His first job was at a TV manufacturer.
“It was fantastic,” he says, “we were the first people in the UK to work on solid-state colour TVs and I was fortunate enough to be designing chips for them.”
Describing these ICs to the Royal Television Society brought him to the attention of a large US IC manufacturer who pursued him with job offers.
He joined a start-up, made millions and was knighted.
Moral: Love what you do