Joseph "Yossi" Vardi, pioneer Israeli entrepreneur and tech godfather, finds the human spirit in technology. When he invests - he has put money in more than 90 companies - he looks not so much at the idea behind the venture as the talent of the people behind the pitch.
"It's not a question of failing. It's a question of attempting. If you don't attempt to climb Everest, there is no chance you will get to the peak. So if you want to achieve anything, you have to try... since achievement is always associated with a probability that you may or may not make it, then failing is part and parcel of this whole package of attempting. So (if) you attempt, you (may) win; if you fail, you just try again. If you don't try, you will never succeed." - JOSEPH “YOSSI” VARDI.
BT PHOTO: YEN MENG JIIN
GETTING a friendly thwack over the head with a rolled up brochure was not what this reporter was expecting after an interview, but Joseph "Yossi" Vardi is anything but ordinary.
"Make sure this young man sends me his story," he bellows at the young PR liaison, before lightly tapping me on...