Robin Mackness was born in 1938 and was educated at Bedford School and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, where he studied Law. In the course of his military service,he rowed for the RAF, before going on to launch Slumberdowns, the company that introduced duvets to Britain in the early 1960s.
He subsequently went on to launch several further companies internationally, including the investment management company featured in this book, and based in Switzerland and the Bahamas.
He and his wife Liz now travel extensively, keeping an eye on the various companies he has founded, and at times, managed.
Robin and Liz make their base in West Berkshire, from where Robin has written two further books,"with more to come". The themes of all his books are exploitations of recent truths, in so far as there can ever be any certainty about recent truths, he admits.
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