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Get the Life You Really Want (Quick Reads) (Quick Reads 2012) [Paperback]

James Caan
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2 Feb 2012 Quick Reads 2012

'It is possible to get the life you really want. You just need to change the way you think.

ln the thirty years I've spent in business I've learned how to build a very successful company. Using the same business methods, you can build a successful life.

Do you want to get back into work after a break? Perhaps you've always dreamed of setting up your own café? Or maybe you just need more time for yourself? I've come up with a ten-point plan to help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be.

I'll show you how to manage your time and money. You'll find out how to set your priorities and communicate well with other people. You'll learn to change how you think so you can use my business sense in everyday life.

Work towards your own goals to shape the future that you really want'



Product details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (2 Feb 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0241958784
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241958780
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 219,340 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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James Caan dropped out of school at sixteen and started his first business from a broom cupboard, equipped with little more than charm, his father's advice and a phone. He went on to make his fortune in the job industry and is now one of the UK's most successful businessmen.

Caan became a familiar face on our TV screens in 2007 when he joined the BBC's hit show Dragons' Den. He has written two books: Get the Job You Really Want and The Real Deal: My Story from Brick Lane to Dragons' Den. He writes regularly for newspapers, gives advice on various Government programmes, and has set up his own charitable foundation. He also contributed to the 2009 Quick Read Dragons' Den Your Road to Success.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Get the book you really need! 28 Feb 2012
Format:Paperback
I picked this book up at the library and I am now going to buy myself a copy!

I am a fan of the QuickRead series and when I saw this book I picked it up immediately and started to read it the same day.
I've never read any of the books by the Dragon's Den lot (or watched the TV programme), but I will certainly be buying James Caan's biography.

In this short book, Mr Caan gives simple advice on how to improve you life - setting targets, looking after yourself, releasing your potential, and although there are already many books out there that already do this, Get the Life You Really Want is a real gem. It is written so simply, it is very motivating and inspiring and I think it helps that it is such a short book as it doesn't go on and on with unrealistic examples. In fact the example he uses about his sister starting up a business is something that could encourage many people to do the same thing. (Although it did help that she had a very wealthy brother when she was planning to take her business to another level, but should people wish just want to make some extra money, it demonstrates how easy it can be to set something up yourself)

A very encouraging read. You can't complain at that price.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Change the way you think 15 Feb 2012
By C. Colley TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
This was a worthwhile read with plenty of advice and tips on how to make life more rewarding.
James Caan's ten-point plan includes things like setting realistic targets, time management, basic finance tips, communicating with and involving people, building relationships, self motivation and learning to live a healthier lifestyle to help remain more energetic and focused. These tips might be useful when making a career change, or to help improve what you are already doing in everyday life.
I'm not usually very good at retaining information from books like this. This book was ideal for me because it is short with simple and good advice, and not full of fancy ideas. What I would say though is that I felt some of the tips/advice are more achievable than others.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very elementary... 26 Mar 2012
By Alan A
Format:Paperback
James Caan is my favourite 'dragon'. Why? Because he seems a little more compassionate, thoughtful and dignified than the others. HThis book is easy to read, but I found practically nothing new that I hadn't read before or figured out for myself. Mr Caan certainly doesn't give away any secrets here! Actually, the book doesn't contain much, because it's a thin book with large type. It could be inspiring to somone who has read very little entrepreneurial advice prior to this - a school leaver, perhaps.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Little Read 31 May 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
James Caan is just the bloke you would like as a friend. Softly spoken, yet, to the point in a polite way. Excellent read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get the life you really want 6 Mar 2012
By Susan D
Format:Paperback
Just finished reading this book. It is a very easy read, and it felt like James Caan was talking directly to me - sharing his own personal tips and strategies to help me get the life I want. Thank you James :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life changing experience 28 Feb 2012
By Nadeem
Format:Paperback
This is excellent book to read and it has information how to get success in your life and business.
be consistent with your aims and work. remind your goals and keep working on them.
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