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Self-taught wannabe world-changer Dad with ‘never say die’ ethos bouncing back from 20 years of repeated failures and shaftings from investors, partners and clients.
Here to bootstrap (alone, without investors) a Silicon Valley-level tech torpedo (against ridiculous odds and going against all wisdom) bestagent.co.uk and aiming it at the multi-billion pound corporate barriers to social progress.
Risking everything to set an example to my kids of how to make the biggest possible difference while achieving fulfilment and happiness regardless of the project’s ultimate success or failure.
“Always happy, never happy enough”Charlie lamdin
What people say about Charlie
Charlie is a dreamer who never loses touch with reality. He’s the first to call himself out on his mistakes. He makes the best out of everything. He always knows what to do in a crisis, but he’s useless at minor day to day tasks. Above all, he knows how to actually put family first. He’s always prioritised time for seeing family and friends above other things.
Annemarie Proudfoot (partner and co-parent)
Charlie is a great source of knowledge and advice as he is always objective in any situation whether personal or professional and assesses it from all angles.
You can trust Charlie’s advice because I have never known anyone so thorough on researching topics to inform him.
When I think of Charlie absorbing information it’s like Johnny 5 the Robot reading a book in the movie Short Circuit.
Charlie always says that without even speaking or trying many men, immediately take a dislike to him for no reason, just something about him! I used to disagree with this but I’ve seen it with my own eyes, it’s like men especially don’t quite know how to take him. Marmite!
Working for Charlie means having your brain working at full speed and maximum capacity at all times. The benefit of this is Charlie is constantly assessing and changing how we can do things better.
Charlie sets his mind to something and will find a way to make it happen. I’ve seen it happen so much. He sets a goal, he breaks down the steps, he nearly always achieves it.
I used to question his methods, as did the team, as they are often far fetched, whacky or bold, but all of us are safely on board with his decision making now and trust his methods.
Charlie’s brain and personality works differently than most. Whether it’s problem solving or learning a new skill.
I’ve seen first hand the capability of his mind, whether it is software architecture, homeschooling, flying, driving, or music. To have just some of his skills would blow most people’s minds.
The challenge with the way Charlie functions, is that he has a very low tolerance for time wasting or inefficiency, as he makes the most of every moment, opportunity and does it to the max, whether it be work, writing, piloting, parenting or even watching Netflix!
Sam Westlake (colleague since 2015)
Charlie has a knack for being able to see 5-6 steps ahead of others and is able to plot a course toward goals that aren’t immediately visible to most.
I think that being a pilot has taught him lessons that have bled into other areas of his life, and for the better, being methodical and prioritising the most important things, sometimes it could be work, but also prioritising the need to enjoy life with his family.
Charlie ultimately is someone with a strong moral compass who is at his best when he feels he is contributing to society as a whole, and to the individuals he meets. I can’t imagine him being happy in a life that only benefitted himself.
Charlie K (colleague since 2015):
Charlie is a box of surprises. I see him not only as my boss, but as my co-worker and friend.
Quotes from Charlie
Mathematical Fact for small business owners: If you’re too busy with customers, you’re not charging enough.
Live for today, but not at the expense of tomorrow.
Violence is the ultimate expression of ignorance.
On Failure: “We’re all in a perpetual state of fluctuating levels of failure. ‘Success’ is an illusion, a fictional, impossible goal to make us work harder and take us away from our friends and families. Making the most of every day is the best we can hope for.
If you choose to work hard, do it for yourself as much as you can, then you get to choose who benefits from the value you create. Don’t let that value be taken by the undeserving.
Undeserving includes, but is not limited to: Bad bosses, inhuman corporations, overly-greedy investors, lazy business partners, feckless parents.”