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In for a Penny By Peter Hargreaves

In for a Penny by Peter Hargreaves

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Summary

Starting from his spare bedroom with a single phone, the author and his business partner set out to build a business that would consciously be different from that of all their competitors. In this book, the multi-millionaire founder of investment company Hargreaves Lansdown tells the story behind its extraordinary success.

In for a Penny Summary

In for a Penny: A Business Adventure by Peter Hargreaves

Plain speaking has never held Peter Hargreaves back. In this candid and outspoken book, the multi-millionaire founder of investment company Hargreaves Lansdown tells the story behind its extraordinary success and gives his forthright views on what it takes to be successful as an entrepreneur and as an investor. Starting from his spare bedroom with a single phone and borrowed office equipment, Peter and his business partner Stephen Lansdown set out to build a business that would consciously be different from that of all their competitors. They have held fast to their unconventional ways ever since, regularly turning the company's strategy and business model upside down in their relentless effort to give their clients the best information, the best prices and the best service. Widely recognised as the number one firm in their business, Hargreaves Lansdown was floated on the London stock market in 2007, valued at GBP800 million. In For A Penny is a must read for anyone who wants to understand how the investment business works, what's wrong with conventional management wisdom and what's right about the true meaning of entrepreneurship.

In for a Penny Reviews

"Unaffected, down to earth, supremely practical and blessedly free of business school drivel" - Drayton Bird "In for a Penny is both an adventure story and a primer on how to grow a business from scratch. Every chapter is laced with humorous anecdotes and valuable business lessons." - from the preface by Jim Slater "I have long been an admirer of the very successful firm that Peter Hargreaves has built up through hard work, very high standards and exceptional vision." - Anthony Bolton, President of Investment, Fidelity International

About Peter Hargreaves

Peter Hargreaves has over twenty-five years experience in investment having co-founded Hargreaves Lansdown, one of the UK's leading independent financial service providers, in 1981. Previously, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and worked for KPMG, Unisys Group and Whitbread Plc. Peter is a non-executive director of ITM Power Plc. and a Member of the Securities & Investment Institute.

Table of Contents

Author's Note Preface By Jim Slater Prologue: The Little Man in Times Square PART ONE: The Making of a Business The Bake House and Beyond The Money's in the Post Enter the Rochdale Cowboy Where are the Customers' Yachts? The Crash of '87 and Other Headaches Fighting the PEP Wars The Tesco of the Retail Investment World Fearlessly to Market PART TWO: What I Have Learned (So Far) Finding Your Customers Making Your Organisation Work Making Sense of Investment Epilogue: The Simple Pleasures in Life Acknowledgements

Additional information

GOR001745140
9781905641949
190564194X
In for a Penny: A Business Adventure by Peter Hargreaves
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Harriman House Publishing
2009-03-30
253
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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