Harry Harrison, former head of Barclays Non-Core in London from 2014 to 2017, has worked in investment and trading at Barclays for over 20 years after pursuing an education in Philosophy in Finance and Economics. Harrison resides in New York and is married to Amy Nauiokas, president and founder of Anthemis Group.
Keys to Success
He explained his main drive for the company as his strong curiosity for how companies functioned and how those impact economic forces causing markets to work on a large scale. Diversity, humility, and collaboration are the main keys to success.
“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” – Dale Carnegie
A Typical Day
According to Harrison, he does not have a typical day because of the fluctuation of working within macroeconomics. He made the most of his flexible life by being a stay-at-home dad while he was working on financial technology. He avoids extensive to-do lists and tackles tasks as they come.
A Hopeful Future
Financial services seem more popular in the Information Age, and Harrison looks forward to fueling the products and services relying on marketing and industry strategies.
Advice to Entrepreneurs
The best advice Harrison could give himself in the past is to enjoy the journey as much as results. He learned flexibility and life skills he uses in business; the mental and physical effects have improved his health overall and he recommends this for any future entrepreneur.