Scott Dylan

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Entrepreneur and investor Scott Dylan, in brief.

Scott Dylan

Home: Manchester, UK.  Profession: Entrepreneur, investor, business strategist, philanthropist. Organization: Inc & Co.  Title: Founder and Investor.

Current project: Professionally, integrating AI and machine learning technologies across our business units at Inc & Co. Personally, working on a community project that supports local startups in South East London, providing mentorship and resources to young entrepreneurs from underprivileged backgrounds.  Recent professional development: Completed an advanced course in Machine Learning and its applications in business.  What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? The decision to co-found Inc & Co after a significant career in individual investment, shifting from a secure path of personal investing into building a collective brand that now houses multiple companies.  Hobbies: An avid reader and a marathon runner.  Last book read: The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho.  Recently viewed and recommended: Ted Lasso (Apple TV+).  A heartwarming show that brilliantly combines humour with profound life lessons about leadership, teamwork, and personal growth.

Personality profile: Strategic, resilient, approachable.  ENTJ – commander.  Moral compass: The principle of fairness and the potential impact of my decisions on people’s lives.  How do you define an ideal business relationship? Mutual respect, transparency, shared goals; committed to open communication; a clear understanding of each other’s expectations and strengths.  What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Educators, for their ability to shape minds, impart wisdom and foster curiosity.

What three emojis best describe you? 🧠💡🚀.

What’s the best advice you received in your career? Focus on the journey, not just the destination.  What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? Cloud computing technology.  Its impact on business scalability, collaboration, and flexibility has been profound. What company or organization do you most admire? Tesla, for its boldness and innovation in the automotive and energy industries and its commitment to sustainability.

What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? Integrating sustainable practices into our business models across the board at Inc & Co. This involves both environmental sustainability and creating enduring economic value that benefits all stakeholders.  What message do you want to send out into the world? Embrace change and seek collaboration.  What mega-trend most excites you? The rise of artificial intelligence and its application across various sectors, in particular, healthcare and education, where its impact could be profoundly transformative. What mega-trend most concerns you? AI as well, for it also brings concerns, particularly around privacy and employment displacement.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? Resilient Ventures.  What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Hugh Jackman.  What advice would you give your younger self? Worry less about trying to make everything perfect.  Focus, instead, on learning from each situation, whether it's a success or a setback.

Personal mission: Fostering innovation and resilience in business.  Personal motto: Adapt and overcome.   Favorite quote: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts” (attributed to Winston Churchill).

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