How I Made It: 40 Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Made Millions

How I Made It: 40 Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Made Millions

by Rachel Bridge

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749460525
Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
Publication date: 05/28/2010
Edition description: Second Edition, Reissue
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Rachel Bridge is the Enterprise Editor of The Sunday Times in London.  She writes the “How I Made It” column each week for the paper as well as regular features about entrepreneurs and small and growing businesses.  A regular speaker on the subject of entrepreneurs, she is also the author of My Big Idea and You Can Do It Too, (both also published by Kogan Page).

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition ix

Acknowledgements xvi

Introduction to the first edition 1

1 Founder of Organix brands Lizzie Vann 15

2 Founder of DatingDirect.com Darren Richards 21

3 Founder of Jongleurs Maria Kempinska 27

4 Founder of Cardpoint Mark Mills 33

5 Founder of Ambition 24hours Penny Streeter 39

6 Founder of Road Tech Computer Systems Derek Beevor 43

7 Inventor of the Hip and Thigh Diet Rosemary Conley 49

8 Founder of Raymond Gubbay Ltd Raymond Gubbay 55

9 Founder of VEF Trisha Mason 61

10 Founder of The Real Crisps Company John Mudd 67

11 Founder of Read Group Mark Roy 71

12 Inventor of the Anywayup Cup Mandy Haberman 75

13 Founder of The Book People Ted Smart 81

14 Founder of Dreams Mike Clare 87

15 Founder of Stagecoach Theatre Arts Stephanie Manuel 91

16 Founder of PJ Smoothies Harry Cragoe 97

17 Founder of Powder Byrne Rory Byrne 103

18 Founder of Jane Packer Flowers Jane Packer 109

19 Founder of DX Communications Chris Gorman 115

20 Founder of Rough Guides Mark Ellingham 121

21 Founder of Storm Sarah Doukas 127

22 Founder of Daily Bread Tim Roupell 133

23 Founder of Mark Wilkinson Furniture Mark Wilkinson 137

24 Founder of Leith's Prue Leith 143

25 Founder of Christopher Wray Lighting Christopher Wray 149

26 Founder of Happitots Heather Gilchrist 155

27 Founder of Moving Venue Group Richard Beggs 159

28 Founder of The Bannatyne Group Duncan Bannatyne 165

29 Founder of Crealy Adventure Park Angela Wright 171

30 Founder of The Source Daniel Mitchell 177

31 Founder of Bridgewater Pottery Emma Bridgewater 183

32 Founder of Holiday Extras Gerry Pack 189

33 Founder of Café Lazeez Zahid Kasim 195

34 Founder of Crystal Clear Sharon Hilditch 201

35 Founder of Ovenu Rik Hellewell 207

36 Founder of Green Baby Jill Barker 213

37 Founder of Reef One Matt Stevenson 219

38 Founder of Etc Venues Sally Wilton 223

39 Founder of Bigham Charlie Bigham 229

40 Founder of The Ice Box Philip Hughes 235

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“Rachel Bridge's inspiring book has perfectly summed up the passion, the commitment and the sheer excitement of being an entrepreneur.” — Sir Richard Branson

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How I Made It: 40 Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Made Millions 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Joyachiever More than 1 year ago
“How I Made It by : 40 Successful Entrepreneurs” by Rachel Bridge features profiles on men and women who successfully became self-made millionaires. The book is informative and even features stats on personal details that they bravely shared (such as educational levels, marital status, motto etc.). I also really liked that there was a balanced feature of men and women from a myriad of backgrounds.