Every bit as good as the beer itself. Sir Richard BransonFrom selling the first cases of Cobra out of the back of a battered old Citroen 2CV along the streets of West London to exporting to over 40 countries around the world, Karan BilimoriasMoreEvery bit as good as the beer itself. Sir Richard BransonFrom selling the first cases of Cobra out of the back of a battered old Citroen 2CV along the streets of West London to exporting to over 40 countries around the world, Karan Bilimorias vision of a less gassy beer has travelled a long way.Starting out with a heap of student debt, a complete lack of industry experience and parents desperate for their son to get a proper job, it could all so easily have gone wrong.
But Karans single-minded determination to succeed and his ability to inspire those around him to buy into his vision, turned Cobra, sip-by-sip, into the multi-million pound business it is today. Karans story bottles the very essence of entrepreneurship: vision, drive, creativity and a relentless battle against all odds, to make the idea you so passionately believe in work.Against the Grain is packed with insights into finance, strategy, planning, luck, discipline, and generally doing the unexpected to build your own business, from someone whos been there and done it...
and all with just a little less gas.Essential reading. Richard Reed, Co-founder, Innocent DrinksAn inspirational story. Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive Officer WPPKaran Bilimoria is one of the great entrepreneurs... Jo Malone, founder of Jo MaloneInspiring! ... worth the cover price for the Financing Cobra chapter alone. Professor John Mullins, London Business School... His story should inspire youth everywhere who are fired by the dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Group