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September 6th, 2013

Travels with an inflatable elephant


Jerry Marshall believes in setting at least one audacious goal every year. Recent goals include attempting to save the government £50 billion, and setting up a call centre in Bethlehem to create jobs unaffected by border closures. He’s a serial entrepreneur and a sailing fanatic, has fought with Pete Waterman on breakfast TV and once won a unicycling race.

This book is about hard-won lessons in entrepreneurial leadership applied to many different spheres, including social enterprise, fighting poverty and political campaigning. It’s a story of money, sex, family, faith and inflating large white elephants.

‘Jerry Marshall takes us into a surreal world where charitable endeavour entwines with business imperative. His story is fast-paced, funny and deadly accurate.’

Lord David Freud

‘Jerry Marshall’s witty and candid account shows how audacity, tenacity, skill, trial and error are colourful strands that weave a beautiful, unique pattern of a faithful life.’

Marijke Hoek, Coordinator of Forum for Change

‘The energy and passion Jerry has for everything he does and everyone he knows is breathtaking. A truly inspirational read.’

Rachel Gardner, Founder, Romance Academy

‘A riveting account of Jerry Marshall’s quirky life – one of risk, adventure, challenge, and big hairy audacious goals.’

Simon Guillebaud, Founder of Great Lakes Outreach

‘Jerry Marshall has used his God-given entrepreneurial flair throughout his whole life … Laced throughout it all you can see his quick mind and deep connection with God at work. He entertains, informs, suggests, challenges – and leaves you longing not just for his insight but a measure of his boundless energy too!’

Pam Rhodes, presenter of BBC Television’s Songs of Praise

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