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Sir Alan Sugar: The Biography

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From a humble background, growing up in an East London council flat, Sir Alan Sugar has become a business success story and television sensation, amassing a net worth of £830 million. Charlie Burden traces his rags-to-riches story from a childhood boiling beetroots for the local grocery store to his knighthood and seat at the table of power. His company Amstrad went public ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 2nd 2010 by John Blake (first published August 2nd 2010)
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Themistocles
Nov 11, 2010 Themistocles rated it did not like it
Oh boy...

When Burden was finally able to withdraw his nose from up Sir Alan's arse, he wrote one of the worst books I've ever read.

A very small book (250-ish small pages, in rather large print), attempting to present Sugar as the Single Perfect Being (SPB(TM)) in the entire universe, with so little insight it makes you wonder why bother at all. With a Bibliography section containing just two sources (seriously! I'm not making this up!), one of which is the *excellent* "The Amstrad Story", I gues
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Valerie Penny
Jun 28, 2014 Valerie Penny rated it did not like it
Charles Philip Newkey Burden is a British author and journalist who was born in 1973. He has written biographies of many famous people including Justin Bieber and Amy Winehouse. I bought this book by him, Sir Alan Sugar, The Biography when it was withdrawn from circulation and sold for 10pence UK/15cents US. I was robbed! This is a truly dreadful book. burden
Sir Alan Sugar, The Biography does tell of Alan Sugar's rise from relatively modest beginnings to his current day fame and fortune. However
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May 24, 2011 Essam AlGhamdi rated it liked it
ماني متعود على قراءة البيوغرافي، لكن كونه (سير الن) الكتاب جيد وفيه من عفويه الكاتب الشي الكثير.
فيه قصه نجاحه المعروفه مع شركة امستراد و قصه صناعه الستالايت وفشله بعد شراء نادي بلدته.
وخطابه على طلاب جامعه هارفارد، و قصه برنامجه المشهور
The apprentice
انسان على قوله إخواننا المصريين (دغري) ما يلف ويدور في الاداره، وفي برنامجه الي الي يعرض على
BBC1
البرنامج فيه دروس كثيره و مفيده وحقيقيه لمن لديه عمل خاص او يحب الاداره، لن ولم تدرس في مرحلة الماجستير.

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Chas Newkey-Burden is a British journalist and author. His books include The Reduced History of Britain, Great Email Disasters and Not In My Name: A Compendium Of Modern Hypocrisy (co-written with Julie Burchill). He has also written unauthorised biographies of Simon Cowell, Paris Hilton, Amy Winehouse, Alexandra Burke and six official publications for Arsenal football club.

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