Start Up: The Life and Lessons of a Serial Entrepreneur

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In this compelling first-person account of his life as a “serial entrepreneur,” David Gilmour reveals the rich and complex combination of experiences that have helped create success after success, and the fascinating life stories that helped shape the man behind them. Newly updated to include his latest successes, Startup provides an insider account of how Gilmour founded such diverse businesses as one of the largest hotel chains in the South Pacific, the world’s most profitable gold-mining company, the iconic FIJI Water brand, the exclusive and pristine Wakaya Club island resort, and more. From early ventures like Dansk Design and the iconic Clairtone Sound Corporation to the ideas and ideals behind his newest venture, Wakaya Perfection, Startup tells intimate stories of business and risk, family and friends, and triumph and tragedy, that will be of interest to anyone who believes in the power and potential of the entrepreneurial spirit, and the human spirit itself. With a beautiful literary style, one of our era’s most intriguing and successful individuals shares engaging anecdotes along with keen insights and observations as he chronicles the experiences, relationships and conversations behind the endeavors that have brought him and so many others such success, happiness, and personal fulfillment.“There are no born entrepreneurs. They are born of life's experiences” – David H. Gilmour.