Robert Kelsey is a best-selling author, founder and CEO of a successful London PR agency, and co-founder and deputy chairman of a leading entrepreneurs' think tank: The Centre for Entrepreneurs. Yet his path has been far from straight. He left school (a rough Essex comprehensive) with one O'level and struggled to fit in with his early careers. He was always the outsider - whether from his upbringing (as a townie "marooned" in the countryside) or from being the deep-thinker among the deal-junkies of investment banking. Yet Kelsey has always found a way through - whether through evening classes to reach Manchester University, through entrepreneurship (setting up one the UK's first internet incubators), or through writing (his books have sold over 100,000 copies and been translated into 12 languages).
His first book, What's Stopping You?, on fear-of-failure has become a self-help classic and is now in its second (expanded) edition. His latest book, The Outside Edge: How Outsiders Can Succeed in a World Made by Insiders adopts the same alchemy as all his books - that of deep research, strong insight (including personal struggles) and practical guidance to help tackle the insecurities that blunt our potential for achievement.
Visit Robert's website and blog at www.robertkelsey.co.uk
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