Many people are motivated by job security and promotions. Not Shàà Wasmund, who left a great job with Dyson in favour of starting her own series of successful business.
The 47-year-old was one of James Dyson’s first employees. He hired her personally to handle the firm’s PR. She had the task of promoting a little-known inventor looking to take on a product so dominant that it had become a verb.
The company grew quickly over the five years she worked for Dyson, moving away from his kitchen table in Bath, hiring more people and selling internationally. She had the stability she had always wanted.
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