Shortlisted for the Galaxy Biography of the Year 2010.
Like the man himself, this autobiography is forthright, funny and sometimes controversial. It describes Sugar’s amazing journey, from a council house in Clapton through his 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. Finally, he takes us into the world of The Apprentice, and describes his appointment as advisor to the government and elevation to the peerage.
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.
Publication date: 30/09/2010
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||30th September 2010|
|Publisher:||Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography,|
Today Lord Sugar is 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. Author Photo © Paul Marc MitchellMore About Alan Sugar