Following on from my recent interview, The Age of the Customer – Interview with Kerry Bodine about her new book Outside In, today I’m very excited to share with you an interview that I recently conducted with Alexis Dormandy, Founder at LoveThis, about his new venture: LoveThis, the place to find your friends recommendations on everything from restaurants to builders. Founded in 2010, and launched in 2011, LoveThis helps friends find the things their friends recommend in over 30 countries around the world.
This interview makes up number twenty-eight in the series of interviews with authors and business leaders that I think that you will find interesting and helpful in growing your businesses.
Below are highlights from our interview:
About Alexis (taken from his LinkedIn profile)
Following training as a doctor and a first job at McKinsey, Alexis spent the big part of his early career at Virgin where he ended up as a Group Director. His main responsibility was all of Virgin Group’s new business launches including Virgin Mobile and Virgin Active which he sat on the board of for a number of years.
Since then, he has been VP Consumer and Chief Marketing Officer at Orange; and spent 5 years investing and advising various companies in Europe. He was also European Chairman of RED, the AIDS charity founded by Bono.
More recently he has been returning to things entrepreneurial as Chairman of Wattbike, the worlds best (and he’d say only decent) indoor fitness bike; and as Founder and CEO of LoveThis, the place to find your friends recommendations on everything from restaurants to builders.
Thanks to Semio for the image.