Strong Woman by Karren Brady
Ambition, Grit and a Great Pair of Heels

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Strong Woman seems to be Brady's attempt at a female business bible...Fair enough. However, there are enough hints here that there may be a much more complex Karren Brady still waiting to come out.
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Karren Brady is an inspiration to women everywhere, and her incredible success is borne of her passion, impressive business instinct, ambition, and her very genuine, honest, down-to-earth outlook.

This is Karren’s story… before being Alan Sugar’s aide on The Apprentice and VC of West Ham United, how she started out as a sparky 18 year old at Saatchi & Saatchi and at 23, went on to persuade David Sullivan to buy Birmingham City football club – turning that business round to sell it for an incredible £82 million 12 years later.

Strong Woman tells how she balances her personal life with her professional, her priorities, her life as mother of two and wife. Karren reveals how she coped when doctors told her after a routine scan that she had a brain aneurysm, that she must have a complicated operation immediately and had a 30% chance of not surviving, and how it has since influenced her outlook and priorities.

An overwhelmingly inspiring and real look at work and life, Karren Brady defies convention as a directional business woman in a male industry. This is the truth about how she does it, and through her experience, her drive and her skills – it offers brilliant advice on how you can do it too.

 

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Karren Brady began her career at LBC when she was 18 years old and swiftly moved onto Saatchi & Saatchi as junior Account Handler. She joined Sports Newspapers Ltd in 1988 and became Director within a year. She was Managing Director of Birmingham City Football Club from 1993 to 2009. In February 1997 the Club launched on the Stock market valued at the time of float at £25,000,000; she was the youngest Managing Director of a PLC in the UK. In January 2010, Karren was appointed Vice Chairman of West Ham United FC. Karren is a columnist for The Sun newspaper, one of Sir Alan Sugar's aids on The Apprentice and has written four books.
 
Published March 29, 2012 by Collins. 301 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Business & Economics. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Barbara Ellen on Apr 07 2012

Strong Woman seems to be Brady's attempt at a female business bible...Fair enough. However, there are enough hints here that there may be a much more complex Karren Brady still waiting to come out.

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