Half a Lettuce is a story of entrepreneurship and social mobility in a Yorkshire city. From scholastic failure at 11 years of age, crippling setbacks and career failure at 18, and then an unlikely path to becoming Dr Paul Sewell OBE with a host of awards and accolades to his name, this is a story of the pursuit of organisational excellence and of business as a force for good by putting people first.
Paul loves listening to and telling stories, with their soundbites and straplines making them easy to digest. Here he recounts many of those from his remarkable life, a compelling read as both a delightful memoir and an inspiring business book.
Chapter 0 - Prologue
Castel Monastero, Tuscany, Italy, 1 July 2019
I looked at Tully, and Tully looked back at me.
The Fruit Game. The walk away from the oranges and towards the game of Football.
They fuck you up, your mam and dad.
Oh, baby, it's a wide world.