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Show Notes 84: Public Success, Private Grief with Peter Cowley

Please be aware this podcast talks about sensitive issues including cancer, alcoholism, and suicide.

Most people will know Peter Cowley through his hugely successful career as one of Europe’s best known angel investors.

CamTechPod was at the launch of Peter’s latest book Public Success, Private Grief in which he details for the first time the succession of tragic events which have shaped his life and fuelled his relentless drive and ambition.

In a fireside chat with Louisa Preston who spent over fifteen years as a news reporter on the BBC, ITN, Channel 4 and ITV, Peter discusses:

  • His inspiration as an entrepreneur and investor

  • Treating his cancer like another project

  • Experiencing bereavement from a young age and losing two sons

  • The advice he would give his younger self

  • What he hopes the book will achieve

  • Working on his bucket list: running two half marathons this year, sleeping on Antarctica

  • Helping charity and encouraging others to do so. He is donating £2 from the sale of each Public Success, Private Grief book to the charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide.

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