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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (2 Feb 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0241958784
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241958780
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 0.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 368,364 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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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Spencer Newman on 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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By C. Colley TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Feb 2012
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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 By Alan A on 26 Mar 2012
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nadeem on 28 Feb 2012
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Alan Nash on 31 May 2012
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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 By Susan D on 6 Mar 2012
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Guy Van Dichele on 21 Feb 2013
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Great product and does what it says on the tin. Speedy delivery and good value for money. Would recommend this product.
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