Dragons' Den Star Wes Hall to Publish His First Book With Random House
Random House has announced the forthcoming book No Bootstraps When You’re Barefoot, authored by newly minted Dragons’ Den judge Wes Hall—one of Canada’s most successful business leaders.
A story of drive, agency, and hope, No Bootstraps When You’re Barefoot documents Wes Hall’s
inspirational trajectory from humble beginnings—raised by his grandmother in a zinc-roofed hut on a Jamaican plantation—to finding his seat at the Bay Street table. With tales spanning from his childhood in Jamaica to bringing new representation into the Dragons’ Den, and the obstacles and triumphs along the way, this book will highlight the power of choice and the confidence that made Hall invest in himself and transform his circumstances.
“Growing up in poverty in rural Jamaica, I didn’t think my life would turn out this way,” Hall said. “Back then I didn’t believe that I would one day have the ability to change lives and be the champion of the underserved. I have learned throughout my own journey that giving a person hope can transform their life and change the world. This book is about inspiring people to dream without limits.”
Today, Hall is one of Canada’s most respected business people and the founder of the BlackNorth Initiative, an organization committed to removing the systemic barriers negatively affecting Black people in the workplace.
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