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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Excellent book, really interesting and very well read. Definitely would recommend listening to this book
"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.
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.
"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.
great life story of an incredibly astute man. the highs and lows of James Caan's life told by the man himself.
"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.
Great book, great listen, would do it again!!! Fantastic listen, great insight, inspiring to listen to. Great work good luck
"Emotional, Inspiring, Excellent"
I liked how the story started with his early life, his upbringing, teenage years, adulthood, etc.
There was so many brilliant stories in each chapter.
When the book moved onto the subject of his father passing away.
"Insightful and inspirational"
In the top 25.
It is an inspiring story and within it there are some golden nuggets from a business lessons perspective.
I've not read the print version, I prefer audio books as I can do other things at the same time.
The early stages of James' career especially the pains and uncertainties and how opportunities presented themselves.
Some sentences just didn't make sense and sometimes James would stumble in his narration as his pitch or tone wouldn't reflect the sentence.
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