List Your Way to Business Success

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Author and Business Champion, David Mellor

List Your Way to Business Success

If running a business means you’re too busy to read a book on how it could be better run, then author and business champion David Mellor’s new List of Lists is for you.

A three-part distillation of his popular From Crew To Captain trilogy of self-help books for entrepreneurs, A List of Lists: Book One, Two and Three focuses the mind on the key takeaways from his consultancy manuals.

With no more than 10 pithy pointers under headings such as Prerequisites for Growth, Business Skills Inventory and Personal Branding, they’re a go-to guide for the time-poor.

“I’m a compulsive list maker myself,” says David. “I find them an incredibly simple but effective way to declutter my life. In business they can electrify your thinking, giving you momentum, especially at times when you feel the urge to procrastinate – and, let’s be honest, who hasn’t? I spent years thinking about writing these little guides!”

The three slim volumes, published by Filament, each relating to the fatter A Crew to Captain, A Privateers Tale and Commander of the Fleet, which help new and established business owners steer a steady course, renew David’s publishing partnership with son James. A professional business cartoonist, his illustrations of hapless entrepreneurs artfully fix the message in the memory.

“Think of the lists as a short aerobics session for the business brain,” says David. “They’re fun, funny, focussed and designed to pump some oxygen into your business day.”

And his number one recommendation for your ‘to do’ list?

“Put reading the List of Lists at the top, of course!”


The List of Lists: Book One, Two and Three are available priced £5.99 (softback) and £3.99 (ebook) via where you will also find the Crew to Captain series to order in hardback and as a download.

David is also co-author of the Financial Times best-seller Inspirational Gamechangers.

A former investment banker with HSBC and Deutsche Bank, David now specialises in mentoring existing and aspiring owner-managers.

His popular Adaptive Selling course for entrepreneurs was recently made available as an elearning programme at

David teaches business management at Cass Business School. He holds a Bachelor and a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge and is a Freeman of the Guild of Entrepreneurs.

David’s son and collaborator, James, was recently appointed Honorary Historian of the Guild of Entrepreneurs.

He lives in West Sussex with his wife, Anne.

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