Winning is not the important thing, it is the only thing.
Alastair Campbell was born in Keighley, Yorkshire in 1957, the son
of a vet. Having graduated from Cambridge University in modern
languages, he went into journalism, principally with the Mirror
Group. When Tony Blair became leader of the Labour Party, Campbell
worked for him first as press secretary, then as official spokesman
and director of communications and strategy from 1994 to 2003. He
continued to act as an advisor to Mr Blair and the Labour Party,
including during subsequent election campaigns. He now splits his
time between writing, speaking, politics in Britain and overseas,
consultancy and charity, as chairman of fundraising for Leukaemia
and Lymphoma Research, and a leading ambassador for the mental
health campaign Time to Change.
He lives in North London with his partner of thirty-five years, Fiona Millar. They have three children. His interests include running, cycling, bagpipes and Burnley Football Club. He has published six volumes of diaries, including the number one Sunday Times bestseller, The Blair Years, a memoir on depression, The Happy Depressive, and three novels.
"This book is a winning project in its own right... I was
captivated with the simplicity of the messages and the rich
illustrations learned from many lives . . . Alastair Campbell
deserves congratulations on an engaging text that can help other
talented and committed people with potential for success to become
winners themselves." -- Aldwyn Cooper * Huffington Post *
"Law firm leaders preparing for 2016 should read Winners by Alastair Campbell...Campbell tells a fine political anecdote and reports perceptively on interviews with captains of industry, but is most inspiring on sport... Books on strategy and team-working can be heavy-going but he maintains a light touch; and in Adam Smith's words, gives us some of that "vicarious pleasure" derived from closely observing the "rich and great"." -- Richard Sussking * The Times *
"Compelling" * Guardian *
"You cannot read Alastair Campbell's Winners and How They Succeed without being impressed by how many high achievers he knows. This is a handbook for anyone who would like to be like them" -- Andy McSmith * Independent, Books of the Year *
"One of the most interesting people in Britain and this book is one of the most interesting about winners." -- Gavin Esler