August 20, 2014


by Gerry Maguire Thompson and David Mellor
– out now

The business leaders and organisations featured in this book have had a huge influence on the modern business world. Gamechangers tracks their stories, from struggling entrepreneurs and business ingénues to sophisticated and successful professionals.

Gamechangers featured in the book include:

  • well-known, globally influencial figures such as Steve Jobs, Sir Richard Branson, Sir James Dyson, Arianna Huffington, Muhammad Yunus, Jamie Oliver, Jimmy Wales, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw  and Anita Roddick
  • influential organisations of differing scale, from companies like Virgin, Ben & Jerry’s. Grameen Bank, Wikipedia, Body Shop, Ann Summers, Biocon and Brands International, to players such as YO! Sushi,, Team Sky, Green and Black’s, Spotify and Patagonia
  • up-and-coming influencers and new kids on the block, such as Mumsnet, Gandy’s and Brandwatch.
Photo of Muhammad Yunus with Gamechangers author Gerry Thompson

Mohammad Yunus, the father of microfinance, with co-author Gerry Thompson

In each case, the interview material covers:

– critical decisions made by the contributor
– critical challenges faced, and how they were overcome
– assessment of impact and influence
– universal learning points which the contributor offers for others to apply in business

The book is interesting, inspiring – and of high practical value.

Who will benefit from reading this book?

Under the FT Publishing imprint, this book will be of interest to a wide professional audience, including:

  • CEOs, entrepreneurs and executives who have a business they would like to take to another level
  • business owners with their own SME
  • upper and middle level leaders and managers in large corporations
  • individuals starting a new business
  • corporate foot soldiers with aspiration