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Self congratulatory and poorly written
on 11 May 2014
The only good thing I can say about this book is that Duncan Bannatyne was brave enough to write it himself: it was so poorly written (and edited and proofed - the Kindle version anyway), that he clearly didn't use a ghost writer.
I didn't know much about Mr Bannatyne before reading this book. I was looking for insight and inspiration into starting up in business. Instead, what I learned is how he looks down on his sibblings (who, he is perplexed to add, are satisfied with what he calls an 'ordinary' life), owns a villa in Cannes, rents a private jet and has helped with charitable work in Romania. But the book lost all credibility at this line: "It was there and then that God said hello."
Yes this man has made a fantastic success of himself, having amassed a fortune from humble beginnings. But it has made him big-headed and, quite frankly, dull.
Don't turn to this book for inspiration.