Andrew Stead and Your Daily Bread in Square Mile – Lifestyle Magazine for the City of London , August 2013
“I worked for Goldman Sachs for nine and a half years where I traded convertible bonds. When I first started, I was trading Japan, and in the winter we actually started at 5:30 am. So I developed something of a skill for early mornings and bizarrely, even though I haven’t been in the City for quite a while now, I still get up at pretty much that time.
I realized that I had a lot of enthusiasm for the job when I started after university bud a number of years later I just felt that, while I’d had a great time, it wasn’t what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I felt there were things to do that were more important.
We’ve grown our economies, we’ve grown our personal wealth but at the same time we’re not happier – and I wanted to change that. I decided I wasn’t going to go into politics and try and change things that way. I just wanted to share the information that I’d picked up with people around me. I started to teach a course, initially to see if people enjoyed the material and if I enjoyed teaching. It went well and developed from there. Eventually my company, Your Daily Bread, was formed.
I do miss the lively banter of the trading desk a little bit from time to time but I don’t miss anything else about the City.”
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