Let's face it, you work for the best years of your life and spend most of your waking hours on the job, so make sure you are energized, fulfilled, and buzzing. Switched On will help you leap outside your comfort zone and awaken your creativity. It shows you how to think like an entrepreneur; to have ideas, spot the opportunities, see the future and make things happen. The future belongs to fresh thinkers, so turn your receptors on and get ready to bring the real you to work. You have it in you - you just need to switch it on.
Sahar Hashemi is author of the best-selling business book Anyone Can Do It: Building Coffee Republic from Our Kitchen Table. Abandoning a successful career as a lawyer, Hashemi founded the UK's first US-style coffee bar chain and built it into one of the UK's most recognised high-street brands with a turnover of £30m.
Since selling the company, Hashemi has gone on to become a hit on the speaking circuit and now speaks at around 70 events a year worldwide to companies including IKEA, Infosys, Accenture, GlaxoSmithKline, Microsoft, and IBM. Named by H.M. The Queen 'Pioneer to the life of the Nation' and the World Economic Forum Davos as 'Young Global Leader', Hashemi has been listed in: 100 Most Influential Women in Britain; Daily Mail's Top 35 Women in British Business under 35; and Management Today's 20 Most Powerful Women in Britain.
©2010 Sahar Hashemi (P)2012 Audible Ltd
"Not all of us can be great entrepreneurs but all of us can be innovative and enterprising in whatever role we perform. This book is a great guide and an inspiration on how to achieve this." (Miles Templeman, Director General, Institute of Directors)
"...[Sahar Hashemi] aims to inject entrepreneurial spirit into businessmen and women who have started to feel too comfortable in their current role." (City AM)
"Switched On proposes eight entrepreneurial habits to make jobs more enjoyable, such as committing 100 per cent to your role." (Financial Times)
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