John Rosling is an entrepreneur with an itch. Ever since he co-founded an e-greeting card business in almost the same month as Moonpig and saw that business boom into a £120m success story whilst his own ended in ignominious insolvency, he has been itching to understand exactly what it is that sets some entrepreneurial businesses on a path to greatness whilst most stay merely good. After a twenty-year entrepreneurial career as business owner, CEO, mentor, lecturer and author he finally thinks he has the answers. These are detailed in his new book 'The Secrets of the Seven Alchemists' (Harriman House).
John started his career with Unilever in the UK and Japan before moving to Diageo. Since leaving the corporate world he has established and run numerous small businesses, most recently as CEO of international business performance company Shirlaws. John speaks widely on business and entrepreneurial subjects and lectures on entrepreneurship at leading business schools. He was runner up of Institute of Directors 'Director of the Year' and is author of the popular guide for CEOs “More Money, More Time, Less Stress”. He lives a semi-aquatic life in Hampshire with his wife and three children.