Name: Alex Depledge
Title: CEO & Founder of Hassle.com
Alex Depledge is one of those people who gets stuff done. She is a straight talker and is the driving force behind Hassle.com. Alex is a passionate believer in the power of the sharing economy to improve people’s lives - enabling individuals to take control of their working life and become micro entrepreneurs. In 2014 TechCity Insider named Alex ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’, following on the heels of her appearance on the ‘Silicon Valley Comes to the UK Scale-up Top 100’ - a list highlighting British entrepreneurs expected to lead their firms to £100m in revenue in three to five years.
Me: Why are you an entrepreneur?
Alex: Because I am unmanageable - so this is the only thing I can do :)
Me: What problem would you like solved?
Alex: Wow too many things - sustainable energy, pensions. On smaller fry - email for sure.
Me: Advice you’d wished you’d had or had followed?
Alex: My gut. Turns out my is 100% accurate but I have fail at a few critical junctions to follow it which I regret.
Me: What does success look like for you?
Alex: Being quoted in the Economist or owning Eat & Drink Chinese Karaoke in Liverpool St, London
Me: Who are your heroes?
Alex: Taylor Swift (I know!) Jennifer Lawrence (#GirlCrush), My husband, Nick Clegg, Debra Searle and Sahar Hashemi (Founder of Coffee Republic)
Me: What is your best discovery?
Alex: Jules Coleman
Me: What would the title of your biography be?
Alex: Swan Management. To outsides you are serene, but below the surface you are paddling like (fuck) mad!
Me: What is your biggest regret?
Alex: I’Il tell you in April next year
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