A simple, refreshing approach to business that defies conventional wisdom and aims to make work in the office more successful and more enjoyable. A business bible for imaginative and aspirational young men and women.
In THE RULE BREAKER'S BOOK OF BUSINESS, Roger Mavity provides clear advice and guidance for anybody ambitious about work, yet uncertain of their route to success.
The book is devoted to the simple - yet vital - idea that success at work is much more likely to be achieved if we are happy and confident in what we do. But it also believes that fun, and success, at work don't come from slavishly following the rules. On the contrary, it's only by ignoring the conventional wisdom, by breaking a few rules, by daring to use different means, that we have a chance of achieving something remarkable.
The short and refreshingly simple chapters are divided into three sections: dealing with money, dealing with the people around you and dealing with yourself. Each chapter identifies a common problem at work and resolves each problem in a clear and approachable way.
- Cash is King (and Ace, Queen and Jack)
- How to a write a business plan, and a strategy, and is there a difference?
- Is there life beyond email?
- The art of delegation
Roger Mavity founded his own advertising agency, Mavity Gilmore Jaume, in 1981. After selling the business in 1991, he became Chief Executive of the Granada Group, master minding the company's takeover of the Forte Group - still the biggest hostile takeover bid in British commercial history. He then became Chairman of Citigate, one of the UK's most respected financial PR companies. He was Chief Executive of Conran for seven years, leaving in 2013 to concentrate on writing and photography. As an art photographer, his work has been exhibited in London, Paris, Brussels, Ghent and Amsterdam. He is also a trustee of The Photographers' Gallery.