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Military skills could help in business, report finds

Skills learnt in the military could help ex-service personnel succeed in business, according to a new report.

The research, commissioned by Time Reboot, found 40% of FTSE 100 companies had senior directors with a former military background.

Chris Blackford, co-founder of drone-running firm Sky Future, said there were numerous transferable skills which helped him succeed in business.

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Wake Up to Money that these included: "Dealing with pressure, risk versus reward... simple things like being punctual, a good worth ethic and seeing something through."

  • 13 Mar 2014
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