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Lucky John: From Teaboy to Chairman of a Multi-Billion Pound Firm Hardcover – 1 Jul 2004
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'If you do just one thing today - go and buy this book.' -- Racing Post, July 2, 2004
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I read this book with a modicum of knowledge concerning Finance , Gambling , Horse-Racing and the Stock Market and note that the author used the services of the well respected, David Ashforth , in fine tuning this effort.
Most enjoyable true life tale of humble Tea Boy beginnings to become Chairman of William Hill. I expect he was ruthless in achieving his ambitions but who am I to be judgemental in this respect.
What I particularly like is the fine detail whereby he started work earning a pittance and graduated to millionaire status.
After having retired to a comfortable life style the book takes on a relaxed vein with particularly amusing anecdotes as regards race horse ownership and Sir Mark Prescott a leading trainer. Apparently Sir Mark an acknowledged major player is not sure regarding his Fees charged other than they are very expensive. Similarly he has not time to speak with his Owners rather than for 2 minutes on a Sunday morning by telephone on the understanding that he does all the talking.
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