I was thrilled to read this review about Panos: My Life, My Odyssey from Nikolas Venios, founder of the Ideas Agency in Gloucester. From his Linkedin (with his full post embedded using Linkedin’s own code at the end):
Panos Papadopoulos has written one of the best business/strategy/life/creativity books I have ever read (and I have read quite a few of them … some of my favourites so far include Alchemy by Rory Sutherland, Legacy by James Kerr, Blue Ocean Strategy by Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed, 64 Shots by Kevin Roberts, Be More Pirate by Sam Conniff among others).
Panos’ book is a real testament to human spirit, self-belief, persistence and the notion that where others may see a brick wall as a limitation, some understand that beyond the wall is opportunity to create positive impact for themselves and others.
I knew Panos’s story was good as we wrote it, but I did not expect that it would be in such illustrious company! At the time I was just focused on telling a great story and Panos was never short on material about his life and events!
The fact I still pick it up and get engrossed in it—even though I ghost-wrote it—says a lot about the source material and how incredible Panos’s journey has been so far. And that journey deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as such respected titles.