Life’s a banquet


Synopsis
If life gives you lemons … add gin.

Life’s a Banquet is the unofficial but essential ‘guide book’ to negotiating your way through life – through education, family life and business, to relationships, marriage, failure and rejection.

Aged 21, Robin Bennett was set to become a cavalry officer and aged 21 and a half, he found himself working as an assistant grave digger in South London – wondering where it had all gone wrong.

Determined to succeed, he went on and founded The Bennett Group, aged 23, and since then has gone on to start and run over a dozen successful businesses in a variety of areas from dog-sitting to cigars, translation to home tuition. In 2003, Robin was recognised in Who’s Who as one of the UK’s most successful business initiators. Catapulting readers through his colourful life and career, Robin Bennett’s memoir is an inspiring tale.


Review Life’s a banquet by Fany Van Hemelen:

What an unusual but inspiring guide from a businessman

Life’s a banquet is an autobiography of an entrepreneur. It is a way of telling about his growing up in a lovely but odd family. The author has had a lot of experiences and at 50 already a life as a banquet. In this story he wants to share his thoughts and tips for a good life. I have to tell you, I am from Belgium and doesn’t know this salesman.

Even though, I think his story is entertaining, easy to read and yes.. it has inspiring ideas to offer to the reader.
In the beginning, I had to take time to come in the book but even from the start some things were immediately touching my heart. I am an incredible workaholic and have a busy private life and for me this book really has good advice in it. Robin Bennett is giving away how he did achieve things in business and in his private life. His story is filled with anecdotes but there is room for more serious and sad moments too.

Is this book then only for people who have a busy living style? On the contrary, for everybody this books has intriguing ideas and tips to make your life better.

I am going to follow this one. Yeah, I do know it sounds simple. In theory but in real life.. I am promising I will try to play more and work less and maybe not realistic for me but I am trying to go to sleep for eight hours..

There are twenty-four hours in a day, sleep for eight,work for eight and play for eight
I am promising I will try to play more and work less and maybe not realistic for me but I am trying to go to sleep for eight hours..
A story that highlights moments of an unusual person active in marketing and worth to read. Every situation is different but looking at the bright side and seeing opportunities is easy with this memoir.

Author
Robin Bennett lives in Henley on Thames, Oxon. He is an author and entrepreneur who has written several books for children and books on the swashbuckling world of business. His documentary, Fantastic Britain, about the British obsession with magic and folklore, won best foreign feature at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards. Robin says, “When the world seems to be precarious and cruel, remember that the game is to never give up – there’s everything to play for, and it will all be OK.”

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Titel: Life’s a banquet | Leesfragment | Auteur: Robin Bennett| Uitgeverij: Book Guild Publishing Ltd  | Categorie: | Verkrijgbaar als paperback en E-book | 286 pagina’s | ISBN13: 9781912881680 | Verkrijgbaar sinds: augustus 2019 | Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 5-9-2019 | Prijs: €11,99 (E-book €4,99) | Bestellen