Joff Sharpe is one of Britain's more colourful businessmen. Unusual entries on his CV include: a year living amongst the Iban headhunters of Borneo, a stint as an SAS officer, running an Internet company for Rupert Murdoch and being Piers Morgan's HR Director! Over the last 23 years he has helped a huge range of international companies improve their performance, mainly in the TMT (Telecommunications, Media, technology) sector. Beginning his business career in Blue Chip companies like Mars and PepsiCo, he switched focus more recently to the world of private equity where his responsibilities have taken him from the Ruhr Valley to Sub-Saharan Africa. He is married to an ex-journalist and has four children.
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Chinese rights have been sold in Joff Sharpe’s Who Dares Wins in Business: Doing business the SAS way
The trailer for Joff Sharpe’s Citywire events is now online here.
Joff Sharpe, author of Who Dares Wins in Business, has been interviewed on the Danny Pike show on BBC Surrey.
Joff Sharpe has written an intriguing new piece for the Huffington Post.
Robert Swan, the first man to walk to both the North and South poles, has given a warm endorsement of Joff Sharpe, author of Who Dares Wins in Business.
‘His book is one I regard very highly for business leadership.’
Joff Sharpe has been giving a number of talks recently, promoting his business book Who Dares Wins in Business, at events including The Purvis Society, the Deloitte Leadership Academy, and a presentation to the faculty of Middlesex University.
‘The next hour passed in a flash as Mr Sharpe expanded on his suggestion, using anecdotes from his extraordinarily varied life and examples culled from a range of heroes.’ Dr Christopher Mann - The Purvis Society
‘Strange things happen when you put your hand up and say you want to help Britain’s combat Veterans secure civilian employment when they leave the Service. At short notice, and with little qualification other than this general willingness, I found myself sitting at a table with HRHs Prince William and Harry, a three star General and twenty international captains of industry. The meeting was the brainchild of the Princes’ Royal Foundation and its purpose was to develop some joined-up thinking between the military and business when it comes to veteran resettlement…’
Full article: Huffington Post
Business guru Joff Sharpe has a fascinating piece in the current issue of Newsweek:
In the world of job interviews, a strange but recurrent - and somewhat Google-esque - question is posed; if you could be any animal, what would it be? This elicits bizarre responses, like the potential recruit of a technology firm who responded that he would be an amoeba since this would enable him to create complex cell structures and ultimately any other creature that he aspired to be. He failed to get the job. But what on earth were his interviewers hoping for? Snakes and donkeys seem like a poor bet but what about a lion? Ostensibly brave but essentially a violent meat-eater with multiple wives and poor hygiene. A more illuminating question might be this: ‘If you could be a wolf - and more specifically a Wolf of Wall Street - would you choose to be one?’
Joff Sharpe’s full interview with Danny Pike is now available on the iPlayer (the start is about 75 minutes in).
‘I was always a fan of the late General “Stormin’ Norman” Schwarzkopf, the US Army general who led Allied forces in the first Gulf War with the battle cry; “When in command, take charge!” And yet I’ve started to come across an increasing array of competent leaders doing the exact opposite. To be clear, I’m not talking about leaders who delegate and empower those lower down the food chain. What I’m talking about is the total abrogation of conventional forms of authority…’
‘After Piers Morgan hired me as HR Director, he found out that I had been in the SAS, and he thought it was pretty hilarious. Who can blame him?…’
This week there are two fascinating new articles from business guru Joff Sharpe, whose new book Who Dares Wins in Business is attracting great reviews on Amazon, and currently available for just 99p.
Joff Sharpe’s new book Who Dares Wins in Business, recently released by Thistle Publishing, has been given a very creditable 4 mushroom heads by ARRSE, the Army Rumour Service.
‘Base your first book on personal knowledge and experience” is the advice often given to would-be authors. Joff Sharpe has taken this on board and the result is a lively, humorous and informative book in which he relates how he was able to apply lessons learnt while serving with the SAS to his subsequent business career.’
Joff is also being interviewed this week by BBC Surrey.
Business guru Joff Sharpe is also clearly a master of productivity, with three fascinating new articles this week, to promote his new book Who Dares Wins in Business.
SAS soldier turned businessman Joff Sharpe features in this week’s Surrey Advertiser.
Joff Sharpe is interviewed in the latest issue of People Management magazine, discussing his new business book Who Dares Wins in Business.
Business guru Joff Sharpe has been busy, with two fascinating articles published this week:
Joff’s book Who Dares Wins in Business, recently released by Thistle Publishing, is generating great reviews.
Joff Sharpe’s latest business column for the South China Morning Post is out now. Joff’s new book Who Dares Wins in Business was recently released by Thistle Publishing.
Joff Sharpe, author of new business book Who Dares Wins in Business, has written the first of a series of columns for the South China Morning Post:
‘I was sitting in a car outside a branch of Wells Fargo Bank in Washington DC, planning how to rob it at gunpoint, when I decided instead to become a personnel manager working for a vending machine company in Basingstoke, UK. Some people would consider that a strange career bifurcation!’