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"Why am I diabetic?": The question that launched a career in business building

On Friday 3rd June, Mercia's CEO Mark Payton gave a talk at TEDx Glasgow titled 'Successful Start-ups: What's luck got to do with it?'.

Mark discussed how a diabetic coma caused him to discover that asking a question, and then searching tirelessly for an answer, could lead to life-changing innovations and successful business propositions.

From the technology transfer office at the University of Oxford, to a leading technology investment business in Warwickshire, Mark looks back on his journey and invites his audience to consider his secrets to success, from staying focused, to making your own luck (and perhaps sacrificing a bit of shut-eye as well).

Watch the full video here: