MT's Risky Business Week: Angus Robertson of powerPerfector

In the final video of MT's Risky Business Week, the entrepreneur recounts how he lost £17m after his plan to sell a luxury yacht he had built went badly wrong...

by MT Staff

It's the last day of MT's Risky Business Week, and we sat down with Angus Robertson, the founder of energy-saving firm powerPerfector, to talk risk. It's a subject he should know about: back in the 90s, Robertson spent £20m building a luxury yacht (complete with rotating circular bed in the master-bedroom), then lost most of his money after a mistake by his crew resulted in the boat collapsing. Robertson says he 'eventually' managed to sell it for about £3m.

But he says the experience only left him stronger. 'You look into the abyss', he explains - but, by focusing on a day at a time, he was able to build his confidence back up. 'An entrepreneur can't be negative. I wake up every morning feeling optimistic,' he says.

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