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Against the Odds

An Autobiography (Business Icons)

By James Dyson

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| Paperback | 9781587990144

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How did a maverick English inventor manage to design, market and make money from his own invention, toppling market leaders in the process? This inspirational autobiography tells the remarkable story behind James Dyson and his most successful invent Continue

How did a maverick English inventor manage to design, market and make money from his own invention, toppling market leaders in the process? This inspirational autobiography tells the remarkable story behind James Dyson and his most successful invention to date ? the Dual Cyclone. This revolutionary (bagless) vacuum cleaner has taken the market by storm, but not without years of personal struggle and crises for its inventor. Faced with little or no support at every turn, Dyson?s extraordinary story shows how his unswerving optimism and self-belief has brought him spectacular success.

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    Ok, the book is a bit long-winded, but Dyson's journey is amazing and inspiring. Guts, the key point is guts and persistence (but being persistent for so long require guts anyway). Dyson got lots of that and you can see how he went against almost eve ...(continue)

    Ok, the book is a bit long-winded, but Dyson's journey is amazing and inspiring. Guts, the key point is guts and persistence (but being persistent for so long require guts anyway). Dyson got lots of that and you can see how he went against almost everything! A good read if you are aspiring inventor or designer.

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    Prof Nemo said on Jun 22, 2007 | Add your feedback

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    Best book on entrepreneurship and creating invention

    James Dyson's book is one of my all time favorite book on business, entrepreneurship, and invention. James is such an insightful inventor and designer that is one of the best (if not the best) in the world at them moment. His work inspired the iMac t ...(continue)

    James Dyson's book is one of my all time favorite book on business, entrepreneurship, and invention. James is such an insightful inventor and designer that is one of the best (if not the best) in the world at them moment. His work inspired the iMac team.

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    Kempton said on Jun 20, 2007 | Add your feedback

Book Details

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 312 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 1587990148
  • ISBN-13: 9781587990144
  • Publisher: Texere
  • Publish date: 2000-12-07
  • Dimensions: 129 mm x 967 mm x 1,483 mm
  • Also available as: Hardcover
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