Richard is an entrepreneur, investor, and author. He has helped to start, rescue, and fund many outstandingly successful companies including Filofax, Plymouth Gin, Betfair, and Auto1, and LEK Consulting.
In 2016 Richard and Greg Lockwood published Simplify to great acclaim. Reviews included the phrases “Richard’s magnum opus”, “another masterpiece”, “Richard is a legend. Simplify is genius”, “Humour and humility shine through this book.” The twentieth anniversary edition of The 80/20 Principle came out in 2017 – the book has sold over a million copies and been translated into nearly 40 languages. “Read this book and use it.” says Tim Ferriss.
His most recent book, Unreasonable Success and How to Achieve It, was published by Piatkus Books in 2020.