Against the Odds: An Autobiography

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Texere, 2001 - Business & Economics - 308 pages
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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 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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User Review  - chrisod - LibraryThing

I read James Dyson’s biography in 3 days. It is that good. Of particular interest to my readers will be chapter 2, where he just skewers the public education system in England. It was interesting that ... Read full review

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User Review  - DonSiano - LibraryThing

The story told here, an autobiography, is one of the most inspiring that I've read in a long time. Dyson is an inventor and industrial designer who has taken his bagless vacuum cleaner from the garage ... Read full review

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