Alan Manly featured on Peter Switzer - Talking Lifestyle
Interview date: 05/07/2017
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"When There Are Too Many Lawyers...There Is No Justice."
Alan Manly is one of those exceptional entrepreneurs you’ve probably never heard of – unheralded – uncelebrated – and unlikely – quietly going about the task of creating viable, thriving businesses out of thin air.
Founder and Managing Director of Group Colleges Australia, Alan shares his fascinating journey to success in the new book, The Unlikely Entrepreneur (A.K.A. Publishing $19.99). This is the unlikely, but true story of a man who had none of the qualities considered necessary for an entrepreneur - no eccentric IT genius - nor money-market marvel - nor the innovator/creator of a new market.
Instead, Alan was a hard-working obsessive compulsive armed only with a ninth-grade education and some rat cunning whose parents' dream was for him to work as a postman. In this funny and unforgettable account, he tells the tale of his most unlikely journey – he made every mistake - fell into every trap - bought every scam - distracted by the usual suspects: squabbles over money, relationships in ruins, and pursued to the point of financial calamity and personal insanity by a vexatious litigant for ten years. It was only when Alan started ignoring conventional wisdom, and breaking all the rules of business, that everything turned around for him.
Alan Manly's and his first book, "When There Are Too Many Lawyers...There Is No Justice," chronicles Manly's experiences with the Australian courts over 10 years while fighting a fraudulent invoice for a mere $115.