Will King, entrepreneur and founder of King of Shaves, shares his thoughts on the Greek crisis.
Grecian 2000 is a men’s hair colouring product, used by men to turn greying hair black. It’s a temporary fix, requiring repeated application to keep your hair looking as it did in the past.
But, it’s a disguise – a cosmetic deception. And for the the past 17 years, you can argue it’s been used by the bucket load by repeated administrations of the Greek government to keep up with Germany and the UK, despite having completely different economic aesthetics.
I first went to Greece in 1995, and enjoyed a lovely sailing holiday in the Ionian.
What was noticeable about Greece then, was how ‘relaxed’ it was, with an economy largely centering on agro/production and tourism. Of course, it had been, and still is, big in shipping, and perhaps its most famous entrepreneurial son, Stelios was famous for launching easyJet – which further helped improve tourism.