From an ice cream van to Dragons’ Den – the autobiography of self-made multi- millionaire Duncan Bannatyne. Anyone Can Do It has ratings and 51 reviews. Wassima said: This is the first biography I have read and i am definitely going to keep on reading some. Duncan Walker Bannatyne, OBE (born 2 February ), is a Scottish entrepreneur, philanthropist and author. His business interests include hotels, health.

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Duncan Bannatyne spent most of his early twenties shifting from one job bannatyme another. InBannatyne took part in the fifteenth series of I’m a Celebrity This book is truly inspiring and insightful.

Most pupils owned a bicycle so he resolved to earn the money to buy one for himself. Want to Read saving…. For Si, being bullied as the fat kid in class was part of his daily school routine.

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He started Quality Care Homes because the turnover was guaranteed governments money. However, you must get past the me, me, me and I, I, I writing style. I liked Duncan’s approach to writing this book and related to him on quite a few levels. Sep 13, Richard Flewitt rated it liked it. He indeed is a very inspired business person, especially toward the end of the book, he shared about his involvement as one of the panel investor in the TV reality show – Dragon’s Den.

I found this book is truly inspiring and insightful. Sep 23, Elka Ritchie rated it really liked it.

That being said, this is a great read and is definitely worthwhile for all would-be entrepreneurs starting from the bottom. Personally, I doubt it. Upon his return to Clydebank he trained as an agricultural vehicle fitter and then travelled around the country repairing tractors. No trivia or quizzes yet.

At 30, Duncan Bannatyne had no money and was enjoying life on the beaches of Jersey. Like any autobiography, you have the impression that the author might be hiding some of the more troublesome parts of his business.


Bannatyne’s father,Bill, was a most interesting man.

Anyone Can Do It by Duncan Bannatyne

Retrieved 1 November Duncan shows you that anyone can do it and what he’s done is nothing out of the ordinary, just commonsense and the will to take risks. When you create an account with us, you’ll be able to save autobiograpphy favourite books, make a wishlist of upcoming titles, receive newsletters about books you’ll love, get recommendations tailored to you and order our books directly. Dec 27, Andy Whyte rated it really liked it. Most pupils owned a bicycle so the young Duncan resolved to earn the money to buy one autpbiography himself.

Archived from the original on 6 December Retrieved 10 October Our Authors See all Authors. On appearing on the Question Time panel on 7 Februaryhe dunca having been a donor to the Labour Party under Blair. In Aprila week after signing a letter to The Daily Telegraph supporting the Conservative Party in the General Electionhe reversed his position, and pledged his vote to Labour, praising leader Ed Miliband ‘s “courage” in pledging to scrap non-domiciled tax status.

He is the owner of Bannatyne Health Clubs. Having started out with ice cream van, he knows exactly how it can be done – dunacn how to avoid the pitfalls along the way. Duncan Bannatyne is the second biography of a British entrepreneur I read about after Richard Branson.

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Their eyes met over a curry and a pint on the set of a Catherine Cookson drama, and they knew they would be firm and fast friends for life. Lengthy data about Dragons’ Den programme. Can’t wait to finish this book In a series of short chapters, illustrated with examples from his extraordinary career in business, Duncan will show you how to make quicker, better decisions and how to make things happen – fast.

Jul 10, Yong-Gu Bae rated it it was amazing.

No matter what our financial or family situation, we each get 24 hours a day. Dot May Dunn was born in Derbyshire, the daughter of a miner.


Duncan Bannatyne is the former stoker in the Navy who built up his own business empire and is now a star of the TV series Dragons’ Den and Fortune: May 13, Anthony Randall rated it liked it. This is the story of how Pitch Picciotto led his men and the survivors to safety.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A second party was held in the North East of England and was headlined by UK soul singer Beverley Knight and featured Chesney Hawkeswith the festivities occurring in a converted warehouse in DarlingtonCounty Durham.

He now owns the biggest health club chains in the United Kingdom. Definitely not someone I would want to work for- he’d scare me silly, but I do admire how he made something so big with no links or head starts. In this remarkable book, Bannatyne relives his colourful path to riches, from ice cream salesman to multi-millionaire, explaining how anyone could take the same route as he did – if they really want to.

The business currently June has 46 spas with plans for more, including at its first Northern Ireland-based health club in Belfast [10] and it operates 4 hotels. Chapman had a wine cellar stuffed full with bottles of gin and at the height of his drinking – which started out as a nerve-calmer for performances – he would consume eight pints of gin a day.

He reinvested his money where the money was at but he didnt work in a busi This is the first biography I have read and i am definitely going to keep on reading some. Nomad by Alan Partridge. On September 11th, Battalion Commander Richard ‘Pitch’ Picciotto was the highest ranking fire department commander in the twin towers when the North Tower fell.