An Interview With Charles Burns

Tell us what you do for a living.

I’m a senior sales consultant & supply hardware solutions to IT services companies internationally

Why are you the right person for this job?

Beyond offering pricing and availability, I share market knowledge even advise customers on alternate procurement channels when I’m unable to offer a commercial advantage, ensuring they remain consistently competitive

What gets you up in the morning?

The fear of missing out

Who helped you get to where you are today?

My Dad, through lack of sponsorship

What is the best or worst business advice you have received?

To give respect is to earn respect, something that I’m still learning

What advice would you give to someone starting out today in IT?

If you don’t know what you’re talking about, talk about The Cloud

What’s running on your smartphone?


Tell us something most people do not know about you?

I am extremely good looking

What goal do you have to achieve before you die, and why?

I would like to run a business one day

What is the best book you’ve ever read?

1984 by George Orwell

And the best film you’ve ever seen?

American Psycho

What would be your Desert Island MP3s?

George Michael – Careless Whisper

Biggie Smalls – Notorious Thugs

East 17 – Stay Another Day

What temptation can you not resist?

Listening to other peoples conversations

What was your first car and how does it compare with what you drive now?

A Volkswagen Golf, I now drive a Mercedes C-Coupe. The main comparison being that I look cooler

If you could be any animal for a day, what would you be and why?

A Fly, so I could eavesdrop on any conversations in the board room. Or a Cow

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