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The urge and curiosity to kick start his own business played a significant part in what inspired Robert Bassat to kick start IT services company Advent One in 2000. 

Bassat spent many years at IBM prior to fulfilling his business quest, and still maintains those business relationships today.

“I thought I’d give it a try. I was always intrigued by people that had succeeded in business in the 80s and 90s, I thought I was living in a sheltered environment working for companies,” Bassat told ARN. “If you surround yourself with good people, success comes easily, it’s an area where I’ve always been fortunate. I’ve achieved nothing on my own.”

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