Written by the turbo-charged entrepreneur and fixer, Kevin Gaskell, the author provides step-by-step lessons (80 in fact) on how to build a world class business and transform the fortunes of a company in 100 days. Insightful, accessible and results-driven, the guide shows how to overcome barriers – whether it’s clarity, strategy, team dynamics or finances.
And quoting from Churchill who said, ‘never let a good crisis go to waste’, he explains how to use the tools in your business armory– cash, clients, communication and courage – to overcome the ravages of the pandemic on your organisation.
A book destined to become the ‘best-friend’ of every business owner, Catching Giants is a ‘how-to’ triumph and reaffirms Gaskell’s position as the man who fixes businesses and demonstrates why he is considered to be one of the top business leaders in the UK.
What is the book’s synopsis?
Can a small business really compete with the biggest business giants?
The argument is that they wouldn’t have the budget, skills or expertise to do so. But Catching Giants shows that this simply isn’t true and shows how, even in the toughest of circumstances and competitive environments, it is possible for the small player to win big.
When Kevin Gaskell and his small, inexperienced crew took on the ‘World’s Toughest Row’ and set out to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a tiny open rowing boat, they knew it would take single-minded determination, a focused strategy, an agile and innovative approach and smart thinking to beat their Olympic level competition and become world champions.
And that’s exactly what they did!
Through this thrilling and inspiring triumph over seemingly impossible odds, Kevin shares the adventure of rowing across one of the world’s great oceans and extracts 80 world class lessons that he and his team used to beat some of the best rowers at their own game.
Whatever the challenge that businesses face – whether it’s clarity, strategy, finance, team alignment or leadership skills, these lessons have the power to help any leader, manager or owner overcome barriers and drive their team to reach for, catch and pass their own giants.
What do other industry players think about the book?
“Thoroughly recommended! Achieving the extraordinary requires clarity, determination and perseverance. This story is a rich source of the principles and lessons that any reader can apply to building their own success.” – Adrian Hallmark, Chairman & CEO Bentley Motors Ltd
“To be a winner you need a better combination of skills, passion, and culture. The approaches and experiences in Catching Giants can be applied in any situation to deliver success.” – Lewis Moody MBE, Rugby Player – England, British and Irish Lions, World Cup winner 2003
“An extraordinary feat! The passion and structure under immense pressure are lessons that can be used by leaders and teams to deliver exceptional results in business” – Charlie Pitcher, Americas Cup and Admirals Cup sailor, world record breaking rower and entrepreneur
“Extraordinary! A book to inspire any leader and convince any team that passion, determination and ruthless application can make the impossible doable.” – Pete Goss MBE, Légion d’Honneur Vendée Globe racer, World Sailor of the Year
Published by SRA Books, Catching Giants (ISBN No: 1912300524) will be published on 28th April 2022. Available in hardcover (£16.99) and Kindle format (£9.99) it can be pre-ordered on Amazon at https://amzn.to/3v9udBh and https://amzn.to/3xiDXvD respectively.