Mike Southon turns good ideas into great businesses. Mike co-founded, helped build and sold The Instruction Set, a UNIX and Open Systems consultancy, in the 80’s. In the 90’s he worked with 17 start-ups, two of which, Micromuse and RiverSoft subsequently went public. In 2002 he and Chris West wrote ‘The Beermat Entrepreneur’, the UK’s best-selling business title; three more titles subsequently followed. Famous for his high-energy platform skills, his talks and workshops help companies gain the entrepreneurial mindset and solve any business problem!