An Interview With Colin McIver

Tell us what you do for a living.

I’m the Lead Engineer for The Change Organisation

Why are you the right person for this job?

Because I’m the one with patience & experience & other things ending in “-ence”

What gets you up in the morning?


Who helped you get to where you are today?

Graham Burns, corny but true.

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

Don’t sell what you can do, sell what other people can do

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

Don’t know it all, learn it all

What’s running on your smartphone?

If only you knew.

Tell us something most people do not know about you?

I’m distantly related to my great-grandfather

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

Immortality would be nice, but if not that then a little understanding from above.

What is the best book you’ve ever read?

Lord of Light ~ Roger Zelazny. Best science fiction book ever written!

And the best film you’ve ever seen?

Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai

What would be your Desert Island MP3s?

Don’t do music really

What temptation can you not resist?

Kylie Minogue, such a temptress.

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

First car ~ Ford Cortina 2000E. It’s not as much fun as my Mitsubishi 4×4

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

I’d like to be a human. Cos there’d be no surprises

If you could take part in one event in the Olympics, which would you choose and why?

Do they do any drinking games?

If you were facing awesome peril and impossible odds, which real or fictional person would you most want on your side and why?

Chuck Norris, so he can see how it’s really done.

Who was the last person you hugged and why?

My youngest daughter, cos she loves me.

Have you ever met anyone famous, if so how?, if not who would you like to meet?

No, but I’d like to have met Johnny Weissmuller, he was just awesome

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