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53 of 63 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 8 Oct. 2011
This review is from: The Way I See It: Rants, Revelations And Rules For Life (Hardcover)
Having read Sir Alan; sorry, Lord Sugar's very interesting Autobiog (released only a year ago), and as a fan of The Apprentice, I was quite excited when this appeared on the shelves.

However, taking a look within the pages, I couldn't help but feel disappointed. Not just with the content of the book itself, but what it revealed about Alan Sugar's personality.

Reading his autobio, you can't help but be impressed by Alan Sugar's acheivements, even if as ever, his phenomenal success in the 1980s in the computer market was largely due to being in the right place at the right time to latch onto a growing market (personal computers). The autobio contains a wealth of interesting tales from along Alan Sugar's journey through this success, and one might be left wondering what more he's got to say.

The answer is: everything and nothing. The book is a collection of barely Tweet-worthy wafflings on topics as diverse (and cringe-inducing) as Health and Safety, "The Youth of Today", and the nonsense of Fad diets, peppered with the odd hint of xenophobia and misogyny. The book's tagline is "Rants, Revelations and Rules for Life", but I found it contained only one of these. A better tagline might have been "Bitter Ramblings of a Retired Old Man".

Sorry to have to write this, and obviously I don't know the guy, but its neither very interesting (anything useful is already contained in his autobiog), nor does Lord Sugar portray himself in an attractive light.
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Initial post: 13 Dec 2011 09:35:42 GMT
I was going to look at Alan but thought, he is a grumpy old man ,I meet enough of them already, being 81 myself and not all knowing like he is,
Mark Twain confirmed the impression I already formed of him;amen Alan get a life

Posted on 24 Jan 2012 23:27:56 GMT
Quote: nor does Lord Sugar portray himself in an attractive light. No he doesn't, and from this we can discern he is being honest, down to earth and factual. He portrays himself as an ordinary bloke. I too am an ordinary bloke and was greatly encouraged to read of his experiences.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012 01:11:05 GMT
Mark Twain says:
Thanks for the comment James. I was not suggesting that Lord Sugar should have adjusted his self-portrayal to allow himself to appear more attractive than he truly is. Rather, I was suggesting that Lord Sugar has a distinctly unattractive character, due to his unsubtle malinformed opinions. Whether or not that makes him an "ordinary bloke" is down to your opinion.

I too am interested in Alan Sugar's business experiences, however, for that I would recommend his Autobiography, rather than this cheap Christmas cash-in.
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