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Made In Britain: Inspirational Role Models from British Black and Minority Ethnic Communities Paperback – 1 Sep 2005
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"A riveting read - and a welcome reminder of why good role models are important." -- Paul Cuttill, Chief Operating Officer, EDF Energy
I guarantee you won't be able to put it down. -- Personnel Today, April 2006
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"A riveting read - and a welcome reminder of why good role models are important."
Paul Cuttill, Chief Operating Officer, EDF Energy
"Role models raise our aspirations and call us to achieve. This collection of stories is about people who have demonstrated that individuals can make a difference that is meaningful: not just in terms of their own lives, but for business and society as a whole."
Bob Wigley, Chairman, Merrill Lynch - Europe, Middle East and Africa
We all need to be inspired. We all need help to raise our expectations about what we might be and do in life. We all need somebody to show us what is possible, and to encourage us to both aim higher and look deeper in ourselves.
This is a book that aims to do just that, by providing an insight into the lives of a selection of role models real people from British Minority Ethnic backgrounds who have achieved a great deal in very different walks of life. Some, like actor Colin Salmon are famous. Others, like Karan Bilimoria have started their own hugely successful businesses. Many have contributed to society in very significant ways, by starting a charity, entering politics or rising to a senior position in the police force. What they have in common is that they are all willing to reveal something about themselves that also shows us something about ourselves.
Whether you call yourself Black, White or any shade in between, there is something in this book for you. If it helps you raise your sights, broaden your mind and achieve your dreams, then it will have succeeded.See all Product description
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This is the kind of book that anyone, Black, White, Asian or Chinese can identify with at least one of the struggles which the role models featured have gone through.
I would highly reccommend reading this book.
The book provides an amazing insight into the thoughts and values of some of the most successful and respected individuals in our country. The inspiration you will attain from the book comes from knowing that many immigrants have succeeded, having come in many cases from nothing and despite all odds, have risen to the challenge, ignored that they are different or the fact that discrimination occasionally exists, but have gone on to accomplish amazing achievements.
These types of role models and their stories are needed to inspire future generations and the final chapter summarises perfectly the need to become a role model yourself and consolidates some of the key themes and characteristics that the interviewees display. In tough economic times like these this book is the perfect antidote to all the doom and gloom in the news. I believe 'Made in Britain' should be compulsory reading for all, whether you are from a Black or minority group or not, the insights obtained from this book will widen your horizons and stimulate your mind.
These real life accounts give insight into the twists, turns and choices taken by these extraordinary people.
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