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The former CEO of Tesco shows how to be a business success

In his 14 years as CEO of Tesco, Sir Terry transformed the company into the largest supermarket chain in Britain and spearheaded its expansion abroad. It is without doubt one of the country's major success stories, turning over nearly £62 billion in 2010 and accounting for more than £1 in £7 spent in the high street. And Sir Terry himself is one of the world's most admired business leaders: an inspiration to many and constantly in demand on the speaker circuit.

In Ten Management Lessons Sir Terry distils and shares a lifetime's experience at the forefront of business. Drawing heavily on his time at Tesco and his observation of other companies, he identifies the key traits that every good manager needs, pinpoints the ways in which effective leaders inspire those they lead, and analyses how innnovative and successful business strategies are forged. His book will prove invaluable to managers around the world, showing them what makes a company great and inspiring them to lead theirs forward.


Should be required reading for anyone running a business, or indeed any organisation

Chris Blackhurst, Evening Standard

An insight into Sir Terry’s influences, his management style, the techniques he used to deliver results and his recollections on the genesis of some of his numerous achievements – Management in 10 Words is a revelation

The Grocer

This is the authentic voice of the man … the nearest any outsider is likely to get to understanding what motivated one of Britain’s most successful businesspeople

Financial Times

The most inspiring autobiography you will read this year

Daily Mail



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  • Paperback


    March 15, 2013

    Random House Business

    336 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • EBook


    June 7, 2012

    Cornerstone Digital

    336 pages

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