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The Face Pressed Against a Window Tim Waterstone Is One Of Britain S Most Successful Businessmen, Having Built The Waterstones Empire That Started With One Bookshop In 1982 In This Charming And Evocative Memoir, He Recalls The Childhood Experiences That Led Him To Become An Entrepreneur And Outlines The Business Philosophy That Allowed Waterstones To Dominate The Bookselling Business Throughout The Country.Tim Explores His Formative Years In A Small Town In Rural England At The End Of The Second World War, And The Troubled Relationship He Had With His Father Before Moving On To The Epiphany He Had While Studying At Cambridge, Which Set Him On The Road To Waterstone S And Gave Birth To The Creative Strategy That Made Him A High Street Name.Candid And Moving, The Face Pressed Against A Window Charts The Life Of One Of Our Most Celebrated Business Leaders.

  • Hardcover
  • The Face Pressed Against a Window
  • Tim Waterstone
  • English
  • 10 July 2018

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10 thoughts on “The Face Pressed Against a Window

  1. says:

    MARK RUINS BOOKSHOPSOh dear, where do we start Tim Waterstone, the founder of a little company I know quite well Basically, the crux of his memoir is one of annoyance Annoyance of what happened to his company after his sold it for what I am sure was a nice tidy profit He s not happy at what the corporate world of capitalism and profit margins did to his company I mean, what did he expect But now he is once , as the company has shifted once again That s pretty much all you need to know Tales of his early life are as dull as the dirty post war dish water he had to bathe in and the bread and dripping sandwiches his young self had to consume There are the usual plethora of dysfunctional family holidays and general dynamics He repeats the same two anecdotes in the first two chapters, which isn t the fault of the author, but his sloppy editor My father never loved me, yada yada His lack of love gave him the determination to be a successful national purveyor of bookshops, that sort of woe is me thing Waterstones was just an almighty fuck you to his dad essentially Yawn.In fact, his prep school headmaster masturbating to his exposed bare pre teen bottom is worryingly the most interesting and entertaining thing in this book But then he becomes an apologist for bullying and sexual abuse in schools, simply saying that it turns boys into men Seriously Waterstone is decidedly unapologetic about t...

  2. says:

    As a history of the evolution of modern book retailing I found the book engaging But I was surprised that there was no commentary on the rise of the Internet, e books, and other recent players and developments But perhaps he was never of this age and had no empathy with it and it s opportunities.

  3. says:

    The first half the personal memoir was OK but the book got much interesting when we got to the setting up of Waterstone s and all that happened thereafterI would have preferred and longer second half if you can have a longer half.

  4. says:

    Interesting read about his childhood and then growing up, but once he has created Waterstones, it delves too deeply into business talk, and quite a lot of anecdotes from his colleagues.

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