An Interview With Louis Brister

Tell us what you do for a living.

I am a consultant for a leading specialist distributor of computer hardware delivering timely bespoke business solutions across the UK & Europe.

Why are you the right person for this job?

Because I fully understand the size of the opportunity I have here and will not let it slip.

What gets you up in the morning?

My body clock at 6am for my morning beach run.

Who helped you get to where you are today?

Mother and Father who installed fundamental life morals and ethics into me from an early age and their 39 year marriage (still going strong) is something to look up to as it seems pretty rare in todays world.

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

Charles Burns “Let your figures speak for themselves”

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

Ensure you spend more time practicing motivational quotes rather than posting/liking them on Linkedin.

What’s running on your smartphone?

J Cole’s album, Twitter, Daily Mail app, Hawksmoor menu and Rui Costa’s Wikipedia page

What is the best book you’ve ever read?

Got a couple here…Welcome to Hell: One Man’s Fight For Life Inside The Bangkok Hilton and Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson

And the best film you’ve ever seen?

American Sniper or American Gangster.

What would be your Desert Island MP3s?

I would find some way of getting hold of Zane Lowe’s Ipod.

What temptation can you not resist?

I’m ok with it now but i struggled to resist a game of Championship Manager in my earlier years.

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

A Fiat punto was my first and currently drive a Mercedes E-coupe. Happy with both although I don’t think the Punto could park itself?

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

Probably a lion because my face would pop up on Linkedin everyday and it would get loads of likes.

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

I would go back in time and take part in the Barcelona 1992 Olympics and line up for the USA basketball team as that team probably goes down as the greatest ever sports team.

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

Michael Jordan without a doubt, impossible is nothing with that guy.

Who was the last person you hugged and why?

My girlfriend Holly as she embarked on her daily commute to the big smoke.

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

Would have to be Russell Simmons when I bumped into him New York a few years back.


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