You can’t take it with you: software entrepreneur Scott Houston
According to the old saying, many entrepreneurs sell out for the boat, the bach and the BMW.
But in Scott Houston’s case, things went exactly the opposite way. He sold his boat, his rental, and even his house in order to keep his software business GreenButton afloat during the Global Financial Crisis.
Before Green Button, Houston was Weta Workshop’s IT manager. When the Lord of the Ring’s massive supercomputing power looked likely to be switched off until the next film, Houston suggested renting them out.