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A candid portrait of one of New Zealand’s most successful entrepreneurs, as well as a practical hands-on guide to what it takes to succeed in business.

In this candid and engaging book New Zealand businesswoman Diane Foreman tells how she went from being a single mother to creating a successful multi-million-dollar export company. The New Zealand EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009 and named by Forbes magazine as one of the most powerful women in Asia in 2014, Diane is the first to admit she’s made mistakes, and in this book she openly shares them along with the lessons she’s learned on the road to creating a globally successful business empire.

Diane is a role model for business people everywhere, who she encourages to ‘leave the ladder down’ so others can succeed more quickly. An invaluable guide for anyone looking to grow their business or even starting out with nothing, this is also a handbook for succeeding in life.


A cradle-to-grave "how to" of running a business, from Foreman's fairly unconventional standpoint.

Idealog magazine

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback


    August 26, 2015

    Random House NZ

    288 pages

    RRP $40.00

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  • EBook


    August 26, 2015

    RHNZ Adult ebooks

    256 pages

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    • iBooks NZ
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