Spend Your Time Wisely

New Zealander Derek Handley, who sold his mobile marketing company, The Hyperfactory to American media conglomerate Meredith Corporation last year for an undisclosed amount, gave a speech in April at Kea, New Zealand’s global network, about his life so far as an entrepreneur. “19,392 is apparently the number of days that I have left to live,” Handley began. “And although it sounds like a lot, over the last few years I’ve come to realize that it probably takes you a good five years to achieve something meaningful. Turns out that 19,392 is really only 10 of those 5 year blocks. So when you think about having to achieve ten things and that’s all you’ve got, you’ll be much wiser in how you spend each of those chapters …” Handley was born in Hong Kong. He attended Victoria and Massey University, as well as the MIT Sloan School of Management. Handley is also the co-founder and owner of luxury basics cashmere label To Sir With Love.

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