Reviews

  • The word 'inspiring' is greatly overused, but Stephanie Shirley's story is one of those rare cases in which it truly applies. This book is an extraordinary tale of creativity and resilience, and of the power of well-targeted philanthropy to transform the world

    Oliver Burkeman, Guardian
  • There is an entire business course in this book: about the dangers of profitless growth, the difficulties of succession planning, and the problems of managing clever people. But more important, this engrossing story of an extraordinary life is filled with lessons in what it means to be human

    Michael Skapinker, Financial Times
  • An inspiring memoir by a great entrepreneur who charted her life to do well while doing good

    Ronald Cohen, Chair of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment
  • Steve Shirley's autobiography is nothing short of inspiring. She is a role model for young women worldwide in her spirit, determinism, humour, and generosity

    Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor at Cambridge University