John C Taylor

My World


Business Life


I like to be very hands-on in my business.

I like to know all about what’s going on and how everything works.

It doesn’t say much for the leader of a business if they don’t know how all their products work!

There are several hundred patents to my name and I continue to invent with the Chronophage clock being one of my latest inventions, along with the Intelligent Pendulum.

My motto, learned from my mother, is “Think the Unthinkable”.

When someone asks you to do something, don’t think of all the reasons why you can’t do it.  Instead, think of all the reasons why you will do it.  That’s the ethos I’ve always embraced in business.

BBC TV North West recently ran a great report by journalist Kelly Foran that gave a succinct overview of my career to date.  You can see the report below.

Interesting Facts

Diamonds are actually unstable at surface temperature and pressure. Every diamond above ground is very, very slowly altering into graphite, another form of pure carbon.

Latest News

One of World’s Greatest Living Inventors Celebrated with Six Postage Stamps

One of the world’s greatest living inventors is to be celebrated with a set of six postage stamps issued by the Isle of Man Post Office (https://www.iompost.com/stamps-coins/collection/invention-and-innovation-dr-john-c-taylor-obe/), focusing on different areas of his life’s work. Dr John C Taylor OBE (http://www.johnctaylor.com/), 80, who was born in Buxton, Derbyshire and has lived in the Isle of Man for the greater part of his life, spent his career creating safety-critical electrical components and switches that are vital to many pieces of technology we use today, most notably the kettle controls that switch our kettles off when they have boiled, and the 360°… read more

Interesting Quotes

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

Elliott Erwitt