Throughout my "career" I have been influenced by many wonderful people. Sometimes I've been lucky enough to meet them but more often they've influenced me through their writing. I've always been a bookworm, happiest (to my family's dismay) curled up in a chair with my nose in a book whether it be Sunday afternoon or - a source of particular chagrin for them - Christmas Day. To me a good book is an instant passport into another world which can inspire, illustrate, illuminate and motivate.
This website details some of the books I've found most useful. In some cases I've written a short review; in some cases where justified I've created a precis of the book and published that. Creating a precis is a great way of really getting to know a text in detail and is a good exercise to do yourself.
I searched the web and couldn't find anything under for "Entrepreneur's Bibliography" - so here it is.
I hope it is useful to you.
I am the co-founder of Shopper Media Group, one of the UK's fastest-growing and most successful media and marketing businesses. I studied Philosophy at university in the 1990s and then spent some time in food and wine retail before attempting to join the dot-com boom. Unfortunately it turned out the dot-com boom didn't require my services, so after a painful spell of temporary work, I managed to get a job at data insights firm dunnhumby.
While working there I got to know the data and analytics world and had an introduction to the world of media. A meeting with Felix Dennis in 2007 led to the formation of Capture, our first business. I've been working for the company ever since.