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I Love Mondays: The autobiography of Sir Alec Reed CBE by Judi Bevan, Alec Reed

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CHAPTER 8Giving it away

I AM NOT SURE IF WEALTH CREATORS are born or made – probably a bit of both. I certainly inherited qualities from my parents as well as learning a lot from them. Above all, they gave me confidence so that when opportunity came along I managed to grasp it with both hands.

Those of us who have made serious money have had a lot of luck. Luck to give us money-making ideas; luck to give us energy and a sense of purpose; and luck to put the right people in the right places to help us along the way.

True, we have worked hard, had good ideas and the tenacity to follow them through. We have been persistent and determined to overcome adversity. But many people work hard all their lives and because of their choices and their fear ...

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