Lord Sugar’s right hand lady Karren Brady has launched a new book titled – Strong Woman: Ambition, Grit and a Great Pair of Heels.
The book goes on sale on March 29th, but ahead of it, the Sun has published extracts which chart Karren’s rise to the upper echelons of the business world.
Karren, who is best known as an advisor to Lord Sugar on the BBC’s Apprentice series is also the vice-chairman of West Ham football club. In the book she reveals how her single minded determination has been behind her rise to the top.
She writes, “I have a desire for independence, the need for control – or what others call sheer bloody-mindedness.
“But recently I’ve had to dwell on why I became who I am. I don’t reflect on such things easily because I’ve never been an emotional person. I’m logic personified.
“Looking back over my life, I tried to work out how and where the desire for independence began to make itself felt…”
She also her early schooling looking back at the first day at school at the tender age of five, “Picking me up after my first day, my mum asked the teacher how I had got on.
“She had been worried, my mum admitted, because I was very shy. ‘Which one is your daughter?’ the teacher asked. ‘Karren Brady’ said my mother.”
The teacher replied, “Karren Brady? Shy? She walked in, pulled a boy off his chair and said, ‘That’s my seat. Move.’
“I wouldn’t be worried if I was you!”
Karren goes on to say, “The foundation of my confidence is my ability to take risks…”
Adapted by Ben Jackson, Karren’s book, Strong Woman: Ambition, Grit And A Great Pair Of Heels, is published by HarperCollins.