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At school, I enjoyed playing the bassoon. I was in the orchestra and played the melody when the other boys sang hymns at prayers time.
Business is constantly changing, constantly evolving.
Cordless vacuums are designed for quick jobs, but you need enough power to do the job; you don't want the power waning over time.
Don't listen to experts.
I own every share of my company, and I don't want to sell any of it.
I'm not a businessman.
I've fought court battles over my inventions before.
It is an extreme perversion of capitalism if you can trade in something before you have even paid for it.
My interest in film is sort of catholic - apart from science fiction and horror movies, I'll watch almost everything.
The British judiciary needs to support intellectual property.
The Web is fascinating and transformative, but it's an easy, flashy, get-rich-quick option to the hard graft of proper industry.
We have to change our culture so you can create wealth from making things and don't just try to make money out of money.
We need to encourage investors to invest in high-technology startups.
Well, air-conditioning is not a good thing.
I imported the first Mac into England in 1984; you know, the beige box. I imported what I think were the first four that came into England. I never opened the instruction manual. That was the best thing about it.
I've obviously used fans - I wouldn't say all my life, because we couldn't afford them when I was young, but from my 20s and onwards we've had to use fans. And I've always loathed them. Everything about them. The way you adjust them, getting them at the angle you want. Carrying them. Cleaning them. The danger of putting your finger in them.
The U.S. is the biggest investor in research and development in the world. It has the best universities. Keeping them supplied with the best talent is essential.
Well, I'm rather attracted to rather prosaic things like vacuum cleaners and hand dryers. Where people haven't apparently made them with a great love for what they're doing.
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