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Geraint Anderson ‘Just Business’ interview

Friday, June 17th, 2011

We last interviewed Geraint Anderson in 2010, we caught up with him to find out what he’s been up to since.

What is this new book about?

Geraint Anderson City Boy suitIt’s about a mid-30’s stockbroker who’s doing too much coke and becomes convinced he’s going to get sacked just before bonus time (I don’t know where I get my inspiration from!) He breaks into his boss’ computer to find out if his fears are correct and uncovers a multi-million pound conspiracy. He and his on-off girlfriend have to go on the run abroad after he’s framed for a murder. It’s a humor-filled thriller with enough sex, drugs and rock and roll to keep most people happy! It should be a rip-roaring holiday read.

How much of this book is based on your real experiences?

Geraint Anderson City Boy suitThe central character Steve Jones is a good-looking, charismatic man – men want to be him, women want to be with him … but that’s where the similarity ends! All my experiences in the City are funneled into the book but I never got chased by gun-toting Colombian hit men.

Will you be continuing the adventures of Steve Jones in a future book?

Yep, I’m working on the third one which will see Steve take revenge ….

Other than writing this book what have you been doing since we last interviewed you in June 2010?

I got married, went on a three month honeymoon in SE Asia, moved to a cottage in Wales and am about to have my first baby … not much apart from that.

Do you still take an interest in the world of banking and finance?

Absolutely. I still do the odd bit of TV, radio and write the occasional article about the City so I make sure I keep in touch.

Do you ever wish you could go back into that life again?

Never – life is so much better now. I’m free, doing what I want to do, learning to surf and living a healthier existence. The only things I sometimes miss is the routine that a job gives you, the camaraderie and the regular boozy Michelin-starred meals courtesy of my bank’s shareholders!

Has the banking world changed much since the crash?

It’s not as much fun now … summer/Xmas parties are sombre affairs, expense accounts are minuscule, people are worried about their jobs, bonuses are down, everyone’s being professional and firms are even more bureaucratic. Bubbles are much more fun … I preferred it back in my day!

What do you think will be the cause of the next big crash?

Israel will attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, the Middle East will explode and the price of oil will hit $200 / barrel and we’ll have a serious recession … and if you believe that you’ll believe anything.

What is next for you?

Becoming a father, improving my rubbish surfing and writing new books. That should keep me busy for the next 25 years!

You can buy Just Business by Geraint Anderson from Amazon.

Kindle Edition