‘We all need a little help along the way’ – Sir Terry Leahy (ex-CEO Tesco)
Business world is a complex vortex, where companies fall as fast as they rise. It’s a gamble where the odds are stacked against you. Some people challenge the odds but others never get to taste success. And if you are in this vortex, chances are that you have brushed your elbows with failure, wondered why your brilliant idea isn’t turning into luscious profits, or questioned your sanity that led you to choose this path. Is it a sign of weakness, lack of potential, or just a ‘business as usual’ day that all leaders have tasted on their way to success?
In this book, 33 very different business leaders share their experiences and observations about what they think makes someone a success. Compare and contrast your views with those who have boasted revenues of over £1bn, become household names, amassed dream-like wealth, or headed international brands like Tesco, Liverpool FC, Rolls Royce and Bentley. Find out what pitfalls lay ahead on your way to success. Learn from the experiences of other entrepreneurs, business executives, philanthropists, and leaders of thought.
From the stories that began in the toughest suburbs and ended in the multi-billion pound companies, to the stories that highlighted the upside of literally telling your own boss to ‘f*@! off’… this unpretentiously honest, beautifully illustrated, and engagingly written book is filled with inspiring quotes, business warnings, great insights and interesting stories told without censorship and extensive editing.