We meet the innovative man behind The Wearable Guru. Mano ten Napel has contributed to wired.com, and is leaping into the world of wearables with such confidence that we had to take a moment to find out more.
What was your first business idea and what did you do with it?
That was a post and Deliver Company that would make the receiver choose the time of delivery. Nothing eventually, lacked the right mindset.
What do you wish you knew before you started your first business?
I wish I knew I was actually going to start it much sooner so I could have started the branding process years ago.
What did you learn from the worst boss you ever had?
Fear is the worst advisor a boss can have
Who do you admire most?
Myself. I keep forgetting this
What did you learn from your biggest failure?
That there is no such thing as failing. there is only a lesson.
“There is no Such Thing as Failing, There is Only a Lesson”.
How do you find inspiration?
By staying open and paying attention to other people.
What was the best piece of advice you ever got? The worst?
I can’t remember ever getting any really, people are fed up with me giving it. Maybe that’s why
What’s your favourite quote?
“God Bless the child that can hold his own”
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Not showing up on time and letting me wait without notice.
What do you think is the most important innovation of your lifetime thus far?
Hard to choose between Neuroscience and Nanotechnology
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