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The Armchair Mountaineer is my web site taking a look at many aspects of Mountains and the way they can inspire us to new challenges as well as how they have inspired through books and art. http://www.armchairmountaineer.com
I am Thomas Smallwood; Entrepreneur, Blogger, Mountain Enthusiast and Bibliophile.
After failing to get much of an education I set up an online business, selling books. This fuelled my passion for all things literary but the business failed. In order to pay the mortgage I started work stacking supermarket shelves at night. During the day I made a career plan to turn things around.
In late 2004 I joined the still relatively young online gambling industry, working in a call centre. 5 years later I co-founded a company (which I subsequently sold) and went on to manage operations in the UK, Central and Eastern Europe. From 2013 to 2016 I was CEO of SKS365 Group.
I am now a full time consultant, investor & advisor in one or two startups and, more importantly, I am embarking on a career as a writer, writing about mountains and the outdoors. In other words I am following my passion.