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.
Q&A for entrepreneurs faced with delivering a new product or service under conditions of significant uncertainty
Q&A for committed Christians, experts in Christianity and those interested in learning more
Stack Exchange Network staging zone, where users come together to build new Q&A sites
Q&A for power users of web applications
Q&A for Ubuntu users and developers
Q&A for professional and independent game developers
Q&A for members of the workforce navigating the professional setting
Q&A for computer enthusiasts and power users
Q&A for WordPress developers and administrators
Q&A for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system
Q&A for professional programmers interested in conceptual questions about software development
Q&A for professors, theologians, and those interested in exegetical analysis of biblical texts