This is a self help book for people who are too nice to ever be successful. There is a lot of truth in the book but also the author has a fantastic sense of humour. The book focuses on the reverse of what most of us believe is required to become successful i.e. working hard, intelligence and luck. In effect the book tells us that in order to become successful we have to be selfish, tough, ruthless and unpredictable and then goes on to teach us how to change the way we are in order that we become more successful using the author's techniques. The book is written in a unique and funny style which as the author would put it "will have you laughing all the way to the bank". An extract from the book follows whereby the author makes a comparison between himself and "the famously once successful, now dead bastard Lord Robert Maxwell. Like him, when I walk into a room, people mutter "The Ego has landed". Short barked orders and telephones hung up before calls are finished work for me as they did for him. One major difference between us is that I will not fail and have to mysteriously drown myself so the wife gets the insurance money, the kids take the blame and I get to be buried in Holy Land after a full blown state funeral."
This book is worth reading not only because it has some useful guidelines in it but also for the laugh. It would make an excellent and unusual Christmas or Birthday present for anyone.