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The Way I See It: Rants, Revelations And Rules For Life Hardcover – Unabridged, 29 Sep 2011
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'Sugar is no Jobs, but his take on life is always frank and hilarious.' --Daily Mirror Treats for the Tree
Alan Sugar is back, and this time he's taking on the world in this entertaining, opinionated and funny new book.See all Product description
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Then the biggest issue for me was the fact he re-quoted loads of his original book. I found myself reading massive chapters of quotes from a story I had just read in his previous book. And it happens a lot. If you take these sections out, i think you would find the book is very short. And then to top it off, the last two chapters are the same as the first but worded slightly different.
My advice is if you have recently read his first book, dont bother with this one.
I thought at first I was not going to enjoy this book because I have never watched "The Apprentice" (a few extracts on U-Tube have remedied this!) and I did not like the brash, seemingly over-selfconfident approach. It has to be said that if stars were awarded purely for literary merit Alan Sugar would barely scrape two. But his common sense down-to-earth attitude to life quite won me over and I found myself agreeing with just about everything he rants about, restaurant etiquette apart. He may be a labour peer but he defends British middle-class values to the hilt believing that hard work and starting at the bottom is the motorway to success and that the business ethic of offering better value for money than the competition is the name of the game.
There are enjoyable chapters on his flying experiences, his biking and his tennis, and his long, never-ending battle to ensure he does not put on weight. Obviously his sporting enthusiasms help enormously in this regard but they are not enough and we follow some fairly basic but vital dietary decisions he has taken to ensure he keeps fit.The "tiny fork diet" is innovative but I am left feeling quite gluttonous and guilty knowing he has foregone butter and cream. However I guess he eats out very often when no doubt he relaxes his own rules.
His bold attitude to drugs is, I believe, becoming increasingly mainstream. Legalizing them he argues would do four things - apart from pleasing consumers. It would undermine the mafia of dealers and drug traffickers; it would prevent a great deal of crime committed simply to obtain the cash to feed an addiction; this in turn would free up a great deal of police time; and lastly it would raise money for the government because it would be taxed in the same way as tabacco and alcohol. But he sensibly points out that it would not be reasonable to go ahead without at least a European agreement. And perhaps some drugs, like crack and heroin, should be obtained only with special permission where a pre-existing condition exists.
Alan Sugar is a brilliant thinker and straight talker - trust me !
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Also like the other book by Sir Alan Sugar "What you see is what you get"
Both books are a very good read and very interesting!