65 Roses and a Trunki: Defying the Odds in Life and Business by Rob Law
An inspirational success story that shows how anyone can be a champion, overcome challenges and create a better world for yourself and others
65 Roses and a Trunki: Defying the Odds in Life and Business, is the extraordinary success story of entrepreneur Rob Law, designer and inventor of Trunki, the award-winning children's ride-on suitcase that's sold millions of units worldwide.
Born with cystic fibrosis, Rob watched his twin sister die from the same illness at sixteen. Told he could not expect to live into his twenties, he made a promise that he was going to defy the odds and live a long and successful life. Despite being humiliated in Dragons Den where his business was described as "worthless", Rob went on to create a new category of consumer product, build a global business brand, become an accomplished athlete, get an MBE from the Queen, bring joy to millions of children all over the world and become a father to three children after being told he would die childless.
After beating overwhelming odds on the road to success in his personal and professional life, Rob wrote this memoir to help anyone facing difficult challenges in life and business. From brand-building and harnessing your creativity to managing a chronic health condition and facing your demons, you'll learn how to defy the odds, follow your passion, keep fighting when experts are telling you to quit and overcome every challenge you face.
65 Roses and a Trunki is a life-affirming book. Drawing on key insights from personal and business psychology, it tells an inspirational story that can be your story too.
"A truly extraordinary and inspiring story, a must read for all aspiring entrepreneurs. Rob shows how persistence, belief and hard work are the "must have" tools required to build a successful business and brand"
Richard Joseph, Co founder & CEO Joseph Joseph
"Rob provides all entrepreneurs with an inspirational example of courage and determination - his life story is compulsive and compulsory reading"
Sir John Timpson CBE. Chairman, Timpson
"Rob Law's life is an inspirational lesson in humility and resilience"
Richard Reed CBE, co-founder Innocent Drinks and Jam Jar Investments
"A poignant memoir filled with physical bravery, entrepreneurial focus and a designer's determination"
Andrew Lynch, Associate Business Editor, The Sunday Times
"A stunningly honest and personal book from a man who has looked inside himself to make sense of the world, of business and what drives us to achieve. It speaks directly to purpose and how vital that is in business and life."
Paul Lindley OBE, Founder Ella's Kitchen
"Rob Law is an inspiration to us all. Read this book and you will understand why and how he's built a globally successful business and how he strives to ensure that each day counts. We can all learn something from reading these powerful pages; lessons to apply in our business, and in our life."
Emma Jones MBE, Founder Enterprise Nation
"Rob doesn't have the words "no" and "can't" in his dictionary. In this powerful, moving book, he shares his incredible personal story with lessons for us all about resilience and self-belief. For anyone who's got a dream, this is essential reading - but I warn you now, your excuses for not taking action will ring hollow."
Nadine Dereza, Journalist, Presenter & Media Director
"Rob's account of his life with CF is heart-warming and deeply moving. His grit and tenacity are an inspiration."
David Ramsden, Chief Executive Cystic Fibrosis Trust
"A wonderful book...Rob's frankness talking about cystic fibrosis and what he's doing to make lives better is inspiring"
Will King, founder, King of Shaves
"An inspirational story of resilience, hardship and humanity. I was hooked from page 1 and could not put it down. Truly anything in this world is possible."
Tom Pellereau, Inventor and Winner BBC Apprentice.
"Rob is at heart a designer, one who brings empathy, curiosity, courage and a deep optimism to overcome every hurdle and aspire to make the world better. A life affirming book for all."
Clive Grinyer, Head of Service, Design Royal College of Art