Which historical figure do you most identify with? Nelson Mandela — to have given up so much and expect nothing in return, just equal rights for all. Wish I could be more like that. What’s your one top tip for doing a deal? Be open and honest and the deal will do itself. What are you reading at the moment? What’s the one book everyone should read before they die? Apartheid, Guns and Money by Hennie van Vuuren. Everyone should read: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Nominate your eighth wonder of the world. The sense of achievement when your kids do well at school or sport. Which phrase or word do you most overuse? What will be, will be. What was your first job? I loaded the closing prices for a unit trust company at night and backed up their pricing systems (Norwich Unit Trusts, which became Fedsure). Amazing job while studying during the day. I had the boardroom and bar to myself at night ... not sure management knew about that. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Luke Skywa...

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