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bio website rumbly.co.uk
location Cambridge, United Kingdom
age 50
visits member for 3 years, 3 months
seen Nov 8 at 17:45

If my first boss, Andy Johnson-Laird, hadn't rung Bill to back out of writing The Programmer's Guide to MS-DOS, I was the guy getting the code credits. Sigh.

Since making the move from hacking to hawking, I climbed the corporate greasy pole, raised sums from loose change to a billion dollars (boy, was that a bubble!) and co-founded product, service and professional service businesses. In Cambridge I set up Beginspace, the world's first popup startup centre, and Ideaspace, the incubation co-working space operated by the University of Cambridge.

My day job is as an ordained minister in the Church of England, which is why I sometimes call myself an ordained entrepreneur. I thought I'd coined that term, but someone beat me to it. Drat. I'm also cofounder of Rumbly, "The Amazon of sandwiches," shaking up workplace lunches in the UK.


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answered How many apostles are there?
Nov
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answered Why do (some) Anglican vicars use 'sing-songy' voices?
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awarded  Editor
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revised How can one judge how accurate a given Bible translation is?
Someone mis-edited my original, so I've changed the position of the parentheses to avoid their confusion.
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awarded  Teacher
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answered How can one judge how accurate a given Bible translation is?
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