Brick by Brick: Success in Business and Life by Paul Bassi

“Don’t mentor one more person, don’t lead one more coaching session, don’t conduct one more appraisal, without having first read this book.  Paul Bassi reviews success, breaks it down, pulverises it……& then rebuilds it in a way that forces readers to ask questions of themselves: excellent!”

Lord Digby Jones, International businessman and cross bench peer in the House of Lords

Brick by Brick: Success in Business and Life

By Paul Bassi

Bloomsbury Business

Hardback £16.99 RRP
25th July 2019

From his father’s arrival in the UK with only £2 in his pocket, to interests in a £300 million plus property and business portfolio and receiving a CBE for his services to business, Brick by Brick: Success in Business and Life charts the fascinating life of Paul Bassi.

Brick by Brick: Success in Business and Life is more than the story of Paul Bassi’s career as a businessman and property investor; it could be the story of any immigrant’s journey in the UK but it is also an exploration into the nature of success, the secrets behind entrepreneurship, and the importance of work/life balance. Bassi uses his life experiences, from race riots and recessions to family and philanthropy, to share his philosophy on success, the secrets of other successful people and the best way to capitalise on every opportunity. Providing property advice and debunking myths, Bassi shows how to achieve your ‘big picture’, passing on the knowledge he has garnered over thirty-five years in business to show that it is possible for anyone to be successful with the right mindset and principles.

Through Brick by Brick: Success in Business and Life, Paul Bassi proves that success is not just about money, houses and cars; it’s about personal growth, ambition and achieving your dreams, no matter the obstacles.

Praise for Paul Bassi and Brick by Brick:

 “Paul’s energising argument is that anyone can be a success in life. Whilst there is no entitlement or magic ingredient Paul offers practical advice built on his years of experience in the property industry. Always a modest man his tips are generously given and sound so natural. The tough bit will be following them!”
Andy Street CBE, Mayor of West Midlands & Former MD of John Lewis

“Through his philanthropic work Paul has shared his success with his friends, neighbours and local community. His generous spirit and belief that everyone – no matter where they come – should be able to succeed as far as their individual talent and hard work can take them is inspiring.”
Tom Watson MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

“The journey of Paul’s family as Indian immigrants, through to Paul achieving huge success across his businesses in the United Kingdom, is a truly inspirational read”.
Asha Bhosle, Legendary International Singer & Global Restauranteur                                                 

About Paul Bassi CBE

A leading businessman and philanthropist, Paul Bassi is Chief Executive of property group Real Estate Investors Plc and Chairman of Bond Wolfe, which he co-founded in 1983 and Likewise Plc. Paul served as President of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and was formerly the Regional Chairman to Coutts Bank (West Midlands) and former Director of the Birmingham Hippodrome. He was appointed High Sheriff for the County of West Midlands for 2009, received Honorary Doctorates from both Birmingham City and Aston University, and was awarded a CBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List.

Bassi has interests in a £300 million plus property and business portfolio, which includes estate agency, investment property, development land, hospitality, finance and care homes, employing hundreds of staff.

Paul is married with three children and has homes in Warwickshire, Ascot and Marbella.

All of Paul’s profits from Brick by Brick: Success in Business and Life will go to Bond Wolfe Charitable Trust.


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