George Watson was born in Malawi in Central Africa and educated in the UK. He read Law and was called to the Bar in 1971. Being of an entrepreneurial and libertarian nature, he went into business on his own account, providing finance to small owner-managed start-up and early stage businesses
In 1998 he moved to Cape Town in South Africa to establish the same business in the new post-apartheid South Africa. The business was sold to a government agency and he divides his time between London and Cape Town, consulting, traveling widely and writing.
Money makes the world go round. When it does not rotate quite as quickly as you desire do you reach out to a money lender? Or do you loathe the money lenders, the usurers?
In his varied and extensive career in the money lending industry, George Watson has seen money lending in all its manifestations and became fascinated by its history and by its various effects on people and societies.