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Against the odds : an autobiography

Author: James Dyson
Publisher: London : Orion Business, 1997.
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James Dyson is the inventor and designer of the "Dual Cyclone", the revolutionary vacuum cleaner that is today generating annual sales of £100 million in the UK and £300 million worldwide. In an industry where the term "latest technology" usually implies nothing more than re-styling, new color or perhaps a retractable cord, James Dyson's creation has taken the market by storm. This is the extraordinary story of a  Read more...
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Named Person: James Dyson; James Dyson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Dyson
ISBN: 0752809814 9780752809816
OCLC Number: 38066046
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 288 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Book 1 : Inventing myself. Swallows and amazons, sand dunes and bassoons --
Learning to dream --
Book 2 : First bites. The fastest piece of plywood in the world --
Improving on the wheel --
Betrayal over a ball --
Book 3 : Beware the cyclone. It really was no miracle, what happened was just this --
Inside the cyclone --
In the land of the blind --
Double vision --
Have you got a license for that? --
Short chapter, big deal --
We ruv G-Force! : Japan to the rescue --
Alien invasion? --
Freedom! --
Book 4 : Doing a Dyson. The Dyson Dual Cyclone --
A little more Luddism --
This week's highest new entry --
Say goodbye to the bag --
Genetic engineering --
Coals to Japan? --
Book 5 : The way ahead. A new philosophy of business --
The future : cleaning up the planet, and a way forward for Britain.
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James Dyson is the inventor and designer of the "Dual Cyclone", the revolutionary vacuum cleaner that is today generating annual sales of £100 million in the UK and £300 million worldwide. In an industry where the term "latest technology" usually implies nothing more than re-styling, new color or perhaps a retractable cord, James Dyson's creation has taken the market by storm. This is the extraordinary story of a man whose unorthodox methods, unswerving optimism and self-belief brought him spectacular success, completely bucking the trend of failed inventors and designers. It is a story of personal and business triumph, and will be an inspiration for designers, inventors, entrepreneurs or anyone who wants to know what it takes to succeed against the odds. - Jacket flap.

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