How Harry Harrison Stays Productive and Gets Results

As the former head of Barclay’s Non-Core in London, Harry Harrison is now blazing new trails as the President and Founder of the digital financial services investment and advisory firm Anthemis Group. To help people better understand how he stays productive, Mr. Harrison recently sat down with Ideamench to discuss how he comes up with ideas and stays productive.

When asked where he gets his ideas, Mr. Harrison said that he uses curiosity as a motivating factor. After educating himself at Cambridge University, Mr. Harrison spend the next three decades working as a derivatives trader, later managing teams of fixed income sales and trading traders.

When asked about his typical day, Harry Harrison mentioned that he doesn’t have a typical day. Instead, Mr. Harrison learns to adapt to the daily tasks and goals that helps him remain productive. After spending decades working at Barclays, Mr. Harrison has learned to prioritize other aspect of his world and get a better work/life balance. In addition to developing his own company, Mr. Harrison finds times to practice yoga and pilates. And most importantly, Mr. Harrison also finds time to spend with his 5 and 8 year old children.

Later on in the interview, Mr. Harrison was asked how he brings his ideas to life. The entrepreneur answered that he likes to use diversity of thinking, humility in goal setting and collaboration to ensure that his ideas are executed as close as possible to his vision. This strategy has helped Mr. Harrison create Anthemis Group after leaving Barclays

Finally, Mr. Harrison was asked about the one trend that excites him. The Anthemis Group founder answered that he is really excited about what is happening in the world of financial services. In particular, Mr. Harrison is intrigued with the role the information age is playing in the creation of fintech companies that leverage data in order to make financial decisions. Mr. Harrison believes that many finch companies will prosper by making the financial and insurance markets more efficient. At the end of the interview, Mr. Harrison was asked to recite his favorite quote. The Anthemis Group founder recited Dale Caregie’s popular piece of wisdom – “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”

Lawrence Bender Creates A Hit Crossing Genres in From Dusk til Dawn

George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino star as the robber Gecko brothers duo, Seth and Richie, who, while fleeing the authorities, stumble upon a bar just over the Mexican border that has kept a dark secret in From Dusk Til Dawn.

The movie opens with the Gecko brothers robbing a liquor store, murdering the cashier and a Texas lawman.

Later, in their motel room they discover that they are being pursued by the authorities in connection with an earlier bank robbery and kidnapping of a clerk and agree to head to the safety they believe they will find by escaping across the Mexican border.

A retired former minister, Jacob Fuller, played by Harvey Keitel is on a road vacation with his two teenage children in their RV.

The Gecko brothers carjack the Fuller family, spotting an opportunity to craftily sneak past the border authorities who have been alerted to their identities.

Once across the border, the RV crew drives to a resting spot, a bar in the middle of nowhere, where Clooney offers to buy everyone a drink to celebrate their evasion of the American authorities.

The Gecko brothers and the Fuller family connect with a retired Vietnam vet and a biker inside of the bar.

As the day ends, the entertainment inside of the bar begins to take on a sinister and hedonistic character.

A dancer introduced as the most diabolical woman on the planet, played by Selma Hayek, performs an exotic dance after which the younger Gecko brother, Richie becomes injured. The sight of blood is enough to turn Hayek and her fellow bar workers into full blown vampires.

The situation becomes hopeless with nearly every patron at the bar either being eaten or turned into a vampire, except for Clooney and the Fuller daughter.

After a draining evening of vampire slaying light begins to enter the bar and causes the vampires to retreat and explode.

At the end of the movie, it is revealed that the bar sits on top of a buried Aztec pyramid.

Lawrence Bender served as the executive producer of From Dusk til Dawn.

Bringing together Quentin Tarantino as the screenwriter and Robert Rodriguez as the director, the film was able to craft a unique retelling of the age old vampire legends.

While not a blockbuster, the 1996 film did better than average, generating close to $26 million at the box office.

The story cleverly brought together the cross genres of crime movie and horror film in a highly entertaining way.

Lawrence Bender

Graduate of the University of Maine with a degree in Civil Engineering, Lawrence Bender has become a much celebrated American film producer.

Lawrence Bender was born in Bronx, New York to Jewish parents.

Known for such hits as Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Nancy Drew and Kill Bill, Bender’s works have been nominated to receive the Academy Award best picture honors.

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