain) and didn’t accept the deal. I look back on it now and wonder what would have happened.
Proudest business moment: Definitely launching The Luxury Network and our international success.
Business mentor: I am not a big follower. I consider myself to be more of an innovator, especially in business.
Next big thing: We now have 17 territory luxury network partnerships in Russia, Italy, Sweden, Canada and throughout the Middle East and Asia. Our next big thing: adding 50 more countries to the global network in the next five years.
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