Enter the Dragon: How I Transformed My Life and How You Can Too
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Theo Paphitis is the outspoken and charismatic star of Dragons' Den who has turned round a string of household names, from Ryman to La Senza, in a high-profile business career that has brought him millions. Now, in his revealing and controverisal memoir, he not only takes the reader behind the scenes on Dragons' Den, he explains how he made his fortune. He also provides a masterclass in business methods that will enable anyone who reads this book to learn so much about how they too can improve their business. In the book, Theo recalls how his family moved to England from Cyprus and how as a poor immigrant, he took whatever jobs he could, starting as a tea boy for Lloyd's. There he began to take the first steps on a career that would net him a fortune. He reveals the methods that took him to the top, and also provides some fascinating insight into the national game from his spell as chairman of Millwall FC. But, above all, this is a book that will provide all readers with the opportunity to learn from one of the nation's most successful businessmen and put his ideas into practice.
indoctrinated early on so that when they met other employees’ wives they would indoctrinate them as well as the kids. It was as close to being a cult as anything I have ever been involved in. There was no escape. There was only one day in the week when you could see the rest of your family and friends - and that was Sunday. They absolutely owned you the rest of the time and all you ever thought about was the company, the work and how your figures were stacking up. There might not have been a
after the Lord Mayor’s Show for Peter when he took over as chairman. He started brilliantly and by December 1995 Millwall were top of the league and scenting a possible promotion to the top flight, but by the end of the season everything had gone horribly wrong and Millwall were cruelly relegated on goal difference - closely followed in the next season by going into administration. It could only happen at Millwall. Reg was quite scathing about what happened under Peter. He had built Millwall up
was truly a one-off occasion. My football-mad son Alex was our mascot that day. In fact, he took penalties against the goalkeeper in the warm-up and just before the referee cleared them off the field, the little bugger decided to dig up the penalty spot, which he’s still got somewhere. So they played the whole game without a penalty spot because Alex stole it. Despite our run to Wembley, it was during that season that the old Millwall hoodoo returned. We had a home game against Manchester City,
that here was someone bright and intelligent, someone I could work with. I made no secret of the fact that it would be unlike any appointment he had had in the past where he would be allowed just to get on with the job. I said I couldn’t afford him to make mistakes at my expense, which is what happens so often. Managers come in; they get it wrong and are paid off. Football is one of the few industries that rewards failure in this way. He looked at me in disbelief because no one had been that
suddenly we not only had an FA Cup run on our minds, we also had to take on Tony Blair’s former spin doctor, Alastair Campbell. After his Burnley side had been beaten by us twice in a fortnight, he wrote in a column in The Times that our fans had been chanting racist abuse at one of Burnley’s players, and that Dennis or I should have stopped the game to deal with it. After all the work we’d done, I was furious with what he had said - to me, it was another dodgy dossier to suit his agenda. What