I’ve never been interested in business. I’ve been interested in creating things
Paraphrased from Richard Bransons book “Business Stripped Bare”.
The act of creating something, whether it’s a website, a video game, or a lego model, is one of the most satisfying things I can do. Over the years I have built up quite a collection of projects. I always have to be doing something. About 10 years ago I realised I might be able to make some money at it, so I started selling video games – but the money has never been the driving force.
I create things because I love doing it. I’m passionate about building awesome stuff and the satisfaction I get from seeing people use my projects is huge. It’s the satisfaction of a job well done – and I hope that everyone who has created something of their own will have had the same sense of satisfaction.
I got into business because it helped fund my passion. Don’t get me wrong – earning money out of it is great – but it’s not the reason I do it. I think the act of creation is a big part of many entrepreneurs lives – people like Richard Branson have no need to work, he could have retired years ago, but they continue to do so because of their love of what they do.
Ben is a lifelong Nintendo fan who also likes to build websites, and develop games. He also buys way too much Lego.