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The Real Deal Audiobook

The Real Deal: My Story from Brick Lane to Dragons' Den

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Publisher's Summary

James Caan is one of Britain's most successful entrepreneurs. Dropping out of school at just 16, he started his business life with no qualifications and two pieces of advice: 'Observe the masses and do the opposite' and 'Always look for opportunities where both parties benefit'. Armed with just his father's wisdom, his own unique charm and the Yellow Pages, James Caan built a market-leading business with a turnover of more than #130 million from a broom cupboard.

The Real Deal is the incredible story of James Caan's remarkable life. From his childhood as a Pakistani immigrant in Brick Lane in the 1960s and his decision not to go into the family business, to the phenomenal success of his first company, this book traces James's journey to both financial and personal maturity. It deals with his disappointment upon realising his goals too early, and offers a frank account of what success at 30 really means.

The Real Deal brings us bang up to the present day, including the truth about his role on Dragons' Den, what his charity work in Lahore, Kashmir, and Kosovo means to him, and how he has come to completely re-evaluate the true value of money.

This rag-trade-to-riches story is an intimate account of an exceptional journey. It is a searingly honest exploration of James's path to success and a source of inspiration for anyone looking to emulate his extraordinary business skills.

©2008 James Caan; (P)2009 James Caan

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  • J. Hurst
    London
    2/16/16
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    "Amazing and Inspiring"

    Couldn't stop listening,
    Found him very inspiring
    Would suggest to anyone who is thinking of starting their own business

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brendan
    United Kingdom
    11/18/15
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    "fantastic"
    What made the experience of listening to The Real Deal the most enjoyable?

    I think the narrators have alot to do with the audiobooks and having james do it was amazing. I ususally listen to the books in the cart and to be honest, I could hardly get out of the car when this was on.


    What did you like best about this story?

    A great story from his roots to the top, the ups and downs, really exciting and some great tips for any business owner.


    What about James Caan’s performance did you like?

    He read really good, ten out of ten


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I can honestly say I could hardly put it down or stop listening. It was everything that I want to hear from a top businessman, some real sessons, very inspiring but he I found him very humble and I think you get that with his humanitarian work.


    Any additional comments?

    One of the best audiobooks, I have ever listened to, couldnt recommend it enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A. L. Hubbard
    9/21/15
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    "Great listen, currently on my second run through"
    What made the experience of listening to The Real Deal the most enjoyable?

    I love the honest account of James Caan's life. There's lots of useful business tips in there as well.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The honesty


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Inspired me


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Liam
    7/20/15
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    "Excellent"

    Excellent book, really interesting and very well read. Definitely would recommend listening to this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Likhan
    Brighton, UK
    5/28/15
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    "A Surprisingly Good Read"

    I was a bit sceptical about getting this book, mainly because I don't know much about James Caan, apart from the fact that he was briefly one of the dragons on BBC's Dragons Den.

    I was thoroughly impressed with this book. Parts were touching, funny and entertaining. Very recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
    5/14/15
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    "Excellent!!!"

    Great Insight into James Caan's recruitment and business career. A must listen for anyone who is looking to make waves as recruitment business owner. Some good touches on his philanthropic endeavours.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anthony
    5/4/15
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    "Moving and motivational"

    Author is a narrator. The book moved me to make changes in my own business. Not only the story is very intertaining, but it is also full of insights.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr.C.Terry
    4/28/15
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    "loved it"

    great life story of an incredibly astute man. the highs and lows of James Caan's life told by the man himself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kaypal
    4/5/15
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    "Despair, triumph and dragon's den."

    I will definitely listen to this again. Worth every quid I paid to purchase this book. Experience is the best teacher indeed. Thanks for sharing your story James.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Essential
    2/13/15
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    "Great book"

    Great book, great listen, would do it again!!! Fantastic listen, great insight, inspiring to listen to. Great work good luck

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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