How Running Inspired James Dyson to be a Billionaire Businessman

My Apologies for not posting for the last two days. The internet connection to my town was disconnected and there was nothing I could do.

Without internet I have been doing some old fashion reading.

I have just finished reading the book, Against The Odds, the amazing story of British Entrepreneur, James Dyson. For those who might know who Dyson is. In 1978 James Dyson invented a better vacuum cleaner, James Dyson offered his invention to major manufacturers. One by one they turned him down, apparently not interested in new technology. After 15 years of unsuccessfully knocking on corporates doors, Dyson decided to go it alone. Today he is one of the richest men in UK with a fortune estimated at $1.5 Billion.

How the the never say die spirit was born on Dyson

Dyson was educated at Gresham’s School, Holt, Norfolk England, from 1956 to 1965, where he excelled in long distance running: ” I was quite good at it, not because I was physically good, but because I had more determination. I learned determination from it.”

It’s about time running was made a mandatory extra-curricular activity in our school!

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