Drone entrepreneur's flight of fancy | Business – The Times

Journalists who meet Henri Seydoux should be prepared to come away questioning their career choices. According to the French co-founder and boss of Parrot, Europe’s largest drone maker: “If you’re a journalist, you’re always meeting people who give you ideas for a way out.”
Seydoux is a case in point. After dropping out of medical school, he began his career writing for Actuel, a counterculture magazine, where an early 1980s interview with Roland Moreno, an inventor of what became the SIM card, proved life-changing. “He had one of the first start-ups in France. He’d also been working as a journalist and he said, ‘I quit and now I invent things.’ ”
Seydoux followed suit, teaching himself computer programming with an Apple II. Adventures in
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