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Can You Run Your Business With Blood, Sweat, and Tears? Volume I by Nick Skinner, Stephen Elkins-Jarrett

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Introduction to the Trilogy—Blood, Sweat, and Tears

“I have nothing to offer except blood, sweat and tears!” paraphrased from a speech given to the UK houses of parliament in the dark days of 1940 by Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.

Hello and welcome to Blood, Sweat, and Tears! Why did we write it? What is it all about? And who the heck are these guys anyway?

Stephen’s Story

My story: I have been working since I was 16. My background is strange but has given me a unique insight into the commercial world that others don’t get. I did not have a classic educational background. My parents divorced when I was 11. My father was in sales and my mother a sports teacher and legal secretary. At 16 my mother said leave school and go to work, we need ...

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