After dinner speaker and current CEO of Mothercare, Simon Calver, has decided to write a book about his time working as the head of Lovefilm, the movie rental service.
Simon had a very successful run at Lovefilm, which was sold to Amazon a few years ago for £200million. His new book is called ‘Success the Lovefilm way: how to grow a fast growth business in fast changing time’.
Some of the Chapters in his book are named after a few of his favourite movies; a few examples are ‘Three Men and a Baby’, ‘Towering Inferno’ and ‘Sleeping with the Enemy’.
Each title has a hidden business meaning behind it, the last chapter is entitled ‘Jerry McGuire’ which could be in relation to Simon telling Amazon boss, Jeff Bezos to “Show me the money” regarding the sale of Lovefilm.
Copyright Speakers Corner 2017