Octavius Black CBE is the Co-Founder and CEO of MindGym, which he co-founded in 2000. An entrepreneur, philanthropist, best-selling author and former business columnist, Octavius was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in King Charles III’s 2023 New Year Honours for his services to entrepreneurship, business, life sciences, and community. Octavius has co-authored MindGym’s four books and has written in The Times, Financial Times and The Sunday Telegraph. Prior to founding MindGym, Octavius was a director of the organisational communications consultancy Smythe Dorward Lambert and prior to that he was an analyst at Booz Allen Hamilton. Octavius read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at The Queen’s College, Oxford University.