365 Quotes to Accelerate Your Career & Find Balance in Life
I have been very fortunate in my career to have met and worked with a lot of people, made a lot of mistakes and had the odd success. I am also very conscious that the modern generation is bombarded with information, but they typically have very short attention spans.
Accordingly, I wrote a book called 365 Quotes to Accelerate Your Career and Find Balance in Life, filled with the wisdom I’ve gleaned throughout my career and life. But to make the advice stick, it’s all shared in the form of short, easy-to-digest personal quotes, as well as from famous figures, innovators and business leaders. Some of the quotes have their own illustrations, making them even more memorable. And it all came together with an all-female editorial and design team.
The book was released in June 2022 and has had some exciting PR to date. Take a look at the book’s review page on NetGalley. It already has some outstanding 5-star ratings. One editor also shared, “I love this book so much that I created a Google document to keep the quotes I resonated with, so I have them handy to share with others. I highly recommended the book to anyone who loves quotes.”
Often, we wonder what to give children, grandchildren and friends that will be interest and of use to them and not expensive. 365 Quotes to Accelerate Your Career and Find Balance in Life is the perfect gift, full of advice that can inspire new graduates, those who are changing jobs or starting their own businesses , or even executives who have reached the pinnacle of their careers.
A unique take on the wisdom of quotes. Entertaining and makes you think.
Neville Isdell - former chairman & CEOThe Coca-Cola Company
James has spent his career observing, thinking and summing things up succinctly. these quotes provide moments to reflect and be guided by someone who has seen around a few of the bends in the road ahead.
Peter Bauer - CEOMimecast
James's ability to draw a quote or a one-liner to sum up a 'situation' - tricky, funny or even just routine - has always been a feature of his management and leadership. This unique, spontaneous communication style provides inspiration to all who deal with him.
Michael Keiller - former CEOMorrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd
I am privileged and proud to have known James for more than 60 years. He has always had an excellent grasp on and insight into what it takes to succeed in one's business life. This book is a visionary tribute to his acute observations, and the quotes and his comments provide a timely reminder of how to survive the challenges of our post-pandemic world.
Derek G Wilson MBE - Chevalier de L'Ordre National du Merite, presidentAndros UK
Make Your Mark in the Workplace - How to Build your Personal Brand
Having known James Espey for over 25 years, I have seen at first hand his endless enthusiasm and many achievements in business. Make Your Mark brings together all his experiences gained in a long and very successful career, which will benefit many in an easy-to-read manner.
Anthony Fuller - ChairmanFuller, Smith & Turner PLC (1982-2007)
I have had the good fortune to have known and indeed worked with James over many years. He is a truly a lateral thinker and an extraordinarily able communicator. These largely verbal skills are often hard to transmit in writing. This book shows that James fully succeeds in both. A great and instructive read.
Sir George Bull, Joint ChairmanDiageo PLC (1997-1998)
The most important brand that everyone must learn to manage is themselves. James Espey was both stylish and successful in his career and this guide offers shrewd marketing advice to executives at all stages of their business life cycle.
Hugh Burkitt, Former Chief ExecutiveThe Marketing Society.
James is an inspirational figure – he is uniquely gifted with his ability to convey complex messages via simple motivational and, where appropriate, emotive language. I have worked for and with James over the past 25 years – this book captures how he thinks, works and operates ... his passion for life and work is very infectious.