What You See Is What You Get

Author: Alan Sugar
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230754737
Release Date: 2010-09-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

From a Hackney council estate to the House of Lords, this is the extraordinary story of one of our greatest entrepreneurs. Alan Sugar was born in 1947 and brought up on a council estate in Clapton, in Hackney. As a kid he watched his dad struggle to support the family, never knowing from one week to the next if he'd have a job. It had a huge impact on him, fuelling a drive to succeed that was to earn him a sizeable personal fortune. Now he describes his amazing journey, from schoolboy enterprises like making and selling his own ginger beer to setting up his own company at nineteen; from Amstrad's groundbreaking ventures in hi-fi and computers, which made him the darling of the stock exchange, to the dark days when he nearly lost it all; from his pioneering deal with Rupert Murdoch to his boardroom battles at Tottenham Hotspur FC. In this compelling autobiography, he takes us into the world of The Apprentice, and describes his appointment as advisor to the government and elevation to the peerage. Like the man himself, What You See Is What You Get is forthright, funny and sometimes controversial.

What You See Is What You Get My Autobiography

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Release Date: 2002-10-18
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Product Description From a Hackney council estate to the House of Lords, this is the extraordinary story of one of our greatest entrepreneurs. Alan Sugar was born in 1947 and brought up on a council estate in Clapton, in Hackney. As a kid he watched his dad struggle to support the family, never knowning from one week to the next if he'd have a job. It had a huge impact on him, fuelling a drive to succeed that was to earn him a sizeable personal fortune. Now he describes his amazing journey, from schoolboy enterprises like making and selling his own ginger beer to setting up his own company at nineteen; from Amstrad's groundbreaking ventures in hi-fi and computers, which made him the darling of the stock exchange, to the dark days when he nearly lost it all; from his pioneering deal with Rupert Murdoch to his boardroom battles at Tottenham Hotspur FC. He takes us into the world of The Apprentice, and describes his appointment as advisor to the government and elevation to the peerage. Like the man himself, this autobiography is forthright, funny and sometimes controversial. About the Author Today, Lord Sugar is the chairman of Amshold Group Ltd. In 2009 he was appointed by PM Gordon Brown as Enterprise Champion to advise the government on small business and enterprise, and was also awarded a life peerage, becoming Alan, Baron Sugar of Clapton in the London Borough of Hackney. He continues to appear in The Apprentice.

The Saint My Autobiography

Author: Ian St John
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444785913
Release Date: 2014-05-29
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This is the life story of the legendary Liverpool and Scotland 1960s footballer known as 'The Saint'. Bought by Bill Shankly from Motherwell in 1961, Ian St John was widely thought of as one of the most significant signings ever made by Liverpool FC, and was a key component in Shankly's first successful team. In his autobiography, he reveals how it felt to play for one of the most successful clubs in Britain, and to be part of one of the greatest moments in the club's history; winning the FA Cup in 1965 after 70 years of trying. In the final against Leeds, Ian was to score the winning goal in extra time. However, after the glory would come pain and frustration, as after serving ten years with Liverpool, he was dropped from the team without warning. Here he describes his anger at the betrayal he felt from Bill Shankly, the legendary master of Anfield, and provides an insight into the character of one of Britain's greatest managers. He reveals how his life after Liverpool has been no less uneventful; his playing days in South Africa, career in management and television days with Jimmy Greaves are also explored at length. From this rich mix of football and life, Ian St John tells the compelling story of his journey through a game which has changed, he says, almost beyond belief.

KP The Autobiography

Author: Kevin Pietersen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780751557565
Release Date: 2014-10-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Outrageous, audacious, jaw-dropping' SUNDAY TIMES 'An essential read' DAILY MAIL 'Utterly captivating' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Hugely entertaining' GUARDIAN The fascinating life story of professional cricketer Kevin Pietersen, MBE, from his childhood in South Africa to his experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket. Kevin was dropped from the England squad in February 2014, seemingly calling time on an international career that began nearly ten years earlier. The decision puzzled many observers - although the England team had failed miserably in the Ashes tour of 2013-14, Kevin was the tourists' leading run scorer across the series, and he remains the country's highest run scorer of all time across all formats of the game. Kevin reveals all in his autobiography, telling the stories behind the many other highs and lows of his incredible career. Giving readers the full story of his life, from his childhood in South Africa to his experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket, KP is an autobiography that entertains and fascinates readers in equal measure.

A Life in Football My Autobiography

Author: Ian Wright
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472123572
Release Date: 2016-09-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Wrighty's characteristic honesty means his book is far more engrossing than most bland football memoirs' Sunday Times Ian Wright, Arsenal legend, England striker and TV pundit extraordinaire, is one of the most interesting and relevant figures in modern football. His journey from a South London council estate to national treasure is everybody's dream. From Sunday morning football directly to Crystal Palace; from 'boring, boring Arsenal' to inside the Wenger Revolution; from Saturday afternoons on the pitch to Saturday evenings on primetime television; from a week in prison to inspiring youth offenders, Ian will reveal all about his extraordinary life and career. Ian will also frankly discuss how retirement affects footballers, why George Graham deserves a statue, social media, why music matters, breaking Arsenal's goal-scoring record, racism, the unadulterated joy of playing alongside Dennis Bergkamp and, of course, what he thinks of Tottenham. Not a standard footballer's autobiography, Ian Wright's memoir is a thoughtful and gripping insight into a Highbury Hero and one of the greatest sports stars of recent years.

Accessory Liability

Author: Paul S Davies
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781849469579
Release Date: 2015-02-26
Genre: Law

Accessory liability in the private law is of great importance. Claimants often bring claims against third parties who participate in wrongs. For example, the 'direct wrongdoer' may be insolvent, so a claimant might prefer a remedy against an accessory in order to obtain satisfactory redress. However, the law in this area has not received the attention it deserves. The criminal law recognises that any person who 'aids, abets, counsels or procures' any offence can be punished as an accessory, but the private law is more fragmented. One reason for this is a tendency to compartmentalise the law of obligations into discrete subjects, such as contract, trusts, tort and intellectual property. This book suggests that by looking across such boundaries in the private law, the nature and principles of accessory liability can be better understood and doctrinal confusion regarding the elements of liability, defences and remedies resolved. Winner of the Joint Second SLS Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship 2015.

John Virgo Say Goodnight JV My Autobiography

Author: John Virgo
Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786068590
Release Date: 2017-11-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Famous for his hilarious impersonations of snooker's biggest stars, JV is a household name thanks to his razor-sharp BBC Snooker commentary and the much-loved quiz show Big Break. A fascinating insight into British sporting life, taking readers from John's childhood in Salford, through smoky snooker dens, to tournaments and championships all over the world, as he relives travelling on Concorde, rubbing shoulders with royalty and much more. Admiringly nicknamed 'Mr Perfection', John tells how he overcame adversity to become UK champion, yet also reveals how gambling wrecked his dreams of becoming World Champion, and almost bankrupted him. An affectionate reminder of a time when Britain - and sport - took themselves a little less seriously.

Freak Unique My Autobiography Pete Burns

Author: Pete Burns
Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786064103
Release Date: 2007-08-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Pete Burns sadly passed away aged 57 in 2016. He became a star with the band Dead Or Alive, who had a huge hit with "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" but there was much more to Pete than meets the eye - and with his extraordinary features and sense of fashion, that's really saying something. His amazing autobiography includes frank details of his affairs with major rock stars, his long-time marriage, how he had to sell his GBP 2m house to pay for the plastic surgery that went wrong and caused horrific injuries. Pete had an amazing career and commanded a huge global following. When it came to going into the Big Brother house, Pete declared he was not going to be a team player - and this sensational book about his life shows how he's always been a true individual and a born star.

Resolve and Fortitude

Author: Joachim Kempin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781479732029
Release Date: 2012-10-30
Genre: Business & Economics

This is the story of a German-born executive, JK, who immigrated to the United States to aid Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, Microsofts top honchos to build a commanding software empire. He led Microsofts OEM division that was responsible for sales to PC manufacturers, and drove the deals that made Microsoft Windows the worlds dominating operating system. Find out how much resolve, fortitude, and perseverance were needed to make that part of the PC revolution come true; what strategies were employed to win the Internet browser war; how IBM was beaten; what drove Apple to the brink of disaster; and how shady politicians and hapless competitors eventually goaded the Feds to ensnare Microsoft in a web of antitrust accusations. Peek behind the curtain and be the first-ever outsider to glimpse into Microsofts power nexus. Understand how Microsofts nearly mystical marketing shrewdness and tech prowess are intensely propelled by paranoia and fear of missing the next computing paradigm shift. The press labeled JK Bill Gatess enforcer. No wonder he was called upon as a pivotal antitrust trial witness to defend what loathing competitors labeled Microsofts evil empire. Follow what experts believe was the most protracted, and fierce trial of the century. Relive the courtroom drama, and read the authors critical analysis of the judicial proceedings and their aftermaths. Losing that trial partially started Microsofts demise, and power struggles from within quickened it. Get to know the real forces that altered Microsofts resolve-and fortitude-dominated leadership style. Find out if Windows 8 could be an inflection point, conjuring enough magic to ring in a renaissance and attract the Facebook generation to a born-again modern Microsoft.

Elektroschock

Author: Laurent Garnier
Publisher:
ISBN: 3854452527
Release Date: 2005
Genre:

1987, Manchester: Im Hacienda Club kündigt sich die letzte große Revolution in der Geschichte der Popmusik an. 15 Jahre später ist Techno ein weltweites Phänomen; die Platten verkaufen sich millionenfach, und Techno-Ästhetik ist zum festen Bestandteil der kulturellen Landschaft geworden. Für seine Geschichte der elektronischen Musik - von den Anfängen in den schwarzen Gettos der USA bis zum globalen Wirtschaftsfaktor Anfang des 21. Jahrhunderts - schöpft Laurent Garnier aus seinen reichhaltigen persönlichen Erinnerungen und Erfahrungen. Als einer der prägenden Protagonisten der Bewegung, als Insider und privilegierter Zeitzeuge blickt er hinter die Kulissen und lässt die Entwicklung aus der leidenschaftlichen Perspektive des Praktikers Revue passieren. "Ich erzähle die Geschichte von Techno, wie ich sie erlebt habe. Mein Freund David hat mich ein Jahr lang zwei Tage pro Woche interviewt, und aus all diesen Sessions haben wir dann das Buch zusammen geschrieben. Dabei geht es aber nicht nur um mich. Wir haben auch Gespräche mit anderen Leuten geführt, zum Beispiel mit Mad Mike, der über Detroit heute redet. Mit Jeff Mills, der erzählt, wie Techno in Detroit entstanden ist. Mit den Hacienda-Jungs in Manchester. Mit Partypromotern - insgesamt waren es um die 20 Leute. Es geht auch um die anderen Dinge, die Techno ausmachen: Schweiß, Emotionen, Liebe, Ecstasy, die Naivität, mit der wir alle damals an die Sache rangegangen sind, die Strukturen, die sich entwickelt haben, die zunehmende Kommerzialisierung. Mein Buch ist nicht nur positiv. Im Gegenteil. Ich schreibe ganz offen darüber, was falsch gelaufen ist. Das Geld und die Medien haben die Szene kaputtgemacht. Aber alle haben das Spiel mitgespielt. Es wurde einfach irgendwann völlig irreal, zum Beispiel, auf der Love Parade vor einer Million Leute zu spielen - nur ein Verrückter würde da nicht mitmachen." Der Autor im Gespräch mit Katrin Richter von der Zeitschrift raveline "Man muss seine Musik nicht lieben, um dieses Buch mit Genuss zu lesen." Rolling Stone (Frankreich)

Mansell My Autobiography Text Only Edition

Author: Nigel Mansell
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780008193362
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The ebook edition of Nigel Mansell’s bestselling autobiography is an absorbing account of one man's rollercoaster ride to the top.