I have always been fascinated by technology, the future, the bigger picture.
After graduating from university I started my career in the tech industry, working for a motherboard manufacturer and then managing the $100 million/year monitor division (CRT monitors the size small cars) for the 3rd largest distributor of computer components and peripherals in the world.
In 2001 I started my first business, launching tech products in new markets, building sales channels and providing marketing support. Latterly I have made a natural migration toward digital solutions and now deliver marketing consultancy through VISUAL.
Most recently, I have come back to the bigger picture of technological development and I write about these trends and themes here and on my social channels.
Away from business, I am on the board of Kadikoy Rugby Club in Istanbul and I have coached and built the women’s section into one of the best teams in the country. I am also currently training to compete in the Marathon De Sable in 2024 and I am documenting this over on Instagram.
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Steve Jackson, Founder
Right Time, Right Place
Marathon des Sables, or MdS, is a six-day, 251 km ultramarathon, which is approximately the distance of six regular marathons. The longest single stage is 91 km long. This multiday race is held every year in southern Morocco, in the Sahara Desert. It has been regarded as the toughest foot race on Earth.
I am training for the 2024 race. Making the start line in shape to compete would be a massive win. Check out the progress here.
Rugby has been a passion since I was first introduced to the game at school in 1986.
I’m proud to have played a small role in the development of the game in Turkey, first as a player and then as a coach and (reluctant) referee!
I am currently coaching the ladies team of Kadikoy Rugby Club, a great group of strong, independent young women who have fallen in love with the game just like I did many moons ago.
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