- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Virgin Books (10 May 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0753540789
- ISBN-13: 978-0753540787
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 227,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Bank of Dave: How I Took On the Banks Paperback – 10 May 2012
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"Dave Fishwick is an inspiration" (The Sun)
"Bank of Dave ... is an intriguing and insanely well-timed experiment" (Caitlin Moran)
Dave Fishwick knows nothing about banking. He has no qualifications. He's nothing like a banker. What could possibly go wrong?See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
What a refreshing outlook on the normally very cynical world of business and banking. It's a shame that they're not more 'Daves' out there. Having left the world of Accountancy due to the very reason of money and not people orientation it is good to hear of success stories such as this.
Even not being a big reader the easy going nature of this book and lack of jargon kept me captivated enough to read it in less than three days!
Keep up the good work Dave!
Our country needs more Daves. He is also a fantastic inspirational leader who backs his instinct like an old-fashioned bank manager would do- I cannot wait to follow his progress and wish him further success.
If he can do it in Burnley then there must be an opportunity for many other leaders around the country to follow his example.
I purchased this book after watching the series and was absolutely blown away by his straight talking style. The book elaborates quite a lot on the brief stories which were featured in the two part series and I highly recommend it.
As well as this there is good business advice, Dave's own story of how he succeeded in his own businesses and humorous stories galore - real laugh out loud moments!
A lot of the things he talks of are really simple - but how often do we ignore the simple things just because they are so?
One of the passages is this - 'It was a eureka moment. Life-changing. Forget the cars. Vans were where it was at.' It brought to mind someone I once knew who acknowledged this at the time, he talked often about 'getting into van sales' but never did. Which brings me swiftly onto another one of Dave's quotes - 'Just talking about doing something is no good. You've got to put your words into action. Plans and dreams are nothing more than that if you don't do anything about achieving them.'
However, the best quote in this book for me, and one I've quoted oh sooo many times myself personally - 'Turnover is for vanity; profit is for sanity.'
This is a really good read for anyone but if you run, or are thinking of setting up your own business, you've just got to purchase this book!
If you read this review by any chance Dave Fishwick, yours has to be one of the most admirable ventures so far in the twenty first century. Good luck to you and all your customers.
I bought myself a Kindle earlier this year thinking I'd take up reading more, unfortuantely I didn't however when I saw this book on kindle I knew I had to have it!!
Every word comes from a Man who is a true gent and a down to earth kinda guy! He know's what the real world's about and he know's what the real world need's. If only "Burnley savings and loans" could make it nationwide I'd swap my account's over in a instant! Not because of the rate's which he explains so clearly you'd have to lack a pulse to not be able to understand it, but because If I have to trust anyone with my money it would be him and his team.
I knew nothing about the banking system other than ridiculous charge's and constant No's when I need help. But David give's us that insider information that we all need in our life's. That knowledge that makes us realise just how much the bank's and financial institution's have really been playing with our money and our livelihood's. I'm a young entrepreneur myself, I don't earn billion's of pound's, all i want to do is have a few nice thing's and know my family is safe and secure and the occasional holiday. This book really helps you realise you can be and do whatever it is you want, but only if your honest and hard working. If your after a book that promises to get you rich quick then forget it and go find something else, If you want a idea of how it is to work and succeed then this is the book for you!!
I'd love to read more about David's life, ideally more about the motor trade as that's where my heart lie's.
If you ever read this David, Thankyou, thankyou for showing me and millions of other's that just because we werent born into money and we didn't do brilliant at school and go to some fancy university , were not all waster's and dead weight! We can all be polite, happy, honest and helpful human being's!!
I read this book in 2 day's, I just could not put it down.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
He is such a determined man and an original thinker. Fascinating and well written book, and he explains the banking system so succinctly. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JessH
Very interesting read, just shows that a bank can pay interest and still make a profit!!!Published 2 months ago by Corny
You have to love Dave Fishwick - more power to his elbow for showing how a bank really should work. An easy to read history of how he took on the banks and why .. Read morePublished 6 months ago by win keech
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Bought for my husband after watching the programme. We actually both loved reading it.Published 23 months ago by Mrs AJW