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Not exactly a high flyer, but I had big plans. I worked with a great team of people and had travelled to far-off places. But shortly after my 30th birthday, I decided my life had to take a different course. I felt a desperate, powerful yearning to do something different, something off the wall, something crazy, something risky. So I left the colleagues who were like family, and the comfort and security of a job I'd done for most of my adult life.
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And I became a pornographer. Heady with ambition and dreams of fame and fortune we set about relaunching the magazine. From the outside it looked like the sort of place you might find full of bankers wearing braces and talking about murdering wildlife at weekends. Inside it looked like it had been ransacked by a gang of German perverts.
It was awash with books, filthy magazines, sex toys, lingerie, fruit, erotic artwork and, peculiarly, loose toilet rolls. The windows were nailed shut and there was a dead pigeon trapped on the sill of my little room. But the magazine itself was brilliant and original. It was rude, sexy and intelligent - and it offered advertisers access to a very desirable market, namely horny old men with money.
We set up a couple of chat lines and Poshtotty. We struck a deal with Waterstones and Borders to stock the magazine and after just a couple of weeks we'd added 1, readers to our existing list of 10, subscribers.
But like many first-time entrepreneurs we dreamed about the upside only to be confronted with the cold stark reality of a downside. After four months, we had run out of cash. Eighteen months on, Poshtotty. Our advertising sales executive had quit to sell ads for fetish magazine Skin Two, a prostitute was threatening to sue us for slander and our accountants were taking us to court for not paying them on time.
As I was signing some of the sales papers in its offices, in walked Felix Dennis, owner of the company, magazine magnate and author of How To Get Rich. Here was my hero, a man I had always hoped to meet on an equal level.
Instead I felt small and insignificant. He had made a fortune from magazines.
My first one had lost me a pile of money. I felt like a failure.
But the notion of business failure has continued to intrigue me. I have come across many entrepreneurs who harbour a dark secret in their closet: a failure. But almost without exception they have learned from their mistakes and carried on - in many instances to make more mistakes. What did I learn from our mistakes?