I like John Maguire, and a part of me knows that this article is about a bit of spin to make interesting reading, but it also provokes a bit of a laugh too because the quotes are pure gold… (having met the guy I can’t help but suspect it was ghost written).
“At the starting line of the Berlin Marathon, I chain-smoked five cigarettes while rubbing Tiger Balm into my legs.“
“I used to joke that only two things would survive a nuclear winter: cockroaches and me.”
“The smart thing would have been to take my spare cash and move to my mortgage-free place in Dubai with its private beach.”
“I would do things other people were not prepared to do, just to prove a point.”
In between those legendary quotes there is the story of taking a dive into the downturn that so many in this industry have faced, I can tell you from experience it is a painful learning experience, but learn you will whether you want to or not.
John has …