What does it take to be a successful business owner in a foreign country? This book tells one man's extraordinary story of business and personal success against all odds. In this unflinchingly honest account of David's journey, you'll discover how an ordinary person can become a high achiever and do amazing things. Read this book, apply its lessons, and you too can become bulletproof in life and in business. David Garca Gonzlez is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur and CEO of GoLocalise, one of the UK's most successful translation and localisation businesses. This candid, witty and irreverent autobiography gives you a rare insight into what it takes to translate your life and circumstances into success. Learn more at www.davidgarciagonzalez.com.
'David's story is fascinating. It's such a big thing to move to another country and set up a business - from scratch - let alone one that is as successful as GoLocalise, and I take my hat off to him. Huge respect.
His passion for words and language oozes from every page of this book, but having had the pleasure of getting to know him, it seems clear to me that it is David's integrity and wonderfully enthusiastic, infectious personality that has propelled him to success. And that's also what made this book an enjoyable read too.'
Entrepreneur, marketer, author, speaker and business mentor
'Written in the first person, this is a compelling read and a vibrant account of a most extraordinary journey in a notoriously complex and challenging translation industry.
Unapologetic for exhibiting his own successful experience and unafraid that others can copy the same route he's taken "to become a successful business owner in a foreign country", David takes a reflective, witty and occasionally irreverent look at the professional world of localisation.
Always generous in its advice, what makes this story so captivating is David's positive approach to life and business, his message of optimism and hope, and his profound belief that hard work, high standards and perseverance will always keep you afloat.
Certainly one of the most inspirational rags-to-riches entrepreneurs in the localisation field I've ever met!'
Prof. Jorge Daz-Cintas
Centre for Translation Studies (CenTraS), University College London
'David's telling of his own story is on the one hand an entertaining and touching tale of triumph over adversity, how the power of self-belief can bring great achievements, and what can happen when one is driven to unlock one's own potential. However, on the other hand, beneath the affable and personable exterior of the author and main protagonist beats the relentless entrepreneurial heart of a highly astute, sharp and award-winning business owner.
Do not settle for being charmed by David's autobiographical openness: seek out and know that there are real commercial insights to be gained from David and his story, chief among them what it means and what is possible when you have cojones in business. And realise also that this book embodies the strategic and creative thinking, transparency and personal connection needed to excel in the modern entrepreneurial space, especially in a field as critical as the intersection of digital, multicultural and audiovisual media.
If you don't already know David, you will. If you haven't already been inspired by his story, you will. And if your business is not yet working with him, for him or because of him, read the book. It's only a matter of time… '
Former Manager and Director at Technicolor
'As a fellow entrepreneur who's embarked on a not too dissimilar story (having moved to the UK in my early twenties and working in the language industry) I knew, after meeting David on several occasions (and being infused by his integrity, professionalism and energy), that this book would be full of life and great tips. And it delivered, just as I had expected!
I would strongly advise anyone who is either thinking of starting in business or has done so already to grab this book with both hands, and soak up its well presented and powerful messages.'
Director at Vici Language Academy
'In his book, David perfectly captures his journey from youngster to entrepreneur, sharing his insights and challenges along the way. This book proves that anything is possible and that obstacles can be overcome with the right attitude, actions and support.'
Managing Director at Process Clarity