What originally drew you to become an accountant? At first, I wanted to be a nuclear physicist because of my interest in maths and the opportunity to "play" with the world's most explosive material. Then I wanted to be an author, like Stephen King, because he writes the most vivid books, which have the ability to give you nightmares. In standard 8 (grade 10), we played a stock exchange game and had such fun doing it, researching the companies and determining investment strategies, that I thought going into accounting would provide me with the best possible background, one in which I could be an entrepreneur and not be limited to a specific industry. You worked as an accountant before starting North Wind Digital. What led to you making the change? I worked as an accountant from 1997 to 2000, in Johannesburg, London and Copenhagen. I enjoyed accounting, but with the emphasis on accounting systems, and my programming background, I was asked to administer the reporting systems. I moved ...

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