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Entertaining story but pure gold business advice

I have read most of the typical well known entrepreneur biographies, they are generally the only books I am interested in reading or listening to. I downloaded this one not knowing much about Neville Wright or his businesses but liked the idea of a British story as an alternative to the usual Steve Jobs, Elon Musk silicon valley books. I am so glad I did as this book is pure gold. A raw insight into the mind of a man determined to succeed no matter what, overcoming unforeseen hurdles on the path to ultimate success and relaying the wisdom learned along the way to the reader / listener. 

Neville passes on not only lessons and experiences learned first hand but snippets of learning he has taken from other business motivational sources and explains how he practically applied them to his businesses. There are no hidden agendas in this book, Neville reveals all, some of which is very personal and many would not reveal such intimate detail particular about the darker days in the story. There is so much learning to be taken from this book and I will definitely listen to it again. 

The main thing I would say about this is that it’s real and shows you can do it if you have the right mentality. Sometimes listening to books on jobs, musk etc you find yourself thinking ‘well that is all great but I can’t code or build computers in silicon valley’ the lessons are still motivational but it is hard to relate. As a young UK businessman myself, this story doesn’t do that, you can relate to every lesson, it is proven in the story that you don’t need anything other than a hard working attitude and an ability to step back assess the landscape and make considered decisions, capitalising on opportunities that may arise will lead you to your goal. 

I also think Jay Britton does a nice job in the narration, complements the story well and is easy to listen to. 

If you are a startup, one man band, husband and wife team in business or stuck in a job you don’t like and looking to change your life and start a business then there is no downside in listening to this, you can only win.  Will – Torro Cases

What a story. What grafters the Wrights are!

Took a while to get into the writers flow but I couldn’t stop listening to it after chapter 1!

The book really resonates with me and probably a lot of other people, to differing degrees but the underlying point remains the same. Have a vision, be clear on a direction, take the actions required and keep going and growing all the time! Plus don’t forget what’s important to your life too, yourself and your loved ones.

Would love to have a beer with this chap!

How a normal bloke turned 37p into £100m+

I’ve listened to this book three times now – and always pick something different up. The key takeaway for me is that Neville is a normal bloke like you or me. He possesses no super powers, and has not used any magical silver bullets to become successful. He wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and has amassed a huge fortune, despite being dyslexic and suffering from ADHD. 

What he has done, you and I can do too. And Neville tells you how he did it, in plain English. 

The content is top notch. I wasn’t keen on the narrator though (would have much preferred Neville himself to narrate it!), as I felt that some of the passion for the topic was lost by not having the author read his own story.

A great read a real story of rags to riches

What a great story of a family who not only worked hard,but,took the occasional risk and were never afraid to “muck in” and get their hands dirty.  I am a great reader and this is one of only a very few books I found difficult to put down.I Find it hard to believe this is the first book, I look forward to the next.  Well done Neville Wright.  

How one man worked around his dyslexia to achieve life-time goals

This book demonstrates a journey how one man worked around his dyslexia to achieve his life-time goals. Someone who encouraged innovation, determination and passion for everything. A true account of a successful, ambitious entrepeneur with courage, but above all else a family man.  

Essential Reading for All Entrepreneurs…

Essential reading for anyone looking to start a business, simply looking for a job or running a business of any size this book is an essential read. I couldn’t put the book down. The book is all genuinely written by the author and it is full of all the advice you need about the attitude, survival instincts and drive needed to succeed in life as well as business and delivers everything in a very human way. You get a rare, detailed and very personal insight into the ups and downs of building an empire over 40 years from scratch. The real life personal and business struggles of probably one of the most successful husband and wife entrepreneur teams ever, almost have you in tears and then have you laughing when they come out smelling of roses. The book also demonstrates how a government jobs worth persecutes the heroes of this country for money and how such elements are totally unwelcome in the real world. Neville also shares his many business and investment secrets and amongst the many lessons he provides, he puts emphasis on his success being down to looking after the customer, which many businesses overlook. After Kiddicare was sold by the Wrights for millions, it quickly crashed, quite simply because the golden geese were dispensed with, you can feel the frustration and pain in the words. As I said a very human and true story of survival and success in every way, essential reading for all entrepreneurs.  Jonathan Nugent, MD at Arbicon, Chartered Quantity Surveyors.

The Answer is…. read this book

This is a very interesting read, quirky and honest with a nice touch in self deprecation. Packed full of practical tips on how to take control and be successful and removes the excuses that most people put in the way of making it and being happy.  All from a self made man who knows the value of family and friendships.  

Inspiring and fascinating – well worth reading

An enjoyable and interesting read. It’s not my usual choice of read but I found the details of how Neville Wright and his wife made the most of every opportunity and their attitude to business inspiring. A valuable read for those starting out and those who might think that they can sit back and relax and let their business run. Many valuable lessons in here.  

Real life, down to earth success

A great story from a man who merged property and business and started at the very bottom. Very down to earth reading and full of practical advice on business and life. Overcame adversity and turned the challenges into success and we get to watch the whole journey as if we were there in the book.