Troubador How Did I Get Here?

Released: 28/05/2018

eISBN: 9781789010497

Format: eBook

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How Did I Get Here?


A family with problems and little money is living in the back to back houses of 1950s Birmingham. Tony, an only child brought up in an environment of raised hopes and broken promises, vows never to let it happen to him.

Determined to succeed Tony left school early, having been offered a position in computing where he found himself at the beginning of the technological revolution of the mid-sixties. Becoming a programmer, Tony learnt the complex languages of the day that require in-depth technical knowledge.  

After accepting a position in South Africa, the author faced challenges of an uncertain future, apartheid and dictatorships, until monetary success allowed him to fulfil a lifelong ambition of owning his own business in the UK. Working his way up the business ladder, Tony was, at last, in a position where he no longer needed to work. 

When a chance meeting introduced Tony to the world of IT security and ethical hacking, he started a new IT security business and the new company grew quickly. An offer to buy the business appeared out of the blue and could give Tony everything he had ever wanted: recognition, wealth and a secure future. But what to do?

Really enjoyed this autobiography ! Loved the plot and the character, loved the settings and the writing style , it was also encouraging to read how important business relationships of mutual trust, frequently developing into friendships, helped him on his way. This is a very worthwhile read if only for the surprising details of the tricks he used to probe the defences of major IT installations in his last venture as an employer of ethical hackers.

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