How to get ahead: Gail Rebuck

Gail Rebuck: “Never be afraid to say what you think; always have an opinion. Be prepared to fail, but learn from your mistakes. And always do more than is asked of you.”
[quote from ‘Grazia’ magazine January 18, 2010]

Gail Rebuck


Excellent advice from Dame Gail Rebuck, chairman of Random House UK. Now in charge of strategy, Rebuck had been chairman and chief executive running the day-to-day business, from 1991-2013, so there is nothing she doesn’t know about book publishing. Drill down, and the advice is the same as the other successful businesswomen in the ‘How to Get Ahead’ series: be yourself, work hard, learn from those around you, and be prepared to sell your idea.

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Click here to read an article in The Guardian about how the UK publishing world lost key women leaders, including Rebuck, in a matter of weeks in 2013.

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