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'In the digital age of 'overnight' success stories such as Facebook, the hard slog is easily overlooked.'


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'Anger is a good motivator.'


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'Beauty can come in strange forms.'


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'Business is constantly changing, constantly evolving.'


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'I don't do something necessarily to make a big profit or because it's a logical business decision.'


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'Today, computers are almost second nature to most of us.'


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'Britain's great strength is its innovative, design and engineering natural ability and we're not using it.'


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'I don't design down to a price.'


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'I'm not into politics but I am committed to a cause: ensuring design technology and engineering stays on the U.K. curriculum, alongside science and maths - grounding abstract theory, merging the practical with the academic.'


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'When you say 'design,' everybody thinks of magazine pages. So it's an emotive word. Everybody thinks it's how something looks, whereas for me, design is pretty much everything.'


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'I don't particularly follow the Bauhaus school of design, where you make everything into a black box - simplify it.'


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'Design and technology should be the subject where mathematical brainboxes and science whizzkids turn their bright ideas into useful products.'


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'Arbitrary benchmarks cheat kids out of a fulfilling education.'


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'I think if you have to pay for your education, you worry very seriously about you're going to do when you've got your degree.'


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'Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success.'


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'Failure is an enigma. You worry about it, and it teaches you something.'


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'People will make leaps of faith and get excited by your product if you just get it in front of them.'


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'Fear is always a good motivator.'


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'When decisions on nuclear power stations and runways are delayed and the government dilly-dallies, people think they aren't important.'


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'Engineering undergraduates should not be charged fees. They should receive grants, not student loans, and the government will get the money back long-term from increased exports.'


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'China has all the advantages in the world. But it doesn't have a history of free thinking, risk-taking pioneers - the kind of people the U.S. is built upon.'


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'My interest in film is sort of catholic - apart from science fiction and horror movies, I'll watch almost everything.'


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'I'm not into politics but I am committed to a cause: ensuring design technology and engineering stays on the U.K. curriculum, alongside science and maths - grounding abstract theory, merging the practical with the academic.'


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'The media thinks that you have to make science sexy and concentrate on themes such as rivalry and the human issues.'


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'I hate science fiction.'


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'I think people are realizing that engineering and science are extremely good degrees to get and you'll be very highly paid once you've got them.'


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'I'm not into politics but I am committed to a cause: ensuring design technology and engineering stays on the U.K. curriculum, alongside science and maths - grounding abstract theory, merging the practical with the academic.'


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'My interest in film is sort of catholic - apart from science fiction and horror movies, I'll watch almost everything.'


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'Design and technology should be the subject where mathematical brainboxes and science whizzkids turn their bright ideas into useful products.'


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'Britain's great strength is its innovative, design and engineering natural ability and we're not using it.'


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'Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success.'


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'In the digital age of 'overnight' success stories such as Facebook, the hard slog is easily overlooked.'


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'The wonderful thing about Apple technology is just how intuitive it is.'


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'If you really want to improve technology, if you want things to work better and be better, you've got to protect the person who spends a lot of effort, money, and time developing that new technology.'


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'So I think the winners in recession are the people who produce new technology that does things better, which people really want.'


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'The way the world is going, it's technology driven. And it isn't just driven by the old super powers, it's driven by the far east and new emerging economies.'


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'I'm not into politics but I am committed to a cause: ensuring design technology and engineering stays on the U.K. curriculum, alongside science and maths - grounding abstract theory, merging the practical with the academic.'


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'Design and technology should be the subject where mathematical brainboxes and science whizzkids turn their bright ideas into useful products.'

 

 

 

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