Graham Gannon: Entrepreneur
Graham Gannon is a snowboarder, outdoor adventurer and entrepreneur. Jobs that he has been involved in include radio, television, designing websites and advising on marketing strategy. In this video, Graham describes how his very varied working life evolved and the benefits and drawbacks of freelance work. As a STEM Ambassador, Graham goes into schools to give students a real-world connection to the subjects that they learn in class. In the video, Graham works with the students to demonstrate the importance of maths in a project to design, market and sell MP3 players. Without realising it, the students do complex calculations using percentage, pie charts and graphs. They also gain some financial education, learning about where money comes from, what it's worth and how to develop strategies in order to maximise 'profits', "What got me very excited, very interested, was to see the students taking on board the challenge and really getting into it, listening to what other people were doing and trying to find the best way to make the most amount of money".