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 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

New Midsummer Chronophage Clock on display in the Isle of Man

There’s very exciting news for those in the Isle of Man.  You can see the wonderful Midsummer Chronophage clock on display in Douglas, there in time to see in the New Year! The spectacular clock, designed by the world-renowned inventor, philanthropist and Santon resident, Dr John C Taylor OBE, is now on display at the Isle of Man’s largest privately-owned bar and restaurant, 1886 in Regent Street, Douglas, Isle of Man. The huge mesmerising, gold-plated clock, measuring 1.5 metres (5 ft) in diameter, was conceived, designed and mostly manufactured on the Island. It is the second in a series of… read more

Interesting Quotes

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Helen Keller